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  1. A History of the King's Indian and the Pirc
    Tracing the historical co-origins and co-lineages of the King's Indian and Pirc Defenses.
    102 games, 1850-1997

  2. A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    This is a collection of games from Sam Collins's excellent book, "A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White," which presents a complete king's pawn repertoire focused around the isolated queen's pawn (IQP) and related lines -- generally where White plays for dark square control and attack in an open position. This is a very good repertoire for ambitious young players because it teaches an important pawn structure that can arise in a wide range of both d-pawn or e-pawn openings, and it therefore creates the basis for assimilating a wide range of opening ideas. Though I am personally interested in some variations in the book more than others, I have long been interested in the IQP structure and have found much of value in the book on the IQP generally -- as I had from Collins's earlier opening repertoire for White titled "An Attacking Repertoire for White" (which also focused on the IQP but with rather less "simple" lines). Ambitious players would do well to also spend some time studying the isolated queen pawn structure. I would especially recommend finding GM Alexandr Baburin's now classic "Winning Pawn Structures"; the book is out of print and often available only at inflated prices, but a number of .pdf copies can readily be found on the web, including at Scribd. I have also found the book "Isolani Strategy" by Alexander Beliavsky, Oleg Stetsko, and Adrian Mikhalchishin of use, though it is also becoming more rare. For those less interested in books, there are a number of online videos and articles that can be of help as well. One useful resources is titled "1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 White Repertoire Webliography," which links to videos and articles on lines very similar to those discussed by Collins in his 1.e4 e5 repertoire.

    The weakest part of the repertoire is the French Defense, which is based on ideas developed by Denis Yevseev in Fighting the French: A New Concept (nearly 400 pages of dense analysis on this line). Though playable at the amateur level, there are lots of ways for Black to do well if he knows the theory. I would simplify the repertoire more by recommending the Monte Carlo Exchange French with 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 (you can find good analysis online). This way White can transpose to familiar territory from the Scandinavian as well after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4!? with the idea of returning the pawn to 3...c6 (Panov-Botvinnik) or 3...e6 (Monte Carlo Exchange French - Game Collection: French Defense, Monte Carlo Exchange Variation or https://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/...).

    You can also simplify more by playing the Hunt or Chase Variation against the Alekhine (1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5!?), which can transpose to the c3 Sicilian (though White has other ideas too -- see the game Mazukewitsch - Kandaurov, Tula 1967, for example). And it would be good to learn the main line Panov-Botvinnik against the Caro-Kann -- though that does not simplify White's task - see http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2....

    40 games, 1964-2017

  3. Albin Counter-Gambit Ideas
    An Albin Counter-Gambit repertoire with some unusual ideas.
    20 games, 1900-2010

  4. Alterman on the Cochrane Gambit
    Games annotated by Boris Alterman in The Alterman Gambit Guide: White Gambits, on the Petroff.
    5 games, 1848-1999

  5. Anti-Caro
    6 games, 2011-2019

  6. anti-English with d6
    3 games, 1996-2010

  7. Anti-Gurgenidze
    6 games, 1978-2010

  8. Anti-Lange
    1 game, 1967

  9. Anti-Ponziani Ideas
    12 games, 1987-2017

  10. Anti-Scandinavian
    5 games, 2001-2009

  11. Anti-Sicilian Repertoire with 2.Nc3
    Some games related to an anti-Sicilian repertoire with 2.Nc3, with transpositions to various lines, including the Chekhover, Rossolimo, Grand Prix, and Open Sicilian.
    39 games, 1905-2016

  12. Axel Smith, Pump up Your Rating
    A collection of games to aid my study of IM Axel Smith's super book, Pump up Your Rating, which is an excellent guide to improving your results. Under construction.
    6 games, 2009-2012

  13. Black Fianchetto in the Open Games
    Black plays g6 in the open game following 1.e4 e5
    68 games, 1861-2018

  14. Chameleon
    1 game, 1914

  15. Chigorin Defense (D07) - positional
    Toward a Chigorin repertoire for Black, inspired in part by John Watson's classic Queen's Gambit: Chigorin Defence (Batsford 1981).
    64 games, 1896-2010

  16. Chigorin Defense (D07) - sharp e5 ideas
    23 games, 1912-2017

  17. Classical Dutch
    Inspired by Simon Williams's "Play the Classical Dutch"
    13 games, 1922-2012

  18. Czech Benoni
    6 games, 1958-2011

  19. Danger in Chess
    Games from Amatzia Avni's Danger in Chess: How to Avoid Making Blunders.
    4 games, 1934-1990

  20. Dark Knight System Games
    Sample games.
    1 game, 2011

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