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Another Lakdawala Modern Repertoire
Lakdawala has put out yet another repertoire using the Modern in the opening repertoire range.
This time, he's advocating ...c6 lines on the whole.
Against the Austrian, he's going for ...c...

Started 10/01/19 at 14:44:00 by gillbod
14 1253 Last Post 11/25/19 at 15:44:43
By: Straggler
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New Book on the Hippopotomus Defence
Anyone brought this new book by De Santis ....if so how does it stack-up?

Started 07/08/19 at 22:35:50 by MW
3 730 Last Post 07/22/19 at 14:13:58
By: TD
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Modern defence Austrian attack
I had a game featuring the mainline austrian attack against the modern and we reach this known position (me as white):
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The game con...

Started 05/13/10 at 11:24:51 by JhF
5 4082 Last Post 07/05/17 at 12:19:24
By: picasso911
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Dangerous to use the Modern Defense all the time?
I've been curious about this idea on the suitability of using the Modern Defense against almost anything White throws at you.
Cyrus Lakdawala says in The Modern Defence on page 10 - "The Modern r...

Started 04/24/15 at 05:21:20 by HagenWatch1
11 6693 Last Post 06/20/17 at 11:47:00
By: picasso911
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Lakdawala modern
From the sublime to the ridiculous. From Vigus' Pirc to Lakdawala's Modern.
Chapter 7 'The Coward's Variation'.
Oh dear. ...

Started 09/16/12 at 01:18:22 by Bibs
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By: Paul Brondal
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Any move orders the Modern should avoid?
I'm curious about move orders in the Modern that shouldn't be used when White uses certain openings that might trick or confuse Modern defenses.
For example, I was surprised one day into being tr...

Started 04/18/15 at 00:41:10 by HagenWatch1
3 2962 Last Post 04/18/15 at 16:38:59
By: HagenWatch1
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Ideas against the Hippo
Recently I played a game against an opponent who given the opportunity would play the set up with a6,b6,Bb7,d6,Nd7,e6,Ne7,g6, Bg7,h6.
It's possible to bash at it with an Austrian style attack wit...

Started 03/05/15 at 20:49:29 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Davies Modern vs. Tiger's Modern?
I was wondering if Nigel Davies "Starting Out: The Modern Defense" and "Tiger's Modern" cover the same variations, and if anyone who's read both could compare them? I know they both deal with an early...

Started 11/13/10 at 03:52:53 by Carld
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By: HgMan
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Dodging the Sniper
By using the sequence 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3 Nc3 c5, Black can tempt a Closed Sicilian player into positions that can transpose to Open Sicilians. The problem is that if White is not to be tempted into ...

Started 01/26/14 at 00:53:08 by RdC
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15 14356 Last Post 07/11/14 at 00:24:39
By: MNb
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Sniper-Dzindi Indian vs London
Solutions? 1.d4 g6 2.Cf3 Ag7 3.Af4
-...c5 for ...Da5
-...d6 for ...Cd7+e5
-...d6 for ...Cd7+c5
-...d6 for ...Cd7+b6+Ab7
-...f5 Leningrd Dutch
Thanks a lot! Undecided

Started 03/25/14 at 20:13:14 by Sniper
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By: Sniper
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Tiger modern question
I have some trouble with the following line:

I like to play f4 against the pirc but what should I play against this setup?
Beste regards Tom

Started 03/10/14 at 14:34:37 by 986
6 5364 Last Post 03/25/14 at 01:14:18
By: katar
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Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
By looking at the table of contents of Jonathon Speelman's book "The Modern Defense", it doesn't seem like he covers the line recommended by Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and...

Started 12/24/10 at 23:14:07 by Anonymous3
10 8387 Last Post 03/08/14 at 23:33:18
By: Keano
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A Fianchetto Set up vs the Modern Defence?
I have been playing the English for some years now but I decided recently I would like to add 1e4 back into to my opening options to inject some more variety into to my repertoire. I should state I am...

Started 01/28/14 at 11:14:29 by Caledonian
6 6677 Last Post 01/28/14 at 17:58:11
By: kylemeister
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Titles on the Modern Defence
Can you help me to find the appropiate book about the modern defence?
Please let me know some titles and if possible your opinion about them. Also if the book is not only a defence against 1.e4, ...

Started 01/23/13 at 10:44:31 by fairchess
12 10303 Last Post 01/25/13 at 19:32:07
By: Fllg
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Which 1...d6 ...1..g6 lines common vs. austrian
I've been using Khalifman's openings according to anand series for my white repertoire.  Sometimes what I do is I take a week and try to go over one defense for black.  However I ran into a problem wi...

Started 12/14/12 at 05:47:17 by Highfive
4 3902 Last Post 12/21/12 at 09:27:40
By: Keano
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Is Modern (...g6) is a defensive system?
I haven't played modern by myself but it often comes similar in pawn structures with KID which I play. We know KID is an aggressive system for black. Is Modern also the same. A friend of mine was sayi...

Started 01/05/12 at 03:27:56 by saubhikr
7 4980 Last Post 01/08/12 at 12:59:33
By: saubhikr
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Help Please modern moves for 150 player
I've just started playing e4 again.
I intend to play the 150 attack against the Pirc, but am struggling to understand the move order issues of this against the modern.
Could you please give ...

Started 11/06/11 at 22:44:02 by Blunderer
6 5196 Last Post 11/09/11 at 01:23:31
By: MNb
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h-pawn hack
Any suggestions on how Black should meet 1 e4 g6 2 h4 or 1 d4 g6 2 h4 or 1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 h4   ?
This is from a British viewpoint where such systems have been punted by GMs Julian Hodgson and S...

Started 07/20/11 at 00:58:01 by RdC
3 4414 Last Post 07/20/11 at 12:25:20
By: RdC
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Modern Defense
Pardon me if this topic has already been discussed. I've been researching as to what the best setup against the Modern Defense is. It is a really flexible opening and 1. ...g6 can be played against an...

Started 05/26/11 at 21:02:07 by Kanivakil
1 3222 Last Post 05/26/11 at 23:06:46
By: TN
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Modern w/White playing like KID Hungarian attack?
How should black respond?
I should probably preface this with that I have been playing the White side with this and have had good results, but I am beginning to wonder if I am going to run into a...

Started 04/27/11 at 19:49:22 by Jay
1 2665 Last Post 05/06/11 at 15:13:14
By: Oblonskij
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