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Opinions wanted on the Veresov
What does everyone here think of the tricky 1.d4 followed by 2. Nc3?
Is it more effective than the Tromp?
In particular what are the most critical lines? (The theoretical antidote 1. d4 d5...

Started 12/21/04 at 09:47:51 by lnn2
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1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3
I have been looking at this lately, And I am not to worried about transposing to a 2..d5 3.Bg5. Also people play 3.Bf4. Those two lines don't seem to bother me. But trying not to play 2...d5 and keepi...

Started 01/27/20 at 11:20:26 by XChess1971
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Veresov vs Pirc transpositions for a KID player
As a KID but not Pirc player, I've always been a little stumped by 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3!?
I recently allowed the Veresov in a rapid game vs an IM but after plopping for the 2...d5 3.Bg5 c5!? line, quic...

Started 12/04/18 at 11:59:22 by Bancrates
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By: tipau
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1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nc3!? The Baadur Attack
This is an interesting opening that is gaining popularity in international chess lately, and though it may seem counterintuitive to develop like this as white, I'd invite you to explore some of the po...

Started 11/10/14 at 23:17:08 by Snow_Lion
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By: Keano
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Veresov with 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 g6
What's the opinion of the line
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 g6
against the Veresov, essentially calling White's bluff and saying I'm fine with the Bishop pair, doubled pawns and my Bishop on...

Started 12/08/15 at 14:15:13 by JEH
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By: Bibs
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Gareev vs. Robson 2015 US Championship in St Louis
    Timur Gareev versus Ray Robson in the last round of the US Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, Gareev played a line from the Veresov. Here, I hope, is the score:
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 c...

Started 04/14/15 at 00:01:39 by jon
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By: jon
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4.Qd3 in the Veresov
I'm finally going to take up 1.d4, after all the years of abuse that I've given it. I know, I'm shocked too... then again, playing 2.Nc3 planning to follow up with an early e4 is probably not "strictl...

Started 03/23/06 at 12:03:24 by CraigEvans
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By: Vass
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Poll: Best Response to the Veresov
Vote for what you think the best response is to the Veresov after 1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5

Started 11/17/14 at 06:50:10 by Anonymous3
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Andrew Martin: the Wicked Veresov
I bought this fun DVD last week expecting some nice chaotic chess and the usual motivational, informal style of AM. They are both very much there Smiley
There are 36 annotated games (some old ones fr...

Started 09/13/14 at 13:14:56 by gwnn
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By: gwnn
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Here's a d pawn special where the frontiers of theory were reached after only five moves.
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 c5 4. e4 dxe4 5. dxc5 Qa5
Move 4 alternatives for Black are 4. .. cxd4 an...

Started 03/04/14 at 12:38:14 by RdC
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By: RdC
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1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3
Any thoughts on how to meet 1.d4 Nf6 2. Nc3  ? Being prepared to transpose to the Pirc or French is an obvious option, but what of the others? In a game I played recently, I suspect the reply to 2. .....

Started 03/05/13 at 13:23:09 by RdC
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By: dfan
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Veresov Problem
I have been playing the Veresov and running into trouble against the line
1. d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 Bf5 4. f3 c6
I was playing Qd2 but after 5...Nbd7 6. 0-0-0 e6 7. Re1 Qa5 I'm stuck.  Is ...

Started 05/27/11 at 03:58:30 by Kristi
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By: MNb
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Veresov and A Ferocious Opening Repertoire
Hi all,
I have the book so I am not asking whats in it or for a review.  What I do ask is which is more likely to produce an edge for WHite: the Veresov or the English as in Marin's book? I will ...

Started 03/15/11 at 04:09:46 by Zatara
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By: Holbox
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Questions about "The Veresov" by Nigel Davies
I have several questions about what Nigel Davies recommends in his book "The Veresov".
After 1 d4 d5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bg5 Nbd7 4 f3, what does Davies recommend against 4...h6?
After 1 d4 d5 2 Nc...

Started 07/02/10 at 23:56:23 by Anonymous3
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By: MNb
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New Book: Ferocious Opening Repertoire
Here is the link to everymans site:
It is based partly on the Veresov and goes to other mainline openings depending o...

Started 09/15/10 at 23:43:10 by Reverse
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By: MNb
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1 d4 d5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bg5 Nbd7 4 f3 h6 now when I was a subscriber, I believe I remember seeing that the e-book that covered the Veresov had 5 Bxf6 leading to an advantage for White, is this correct?

Started 09/25/10 at 19:13:49 by Anonymous3
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By: TN
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Veresov again?! Why?
This month's d-pawn special covers Veresov again. Eric has already shown a lot of ways black can neutralize white set up or even gain better game. There are many other d-pawn special opening that are ...

Started 12/06/09 at 13:15:32 by saubhikr
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Eric - No more Veresov please
Over the last few months, we are getting more & more refutations of Veresov. We do not need any more. I am a big fan of you and your analysis. I am a Tromp player and rely a lot for your an...

Started 08/10/08 at 13:36:14 by saubhikr
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By: TopNotch
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Veresov: Refutation?
How to build a fairly narrow but yet reliable white repertoire? The Veresov may be it. I have been thinking about giving it a try for some time now. I even bought the two books by Smith/Hall and Davie...

Started 07/18/08 at 09:09:05 by JN
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Richter Veresov Line
Okay I've only ever had to play this line twice so I have no experience in it.. somehow I managed to stumble through book lines OTB.
My opponent after the game though commented that one of the ma...

Started 06/02/08 at 18:24:55 by trw
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