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1.e4 e5 is the most traditional chess opening there is, but certainly not a dull one. Playing 1... e5 is the most principal and logical reply on 1. e4 and not a bad choice at all. The black player says he's not afraid of opening crucial lines or files that often lead to more tactical play. 1. e4 e5 - also referred as Open Game or Double King's Pawn Opening - can lead to several openings e.g. the Ruy Lopez, Italian Game, Scotch, Center Game, King's Gambit, Petroff, Vianna Game and Four Knight's Game, along with a lot of sidelines. But most of these opening are very common, so you will find them in their own chapter. In the romantic era of chess the first two moves e4 and e5 nine out of ten times was the start of a game. 1... e5 never lost its popularity and is still played on every level. The list of top players is too long to name them all. Even most Sicilian-specialist have 1... e5 in their repertoire, in case they want to play a more solid or balanced game. Apart from some very instructive books from the white perspective, well known chess authors wrote books on a black repertoire after 1... e5, e.g. Nigel Davies, Glenn Flear, Nikolaos Ntirlis and Martin Lokander. If you don't want to give away the centre of the board without a fight and you're not afraid to learn some theory, playing 1... e5 might be your cup of tea.



Four Knights: Move By Move - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2012 Everyman Chess Four Knights: Move By Move-Lakdawala, Cyrus

Why play the Four Knights? Why play something that’s considered to be symmetrical or even dull? Why, if one has dynamic options to its disposal such as the Italian, Scotch or Ruy Lopez? According to Cyrus Lakdawala the appeal of this opening is primarily that we remove the main prep of our well booked up opponents. In other words: we are able to ‘just play some chess’ after the opening stage, with a small but clear advantage that is (and sometimes more).
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Bologan's Black Weapons In The Open Games - Bologan, Victor
2014 New In Chess Bologan's Black Weapons In The Open Games-Bologan, Victor

The title of this book tells the whole tale. Bologan's Black Weapons In The Open Games: How To Play For A Win If White Avoids The Ruy Lopez can be considered a modern bible for those black players who are not afraid to play 1. e4 e5. Bologan offers answers in great detail for black against all white openings, expect for the Ruy Lopez. Het recons the Spanish deserves its own book, and the black player has to choose and study it carefully and separately.
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How To Beat The Open Games - Johnsen, Sverre
2018 Gambit Publications How To Beat The Open Games-Johnsen, Sverre

How To Beat The Open Games is a guide for club players who are willing to invest some time on how to play the principled 1… e5. Author Sverre Johnson believes that playing the ‘Open Games’ is an essential part of every chess players education. That being said, 1… e5 might also be one of the best responses for every chess player who is prepared to do some homework, and at the same time doesn’t walk away from some sharp, tactical lines.
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First Steps: 1 E4 E5 (everyman Chess) - Emms, John
2018 Everyman Chess First Steps: 1 E4 E5 (everyman Chess)-Emms, John

First Steps: 1 E4 E5 is a great introduction to the so called King’s Pawn Openings, a classical start of the game, most of the times simply called 1. e4 e5. The book is mainly for the serious beginner who is not afraid to answer e4 with e5. With this book in hand the black player can study his or her first steps, although the white 1. e4-player can learn a lot from this book too. Especially the chapters on the Italian - which together form the core of this book – are for both colours.
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The Nakhmanson: A Super-aggressive Gambit - Gifford, Gary
2021 Independently The Nakhmanson: A Super-aggressive Gambit-Gifford, Gary

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How To Win With Two Knights Defense - Kleider, Hans
2019 Independently How To Win With Two Knights Defense-Kleider, Hans

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Tricky King Pawn Openings: Chess For Club Players - Jordan, Fm Bill
2018 Independently Tricky King Pawn Openings: Chess For Club Players-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 5: The Bishop's Opening - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 5: The Bishop's Opening-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 8: The Evans Gambit - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 8: The Evans Gambit-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 7: The Danish Gambit - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 7: The Danish Gambit-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 4: The 4 Knights - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 4: The 4 Knights-Duke, Michael

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Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 3: The 2 Knights - Duke, Michael
2018 Opening Tactics: 1. E4 E5: Volume 3: The 2 Knights-Duke, Michael

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King Pawn 1.e4 E5: Second Edition - Chess Opening Games - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently King Pawn 1.e4 E5: Second Edition - Chess Opening Games-Sawyer, Tim

