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C51: Evans Gambit Declined
From what I've read online, the Evans Gambit is a respectable opening (a good reason to play the Two Knights), and that declining the gambit with 4...Bb6 is less correct than accepting it with 4...Bxb...

Started 11/08/13 at 06:19:12 by EDogg (Ex Member)
1 2988 Last Post 11/09/13 at 09:33:23
By: Fllg
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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 1356 Last Post 01/19/08 at 02:41:12
By: TopNotch
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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 19379 Last Post 04/05/11 at 07:15:03
By: kevinfat
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Italian Game
Vote for what you think is the best response to the Italian Game. If you think that their isn't just one move that is best, vote for one of the options that has two or more moves in it. If you vote fo...

Started 01/19/08 at 00:04:23 by Anonymous (Ex Member)
1 1244 Last Post 01/19/08 at 02:12:11
By: HgMan
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C54: Kaufman's Italian Game Analysis
Larry Kaufman has Black playing into the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 in his new book "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White". However, he has this line l...

Started 05/22/12 at 07:08:24 by Anonymous3
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22 16499 Last Post 08/13/13 at 06:21:45
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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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 1849 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 16203 Last Post 12/14/10 at 10:44:32
By: Keano
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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
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By: Anonymous3
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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 1518 Last Post 07/04/10 at 18:26:08
By: Conquistador
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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 9511 Last Post 09/12/07 at 20:39:54
By: MNb
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Max Lange Attack (and Anti Max Lange) lives
I've done a bit of analysis recently on the Max Lange and would be interested in any players of the black pieces defending their opinions. If black can equalise it's "only just" and after a lot of hoo...

Started 09/26/05 at 16:58:22 by Athomick
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53 19164 Last Post 11/20/05 at 07:56:40
By: mulehollandaise
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Yeah i know im crazy!
Since my first post im sure people think some of my ideas are quite posibly insane. Well here one to think about. 1.e4 e5 2.nf3 nc6 3.Bc4 f5?!
I wanted to check the human evaluation beofre the co...

Started 10/20/05 at 22:33:34 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
6 2451 Last Post 10/23/05 at 22:58:19
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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How to defend against the Italian
Im looking for a ways to defend against the Italian and would like to know if any of you e5 players out there have any suggestions. I would play e5 always if i knew how to handel it.
I play a lo...

Started 05/16/05 at 23:30:51 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
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15 7653 Last Post 08/26/05 at 18:36:48
By: bob000 (Guest)
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The Max Lange Attack
I wondered what peoples thoughts on the Max lange attack with (1. e4 e5   2. Nf3 Nc6   3. d4 exd4   4. Bc4 Nf6   5. O-O ) with 5....Nxe4  does this equalize the game?  If not why not? what is whites b...

Started 04/14/05 at 20:24:38 by beezaman (Guest)
1 1364 Last Post 04/14/05 at 22:18:57
By: M.Nb (Guest)
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Countering the Evans Gambit
Hi,
I am building my 1. ...e5 repertoire, mainly based on Marin and Kaufman (with Emms and Davies thrown in for good measure  Wink ).
I am having trouble reconciling Marin's and Kaufman's reco...

Started 07/03/07 at 20:59:53 by belgian
11 4110 Last Post 08/31/07 at 08:09:39
By: micawber
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greco attack and NCO
Hi,
the position arising after
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nxe4 8. O-O Nxc3 9. bxc3 d5 10. cxb4 dxc4 11. Re1+ Ne7 12. Bg5 f6 13. Qe2 fxg5 14. Qxc...

Started 10/21/04 at 01:59:15 by Bernhard (Guest)
2 2056 Last Post 10/23/04 at 19:27:53
By: kamiel
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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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15 6645 Last Post 05/06/10 at 07:40:08
By: OldGrizzly
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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 4135 Last Post 03/08/10 at 21:39:11
By: TonyRo
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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 3936 Last Post 05/22/09 at 21:32:38
By: MNb
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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 4534 Last Post 11/13/10 at 22:34:07
By: Siegbert T.
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