The Modern Italian Game

You know when you've been Benko'd

Dr.Dave's Adventures with the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

Beating the Anti-Indians

Nineteenth-Century Openings

Ten rules for the opening

Four Choices in the Opening

Reader's guide: Fine's Ideas Behind the Chess Openings

Fine's "The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings" is a great book, but dated.

  In understanding the motivations behind the major opening systems, and explaining the reasons behind the various move orders, it's great, but since 1943 judgements about chess openings have moved on a bit. Fine's probably OK on the advantages and disadvantages of a given move, but sometimes moves that he gives a thumbs-down to have been shown to be at least OK. However, I don't know anything more recent that is as good (as deep, as concise).

Openings Workshop 2010

22nd_June_2010: Openings workshop

The simpler and more specific queries were dealt with first:

A bird's eye view of repertoires

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Chess Quotes

"An isolated Pawn spreads gloom all over the chessboard."