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Tricky King Pawn Openings: Chess For Club Players - Jordan, Fm Bill
2018 Tricky King Pawn Openings: Chess For Club Players-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Main Line 1.e4 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (main Line Chess Playbooks) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Main Line 1.e4 Playbook: 200 Opening Chess Positions For White (main Line Chess Playbooks)-Sawyer, Tim

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King's Knight Openings C40-49 Including Philidor, Petrov, Scotch, And Four Knigh: 621 Characteristic Chess Puzzles - Harvey, Bill
2017 Independent King's Knight Openings C40-49 Including Philidor, Petrov, Scotch, And Four Knigh: 621 Characteristic Chess Puzzles-Harvey, Bill

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Chess Games 1.e4 Series: 5 Books In 1 (sawyer Chess Games) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently Chess Games 1.e4 Series: 5 Books In 1 (sawyer Chess Games)-Sawyer, Tim

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King Pawn Puzzles: 200 Easy Chess Opening Checkmates (easy Puzzles) - Sawyer, Tim
2017 Independently King Pawn Puzzles: 200 Easy Chess Opening Checkmates (easy Puzzles)-Sawyer, Tim

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Latvian Gambit: 6. ... Nf6 In Svedenborg Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. Nf3 F5 3. Bc4 Fxe4 4. Nxe5 D5 5. Qh5+ G6 6. Nxg6 Nf6 7. Qe5+ - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently Latvian Gambit: 6. ... Nf6 In Svedenborg Variation: 1. E4 E5 2. Nf3 F5 3. Bc4 Fxe4 4. Nxe5 D5 5. Qh5+ G6 6. Nxg6 Nf6 7. Qe5+-Lonsdale, David Robert

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Alapin's Opening: 1. E4 E5 2. Ne2 - Lonsdale, David Robert
2017 Independently Alapin's Opening: 1. E4 E5 2. Ne2-Lonsdale, David Robert

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King Pawn: 1.e4 E5 Open Games In Chess Openings - Sawyer, Tim
2016 Independent King Pawn: 1.e4 E5 Open Games In Chess Openings-Sawyer, Tim

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Chess Superstars Play The Evans Gambit (philidor Academy Openings) - Schiller, Eric
2013 Independent Chess Superstars Play The Evans Gambit (philidor Academy Openings)-Schiller, Eric

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Two Knights A Chess Killing Machine With An Emphasis On 4 Ng5 - Bussom, Andrew
2013 Joshua & Clarissa Publishing Two Knights A Chess Killing Machine With An Emphasis On 4 Ng5-Bussom, Andrew

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The Four Knights Game (new In Chess) - Obodchuk, Andrey
2011 New In Chess,Csi The Four Knights Game (new In Chess)-Obodchuk, Andrey

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Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1 E4: Dealing With The Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine And Other Tricky Lines - Greet, Andrew Dr
2011 Everyman Chess Beating Unusual Chess Defences: 1 E4: Dealing With The Scandinavian, Pirc, Modern, Alekhine And Other Tricky Lines-Greet, Andrew Dr

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Starting Out: Open Games (starting Out - Everyman Chess) - Flear, Glenn
2010 Everyman Chess Starting Out: Open Games (starting Out - Everyman Chess)-Flear, Glenn

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Play The Ponziani (everyman Chess) - Taylor, Dave, Hayward, Keith
2010 Everyman Chess Play The Ponziani (everyman Chess)-Taylor, Dave Hayward, Keith

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How To Play Against 1 E4 - Mcdonald, Neil
2009 Everyman Chess How To Play Against 1 E4-Mcdonald, Neil

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Dangerous Weapons: 1e4e5: Dazzle Your Opponents In The Open Games! (everyman Chess) - Emms, John, Flear, Glenn, Greet, Andrew Dr
2008 Everyman Chess Dangerous Weapons: 1e4e5: Dazzle Your Opponents In The Open Games! (everyman Chess)-Emms, John Flear, Glenn Greet, Andrew Dr

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Cd Play 1 E4 E5! - Davies, Nigel
2007 Everyman Chess Cd Play 1 E4 E5!-Davies, Nigel

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Play 1e4 E5: A Complete Repertoire For Black In The Open Games (everyman Chess) - Davies, Nigel
2005 Everyman Chess Play 1e4 E5: A Complete Repertoire For Black In The Open Games (everyman Chess)-Davies, Nigel

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Two Knights Defence - Pinski, Jan
2004 Everyman Chess Two Knights Defence-Pinski, Jan

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The Four Knights - Pinski, Jan
2003 Everyman Chess The Four Knights-Pinski, Jan

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