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2 c3 Sicilian
2 c3 Sicilian
Alapin [B22]
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By: mn
Bb5 Systems
Bb5 Systems
Rossolimo Variation [B23], [B30-1], Moscow Variation & Hybrid [B51-2]
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By: Syzygy
Closed
Closed
Closed Sicilian [B23-26]
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36 367 Last Post 06/21/17 at 17:27:10
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
GPA
GPA
Grand Prix Attack [B21 & B23]
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45 476 Last Post 11/07/17 at 22:36:02
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By: fling
Morra
Morra
Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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31 780 Last Post 07/28/19 at 08:13:45
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By: smatija
Anti-Sicilians Anti-Sicilians
2.c3, Moscow, Rossolimo, Closed, GPA, Morra, etc. [B20-31 & B50-55] with IM Sam Collins
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[B20] 1. e4 c5 2. b3
This variation looks very playable for White. The Rossolimo Bb5 move and the Grand Prix f4 without Nc3 seems to work best. Nc3 may work well in some cases, but in this one Nbd2 was used. Some good pie...

Started 02/04/18 at 09:21:00 by Mark L
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By: XChess1971
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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
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By: mn
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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
2 1565 Last Post 09/14/18 at 20:57:01
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 10320 Last Post 06/27/18 at 00:18:04
By: mn
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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: Lanark
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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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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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27 19644 Last Post 06/03/18 at 20:12:25
By: MW
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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: PatzerNoster
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Sneaking Into the g3 Sicilian With 2.Nc3 & 3.Nge2
I like the idea of being able to play g3 against all the Sicilian variations but against the Kaslashnikov and the Sveshnikov Black can play this ...e5 move and change the nature of the game. So I figu...

Started 02/13/17 at 19:50:44 by SouthofGrey
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Finally a Black rep Chessbase DVD

Started 05/15/14 at 12:48:55 by ghenghisclown
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By: ghenghisclown
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The Modern Anti Sicilan book by Sergei Soloviov
I'm curious on any thoughts about this title. This is a thick theory book at more than 500 pages on 1.e4 c5 2.a3!? discussing various tries by Black to refute the a3 variation. Kotronias in his anti S...

Started 06/25/17 at 17:55:58 by HagenWatch1
8 3351 Last Post 06/26/17 at 04:39:00
By: bragesjo
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Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians
At page 8 we see a diagram... and it's the position after 1.e4... c6 (!), instead of the Sicilian. I think it's an unforgivable printing blunder. (No, it's not a short section on the Caro-Kann, in som...

Started 07/09/16 at 07:00:56 by grandpatzer
1 2636 Last Post 07/09/16 at 11:02:06
By: Stigma
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Best book on the Anti-Sicilians for Black?
Considering that it's increasingly more difficult to play the Open Sicilian with Black (at least from my experience), what is in your opinion the best book on the Anti-Sicilians for the Black player? ...

Started 06/11/16 at 06:39:19 by grandpatzer
12 6607 Last Post 06/27/16 at 07:17:29
By: CanadianClub
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Thanks GM Dave Smerdon!
I'm very sorry to see your announcement that you will no longer be doing the Anti-Sicilian section for Chess Publishing as you "retire" from active chess to focus on your career.  Your writing style h...

Started 05/07/16 at 14:16:05 by WSS
4 3499 Last Post 05/28/16 at 12:12:46
By: RoleyPoley
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How To Play Against Kopec System
Any links to How To Play Against Kopec System would be appreciated - thank you

Started 03/31/16 at 15:52:36 by mtherrien
1 2392 Last Post 05/07/16 at 18:54:00
By: Zatara
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Beating the Anti-Sicilians by Gallagher
Does anybody know if the repertoire choices in this book are still "valid" (I don't know a better English word) compared to the books by Rogozenko, Palliser and Kotronias?
And could somebody mayb...

Started 03/07/16 at 16:54:04 by TD
3 2872 Last Post 03/19/16 at 22:58:40
By: ChevyBanginStyle
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4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Hi,
What is the best way for Black to play in the main line of the 4. Qxd4 line? (10. Rhe1)
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[White "Enter New Ga...|/pgn]
Thanks!

Started 01/14/16 at 18:15:45 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
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By: Mainline_Novelty
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Move 3 alternatives?
Hi all,
I been wondering, vs the sicilian, after e4 c5, nf3, the based on blacks reply, play either the delayed wing gambit, Smith morra, c3, or maybe bb5. Is it a decent idea? Based on what blac...

Started 01/13/16 at 16:06:06 by Mtal
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By: chk
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Beating the Anti-Sicilians By Vassilios Kotronias
As I didn't find by a manual and automatic search any match to the book, this topic is opened here for more than my question. If there is one, moderator please insert this post from the next sentence ...

Started 01/01/16 at 17:41:08 by Jupp53
3 3817 Last Post 01/02/16 at 19:10:13
By: Jupp53
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3
I've been trying to make this idea work. Recently playing White against Peter Wells, he tried 3. .. d5. After the semi forced sequence 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qe6+ 6. Qe2 Nb4 7. Qxe6 Bxe6 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. B...

Started 12/07/15 at 13:10:09 by RdC
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