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Alapin [B22]
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By: Paddy
Bb5 Systems
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Rossolimo Variation [B23], [B30-1], Moscow Variation & Hybrid [B51-2]
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55 474 Last Post 09/18/20 at 22:10:55
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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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45 482 Last Post 04/05/20 at 15:42:37
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By: RoleyPoley
Morra
Morra
Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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32 841 Last Post 05/26/20 at 20:57:25
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By: MNb
Anti-Sicilians Anti-Sicilians
2.c3, Moscow, Rossolimo, Closed, GPA, Morra, etc. [B20-31 & B50-55] with IM Sam Collins
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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)
Hi,
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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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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By: Laramonet
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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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[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
3 1696 Last Post 02/21/19 at 23:35:09
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
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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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By: mn
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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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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 4878 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
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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
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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
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