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The Italian Renaissance by Kravtslv, Quality Chess
The Italian Renaissance - I: Move Orders, Tricks and Alternatives, and The Italian Renaissance - II: The Main Lines, promises to be the new "state of the art" work on the Modern Italian Game. I am eag...

Started 07/25/20 at 14:26:10 by grandpatzer
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By: grandpatzer
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Marin's Beating the Open Games Max Lange Attack
Just in case this correction has not been pointed out previously, on page 169 of the second edition, there is a publishing mistake in row 2.  The beginning of the line is printed under the wrong move ...

Started 12/22/15 at 07:51:20 by crdII
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Marin's Beating the Open Games
This might have been posted before but I have found a mistake on page 198 of the second edition.  Rows 4 and 5 should have been printed under the 6.0-0 Ba7 heading instead of the 6.Nbd2 Ba7 heading.  ...

Started 12/06/15 at 06:18:07 by crdII
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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
0 1102 Last Post 08/23/09 at 16:54:49
By: Oxbloom
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Modern Italian - annotated game sources?
I'm thinking of taking up the modern Italian lines (i.e. 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3) as a less theoretical, yet strategically similar, alternative to the Ruy Lopez. I usually try to collect information...

Started 09/30/07 at 20:23:41 by Stigma
0 1196 Last Post 09/30/07 at 20:23:39
By: Stigma
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Guioco Piano audio presentation.
With the growing populatity of the Italian game at the higher echelons of chess, you might get some insight into the secrets of the Guioco Piano from this audio presentation.
Or maybe not Smiley<br...

Started 11/26/16 at 10:13:38 by JEH
1 2364 Last Post 08/22/17 at 07:07:35
By: BobbyDigital80
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Hungarian Defense
Are there any books or articles that cover the Hungarian defense against the Giuoco Piano for black ?

Started 07/15/15 at 15:41:48 by SupaKoopaTroopa
1 2508 Last Post 07/15/15 at 17:26:38
By: RdC
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C55: Max Lange Gambit
Is there anything new on the "Max Lange Gambit"
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 Bxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4
(a) 7.f4 d6 8.fxe5 dxe5 9.Bg5 or
(b) 7.Bg5

Started 12/27/11 at 11:27:54 by kevinfat
1 3199 Last Post 03/03/14 at 17:53:55
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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C54: Giuoco Piano problems
Hello Chess friends
I am starting this topic with my game against a strong master..I lost the game badly...So can you please suggest some improvement on my game...The time limit was 1+1 so there ...

Started 12/03/13 at 19:27:53 by chandrashekharkoravi
1 2577 Last Post 12/03/13 at 19:34:16
By: chandrashekharkoravi
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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 3250 Last Post 11/09/13 at 09:33:23
By: Fllg
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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 1690 Last Post 08/17/10 at 09:47:54
By: MNb
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Max Lange
Hi all,
I have Dangerous weapons 1.e4 e5 and the first 2 chapters talk about the Max Lange.  What do people think of this?  Is it as good as scotch game?  Is there recommendation playable?  <br /...

Started 01/21/09 at 23:37:28 by Zatara
1 1339 Last Post 01/22/09 at 03:23:35
By: urusov
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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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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 1423 Last Post 01/19/08 at 02:12:11
By: HgMan
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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 1575 Last Post 04/14/05 at 22:18:57
By: M.Nb (Guest)
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Piano Improvement?
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb4+ 7 Bd2 Nxe4 8 Bxb4 Nxb4
In this position, Nigel and most others recommend the move Bxf7+ and Qb3+, regaining the pawn.  However, after so...

Started 06/20/04 at 17:55:32 by nexirae
1 1654 Last Post 06/22/04 at 19:00:13
By: kevinludwig
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Sveshnikov Line with 7. Be2

Does anybody know if there are some text covered analyses (e.g. NIC Yearbook,...) ? What's your opinion of this line ? I thin...

Started 03/22/16 at 05:00:26 by Jobavian
2 2608 Last Post 04/21/18 at 20:19:31
By: urusov
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evans gambit declined
I stumbled upon this game :
[pgn][Event "DEN-chT 1112 50th"]
[Site "Denmark"]
[Date "2012.01.29"]
[Round "6.1"]
[White "Hector, Jonny"]
[Black "Hagen, Andreas Skyt...|/pgn]
I always thought that 5.b5 was a bad idea since I read it in pinsky's book. I even stopped playing the evans because I didn't like the declined version of it (too symmetrical especially if black play a6,h6 and doesn't take the knight on d5).
But then I saw this 7.Be2 and I don't know it feels interresting again. The position seem complex and stockfish seems ok with it (let him go to 25 depth if you want him to appreciate it).
It seems that all the other games continued with 7.d4 which is refuted.

Started 02/15/17 at 17:36:56 by Sinn
2 2319 Last Post 02/16/17 at 11:26:49
By: Sinn
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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 1719 Last Post 07/04/10 at 18:26:08
By: Conquistador
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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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