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Theory and Analysis

White Opening Systems

Italian Game

Max Lange Gambit
Play the Italian like Max did.

Kolty Gambit System
Opening Pamphletpdf

Max Lange Attack

Morphy's Anti-Max Lange

Hogeye Gambit
Theory TableBookletpdfGamespgn

Two Knights Defense
Modern Variation - System for White

Giuoco Steinitz-Sveshnikov
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 cd 6 e5

Starter Opening System
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4

Chess Theory Table
White systems against 1 e4 e5

Here are my most recent Italian games from tournaments. I scored +9 =3 with no losses - 88%. Not bad! - Bill Orton


Sicilian c3 for White

Or try the Simple Opening System

Sicilian c3 with 2 ... d5 pdf
1 e4 c5 2 c3 d5

Sicilian c3 with 2 ... Nf6 pdf
1 e4 c5 2 c3 Nf6
The d5 Gambit System


Advance French

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5!
How to beat the French. ECO-style lines, essential theory, and illustrative games.


Scotch Four Knights Game

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 d4
A complete system for White, with ECO-style lines, essential theory, and illustrative games.

Black Opening Systems

Against 1. e4

The Sidewinder
Kan/Taimanov Sicilian Hybrid
Theory TablePGN

The Scorpion Kan
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd 4 Nd4 a6
Play the Sicilian to win. Solid but dynamic.
pamphletkey gamesPGN

Petroff Defense
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6

Ruy Lopez - Classical Variation
Ruy buster for black

Against 1. d4

The Slimey Benoni

In Progress - Schmid part done.

Triangle Slav

1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 c6
4 Nf3 dxc4 and offshoots.


Queen's Gambit Accepted
System for Black
Alekhine Var. & Open Lines

The Bonzo Benoni

Accelerated Queen's Indian

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 b6!?


Slav System for Black
Based on the Smyslov Variation,
with theory and selected games.

Neo-Slav & QGA Open Vars

The Fayetteville Countergambit
and Ozarks Defense
Offshoot of the Benko Gambit with a lot less theory to learn.

Queen's Gambit Declined:
Lasker Variation

Against Flank Openings

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