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Grünfeld Defence [D70-D99]
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Dutch Defence [A80-A99]
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Benko Gambit [A57-A59]
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Budapest Gambit 3...Ng4 & Fajarowicz 3...Ne4 [A51-52]
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English Defence
English Defence
Lines with ...b6: English Defence [A40 & A50], Owen's Defence [B00]
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Albin Counter Gambit [D08-09]
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Grünfeld, Dutch, Benko, etc. [A40, A50-2, A57-9, A80-99, B00, D08-9, D70-99 & E10] with GM Glenn Flear
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Something vs the dutch?
I kinda have a chess rival lol (well he is one of my busdoes,who actually goes out of his way to prepare for me). I like to surprise him as white vs his dutch. Any recommendations? Maybe something off...

Started 12/13/18 at 16:12:59 by Mtal
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By: brabo
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Coverage of the Blumenfeld
Is the Blumenfeld treated here? I am referring to
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5

Started 05/06/04 at 17:22:49 by Fernando Semprun
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52 24577 Last Post 12/26/18 at 23:09:04
By: urusov
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Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Anyone can write a short review of Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez (Thinkers Publishing), aimed at defeating the most popular Black Gambits vs 1.d4?

Started 08/03/18 at 19:43:46 by grandpatzer
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By: MNb
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Stone wall or classical dutch?
Hi all, just wondering, for my dutch players out there, so you prefer the stone wall or classical and why? I used to play the stone wall but been trying the classical for a little bit and do not know ...

Started 07/09/18 at 04:12:15 by Mtal
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By: RoleyPoley
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I was pretty sure that there was a thread on the Blumenfeld already, but I can't find it, so perhaps we could start a new one.  I remember buying a small Trends volume on the Blumenfeld many years ago...

Started 03/26/06 at 15:11:27 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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The Elshad system
There's a new book (well I'll venture to guess it's the first ever book) on
1. d4 c6
2. c4 d6
3. e4 Nd7
4. Nc3 h6
5. f4 g5
Called "The Elshad System" by Igor Nemtsev. Has...

Started 06/08/17 at 15:08:22 by gwnn
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25 16030 Last Post 07/07/18 at 10:07:52
By: tillchess
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1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 (Nimzovich Defence)
      The 3...dxe4 variation of the Nimzovich has gotten a lot of bad press recently and was hoping to have a discussion of it to see if this was truly deserved.  I still think 3...e6 is a decent move...

Started 04/06/11 at 23:44:03 by Glenn Snow
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Uberdeker Defence
My fighting defence is akin to the following : Nimzo/Bogo/Q's Indians, Two-Knights' Indian,  English Defence, 1. d4 Ktc6 (don't know the name of this one), but I have reasons to prefer it above all th...

Started 03/15/06 at 17:58:37 by Uberdeker(Guest) (Guest)
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63 34581 Last Post 01/08/18 at 15:57:52
By: Uberdecker
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Old Indian, classical setup
Hi, my apologies is this is not the right forum for this opening. Is there good book on the Old Indian with the classical setup (Nbd7, Be7,etc.), that is to say without ...e4 or ...Bf5? As an e4 e5 pl...

Started 10/08/16 at 14:55:02 by nocteus
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By: nocteus
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Positional Stable Choice against Wolga Gambit
What is a positional, stable choice against the Wolga Gambit, especially for 2300+? I have been playing the Awrukh-style Fianchetto main line with 10. Rb1, but I have never won against this in a tourn...

Started 04/21/15 at 03:30:11 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
4 3708 Last Post 09/13/16 at 13:14:16
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Bg5 vs the dutch?
Hi all, 
I was thinking of giving Bg5 a try vs the dutch. Looking on line I see there are a few books out on it. Can anyone recommend a good one for the white side? Thanks.

Started 05/09/16 at 20:12:07 by Mtal
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By: Mtal
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2.Bg5 in the Dutch
Is the 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 all it's hyped up to be as a destroyer of the Dutch?  I like it that White does not allow Black to play a normal Dutch but is there a line that Black can use to wriggle out a =+ o...

Started 03/04/16 at 11:53:06 by ham204
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By: kylemeister
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What do people here think of the Dzindzi Indian?
What do people here think of the Dzindzi Indian?  
1. d4  g6  2. c4 Bg7  3. Nc3 c5  4. d5. Bxc3+
And not just the main variation above…. How about the whole system/approach of starting off ...

Started 05/25/09 at 22:52:55 by fan1972
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Dzindzi-Indian : Crazy Benko/Fajarowicz Hybrid
I just came across this video of an internet blitz game where a GM whipped out this insane sequence as Black : 1. d4 Nf6 ; 2. c4 a6 (As I recall the standar...

Started 09/12/15 at 12:47:35 by Uberdecker
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Palliser - De Groot - Simmelink, correspondence
I am trying to find the game De Groot - Simmelink, correspondence 1996 which is quoted both in play 1.d4 and Tango! by Palliser. Does anyone here happen to have it? Checks of correspondence and online...

Started 06/26/15 at 13:47:10 by befuddled
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By: befuddled
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Leningrad Dutch book that explains the idears?
Hi all,
I was thinking of trying out the Leningrad Dutch and I was wondering, is the a book out there anyone could recommend that explains the idears behind it, strategy, plans, typical position...

Started 06/25/15 at 15:49:45 by Mtal
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By: Bonsai
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Sidelines of Leningrad Dutch via 1. d4 d6
I was thinking of adding Leningrad Dutch as a reserve opening, but by avoiding 1. d4 f5 sidelnes like 2. Nc3, 2. Bg5, all sorts of gambits and what have you, by doing 1. d4 d6 then go ...f5/...Nf6/......

Started 04/04/15 at 20:53:26 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
2 2869 Last Post 04/05/15 at 07:39:27
By: TN
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Solid and Safe Against the Wild Indians
The new DVD by Nick Pert is out. It is about the Fianchetto against Grünfeld and KID. I did not know where to put this post because Grünfeld and KID are in different sections, but to me I have serious...

Started 03/20/15 at 18:54:02 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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