ECO Index B





Welcome to ECO Index B. This is a continuation from ECO Index A. In Volume B we find a library of defences for Black. B00-09 covers defences such as the Scandinavian, Alekhine's, Robatsch and Pirc Defences. But first all replies to 1.e4 except 1... e5, 1... d5, 1... Nf6, 1... g6, 1... d6, 1... c6, 1... c5. They're covered later.


B10-19 brings us to the well known Caro Kann Defence. This is a solid if arguably passive defence for Black and a very important part of Black's defensive theory. Across the 10 entries devoted to it, the defence is introduced and developed giving you a basic insight into it's possibilities.


The final 80 openings in the section show you the opening stages of the mammoth Sicilian Defence. I wonder if there is anyone alive who has the whole deal on the Sicilian, it's so vast. It's also a very interesting opening as it's not water-tight but is razor sharp. Enjoy.


B00-09 KPO, Scandinavian, Alekhine's, Robatsch and Pirc Defences




ECO Index B: B00-09
B00 King's Pawn Opening without 1... e5, 1... d5, 1... Nf6 etc

B01 Scandinavian Defence (Center Counter Defence)

B02 Alekhine's Defence
B03 Alekhine's Defence 3.d4
B04 Alekhine's Defence, Modern Variation
B05 Alekhine's Defence, Modern Variation, 4...Bg4
B06 Robatsch (Mod) Defence, including Monkey's Bum





B07 Pirc Defence
B08 Pirc, Classical (Two Knights) System
B09 Pirc, Austrian attack
Play through the King's Pawn Openings.

B10-19 Caro Kann




ECO Index B: B10-19
B10 Caro-Kann Defence
B11 Caro-Kann, Two knights, 3...Bg4
B12 Caro-Kann Defence
B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange Variation
B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 5...e6
B15 Caro-Kann Defence
B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
B18 Caro-Kann, Classical Variation
B19 Caro-Kann, Classical, 7...Nd7
Play through the Caro Kann Openings.


B20-39 Sicilian Defence




ECO Index B: B20-39
B20 Sicilian Defence
B21 Sicilian, Grand Prix A, Smith-Morra, Siberian
B22 Sicilian Defence, Alapin Variation (2.c3)
B23 Sicilian, Closed
B24 Sicilian, Closed
B25 Sicilian, Closed
B26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
B27 Sicilian Defence
B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein Variation
B30 Sicilian Defence
B31 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rossolimo A
B32 Sicilian Defence
B33 Sicilian, Sveshnikov, Lasker-Pelikan V
B34 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., EV
B35 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., MV with Bc4
B36 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., Maroczy B
B37 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., Maroczy B, 5...Bg7
B38 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., Maroczy B, 6.Be3
B39 Sicilian Def, Accel.. Fianc.., Breyer V
Play through the Sicilian (B20-39) Openings.

B40-59 Sicilian Defence




ECO Index B: B40-59
B40 Sicilian Defence
B41 Sicilian, Kan Variation
B42 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Bd3
B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
B44 Sicilian Defence
B45 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
B50 Sicilian
B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack
B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack, 3...Bd7
B53 Sicilian, Chekhover Variation
B54 Sicilian
B55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
B56 Sicilian
B57 Sicilian, Sozin (not Scheveningen), Magnus S
B58 Sicilian, Classical
B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
Play through the Sicilian (B40-59) Openings.

B60-79 Sicilian Defence




ECO Index B: B60-79
B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
B61 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Larsen V, 7.Qd2
B62 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, 6...e6
B63 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A
B64 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...Be7 D, 9.f4
B65 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...Be7 D, 9...Nxd4
B66 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...a6
B67 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...a6 D, 8...Bd7
B68 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...a6 D, 9...Be7
B69 Sicilian, Ric-Rau, Rauzer A, 7...a6 D, 11.Bxf6
B70 Sicilian, Dragon
B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish V
B72 Sicilian, Dragon, 6.Be3
B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 8.O-O
B74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 9.Nb3
B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav A
B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav A, 7...O-O
B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav A, 9.Bc4
B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav A, 10.O-O-O
B79 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav A, 12.h4
Play through the Sicilian (B60-79) Openings.

B80-99 Sicilian Defence




ECO Index B: B80-99
B80 Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen V
B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres A
B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen, 6.f4
B83 Sicilian, Scheveningen, 6.Be2
B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen (Paulsen), Classical V
B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Class V, ...Qc7, ...Nc6
B86 Sicilian, Sozin A
B87 Sicilian, Sozin, ...a6 and ...b5
B88 Sicilian, Sozin, Leonhardt Variation
B89 Sicilian, Sozin, 7.Be3
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) V
B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky V
B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
B94 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.Bg5
B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
B96 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7.f4
B97 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Qb6, Poisoned Pawn V
B98 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7
B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
Play through the Sicilian (B80-99) Openings.

Moving On






I take it you're now a Sicilian expert with a good handle on the Caro. You don't need to learn it all the one day. If you need a break from the Dragon may I suggest you cast your eyes on Volume C.


First you start out with the French Defence where Black defends the Kings pawn from the center instead of the flank. Also contained are the Center Game, the Vienna Game, the King's Gambit.


You will also see the King's Knight Opening, Philidor's Defence, Petrov's Defence, the King's Pawn Game, the Scotch Game. You have Evan's Gambit, the Two Knight's Defence, Three Knight's Defence and Four Knight's Defence. You have the Giuoco Piano and finally you finish up with the last 40 openings dealing with the infamous Ruy Lopez.


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