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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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By: Isolani
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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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
5 922 Last Post 09/07/23 at 14:34:59
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
4 634 Last Post 08/21/23 at 14:16:52
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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
7 1281 Last Post 07/19/23 at 20:55:01
By: kylemeister
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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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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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How to play Najdorf against passive play
I was playing around with the engine and looking at the following line of the najdorf and had white sit around mostly passive with pawns on e4,f3, rooks on d1,e1. A lot of the moves below consist of w...

Started 10/11/19 at 01:09:32 by kevinfat
5 3260 Last Post 10/12/19 at 00:33:29
By: halbstark
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Lowenthal -- Current State
hey All,
What's the current state of Lowenthal? I've decided to make this my new project for tournament play. As a working adult, i just don't have time to compete in memory contests with the ki...

Started 09/17/19 at 15:54:52 by FizzySoda
3 2867 Last Post 09/18/19 at 20:25:57
By: TopNotch
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Kalashnikow DWD by Nicholas Pert
Well that was surprise, another Sicilian DWD but this time another system with ...e5:
00: Introduction [06:58]

My personal opinion is that I slightly prefer L'Ami as presenter compared to Pert, but both are fine still. In any case, I have not seen any material, neither book nor database nor DWD, about Kalashnikow since the Everyman book. But that book was several years ago.

Started 07/13/19 at 22:17:19 by Leon_Trotsky
3 3850 Last Post 08/19/19 at 18:03:07
By: FizzySoda
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The Sicilian Taimanov-Scheveningen
Does anyone have Ramirez's DVD on the Taimanov-Scheveningen?
How old is it and is it any good?

Started 07/19/19 at 05:16:49 by MW
4 3976 Last Post 07/21/19 at 02:18:57
By: LeeRoth
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Sweshnikow DWD by L'Ami
01: Introduction [04:00]
01: Rare Moves - 6.Nf5/Nxc6/Nf3/Nb3 - Video notation [11:14]
02: 6.Nde2 Bc5 - ...

Looks interesting, and author is good. L'Ami should write books too, not sure why he only does DWDs.

Started 07/03/19 at 07:35:45 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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No more open sicilians?
Dear friends, I have seen a lo of antisicilians among very strong players around 2700. Can we conclude that the open sicilian is too risky for white? Caruana only plays Ragozin against Carlsen... perh...

Started 06/18/19 at 18:12:18 by Pingudon
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Modern Chess database on Klassical Sicilian
The 1th part had been released earlier, on the Richter-Rauzer exclusively, based on the Kozul Variation:
But today the 2th part was rel...

Started 02/23/19 at 05:00:26 by Leon_Trotsky
0 2455 Last Post 02/23/19 at 05:00:26
By: Leon_Trotsky
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Squeezing the Flexible Sicilian Kotronias&Semkov
This one should be interesting:
"A White repertoire, based on the most modern lines (for instance, 7.Qf3 against the Taimanov)
Expected in Decembre 2016"

Started 08/20/16 at 17:36:32 by AJWZ
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By: yolocounty
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4...Be7 Sicilian
Ave! Sicilians and Sicilian lovers.
Long story short I have been thinking the past few days how to combat various e6 Sicilians as white. In the standard position after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 ...

Started 08/29/18 at 16:43:25 by Confused_by_Theory
12 6441 Last Post 09/27/18 at 17:26:29
By: yolocounty
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Nimzo sicilian
Hi all,
what do people think of 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6?  AAgaard and jesus de la Villa seem to think it is a lot better then it looks. 

Started 05/17/15 at 05:05:37 by Zatara
6 6646 Last Post 08/21/18 at 06:41:49
By: Gambit
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Decimating the Sicilian
How to decimate the Sicilian!
"Wow", I hear you say.
"Err, but hang on, doesn't that mean you only actually kill 1 in 10 of them".
OK, a fair cop. But wouldn't you be happy with 1 win i...

Started 08/29/15 at 10:46:41 by JEH
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By: Pawnpusher
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Chigorin ?
Anybody here playing the Reversed Chigorin ? (I know this really belongs in D-pawn specials, but there the post will only be read by Trompowskians, BDGworshippers and 'Killers')

Started 01/12/18 at 07:30:10 by petertohen
1 3061 Last Post 01/12/18 at 08:58:44
By: RdC
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B47 Paulsen
Hi there,
sometimes you play an opening for a long time, but you still don't get it:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 is well-known, then my far weaker opponent played 6.Ndb5 Qb...

Started 11/07/17 at 12:37:08 by gewgaw
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