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A 1. Nf3! Repertoire (Version 1.0)
Compiled by danielpi
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Based principally on the games of Karpov, Kramnik, Smyslov, and Petrosian.

K-Indian - Denuding the enemy king
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 1-0

K-Indian - Nf3-Nd2 stops ...Nc5
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

K-Indian - 8 Bg5 I prefer, but the f3 structure is instructive
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

K-Indian - w/ ...Na6 instead of Nbd7 Same denuding strategy.
Kramnik vs Nunn, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

K-Indian - 14 b4 leads to fireworks. b3 is better for the pawn
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

K-Indian - b3 here. Greedy middlegame blunder. Opening fine.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-English - Wild and wooly. d4 at some point usually
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1996 
(A17) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English - Clear plans
Kramnik vs E Lobron, 1996
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English - Thematic open a-file and "bishop walls"
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English - Also thematic 9...a5 instead of Nbd7 (Karpov)
Kramnik vs Anand, 1998
(A17) English, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-English - Don't like new move order, Q-side thematic
Kramnik vs Anand, 2000 
(A17) English, 65 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-English - Again, e3 before b4 allows castling earlier
Kramnik vs A Kogan, 2005 
(A17) English, 49 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 - Note the propensity for isolani by Black
Kramnik vs Ribli, 1993 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 - Isolanus can occur on either side, of course
Kramnik vs Topalov, 1996 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 - A line worth learning- B is lost by 17 Qxb6
Kramnik vs Ljubojevic, 1998 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 - Note d5 before b3 leaves White more flexible.
Kramnik vs Yudasin, 1996
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

English-3..d5 - Flawed game (blitz?), but instructive opening
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 - Goes wrong in middlegame - opening fine
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(A15) English, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

English-3..d5 - Note the thematic white (strong) center
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

English-3..d5 - See previous game to compare lines
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1999 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

English-3..d5 - Dumb game, but instructive opening
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2001
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

English-3..d5 - Model opening (but only the opening, alas)
Kramnik vs Leko, 2001 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

English-3..d5 - Another model game, very thematic
Kramnik vs Topalov, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

English-..Bb7 w/o c5 - similar to other lines, clearer plans
Kramnik vs P Nikolic, 1995 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 w/o c5 - Excellent play
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

English-..Bb7 w/o c5 - where c5 is never played.
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1997 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6 and awkward ..g6
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6 and pretty clear minority attack plan
Karpov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6 with the awkward ..g6, similar to Beliavsky game
Karpov vs Short, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6, with a good response to the Ne4
Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6 instructive on how to use the e4 lever
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1991 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

QGD- the D37 ECO w/ Bf4 and ..c5 setup
Kramnik vs Yusupov, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

QGD- w/ ..c6 line, with some hidden resources made evident
Kramnik vs Timman, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

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