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Grünfeld Defence [D70-D99]
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Dutch
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Dutch Defence [A80-A99]
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Benko
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Benko Gambit [A57-A59]
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Budapest
Budapest
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
Albin
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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Nimzowitch e4 Nc6 Nf3 d5!
Hello everyone, I remember seeing this line in the Kasparovchess.com website by IM Nikolay Vlassov. Ive been playing this line with quite some success now over the years and unfortunately i have not b...

Started 10/09/05 at 00:14:08 by Charles_G
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By: BabySnake
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Re: Queen's Knight Defense
Ok Im starting my first post so bear with me!!! Recently I have become enamoured with the games of the late Tony Miles who proved that unorthodox openings could be great weapons all the way up to the ...

Started 10/07/04 at 16:54:23 by JordanKwiatek
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62 52442 Last Post 05/22/13 at 09:58:48
By: GMTonyKosten
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"Beating the Fianchetto Defences" by Grivas
Has anybody got that one?
What does he recommend against the Gruenfeld, KI and Benoni?
At the Gambit Books site I only found a sample in which he recommends 4.Nf3 against the Benko.
An...

Started 08/09/06 at 11:54:08 by Ptero
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36 21806 Last Post 03/07/07 at 22:47:36
By: ghenghisclown
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"Nimzowitsch" Defence 1 e4 Nc6 2 d4 e5!?
I've used quotes above because Nimzowitsch never played this. Its themes and texture are quite different from those of the 2 ...d5 lines. It's sometimes called the Kevitz-Mikenas Defence, and some sor...

Started 05/04/08 at 08:13:33 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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"Pseudo-Averbakh" 1 d4 g6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 Nd7!?
On the "Where is White's advantage in the Modern?" thread Willempie and I had a discussion about the 4 ...Nd7 Averbakh, and while approving Rogozenko's idea for Black of 5 Nf3 e5 6 Be2 c6!? (7 0-0 Nh6...

Started 03/17/07 at 10:55:34 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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"Tartakower Defence" 1 d4 d6 2 c4 g6!?
A book by Yrjola and Tella published a few years ago discussed the defence 1 d4 d6 2 c4 e5. Isn’t 2 …g6!? here no less important and even more neglected? A number of the variations reach, by transposi...

Started 06/18/04 at 23:59:22 by Michael Ayton
11 7343 Last Post 06/30/04 at 13:33:51
By: Michael Ayton
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...Nh6 in the Modern
Recently I had a think about various setups for Black in the Averbakh/Modern/Rat Defence, and considered a few move orders that Black can use to reach ...Nh6 setups:
a) 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.e4 d6 4...

Started 04/26/11 at 11:02:21 by TN
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By: Fllg
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1 d4 d6 2 c4 e5 3 d5
English subscribers may have seen the game Ozeren-Lund in the latest issue of 'ChessMoves'. Some forum users have asked if it refutes my suggestion in 'Play 1 d4!' but I don't think it does (fortunate...

Started 11/29/05 at 12:44:50 by IMRichardPalliser
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43 23307 Last Post 04/27/06 at 09:01:13
By: alumbrado
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1 d4 e5 2 de5 Nc6  3 Nf3 Nge7  
Hello,
What are your impressions about 1 d4 e5 2 de5 Nc6  3 Nf3 Nge7 ?
This is the Zilbermints Gambit, invented by Lev D. Zilbermints in March 1993

Started 03/17/06 at 00:12:09 by Gambit
1 1520 Last Post 03/18/06 at 07:26:37
By: castlerock
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1. d4 c5 2. d5 e6 3. e4 a6 !?
Hello,
I saw this variation a couple of times (also coming from 1.e4) with 3...a6 labelled "!?", does anybody know what makes this move interesting ?

Started 11/28/08 at 16:41:47 by zoo (Ex Member)
0 1302 Last Post 11/28/08 at 16:41:47
By: zoo - Ex Member
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1. d4 c6 2. c4 b5!?
What's the latest word on 1. d4 c6 2. c4 b5!?  I think this line just got a write-up in one of the NIC books.  After the trade on b5, is it something like an improved version of the Polish Defense?  D...

Started 04/15/07 at 07:47:08 by thegoldenband
8 4441 Last Post 11/22/07 at 20:49:32
By: thibdb13
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1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4  and 1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5
Does anyone know if these lines are convered anbywhere in Chesspub?
1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4  and 1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5
In the case of the second, there are some tranpositions to the English, but man...

Started 03/27/03 at 17:13:32 by Antillian
5 4138 Last Post 11/15/04 at 09:49:11
By: alumbrado
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1. d4, e6 2. c4, f5 3. e4, f5
Opinions on this ? (I'm considering adopting this as a solution for the 'Benoni declined' : 1. d4, e6 2. c4, c5 3. e3) Games with this seem very hard to find, is there a reason for this other than 'fa...

Started 04/15/05 at 07:23:26 by elspringer
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By: elspringer
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1.d4 - Beat the Guerrillas?
Does anyone know when this book is coming out?
amazon.com says December 16, but newinchess.com (the publisher) says October 1. I ordered it from Chess Direct, they have October too, presumably di...

Started 10/08/11 at 20:40:21 by gwnn
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By: MNb
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1.d4 2.c4 3.Nf3 vs. 1.d4 2.Nf3 3.c4
Can anyone comment on the drawbacks, if White intends to play main-line-ish non-fianchetto positions, of playing 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 and only then 3.c4? I have not seen this matter discussed anywhere.<br /...

Started 05/18/10 at 00:56:34 by ReneDescartes
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24 15266 Last Post 12/11/11 at 08:52:43
By: Eclectico
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1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.Qd3
Hi,
What do you think of this line, covered in SOS 1? Do you think White can claim an advantage, or can Black equalise with best play?
Black has two choices: 3...Nd7 and 3...c6.
a) 3......

Started 02/03/09 at 05:39:03 by TN
3 2198 Last Post 06/14/09 at 23:33:15
By: BPaulsen
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1.d4 e5
Seems crasy, but might work.
1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc5 3.Nf3 Qe7 aint so bad for black, its harly a queen pawn opening anymore.
thoughts?

Started 02/05/05 at 11:42:48 by Bruce (Guest)
2 2113 Last Post 02/07/05 at 08:07:14
By: Markovich
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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 a6?!
Some months ago I encountered this strange move in a rapid game. I thought for some minutes and played 3.g3 and failed to achieve any advantage later in the game.
What is black trying to do? Is h...

Started 07/06/09 at 09:49:08 by Genau
3 3372 Last Post 07/06/09 at 11:17:02
By: TalJechin
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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Bf5!?
Hello, has anyone seen this system before? Is there any theory or published material on it (if not, is there anything on 3.Nf3 Bf5!?)?

Started 02/09/08 at 04:48:03 by DoubledPawns
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By: LeeRoth
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1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Bf5?!
Is there any refutation of this line?

Started 09/01/03 at 16:38:39 by IM from Sweden (Guest)
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By: Glenn Snow
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