Hammer's Openings for Black Jon Ludvig Hammer

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In this video series, Jon Ludvig Hammer provides a complete repertoire for Black using the old-school openings the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) and the Queen's Gambit Declined (often shortened to QGD). He focuses on solid lines with a pawn in the center, quick development and early castling.


Learn the modern interpretation of openings that have stood the test of time to get good positions in your black games.

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A complete repertoire for Black.


  • Introduction

    09:01 min
  • 1.e4 e5 minor lines

    51:30 min
  • The Scotch

    01:02:20 h
  • Tricky Italians

    46:17 min
  • Quiet Italians

    24:23 min
  • The Four Knights

    49:11 min
  • Spanish sidelines

    43:10 min
  • The d3 Spanish

    31:32 min
  • Breyer sidelines

    32:51 min
  • Breyer with 13.a4 and Bg5 lines

    16:43 min
  • The mainline Breyer

    38:59 min
  • 1.d4 sidelines

    30:57 min
  • The London System

    23:31 min
  • QGD Carlsbad

    31:41 min
  • QGD Lasker

    40:37 min
  • QGD 5.Bf4

    56:53 min
  • Catalan sidelines

    53:38 min
  • Mainline Catalan with 8.Qxc4

    26:31 min
  • Mainline Catalan with 8.a4

    33:01 min
  • The Reti and English

    27:03 min
  • Various 1st moves

    12:52 min
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