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C52: Best place for the Black Bishop in The Evans
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb5 5.c3 where is the best place to go?

Started 07/17/11 at 23:41:56 by Pingudon
14 10574 Last Post 10/22/14 at 11:06:09
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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Nigel Short scraps the Ruy  for the Evans Gambit
Hi All,
Nigel Short is now 2/2 with the Evans in Corus B. I can't help but feel that we may all need to check out his ideas more carefully. Anyone have any idea what he plans against ba5 d4 ed ? ...

Started 01/18/08 at 22:50:04 by ANDREW BRETT
1 1552 Last Post 01/19/08 at 02:41:12
By: TopNotch
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"Reanimation" of the Mřller Attack?
In CBM 199 there is an article by Christian Braun (perhaps the German IM) about a new idea in the ancient Mřller Attack (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 ed 6. cd Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nxe4 8. 0-0...

Started 12/28/20 at 19:25:12 by kylemeister
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By: MaxJudd
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1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 Sc6 3.Lc4 Sf6!? 4.d3!? Be7!?
I heard Davis recommends this line in his book for black. I play this line with black too.
After 5.0-0 0-0 white has 4 options:
A) 6.h3 B) 6.Bb3 C) 6.c3 D) 6.Re1
In my view black can pl...

Started 05/25/07 at 10:57:00 by Strategy_Rules
11 5124 Last Post 05/26/07 at 22:19:27
By: Dji
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2 knights (4. Nc3)
well, i was wondering why cant you play 4. Nc3 (after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6), because i read all the time that 4. d4 is better

Started 03/20/05 at 09:06:52 by Scipio (Guest)
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By: MNb
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2 Knights vs Italian
Hello everyone, I want to open a (new?) debate, open for everyone who like the theory and/or who plays theses systems as Black.
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3, do you prefer to play 4..Bc...

Started 09/02/07 at 23:14:18 by ArKheiN
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24 10916 Last Post 09/12/07 at 20:39:54
By: MNb
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4.d3 or 4.c3 in Italian Game?
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 or d3?
I have been looking to add the Italian Game as white to my repertoire,
except I do not know whether to learn the 4.d3 lines, or whether I should stic...

Started 12/13/08 at 21:18:22 by Unownasofyet
2 1991 Last Post 12/14/08 at 12:11:42
By: MNb
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4.O-O in the Italian Game
A recent article at the Chess Café, referring to a number of pieces in Kassiber, recommends this line: in particular, it seems to think that (i) the Max Lange is now good for White (ii) so is the the ...

Started 10/27/06 at 13:08:38 by Justinhorton
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By: Willempie
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A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Apparently this forthcoming book will consist of Pinski's Italian Game and Evans Gambit and his The Four Knights...  Roll Eyes

Started 05/04/19 at 13:22:38 by Straggler
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By: FreeRepublic
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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 2587 Last Post 08/19/09 at 09:39:10
By: Stefan Buecker
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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 4660 Last Post 03/08/10 at 21:39:11
By: TonyRo
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An old italian gambit in Corus
Movsesian-Adams in the Corus tounament brought us an old gambit:
1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bc4,Bc5 4.0-0,Nf6 (is 4...d6 more accurate?)
5.d4, Bxd4 (5....cd4 leads to the Max Lange)
This possition has been known sinds the 18

Started 01/20/09 at 06:22:51 by micawber
13 5140 Last Post 02/06/09 at 22:36:55
By: FightingDragon
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An unknown line in Evans Gambit
I just played this game in AJEC accession Tournament :
White : Claude Le Page
Black : Jean-Pierre Merot
Result : 1-0 (55)
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bc4 Bc5
4 b4 Bxb4<br /...

Started 01/03/07 at 17:55:58 by photophore
4 2244 Last Post 01/08/07 at 20:09:14
By: MNb
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An unusual Sac in Evans Gambit ! Is it sound?
In Evans Gambit , after
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4 Bxb4 5 c3 Ba5 6 d4 exd4 7 O-O  Ne7
8 Ng5 d5
Instead  of 9 exd5 , one iay play the Sac 0 Nxf7 : it's thematic , but is it sound ,...

Started 07/28/08 at 09:30:48 by photophore
9 5332 Last Post 12/30/08 at 12:05:36
By: MNb
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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
3 2374 Last Post 10/01/09 at 00:39:41
By: Nitreb
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Bc4 against the Open Games by Delchev, Chess Stars
From the Publisher:
This book offers a White repertoire against the Open Games. The reader will find the first deep investigation of the modern treatment of the Italian Game and the Bishop's ...

Started 03/10/18 at 08:16:42 by grandpatzer
5 4557 Last Post 03/14/18 at 21:34:32
By: mn
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Best Italian Repertoire Book?
Hello, I'm wondering which repertoire books that feature the italian game against 1. e4 e5 you all think are the best? I'm pretty unfamiliar with resources involving 1. e4 e5, having played 1. d4 excl...

Started 06/03/16 at 06:56:02 by up and comer
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By: BobbyDigital80
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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
11 4401 Last Post 08/17/09 at 10:14:26
By: Schaakhamster
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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 4544 Last Post 05/22/09 at 21:32:38
By: MNb
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Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit
Exactly how dodgy is the Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit? (1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bc4,Nf3 4.Nc3 - although it can also appear in the Petroff)  Morphy played it a lot and it seems to be one of those rare gambits...

Started 08/31/07 at 14:37:57 by Jerry_Taylor
2 1656 Last Post 09/02/07 at 11:38:24
By: CraigEvans
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