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Opening technical Articles

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A shared community solid opening repertoire is the goal with these technical articles. Your feedback is required to "solidify" systems, i.e. ensure that the main counterplay systems are considered in each of the technical papers.

Opening Systems

An evolving community d4 opening repertoire for White

startpos.gif (6526 bytes) a system against the Nimzo Indian defence
saemich.gif (1732 bytes) a system against the Kings Indian Defence
benko.gif (1730 bytes) a system against the Benko Gambit
qgexch.gif (3326 bytes) a system against the Queens Gambit Declined
gruen.jpg (10230 bytes) A system against the Gruenfeld defence

An evolving sicillian defence sveshnikov focus repertoire for black against 1.e4

svesh.gif (1692 bytes) the Sveshnikov Sicilian
c3sic.gif (1703 bytes) a system against the c3 Sicilian which generally bores the player with the black pieces to death.

An evolving Kings Indian defence repertoire for black against 1.d4

startpos.gif (6534 bytes) A system against the four pawns attack

An evolving community e4 opening repertoire for White

A system against the Sicilian defence

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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