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Najdorf
Najdorf
Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: najdorfslayer
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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99 821 Last Post 03/23/18 at 21:33:47
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By: Marcellus
Paulsen
Paulsen  (2 Viewing)
Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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118 1494 Last Post 04/07/18 at 15:12:25
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By: Confused_by_Theory
Classical
Classical
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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61 587 Last Post 04/14/18 at 16:22:48
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By: FreeRepublic
Scheveningen
Scheveningen
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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43 693 Last Post 01/19/18 at 03:22:32
In: Re: Adorjan's 8..Qb6 in t...
By: LeeRoth
Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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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
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By: RdC
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Dismantling the Sicilian
Dismantling the Sicilian: A Complete Repertoire for White
by Jesus De La Villa.
This will be published by New In Chess in November. It promises to be interesting although his record against...

Started 05/20/09 at 03:03:34 by ghenghisclown
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By: doefmat
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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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By: ErictheRed
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6. Bg5 7... h6 vs. 7... Qb6??
It seems like 7... Qb6 is just a better move order than the Delayed Poisoned Pawn move order: 7... h6. 7... h6 just allows White to go 9. a3! Which has been doing well at the top level lately. 7... Qb...

Started 03/24/17 at 05:17:37 by NegiRefutes
2 867 Last Post 08/22/17 at 19:53:50
By: BadDays
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Open sicilian with Bc4
I recently read an old swedish book about Fischer and  among other things there was some interesting Bc4 games.
Are there actually any modern books covering the lines a part from black repertour ...

Started 11/05/15 at 22:13:10 by bragesjo
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By: Mikhail_Golubev
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How Pawn Breaks Work in the Sicilian?
I am currently learning about the Scheveningen but I'm not sure how to really time pawn breaks in this opening. I have an idea more or less about when it's a good idea to play the move ...d5 but the m...

Started 04/29/17 at 05:00:33 by SouthofGrey
3 1020 Last Post 05/01/17 at 18:13:43
By: ErictheRed
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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"
http://www.chess-stars.com/Futu...

Started 08/20/16 at 18:36:32 by AJZ
7 3102 Last Post 02/28/17 at 19:21:22
By: TN
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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 19:27:27 by Templare2
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By: Scarblac
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Decimating the Sicilian
How to decimate the Sicilian!
[MEDIA]
"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 11:46:41 by JEH
12 4862 Last Post 12/15/16 at 13:14:02
By: JEH
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Ulf Andersson Sicilian
Cyrus Lakdwala mentions a Ulf Andersson Sicilian in his upcoming book on the Sveshnikov Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 h6 7.Nd6+ Bxd6 8.Qxd6 Qe7 9.Qxe7 Kxe7.
Is ...

Started 11/17/16 at 14:57:23 by Reverse
3 1466 Last Post 11/17/16 at 22:22:59
By: ErictheRed
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6.Bg5 in najdorf
Hi All,
What to play as Black vs 6.Bg5 in Najdorf?  I am thinking 6...e6 7f4 Qc7!?  Richard Palliser in his book on Najdorf said this is a good winning try for Black. I would rather not have "for...

Started 05/07/16 at 00:50:55 by Zatara
10 2741 Last Post 09/29/16 at 20:02:27
By: AntonioAg
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6.Bg5 or 6.Be3 or 6f4
Hi All,
I am wondering which is more practical, 6.Bg5, Be3 or 6.f4 in Najdorf as white?  I know they all have ton of theory and f4 the least.  Are the returns of playing Bg5 or Be3 worth it or wi...

Started 05/07/16 at 19:48:47 by Zatara
3 1534 Last Post 09/29/16 at 05:52:46
By: AntonioAg
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Book 1.e4 vs The Sicilian II
Anyone have the book 1.e4 vs the Sicilian II in pdf?
Thanks

Started 08/29/16 at 01:04:56 by pr0chess
4 1716 Last Post 08/29/16 at 08:37:48
By: ako
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Blacks' best vs. 2.Cc3 Tiviakov / Grand Prix
I play Najdor 1st. and  Taimanov-Kan complex as 2nd defence. As I don't mind the Closed Sicilian, what do you think is the best move against both 1.e4 c5 2.Cc3 Grand Prix Attack and Tiviakov Grand Pri...

Started 06/15/16 at 14:19:35 by gramsci
3 1317 Last Post 06/15/16 at 19:44:50
By: gramsci
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Avoiding Open Sicilian Side-lines
It seems annoying to learn special lines vs. e.g.
2. ..a6  O'Kelly
2. ..Nf6 Nimzowitsch
2. ..b6
With White playing a Nc3 based repertoire, i.e. no Maroczy binds vs e.g. Kan and Ac...

Started 04/29/16 at 13:40:02 by JEH
1 1058 Last Post 04/29/16 at 14:24:48
By: MNb
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Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
I am looking to find out what info is in this book.  What lines or moves do the writers reccomend against all of blacks moves.  I have heard this is a good book, but I wanted to order it and I cant fi...

Started 03/04/05 at 19:45:59 by Zhu (Guest)
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By: JEH
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Prins variation...2..d6 and 5.f3
Does anybody know an good source on this cheap but seemingly acceptable way to play some open sicilian without having to learn too much theory? I surely find a lot of games - even on high level - in m...

Started 03/14/09 at 08:35:40 by derdudea
8 5394 Last Post 01/15/16 at 12:51:34
By: chk
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What is this called?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6, is this just called the Four Knights?
Also, are there threads on this?
Thanks

Started 05/20/12 at 07:11:17 by slughouse
10 4209 Last Post 12/25/15 at 19:00:16
By: ErictheRed
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6
I my pursuit of learning e4 and having it as my new repertoire (see my previous thread) I'm playing online and analysing whenever I have time each game aftewards to learn the theory. A few times latel...

Started 06/24/11 at 12:18:54 by chesswise
5 2937 Last Post 10/19/15 at 07:59:09
By: FamelJone
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"Sicilian for the Lazy" in English?
Is anyone else interested in an English translation of Bronznik's Sizilianisch für Müßiggänger (Sicilian for the Lazy)? It seems like a very interesting book on the Basman-Sale variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3...

Started 08/11/05 at 01:25:44 by Zarvox
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By: belgian
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