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C52: Evans Gambit and 2 Knights: litterature
Following my questions about e4-e5 (see, 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
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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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By: OldGrizzly
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Is the Moller Dead ?
Hi all, this is my first post. Recently I have been working on the Moller Attack in the Italian game for students and have been hitting a brick wall trying to find anything for white after the followi...

Started 04/28/10 at 07:09:04 by Carl Boor
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By: MNb
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New DVD: Italian Game by GM Stefan Kindermann
A new DVD has been released by in conjunction with the Munich Chess Academy. The subject of this DVD is 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 known as the modern variation of the Ital...

Started 10/17/09 at 15:47:26 by Fllg
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A New Max Lange Idea
I was reading Facebook the other day and I saw Elizabeth Vicary mention this new idea with f4 in the 11 g4 Max Lange line.  Here is some analysis I did while looking over it:

[Event "?"]<b...

Started 03/07/10 at 20:11:29 by BlkSabb
6 4749 Last Post 03/08/10 at 21:39:11
By: TonyRo
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Pianissimo mainline (5.c3) explanation needed
Hello the following quote which I found in one of the threads explains very well how to play the Guicco Pianissimo 5.Nc3
***In the Giuoco Pianissimo, the first player to castle often loses!***...

[size=16][color=#ff0000]Now Im wondering if someone can explain in the same simple way how to play the Mainline

Started 12/09/09 at 15:08:34 by MemoryMaster
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By: Bromstein
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Great Guioco advice - Thanks Paddy
I can't tell you how helpful the advice (pasted below) has been for me in the Italian Game.  I'm picking up win after win by following Paddy's excellent advice.  When people talk about wanting to know...

Started 12/15/09 at 19:01:31 by smrex13
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By: Paddy
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Two Knights, 4.d3 d5
Hello everybody.
Recently I played OTB game:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 d5 5.ed Nxd5 6.0-0 Bc5 7.Re1 0-0 8.Nxe5 Qh4 9.Qf3 Nf6 10.Nxc6 Ng4 11.d4 Qxh2+ 12.Kf1 Bd6 and here I expected to ...

Started 10/31/09 at 15:34:48 by g2-g4
5 2712 Last Post 11/01/09 at 14:43:03
By: Willempie
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Italian - Hungarian defence
I was looking for some games in the Hungarian defence on chesspublishing. I only found 2, rather old and irrelevant ones.
Is there an actual book in which this opening is treated (from b...

Started 09/15/09 at 18:43:05 by Nightlamp
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By: GabrielGale
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Andrew Martin's Play the Evans Gambit
Anyone had a look at that DVD? How does it fare?

Started 09/26/09 at 17:35:35 by Nitreb
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By: Nitreb
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Poll: C54: Kaissiber Competition: Pomtow Attack
Second Kaissiber Competition: The Pomtow Attack (Italian Game)
Post a new idea, which improves upon the existing theory of the following variation, in this thread up till August 12th, 2009.
The be...

Started 07/13/09 at 00:23:11 by GMTonyKosten
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By: ArKheiN
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Italian w/4.c3 5.d3 and TK w/4.d3.  Resources?
Are there good books or CD's available on these lines that are reasonably up to date?  Alternatively, how is CP's subscriber coverage on these?
Looking for plans/model games from white's perspect...

Started 08/23/09 at 16:54:50 by Oxbloom
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By: Oxbloom
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A couple of annoying lines in the Bishop's Opening
For the last few years the Bishop's opening has been my main (actually only!) weapon against 1.-e5.  In short, I have a love & hate relationship with this opening. Hate because of the dead-boring posi...

Started 08/18/09 at 23:45:46 by Crapov
4 2625 Last Post 08/19/09 at 09:39:10
By: Stefan Buecker
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Bishop's opening
Hi everybody,
I was wondering what could be the reason for the low popularity of the bishop's opening (1.e4 e5 2. Bc4)?  Huh It seems to me that it can be a quite effective transpositional weapon...

Started 08/15/09 at 12:06:20 by jitb
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By: Schaakhamster
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New Dzindzi DVD with Rybka on the Giouco Piano
Has anybody gotten this DVD yet? Dzindzi's stuff kind of flopped in the Na5 line in the old line, so I hope that he found some improvements there.

Started 06/12/09 at 11:22:03 by Unownasofyet
4 2560 Last Post 07/07/09 at 08:02:55
By: Ender
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Four Knights Italian Help Please and Thank-you
Four Knights Italian Help Please and Thank-you
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4 * (4.Bb5 would almost seem to go in to Spanish lines)
People in my club have said 4. Bc4 is bad what am i...

Started 06/11/09 at 06:41:14 by Lee
8 3195 Last Post 06/11/09 at 21:15:52
By: kylemeister
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Jude Acer's book
Dear Chessfriends.
I found interesting lookin book about Italian Gambit (this line is now considered sound, I think) :<...

Started 04/20/09 at 11:45:07 by Ender
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By: SWJediknight
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Bishop's Opening Question
After 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5
Which continuation would you choose for white? This continuation isn't even covered in the Bishop's Opening book I have access to, so I'm trying to figure it ...

Started 05/18/09 at 10:56:36 by BPaulsen
12 4619 Last Post 05/22/09 at 21:32:38
By: MNb
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Gioco or 2 knights
Hi everyone,
As black which is better to play after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4? either 3..Bc5 or 3...Nf6?  Any information on which to choose would be most appreciated!!

Started 04/01/09 at 01:33:50 by Zatara
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16 6771 Last Post 04/10/09 at 13:38:38
By: emary
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Theory to play Italian game competitively
Im essentially growing bored of playing a positional lopez, as i consider myself to play better in sharp positions.
Is the italian game a good choice for me and if so what theory do i need to lea...

Started 03/07/09 at 19:59:54 by Chessmoby
6 2904 Last Post 03/09/09 at 14:09:18
By: Schaakhamster
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