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The victory opens with those which are able to imitate the elements:

1.In movement, move as quickly as the WIND.

2.At the stop, be as calm as the DRILL.

3.At the time of the attack, be like devouring FIRE.

4.In defense, be as immovable as the MOUNTAIN.

5.In hiding you, be as impenetrable as DARKNESS.

6.In ambush, attack like the FLASH

The Art of the war by Sun-Tsu.

 

 

After this poetic introduction enter in the heart of the matter.

1 ) e4 - e5 2 ) Nf3 - ...

2)... - Nf6 the Blacks give up defending e5 and develop their Knight in f6 to attack e4.

 

Eeveryone is OK.... ? yes........., then one continuous.

 

A ) The White capture the pawn e5

- 3 ) Nxe5 - Qe7

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Lopez Variation : 56 Games 27 White win ( 48 % ) 20 Draw ( 36 % ) 9 Black win ( 16 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Easy Use : Rare

- 3 ) Nxe5 - Nxe4

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Damiano Variation : 43 Games 20 White win ( 46 % ) 12 Draw ( 29 % ) 11 Black win ( 25 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Easy Use : Rare

- 3 ) Nxe5 - d6

- 4 ) Nc4 - ...

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Paulsen Variation : 139 Games 65 White win ( 46 % ) 52 Draw (39 % ) 22 Black win ( 15 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Average Use : Rare

- 4 ) Nxf7 - ...

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Cochrane Gambit : 96 Games 52 White win ( 54 % ) 11 Draw ( 13 % ) 32 Black win ( 33 % )

Style : Aggressive Difficulty : Strong Use : Rare

 

- 3 ) Nxe5 - d6 4 ) Nf3 - Nxe4

- 5 ) d3 - Nf6

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French Attack : 98 Games 25 White win ( 25 % ) 55 Draw ( 57 % ) 18 Black win ( 18 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Average Use : Rare

- 5 ) d4 - Nf6

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Close Variation : 77 Games 25 White win ( 32 % ) 40 Draw ( 53 % ) 12 Black win ( 15 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Average Use : Rare

- 5 ) Qe2 - Qe7

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Lasker Variation : 541 Games 99 White win ( 18 % ) 381 Draw ( 71 % ) 61 Black win ( 11 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Weak Use : Current

- 5 ) Nc3 - ...

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Nimzovitch Variation : 368 Games 142 White win ( 38 % ) 149 Draw ( 42 % ) 75 Black win ( 20 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Weak Use : Current

 

- 3 ) Nxe5 - d6 4 ) Nf3 - Nxe4 5 ) Bd3 - d5 6 ) Qe2 - ...

- 6 ) ... - Qe7

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Sasfèpu Variation : 24 Games 9 White win ( 42 % ) 10 Draw ( 49 % ) 2 Black win ( 9 % )

Style : Aggressive Difficulty : Strong Use : Rare

 

- 3 ) Nxe5 - d6 4 ) Nf3 - Nxe4 5 ) d4 - d5 6 ) Bd3 - ...

- 6 ) ... - Be7

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Jaenisch Variation : 625 Games 238 White win ( 38 % ) 249 Draw ( 41 % ) 135 Black win ( 21 % )

Style : Solid Difficulty : Average Use : Current

 

- 6 ) ... - Bd6

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Marshall Variation : 481 Games 159 White win ( 33 % ) 214 Draw ( 45 % ) 108 Black win ( 22 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Average Use : Current

- 6 ) ... - Nc6

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Tchigorine Variation : 411 Games 146 White win ( 35 % ) 196 Draw ( 49 % ) 69 Black win ( 16 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Average Use : Current

 

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B ) The White accelerate their development by 3) d4 -...

- 3 ) ... - e5xd4

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Steinitz I Variation : 88 Games 31 White win ( 35 % ) 40 Draw ( 45% ) 17 Black win ( 19 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Average Use : Average

- 3 ) ... - Nxe4

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Steinitz II Variation : 419 Games 185 White win ( 44 % ) 145 Draw ( 35% ) 89 Black win ( 21 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Average Use : Current

 

C ) The White try to preserve the pawn e4

- 3 ) Nc3 - Bb4

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Three Knights Variation : 222 Games 94 White win ( 42 % ) 70 Draw ( 32% ) 58 Black win ( 26 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Weak Use : Neutral

 

- 3 ) d3 - ...

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Unknown Variation : 56 Games 27 White win ( 48 % ) 11 Draw ( 20% ) 18 Black win ( 32 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Weak Use : Neutral

 

D ) Others

- 3 ) Bc4 - Nxe4

- 4 ) Nc3 - ...

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Italian Variation : 61 Games 33 White win ( 54 % ) 12 Draw ( 20 % ) 16 Black win ( 26 % )

Style : Neutral Difficulty : Strong Use : Rare

 

Here, you know all (or almost) written interrogation the next week!!!

 


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