Opening repertoires

In search of a consistent repertoire (see http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/choosing-opening-repertoire#together )

I offer an image, a table and a PDF.

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Key & consistent repertoire              

Main system Alekhin (1...Nf6) Caro-Kann (1...c6) French (1...e6) Pirc/Modern (1...g6) Scandinavian (1...d5) Sicilian (1...c5)
Piece play (Baker) Scotch Four Knights' with Qf3 2.Nc3 Two Knights' Main lines 3.Nc3 150 Attack Main lines Main lines of Open
Pawn wedges/waves (Gufeld) Scotch Miezes Four Pawns' Attack Advance Advance Austrian Bc4 with d3 Grand Prix Attack 3.f4
King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack King's Indian Attack
Attacking with f4 (Bangiev) Vienna Gambit Four Pawns' Attack 2.Nc3 and 3.f4 Steinitz/Tarrasch f4 Austrian Bc4 with d3 Grand Prix Attack 3.f4
IQP positions (Dempsey) Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch
Main lines Alapin 2.c3









King's Pawn Repertoires              

Main system Alekhin Caro-Kann French Pirc/Modern Scandinavian Sicilian
Martin – Strategic Bishop's Opening 4.Nf3 Exchange Tarrasch Classical 3.Be2 Alapin 2.c3
Emms Bishop's Opening Exchange 2.c4/Panov King's Indian Attack 150 Attack Main lines/3.Bb5+ Closed Sicilian
Davies – gambiteer Danish Gambit 3.Nc3 Fantasy 3.f3 Wing gambit b4 Austrian 4.b4 Wing gambit b4
Davies – attacking DVD Four Knights' 4.g3 (Glek) 2.Nc3 Fantasy 3.f3 2.f4 2.f4 4.g3 2.Na3
Baker Italian Game 2.Nc3 Two Knights' Two Knights' Austrian Main lines/3.Bb5+ Two Knights'
EJCC Italian Game Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Exchange 4.c4 150 Attack Main lines Alapin 2.c3
Keene/Levy 1 Italian Game Four Pawns' Attack Panov, Gunderam Main lines 3.Nc3 Byrne Bg5 Main lines Alapin 2.c3
Davies – videos King's Gambit
Two Knights' Wing gambit b4 4.Bc4 3.Nf3 Two Knights'/Wing gambit b4
Kaufman Ruy Lopez Exchange Exchange Advance Tarrasch 150 Attack 3.Nf3 Moscow/Rossolimo Bb5
Davies – Endgame Ruy Lopez Exchange
Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch Classical
Alapin 2.c3
Gufeld 2 Scotch Four Knights' 4.Nf3 Advance Tarrasch 3.f3 [Nothing!] Alapin 2.c3
Keene/Levy 2 Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Advance Advance, Kupreichik Byrne Bg5 Main lines Alapin 2.c3
Dempsey Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch 150 Attack Main lines Alapin 2.c3
DR Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Advance, Kupreichik Fianchetto 2.Nc3 Grand Prix Attack 3.f4
McDonald Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch Korchnoi Gambit 150 Attack Main lines Main lines of Open**
Collins Scotch Miezes 4.Nf3 Panov-Botvinnik Advance Austrian Main lines Alapin 2.c3
Collins 2nd Italian Game 4.Nf3 Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch without e5 3.Bd3 Main lines Alapin 2.c3
Davies – Controlled Scotch Miezes 4.Nf3 Panov-Botvinnik Exchange 4.Nf3 Byrne Bg5 3.Nf3 Open 6.Be2
Bangiev CD Vienna Gambit 2.Nc3 Advance Advance or 2.f4 3.f4 Bc4 with d3 Grand Prix Attack 3.f4
Gufeld 1 Vienna Game Four Pawns' Attack Advance Advance Austrian Main lines Grand Prix Attack 2.f4
Sielecki Scotch Game Exchange Two Knights' Exchange 150 Attack Main lines Rossolimo AND Alapin 2.c3
Moret Italian Game 2.Nc3 Advance King's Indian Attack Fianchetto Main lines Grand Prix Attack 2.f4
Consensus Scotch Four Knights' Exchange Panov-Botvinnik Tarrasch 150 Attack Main lines Alapin 2.c3










Main system Alekhin (1...Nf6) Caro-Kann (1...c6) French (1...e6) Pirc/Modern (1...g6) Scandinavian (1...d5) Sicilian (1...c5)
**Open Sicilians              

Classical Scheveningen/no a6 Scheveningen/a6 Najdorf Dragon Taimanov Sveshnikov
McDonald Richter-Rauzer Bg5 Be3/f4 Be3/Be2 English Be3/f3 Yugoslav 9.O-O-O Be3/Qd2 9.Nd5
Davies Sicilian 6.g3 6.g3 6.g3 6.g3 6.g3 6.g3 8.Bxf6
Nunn/Gallagher Richter-Rauzer Bg5 Keres attack 6.g4 Keres attack 6.g4 6.Be2 Yugoslav 9.O-O-O 6.f4 9.Nd5
Aagaard & Shaw Richter-Rauzer Bg5 Keres attack 6.g4 Keres attack 6.g4 6.Bg5 Yugoslav 9.O-O-O Be3/Bd3 9.Bxf6
de la Villa Richter-Rauzer Bg5 English Be3/f3 English Be3/f3 English Be3/f3 Yugoslav 9.Bc4 Be3/Qd2 9.Bxf6









