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Opening line that messes up my repertoire

I built my repertoire and am quite happy with it. However it has a clear weakness that has to do with a precise move order that I'm really struggling with. As black and against 1.d4 I respond with Nf6 ...
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dealing with the pirc

What are some aggressive lines that I can employ against the Pirc, I have been using the 150 attack but I don't like black's Queenside play with c6,b5 and want an alternative setup that allows me to ...
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Rossolimo attack resources

I am in the middle of crafting my chess repertoire from scratch and have saved up quite a bit of money for the past 3 years and I want to buy resources that are most dynamic against a particular black ...
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Resources for an e4 repertoire

What are some good resources(courses,books etc) to craft a comprehensive and sound repertoire for white centered around E4, for a player of intermediate strength (2000 chess.com rapid)
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Regarding the wide repertoires of world champions

I am making a Fischer-esque repertoire, E4 as white and KID and Sicilian against D4 and E4 respectively. But I cannot help but wonder why almost all the world champions except for Fischer had very ...
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Classical french for a repertoire

I am crafting an E4 repertoire from scratch and I am looking for a dynamic approach for white against the french and have shortlisted the classical with Nc3, but here I am not sure whether the ...
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In Alapin Sicilian 2... Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 e6 what is the best plan for white?

What is the best reply after [FEN ""] 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 e6 I understand that this is definitely not the best move for black. Consulting some databases, I see that this move ...
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Is there a free online chess repertoire tool?

Is there a free online chess repertoire tool? It can be some place where you register, save variations and comments, and navigate with a board what you do. I was used to chessply, but apparently it ...
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How wide or how narrow should be the repertoire of a 1800 Elo player who still wants to continue to improve?

Should he have one defense against 1.e4 and one defense against 1.d4, or two defenses against 1.e4 and two defenses against 1.d4? Should he always play the exact same sub-variation of the exact same ...
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I can play the London system exclusively up to what rating?

There are many GMs who sometimes play the London system, but none of them play it exclusively. By "exclusively" I mean play it in over 99% of my games when I'm White, I mean adopting the ...
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What do QGA players usually play when White doesn't play exactly 1.d4 d5 2.c4?

If Black plays the KID, then Black can play Nf6, g6, Bg7, O-O, d6 against everything. If Black plays the QGD, then Black can play d5, e6, Nf6, Be7, O-O against everything. If Black plays the Slav ......
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Rep Suggestions for Petrosian System in Gruenfeld

I was wondering what people suggest against the Petrosian System in the Gruenfeld. I'm "club strength" and am just starting to learn the Gruenfeld. I'm especially curious about this c5-b5-...
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What tools can I use to help me memorise my opening repertoire? [duplicate]

I have been taking some lessons with an opening coach, and I have now got an extensive repertoire that I need to memorise. I have a big qualifying tournament in 2 weeks and up until that time I want ...
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Searching for players by primary opening choice

My opening repertoire consists mostly of openings that score respectably at the club level but rarely appear in high-level play, and far more rarely as any high-level player's primary choice rather ...
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As a coach what is the process to create a repertoire for a child?

I started coaching a child (11 yo) part-time. Has to be said that I am passionate about chess, and I am myself 1992 ELO and am new to coaching, but I like sharing and explaining. At first I was ...
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Black repertoire for players who love the English Opening

When I started playing chess I picked 3 openings (Queens Gambit as white, Caro-Kann and QGD as black) and pretty much stopped studying the openings to focus on endgames and middlegames. Some months ...
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What are the best repertoire books for White with the English Opening?

What are the best repertoire books, from White's point of view, with the English Opening?
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What was the first "Opening Repertoire" book?

As title above states, what was/were the first "Opening Repertoire" book/s? I remember that opening books of the 1970s and early 1980s weren't actually repertoires for White or Black, but treatises on ...
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Openings Recommendations to Study for Unrated Tournament [closed]

In little over a month I am planning on playing an unrated tournament. Since it is unrated I am assuming the skill level could possibly be from novice to strong. Due to the entry fee being very low ...