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This chess opening for Black gives you 200 diagrams after 1.e4 e5 and 1.d4 d5. Your repertoire is set for you to play the Black side of the Ruy Lopez and the Semi-Slav Defence. Analyzed positions are selected based on the popularity of play, based on what has the highest performance rating, or based on the best chess engine evaluation. Black chooses bold unbalanced play in reliable defensive systems. The plan is to accept almost every gambit that White offers and threaten to win with the extra material. The first half of the book covers 1.e4 e5. The second half covers 1.d4 d5 plus related ideas after 1.Nf3 and 1.c4. This Playbook series tells you what to play. There are 200 key positions for Black in response to what White most often plays. Five moves for Black are added below most of the diagrams. That gives you hundreds of moves for your preparation. The openings covered after 1.e4 e5 include King’s Gambit, Vienna Game, Bishop’s Opening, Scotch Game, Italian Game, and Ruy Lopez. After 1.d4 d5 Black has lines to play against Trompowsky, London System, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Queens Gambit, and Semi-Slav Defence. Let this Playbook guide you. It’s your move in every diagram. Start well and you will win more games. Be prepared!