1.e4 e5 - Top-Level Repertoire for Black (7h and 12min Running Time) 


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Introduction and Free Preview  Free
  • Chapter 1 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 1 - 2.¤c3 (and rare lines)  Closed
  • Chapter 1 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - King's Gambit  Closed
  • Chapter 2 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - 2.Bc4  Closed
  • Chapter 3 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - Rare 3th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 4 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Video Lecture - Part 1  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Video Lecture - Part 2  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Video Lecture - Part 3  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Video Lecture - Part 4  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - The Scotch  Closed
  • Chapter 5 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - 4 Knights rare 4th moves  Closed
  • Chapter 6 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - 4 Knights 4.d4  Closed
  • Chapter 7 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - 4 Knights 4.Bb5  Closed
  • Chapter 8 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - Italian 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5  Closed
  • Chapter 9 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Video Lecture - Part 1  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Video Lecture - Part 2  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Italian 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3  Closed
  • Chapter 10 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - Video Lecture  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - Ruy Lopez with 3...Nge7  Closed
  • Chapter 11 - Memory Booster  Closed
  • Test Section  Closed
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    1.e4 e5 - Top-Level Repertoire for Black


    GM Ivan Cheparinov has just released one of his most amazing projects. In just one database, the famous theoretician managed to provide a complete 1.e4 e5 repertoire for Black. The repertoire is designed to be as practical as possible, keeping in mind that all the lines should be suitable for top-level players. Against all the major openings, such as Ruy Lopez, Italian, and Scotch, Cheparinov suggests somewhat less explored systems that he manages to revive with strong novelties.

    The course consists of 11 theoretical chapters, 11 interactive test positions, a Memory Booster, and a Video Version (7h and 12min).

    Course Overview

    1.e4 e5 2.d4/Nc3/f4/Bc4

    The first 3 Chapters are dedicated to White’s alternatives to 2.Nf3:

    - The observation begins with the Central opening (2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4/3.Nf3) and the Vienna game (2.Nc3) in Chapter 1.
    - Then comes the accepted romantic King’s gambit 2.f4 exf4, where noteworthy is the approach of meeting 3.Nf3 with 3…Nf6!? 4.e5 Nh5 and 3.Bc4 with 3…Nc6!? and a timely g7-g5.
    - The readers will also find interesting news about challenging the Bishop’s opening 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 with 3…c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 a5!?

    Next, Chapter 4 deals with White’s continuations (with an exception of 3.d4) after 2.Nf3 Nc6, the most common of which is the Ponziani with 3.c3.


    The reliability of Black’s 3…d5 is confirmed;

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4/3.Nc3

    Chapter 5 is exploring in depth the main Scotch with 4…Qf6!? and the possible transpositions to the system with an early Bf8-c5


    This line is one of the cornerstones of our opening repertoire. Cheparinov managed to find many interesting new ideas in this system.

    The following 2 Chapters are correlated with the Scotch, even though they are featuring 3.Nc3 Nf6.


    In Chapter 6, where White’s less popular options on move 4 are covered, the main line is 4.a4!? a6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Bb4, while Chapter 7 is about the latest developments in the classical move order 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 d5 9.exd5 and the trendy 9…Bg4!?

    The current theoretical state of the 4 Knights with 4.Bb5 Nd4 is given in Chapter 8.


    It is instructive to follow in great detail the intricacies of the main line 5.Bc4 Bc5 6.Nxe5 Qe7 7.Nf3 d5, which seems to lead to an almost forced draw;

    Review of the Two Knights (3.Bc4 Nf6)/Ruy Lopez (3.Bb5)

    One can expect a relatively rare, but fighting option against the sharpest 4.Ng5 as well.


    Indeed, after 4…d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5 in Chapter 9 a preference is given to 6…Bd7!?, while the standard c7-c6 break is delayed for several moves with the intention to bring back by it the stranded Na5 and direct it to the excellent d4-square;

    Chapter 10 is dedicated to the restrained 4.d3, when the second invitation for entering the Italian game is also declined. The author is limiting the bishop to the e7-square and various possibilities on the next two moves for the central d7-d5 break are thoroughly analyzed;

    Finally, in Chapter 11 about the Ruy Lopez the emphasis is on replying to 3.Bb5 with 3….Nge7!? Black is usually directing this knight to g6 and uses every opportunity to activate Bf8 to c5.


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