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Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

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Opening technical Articles
for the 1 e4 player

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A shared community is required to "solidify" systems, i.e. ensure that the main counterplay systems are considered in each of the technical papers. When clicking on the videos to enlarge, please check out the video comments.

An evolving community e4 opening repertoire for White

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 A system against the Sicilian defence

A system against the Sicilian Najdorf

A novel system against the French Defence - The Reti Gambit
A novel system against the Caro-Kann
A system against the Giuoco Piano
An alternative suprise system to the Ruy Lopez -The Vienna Game!
A system against the French/Owen hybrid (e6 and b6)
A system against the Ruy Lopez Archangel variation
A system against the French defence in the Classical variation - The Alekhine Chatard Attack
1.e4 Opening Name Overview




Disclaimer- Papers must be taken in the context of the particular author's chess strength! The author's take no responsibility for any horrible losses as a result of following concepts/ variations presented in these papers. Refer to current Barnet chess club members for rating details.


Further Reading

Nunn's Chess Openings
John Nunn, et al / Paperback / Published 1999
A Killer Chess Opening Repertoire
Aaron Summerscale, Kate Summerscale / Paperback / Published 1999
An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player (Cadogan Chess Books)
Eduard Gufeld, Ken Neat (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1996


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