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Modern/Benko Hybrid!?
If White plays against the modern with c4, black is more likely forced to play a KID ...
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e4 g6 d4 Bg7 c4 d6 Nc3 a6!? Nf3 Nd7 Be2 c5 d5 b5 and we have a Benko ... Smiley
problem is ...

Started 10/03/07 at 08:03:05 by Deepthought (Ex Member)
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By: MNb
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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 5505 Last Post 03/25/14 at 01:14:18
By: katar
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Info on Tigers Modern
Does anyone have any info on QualityChess' "Tigers Modern"    Amazon says Sept, but the books website says late May.  Does anyone know when this bookw ill be available anywhere for someone in the US? ...

Started 05/31/05 at 19:35:11 by Alex (Guest)
1 1369 Last Post 06/01/05 at 06:26:02
By: SorenJensen
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The Hippopotamus Rises?
Batsford seems to publish more books on offbeat openings lately.

Started 11/17/05 at 05:32:39 by Alias
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By: MNb
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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 8643 Last Post 03/08/14 at 23:33:18
By: Keano
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Modern with d5
I'm wondering why very little attention seems to be given to lines of the Modern where White plays something other than 3.Nc3 and Black plays d5. E.g. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.(Nf3|c3|Be2|Be3) d5. These are...

Started 08/19/04 at 16:59:10 by Ben_Hague
2 1510 Last Post 08/20/04 at 05:58:52
By: Ben_Hague
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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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35 40636 Last Post 11/24/16 at 12:35:47
By: Paul Brondal
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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 5350 Last Post 11/09/11 at 01:23:31
By: MNb
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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 6819 Last Post 01/28/14 at 17:58:11
By: kylemeister
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Fianchetto system vs Modern defence?
I recently started playing 1d4 as an alternative to 1c4.  Against 1..g6/d6 I usually try to to transpose into the fianchetto variation of the Pirc. I like the positions in this variation.

Started 07/29/08 at 19:36:24 by Caledonian
8 3438 Last Post 07/31/08 at 19:07:54
By: Michael Ayton
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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
14 12225 Last Post 01/02/15 at 01:13:35
By: HgMan
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Tiger's Modern
Tiger's Modern
by Tiger Hillarp Persson
Is this book any good? Has anybody here bought it?

Started 06/28/05 at 21:04:31 by Chess Hitman (Guest)
3 2091 Last Post 10/14/05 at 02:21:58
By: Glenn Curtis Flear (Guest)
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Modern: 4.f4 d5
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I am looking at this position for both black and white and asking myself if this move is ok for black or not. The playable ebook h...

Started 07/09/10 at 11:45:51 by ChessWizz
12 4098 Last Post 07/16/10 at 15:44:08
By: kylemeister
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White system against the Pirc/Modern/Gurgenidze?
Hi all!
I have visited the site before as a guest many times & received some good advice as well. However, this is difficult:
a. Me & a friend (both attacking & a bit tactical, though rather all-round c...

Started 10/26/06 at 14:34:23 by chk
11 5487 Last Post 11/02/06 at 07:58:03
By: chk
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1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Be3 (Anti Modern)
The move order:
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Be3
Appears to cause some problems for the Modern player. There is an option of going for the Pirc with 4...Nf6 and 95% of the time we would get 5.Nc...

Started 02/10/20 at 20:43:03 by Confused_by_Theory
8 480 Last Post 02/16/20 at 17:44:42
By: Confused_by_Theory
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Name of this line?
Hi all,
I wish u all a good new year 2007 !
I have several Questions about the following line:
1.e4-g6 2.d4-Bg7 3.c4-d6 4.Nc3-Nc6 5.d5-Nd4 6.Be3-c5 7. Nge2
1.) Does this line has ...

Started 12/31/06 at 15:38:29 by Der Stratege
3 1527 Last Post 01/04/07 at 22:19:41
By: Willempie
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A question for Modern players
Is the Modern a stand alone opening? Or can White force a transposition into either the King's Indian or Pirc?
Also, is the Modern primarily an ideas opening; primarily variation intense; or abou...

Started 11/17/09 at 00:41:31 by dmp4373
13 4442 Last Post 12/08/09 at 13:48:25
By: Michael Ayton
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Modern Defence - Nc6 line question
-1.d4 g6
2.c4  Bg7
3.Nc3 d6
4.e4  Nc6
5.Be3 e5
If now White takes 6.d:e5, what is the best plan for Black?

Started 09/19/05 at 09:19:14 by Dzambus
7 2316 Last Post 09/20/05 at 04:27:28
By: alumbrado
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1. ...d6 vs 1. ...g6 Modern
1. ...g6 tells White I'm fianchettoing no matter what right from the first move. 1. ...d6 appears more flexible because it keeps the possibility of 1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 as well as the Philidor, Old Indi...

Started 11/15/12 at 00:49:47 by exigentsky
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19 18752 Last Post 06/27/17 at 13:15:23
By: picasso911
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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 10468 Last Post 01/25/13 at 19:32:07
By: Fllg
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