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A 1. Nf3! Repertoire (Version 2.0)
Compiled by danielpi
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1...Nf6

Eng1 (English Symmetrical Hedgehog) 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. g3 b6 5. Bg2 Bb7 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 ...

Space, mobility, and weaknesses are principal factors. Likely endgame involves advanced pawns and rook(s).

1...d5

SS1 (Semi-Slav) 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O

Eng1 8...d6 9. Rd1 followed by b3, Bb2, e4 and gaining space
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Eng1 8...d6 9. b3 -- 9. Rd1 move order is more flexible
Karpov vs Gheorghiu, 1977 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Eng. 8. d6 9. b3 Nbd7 10. e4... exchange on d-file
Petrosian vs S Garcia Martinez, 1975
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Eng1 8...0-0 9. Rd1 Nc6 (d6 transposes) 10. Qf4
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Eng1 8...Nc6 9. Qf4 followed by Rd1, b3, e4, e5, and trade Q's
Smyslov vs Benko, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 68 moves, 1-0

SS1 (not repertoire), but classic themes, model piece placement
Karpov vs H Grund, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

SS1 8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Be2.. black's pawn c6 becomes weak
Karpov vs Van der Wiel, 1988 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

SS1 8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qe7 10. Ba2.. ctrl dark sq's, press k-side
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

SS1 8... dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6 w/ ...b5 Be2 and knight exchange on e4
Karpov vs Kramnik, 1999
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

SS1 8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6, w/ central control after 19...f6
Ponomariov vs D Rogic, 2000
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

SS1 8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6, with an ...e5, Qh4 w/ K-side play
Karpov vs Anand, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

SS1 8...dxc4 9. Bxc4 a6 w/ ...e5, ...h6; pressure Q-side
Kramnik vs Piket, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

SS1 8...Re8 9. Rd1 and after ...e5 dxe5, use minority attack
Karpov vs Lautier, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

SS1 8...Re8 with 12. b3 dxc4 and 15. BxNf5 and big exchanges
Karpov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

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