Active opening repertoire

You get thorough opening knowledge with white and black from this course.
Choose it as your first opening repertoire or for playing online games.

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Learn how to use this course and how to master openings with our new method.
1. Introduction & How to use this course
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World champions have played Ng5 against the Two Knights Defense. Why don't you try it, too?
2. Two knights defense 1 - counterplay with Ng5
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Sacrifice your knight on f7-, and your opponent will be "dead as a piece of liver", as the Italian idiom says.
3. Two knights defense 2 - Fried liver attack (Nxf7)
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Your opponent can try to trick you with b5-. However, if you know the remedy, you will have the upper hand.
4. Two knights defense 3 - Ulvestad variation (b5)
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Another rare but tricky line. Do not worry, you will get the recipe in this lesson.
5. Two knights defense 4 - Fritz variation (Nd4)
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A very sharp counterattack with Black. We show you the best moves.
6. Two knights defense 5 - Traxler gambit (Bc5)
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The Evans Gambit is an active line of the Giuoco Piano. You will surely enjoy it.
7. Evans gambit - Ba5 main line
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You can learn from this lesson how to handle the critical position after move seven.
8. Evans gambit - variations on the move 7
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The unexpected Qb3 move from Tartakower leads to a very sharp position in the Evans gambit.
9. Evans gambit - Tartakower attack (Qb3)
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Morphy, the famous tactician, also played the Evans Gambit. Let's follow in the master's footsteps.
10. Evans gambit - Morphy vs. McDonnell defense
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Prepare for the Petroff defense with an asymmetrical variation.
11. Petroff defense - Steinitz variation (d4)
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Your opponent can try to surprise you with rare openings after 1.e4 e5, 2. Nf3. If they had known your preparation…
12. Philidor defense and rare e4 e5, Nf3 lines
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We can avoid the main lines with active play in the Alekhine defense, too.
13. Alekhine defense - Saemisch attack (Nc3)
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Bias the positional players to an unknown tactical territory. They will feel uncomfortable, I'm sure.
14. Caro-Kann defense - Fantasy variation (f3)
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French players like to play a closed position. We do not give them this pleasure.
15. French defense - Exchange variation with c4
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You have to be well prepared to win against the seemingly innocent Scandinavian.
16. Scandinavian defense 1
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The Scandinavian defense has so many variations that one lesson was not enough to cover them.
17. Scandinavian defense 2
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We teach you a time-proven setup against the Pirc and Modern defenses.
18. Pirc and Modern defenses - 150 attack
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Nobody likes to play against the mighty Sicilian because Black usually enforces his/her will. But not in the Morra gambit.
19. Sicilian defense - Morra gambit accepted 1
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Black has to defend heavily after accepting the gambit pawn.
20. Sicilian defense - Morra gambit accepted 2
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What if Black is cautious and does not accept the gambit pawn?
21. Sicilian defense - Morra gambit declined 1
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There are many ways to decline the Morra gambit. You have to be prepared for all of them.
22. Sicilian defense - Morra gambit declined 2
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The Petroff is your main weapon against 1.e4. It looks drawish, but there are quite many sharp lines in it.
23. Petroff defense - main line
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A surprising retreat and an incorrect sacrifice. You have no problems if you are well prepared.
24. Petroff defense - Nimzowitsch & Cochrane
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You can play this sharp line with White and Black as well.
25. Petroff defense - Steinitz variation
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Accept the gambit and concentrate on piece play rather than keeping the extra pawn.
26. King's gambit - Abbazia defense
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Play against the old-style Vienna with simple but correct moves.
27. Vienna game
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You also have to be prepared against the rare second moves after 1. e4 e5.
28. Bishop's opening, Center game, Goring gambit
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Avoid the long strategic lines and accept the gambit pawn.
29. Queen's gambit accepted 1 (3.Nf3)
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Undermine White's strong center with active moves.
30. Queen's gambit accepted 2 (3.e4)
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Hinder White's development by playing unusual moves on the queenside.
31. Queen's gambit accepted 3 (3.Nc3)
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It is not difficult to equalize the position against these rare lines.
32. Queen's gambit accepted 4 (Qa4+ & g3)
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Attack your opponent already in the opening. London players do not like it.
33. London system (Bf4)
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Answer with rare moves to the rare lines.
34. Colle system - Torre attack - Lewitzky attack
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Transform the English opening to Tarrasch, and your opponent can forget his/her preparation.
35. Tarrasch defense against the English opening
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Don't be confused by the rare flank opening. Check your plan against 1.b3 and 1.b4.
36. Flank opening (1.b3 or b4)
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