I very much like the outline of the opening books from Chess Star Publishing and their "three step approach" which makes learning the appropriate amount of theory or ideas much easier.
How about the typical Philidor endgame (1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8)? According to Vladimir gets some initiative but it is still a chess game.
2nd Place tie in the Mid-America Open U1900
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