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Alapin [B22]
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By: FreeRepublic
Bb5 Systems
Bb5 Systems
Rossolimo Variation [B23], [B30-1], Moscow Variation & Hybrid [B51-2]
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Closed Sicilian [B23-26]
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
Grand Prix Attack [B21 & B23]
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By: kylemeister
Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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Anti-Sicilians Anti-Sicilians
2.c3, Moscow, Rossolimo, Closed, GPA, Morra, etc. [B20-31 & B50-55] with IM David Fitzsimons
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Interesting variation with Bishop e2 and then f4
A good read (free Ebook) with many games' analysis is "Gagner avec Zébulon".

Started 03/16/24 at 08:18:43 by Philippe
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By: Philippe
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Why don't Najdorf players play 2.Nc3 Nc6?
I was just wondering, why don't Najdorf players meet 2.Nc3 with Nc6? As far as I know, 2...Nc6 is supposed to be the best way to meet the Grand Prix Attack (3.f4), and it is also the most flexible aga...

Started 01/10/20 at 16:35:50 by LordChaos21
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47 22413 Last Post 11/20/23 at 16:53:13
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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The anti-anti-Alapin Gambit
In their book "The Anti-Alapin Gambit" authors Hansen and Lakdawala dismiss 5.Nc3 after 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Nf6?! (my evaluation) 4.Bb5+ Nbd7 as "harmless".  Even if they are right, what's the harm in Whit...

Started 03/19/23 at 11:10:15 by George Jempty
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By: bragesjo
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Any books with good coverage against 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3
I guess my title says it all.  I'm looking for good study material in the line 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 (3...d5 4.e5).  Interestingly I play 2.c3 against the Sicilian but plan on a transposition from the French ...

Started 03/16/23 at 12:59:50 by George Jempty
4 1792 Last Post 05/23/23 at 11:58:54
By: Kerangali
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2.d4 and 3.Qxd4
I've encountered the following lines. Is there anything written on these. Its not clear to me if black should be starting with e6 or going for a dragon setup. For example it seems to me if black is no...

Started 07/04/22 at 02:12:21 by kevinfat
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By: shuda2
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Anti-Sicilian to avoid Najdorf
Hello folks,
as white, my biggest challenge is to play against the Najdorf, because after some years of practice and thorough analysis (also the rare 6th moves) I think it’s the best and dynamic...

Started 11/10/21 at 08:14:16 by Dobby
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By: cathexis
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What move 2 is best vs the anti sicilians
Just wondering, is there a move 2 that works best vs the anti sicilians? I guess they all have there pros and cons. Just wanted to hear what sicilian players think.

Started 07/18/21 at 00:30:17 by Mtal
8 3777 Last Post 09/01/21 at 11:52:04
By: Stigma
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Coffeehouse repertoire vs Sicilian
Gawain Jones wrote a book called Coffeehouse repertoire.
Its a 1 e4 book in two parts, I bougt part 1 and are waiting for part 2.
I was mainly thinking about Sicilian part in the book. <br ...

Started 08/10/21 at 19:27:12 by bragesjo
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By: MartinC
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New book : The Carlsen Variation
At my local chess shop I saw an new book order it today.
I will write a review here next week.
The Carlsen Variation goes s 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd2 followed by b2-b3 and ...

Started 08/29/20 at 17:45:04 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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Any opening book with these lines?
I am interested in lines like these as White against the Sicilian
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 and 4. d4 probably

Started 06/20/20 at 22:05:25 by VGA
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By: Fllg
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My new repertour vs Sicilian
I have stopped playing Open Sicilian in over the board games after many years and I have deviced an new repertouar.
Corr games convinced me that it is not worth the effort of mainting it and my m...

Started 05/14/20 at 10:54:20 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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Recent sources on the Antis for Black (2..d6)
I just read the Vigorito excerpt on the Najdorf, and was blown away. As far as one can tell by a few promotional sample pages, this is excellent!
So, while happy with my current 1..e5, I...

Started 11/14/19 at 17:39:34 by IsaVulpes
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By: TopNotch
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Something good against 2.b4
I am having some problems with this gambit. Should the pawn in accepted? It seems that the pawn sac is dubious, but I have seen quite a number of games with 2...b6. What is the best continuation?

Started 01/05/07 at 12:58:40 by sssthepro
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By: RdC
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Alapin Sicilian e6 vs d6
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4
It seems to me that there are at least three ways to handle this position as black. I'm not entirely sure of this but it seems like there are the option...

Started 11/16/19 at 23:55:44 by kevinfat
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By: IsaVulpes
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Beating the Anti-Sicilians by Kotronias
Has anybody bought the book yet? What are your impressions?
I have only briefly looked at some lines, but I like it since it fits well with my current repertoire and yet adds more analysis in con...

Started 12/05/15 at 08:48:09 by fling
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By: fling
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1 e4 c5 2 Bc4
Everybody laughs at this line, myself included (does it even have a name?). But in Marin's book 1 c4 e5, he calls the line 2 g3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 Bg2 Bc5 the Karpov variation (is this standard?) and cla...

Started 11/17/09 at 07:38:00 by Librarian
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By: FreeRepublic
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Anti-Sicilian Rep ideas
Hey All,
Just looking for some suggestions on a cohesive repertoire that pairs well with the Kopec System. I understand that the Kopec system only works against the 2..d6. What are some ideas aga...

Started 02/21/19 at 13:39:01 by FizzySoda
3 4082 Last Post 02/21/19 at 23:35:09
By: fjd
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Question about Moscow bishop exchange
Why do all the sources I have seen recommend
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+
What about 4. a4 or 4. c4 , they seem to score fine? I am thinking of playing this way (1700 level) beca...

Started 09/14/18 at 16:02:31 by VGA
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By: kylemeister
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Sam Collins' bias towards White
For quite some time now I have been having the feeling that Sam Collins, in his updates for the Anti-Sicilian section, has a rather strong – and hence, in my view, unjustified – bias towards White. Hi...

Started 06/21/17 at 09:57:58 by Pessoa
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20 23534 Last Post 06/27/18 at 00:18:04
By: fjd
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Carlsen's latest idea
Any thoughts on Carlsen's recent game with Wojtaszek at the Gashimov Memorial?
That started
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6 5. Qd2.
The follow up was b3, Bb2 and 0-0-0 with f3...

Started 04/25/18 at 10:34:14 by RdC
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By: kylemeister
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