Queen's Pawn Repertoires              

Main system Grunfeld Slav Nimzo-Indian King's Indian Dutch Benoni/Benko
Burgess/Pedersen QGA 3.e4/QGD Rubinstein/Exchange Exchange/Be3 Main lines Bg5 Classical 4.Qc2 Bayonet 2.Nc3 h3/Bd3
Dunnington QGA 3.e4/QGD Exchange 4.Bf4 Bg5 4.f3 Four Pawns' Attack 4.f3 Four Pawns' Attack
Summerscale Colle/Zukertort Colle/Zukertort Colle/Zukertort Colle/Zukertort Barry Attack/150 Attack 2.Bg5/3.d5 d5 without c4
Palliser QGA Furman/QGD Exchange Taimanov 5.Bg5 Slow Slav 4.e3 QID 4.e3 Petrosian 7.d5 2.Nc3 7.Bf4
Keene QGA 3.e3 (3.Nc3 1995)/QGD Exchange Semi-Russian Exchange Closed Samisch Nge2 Main lines g3 Taimanov 7.f4
Kaufman 2nd QGA dxc5/3.e4 / QGD Exchange Russian Czech Ne5 / 4.Qc2 QID 4.g3 7.Re1 Mar Del Plata 2.Bg5 7.Bf4
Sielecki Catalan Fianchetto g3 (avoided!) (avoided!) Fianchetto g3 b3 Main lines g3 d5 without c4
Watson QGA 3.e3 (3.Nc3 1995)/QGD Exchange Exchange/7.Rb1 or 7.Bg5 3.Nc3 4.e3 Rubinstein 6.Nge2 Makagonov h3 Main lines g3 Bd3 h3 Bg5
Moskalenko QGA misc / QGD Exchange 5.Bd2 Exchange Open Samisch / 4.f3 Four Pawns' Attack
Taimanov 7.f4









Consistent approach:







Nc3/Bg5 QGD Orthodox Taimanov 5.Bg5 Main lines Bg5 Leningrad 4.Bg5 Smyslov 5.Bg5/Petrosian 7.d5 2.Bg5 or 5.Bg5 Uhlmann's variation
f3 QGD Exchange with Nge2 4.f3
4.f3 Samisch 5.f3 4.f3 6/7 f3
f4 Pillsbury Attack Main line exchange
Closed Samisch Four Pawns' Attack
Four Pawns' Attack/Taimanov
g3 Catalan Fianchetto g3
Kasparov g3 Fianchetto g3 Main lines g3 Fianchetto g3


























































































Bibliography







Aagaard & Shaw Experts vs. the Sicilian
Quality Press 2006



Baker A startling opening repertoire
Batsford 1998



Bangiev CD Opening repertoire for White with 1.e4 ChessBase 2004



Burgess/Pedersen Queen's Gambit for the Attacking Player and Beating the Indian Defences Batsford 1995 & 1997



Collins An attacking repertoire for White Batsford 2004



Collins A simple repertoire for White
Gambit 2016



Davies – Controlled Suggested repertoire
Chesspublishing.com Accessed 2010



Davies – Endgame Suggested repertoire
Chesspublishing.com Accessed 2011



Davies attacking DVD 1.e4 for the Creative attacker
Everyman 2007



Davies gambiteer Gambiteer 1
Everyman 2007



Davies Sicilian Taming the Sicilian
Everyman 2002



Davies video Dirty Tricks Vol.1 (Foxy Openings) & Sicilicide GM video ?



de la Villa Dismantling the Sicilian
New in Chess 2009



Dempsey Personal communication

2001



DR My old 1.e4 repertoire

2005



Dunnington Attacking with 1.d4
Everyman 2001



EJCC DR's recommendations for juniors
2009



Emms Attacking with 1.e4
Everyman 2004



Gufeld 1 An opening repertoire for the attacking player Cadogan 1993



Gufeld 2 An opening repertoire for the positional player Cadogan 1997



Kaufman The Chess Advantage In Black And White McKay 2004



Kaufman The Chess Advantage In Black And White 2nd edition McKay 2016



Keene An opening repertoire for White Batsford 1984 (updated 1995)



Keene/Levy 1 An opening repertoire for the attacking player Batsford 1976



Keene/Levy 2 An opening repertoire for the attacking player Batsford 1993



Martin – Strategic Suggested repertoire
Chesspublishing.com Accessed 2009



McDonald Starting out 1.e4
Everyman 2006



Nunn/Gallagher Beating the Sicilian 3
Batsford 1995



Palliser Play 1.d4!
Batsford 2003



Summerscale A killer opening repertoire
Everyman 1998



Sielecki Keep it Simple 1.e4
New in Chess 2017



Sielecki Keep it Simple 1.d4
New in Chess 2019



Moret My first chess repertoire
New in Chess 2017



Watson A strategic opening reperatoire Gambit 2015



Moskalenko An attacking repertoire with 1.d4 New in Chess 2019



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