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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: Kerangali
Sveshnikov  (2 Viewing)
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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By: Bibs
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Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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132 1688 Last Post 08/25/23 at 14:13:03
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By: Isolani
Classical  (1 Viewing)
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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By: FreeRepublic
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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By: kylemeister
Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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Carlsen essays the Fischer-Sozin
A bit of a blast from the past, I'd say, with Carlsen today (vs. Keymer) playing an old favorite of John Emms: 6. Bc4 e6 7. a4. The continuation was 7...Be7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. Be3 Qc7 10. Qe2 Bd7 11. a5 Ng...

Started 10/05/23 at 15:00:03 by kylemeister
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Löwenthal broken?
hello! I'm a player who always liked Löwenthal, but when analyzing the 13.Be2 sideline I couldn't find a decent answer.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qf6 8.Qd...

Started 09/14/23 at 15:09:07 by PlayerCorres
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By: FreeRepublic
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Interesting sicilian line
Is there any way to take advantage of the rare move order 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6? If not why is this so rare?
5.Nc3 e6 or 5...d6 6.Be3 Nf6 looks decent
5.c4 and e6...

Started 09/06/23 at 19:26:00 by PlayerCorres
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Wanting to learn thr Najdorf, where to start?
Hi all,
So I been wanting to add a sicilian to my rep and thr Najdorf looks pretty interesting. Any reconmendations on any books or videos I can start with? Thanks.

Started 08/20/23 at 22:53:16 by Mtal
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Classical Sicilian 6.Be3, dubious or tricky?
When learning the Classical Sicilian for Black, the usual advice is "check theory for Bc4 and Bg5 lines (and decide between Kozul or Be7 lines vs Bg5), and find your own solutions against oth...

Started 07/08/23 at 11:23:12 by Kerangali
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By: kylemeister
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New Open Sicilian book
A saw a new book at local Chess store.
The Open Sicilian : An Ambitious White Repertoire for Club by Ivan Saric
Looks like its based on a Chessable course.  Excerpt says English attack them...

Started 05/21/23 at 16:18:02 by bragesjo
8 1340 Last Post 05/28/23 at 23:22:51
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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The Killer Sicilian by Tony Rotella
I have 2 questions for openings experts:
1) Which line is actually the best line against the Kalashnikov?
2) It can be usefull to bypass the Kalashnikov playing 1. e4 c5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. Nc3 ...

Started 04/19/10 at 18:27:27 by Templare2
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By: BobbyDigital80
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Taimanov-Scheveningen by Semkov
The Taimanov-Scheveningen Hybrid
by Semko Semkov
~250 pages, Chess-Stars, June 2022
This book offers a full repertoire based on the Taimanov move order 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4...
Some more text

Started 05/10/22 at 07:56:23 by tracke
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By: nestor
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Theoretical State of the Najdorf-Scheveningen
Very little literature is published (certainly recently) on the Classical Scheveningen (Scheveningen with a Najdorf move order).
I realise that various publications have given Scheveningen positi...

Started 01/31/23 at 20:03:28 by najdorfslayer
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By: MartinC
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King's Kalashnikov
Has anyone with more experience of the opening had a good look at King's new book or his chessable video and got an opinion of them, please?
I'm a big fan of Danny King's previous stuff, he's don...

Started 07/08/22 at 16:54:10 by shuda2
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By: bragesjo
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Question re "In Fischer's Footsteps" in CBM 209
I believe this is an article about 6. Bc4 e6 7. 0-0 in the Najdorf, by GM Yago Santiago.  I wonder if someone who has it would like to say something about the contents, such as what variation(s) it ad...

Started 10/06/22 at 22:10:26 by kylemeister
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The Kveinys Variation by Andrew Martin
I was just browsing the net and saw this, The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6 by Andrew Martin. It is an older DVD and I tried looking on chesspub for any reviews and did not...

Started 08/04/21 at 12:45:37 by Darthmambo
1 1245 Last Post 08/04/21 at 13:26:35
By: MartinC
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The classical sicilian
Hi all,
I been thinking of playing a sicilian and was wonder about the classic sicilian. Actually I always thought it was a kind of Nijdorf but it seems like it is different. I been reading stuff...

Started 07/30/21 at 18:25:21 by Mtal
3 1753 Last Post 08/04/21 at 12:33:09
By: Mtal
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Pruijssers & Zwirs repertoire for White
ChessBase have released a 3-DVD repertoire for White in the Open Sicilian by GM Roeland Pruijssers and IM Nico Zwirs. A lot of English Attack stuff: it reminds me of Shaw's repertoire for Quality Ches...

Started 06/17/20 at 12:33:40 by Straggler
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By: TopNotch
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Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Does anyone have information about this upcoming book? (
Squeezing 1. e4 e5 by the same authors was very interesting. I am definitely looking forwar...

Started 03/05/20 at 23:44:21 by ehpotsirhc
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Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Opening Repertoire - Beating the Sicilian
by Jonas Hacker
Everyman ; 304 pages ; £19 $28 €25 (?)
September/October 2020
In this book, German FIDE master Jonas Hacker provides a compl...

Started 08/02/20 at 11:29:33 by tracke
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By: bragesjo
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In the last edition the grandmaster Michail Roiz discuss a special idea in the Scheveningen which I asked him to once look at see
On my blo...

Started 01/19/21 at 09:46:20 by brabo
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By: brabo
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B96 Najdorf 10. Nxe6!!
Hi all,
I was about to refresh my najdorf repertoire and put the known moves in and stopped after 9. ...b5, when suddenly SF calculated about 10. Nxe6!!
It seems, no GM ever played this mov...

Started 01/04/21 at 14:51:15 by gewgaw
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Open Sicilian Chessable Course
I have no idea if this type of post is considered acceptable or not, so mods please delete if this isn't okay.  Smiley
Tomorrow Chessable are planning to publish the first volume of a two pa...

Started 07/28/20 at 19:34:49 by fdunne
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By: fdunne
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Sicilian with 4.Qxd4
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Qxd4 - anybody here play this for White?  If so, what responses do you typically run across, how do you fare with this line, and is it suitable for a mainline weapon against...

Started 06/24/03 at 00:50:48 by bckm
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