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C54: What is the idea of Italian's Ba7?
Like this for example 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 a6 6.Bb3 d6 7.0-0 Ba7

Started 02/15/12 at 21:49:21 by Tanaha
11 5828 Last Post 02/25/12 at 15:33:42
By: Matemax
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C55: Two knights: Bc4 & d3
I have come up with a new line in this established variation as early as on move 7. It goes as follows: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 h6 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 g6 7.d4 Nd7!?
The purpose is obviously to...

Started 01/16/12 at 14:51:35 by NeverGiveUp
10 4979 Last Post 01/18/12 at 11:43:41
By: Markovich
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C50: Advantage without risk against Rousseau?
Hi,
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 f5
What do you recommend to get += , and to limit Black attacking chances?
I do not want lines with heavy tactics Smiley
Edited:
2...Nf6 was originally written ~SF 12/02/2011

Started 01/10/08 at 14:25:20 by Dzambus
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By: CraigEvans
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C55: Need Help in the Two Knights Defense
I have a question in the Two Knights (by Transposition).
Last night, I was Black in the following:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.O-O Nf6 5.d4 exd4.
Thus far, this follows every that Mar...

Started 07/27/11 at 11:13:03 by DieHardMetsFan
13 5050 Last Post 08/15/11 at 04:28:19
By: MNb
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C51-C52: Evans Gambit maybe better than thought?
Gustafsson is an expert on 1.e4 e5, but still he was beaten like that ...
I always thought the Evans Gambit is an underestimated opening.
Does anyone play Evans Gambit? What do you think are...

Started 06/01/11 at 10:13:33 by cynima
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45 25898 Last Post 06/26/11 at 11:57:57
By: MNb
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C55: 4. Nc3 in Two Knights Defense
A lot of lower rateds play 4. Nc3 in the Two Knights Defense (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3).
Twice recently, I've responded with the old pawn fork trick - 4. ... Nxe4 5. Nxe4 d5, which ...

Started 04/25/11 at 15:09:45 by Fromper
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By: Fromper
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C55: Italian Game question
After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 0-0 Nf6 5 d4, Larry Kaufman in his book The Chess Advantage in Black and White says that this is a dubious gambit and recommends 5...Bxd4. However, Mihail Marin in ...

Started 11/21/07 at 22:03:40 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
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38 20858 Last Post 04/05/11 at 07:15:03
By: kevinfat
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Poll: C50-C59: Repertoire based on the Max Lange Attack?
I'm trying to figure out a repertoire based around the Max Lange Attack. This is what I have so far:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5
Could play d4 and try to get a max lange attack but I'd...

Started 02/26/11 at 07:11:36 by kevinfat
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27 17356 Last Post 03/08/11 at 21:41:28
By: Stefan Buecker
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C50-C59: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4
Does 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 have a name?

Started 12/24/10 at 23:40:31 by Anonymous3
3 1993 Last Post 12/25/10 at 02:58:46
By: endali
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C51-C52: Evan's Gambit Refutation?
Does anyone know of a true refutation of the Evan's Gambit (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4!?) that guarantees Black an advantage? I thought the main line, 4...Bxb4 5 c3 Ba5, refuted the Evan's Gambi...

Started 08/20/10 at 19:38:31 by Anonymous3
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30 17566 Last Post 12/14/10 at 10:44:32
By: Keano
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C53: Italian game, Alekhine variation
Sorry,I was unable to find an existing topic on this variation so i started a new one even if the question is certainly answered elsewere.
Some time ago i bought a copy of a book on the italian g...

Started 10/21/10 at 10:54:49 by Bresando
7 4825 Last Post 11/13/10 at 22:34:07
By: Siegbert T.
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C55: An improvement for white in two knights
Hello!
Sorry for my poor english.
There is a well-known variant in two knights defence:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d4 ed 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5 Ne4 7. N:d4 Bc5.
All books and artic...

Started 07/17/09 at 15:35:31 by hd
6 3063 Last Post 10/25/10 at 21:47:35
By: TonyRo
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C47/C55: Four Knights with 4.Bc4
I don’t see anything on this variation on the ChessPublishing site:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4
I play 4…Nxe4 against it, but my record in this line as Black is only +4-5. 
Not a...

Started 10/15/10 at 23:45:58 by DrFractal
9 3708 Last Post 10/17/10 at 17:10:38
By: SWJediknight
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Poll: C51: 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 d4!?
Vote for what you think Black's best move is after 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 d4!?.
1) 4...Nxd4. After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 0-0 Nf6 5 d4!?, 5...Nxe4? is bad because of 6 Nxe5. However...

Started 08/29/10 at 06:46:20 by Anonymous3
4 3944 Last Post 10/01/10 at 07:46:24
By: Anonymous3
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C52: Kaufman's 10.Qd4 in the Evans Gambit
In his repetoire book, Larry Kaufman looks at the line
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Ng5
and recommends 8...Ne5 rather than the normal 8...d5.
He does ...

Started 03/17/07 at 09:26:14 by Justinhorton
9 6522 Last Post 08/30/10 at 08:08:45
By: micawber
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C52-C54: c3 d3 Italian
I am referring to the Italian where White opts for the contemporary structure with c3 and d3, whatever it is called (various names have been given such as giuocco pianissimo, "the italian regretted")....

Started 08/16/10 at 09:15:25 by GabrielGale
1 1618 Last Post 08/17/10 at 09:47:54
By: MNb
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C55: Unexplored line in the Italian
How about this idea?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.Qc2!?
I do not think this gives white any more than the main lines do, but it certainly is an interesting try.

Started 07/04/10 at 18:36:14 by Conquistador
6 3316 Last Post 07/06/10 at 15:52:41
By: Conquistador
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C54: Italian Game Question
After 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb4+ 7 Kf1?!, I belive 7...d5 is the theoretical recommendation but is their anything wrong with 7...Nxe4?

Started 07/02/10 at 23:43:24 by Anonymous3
2 1641 Last Post 07/04/10 at 18:26:08
By: Conquistador
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C52: Evans Gambit and 2 Knights: litterature
Following my questions about e4-e5 (see http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1276861434), I'd like to know which books could be recommended to start out with the Evans Gambit and the 2 Kn...

Started 06/24/10 at 17:14:08 by thibdb13
8 6590 Last Post 06/30/10 at 19:29:46
By: thibdb13
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Italian Four Knights 7...Qg5
I have seen quite a few people at my level play the Italian Four Knights.  I always play the fork trick, 4...Nxe4, after...
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4?!
I like the open lines and...

Started 04/09/10 at 13:28:56 by BirdBrain
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