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source on 1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Nf6
Hello! Does anyone know, in which book following variation was advocated for black:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Nf6 ?
I think it was in one of the everyman books. Am I right?

Started 01/09/12 at 19:10:42 by Ender
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2 c3 d5 -- dxc5 pawn-sac lines
Can anyone tell me: is there any theoretical consensus about the value of the three dxc5 pawn-sac variations that Black can allow in seeking to reach mainline 2 c3 d5 positions, or about the best setu...

Started 03/06/17 at 22:36:12 by Michael Ayton
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Learning c3 against Sicilian. Best book?
Hi I give up. So many variations against the sicilian. I am not a pro player and I do not have enough time to study. Please tell me a good book to learn it well from scratch.

Started 07/13/16 at 18:33:03 by Pingudon
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By: TN
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Innovation in 2...g6 3.d4 Bg7 line
I'm seeking any possible existing analysis for an ongoing no-engines correspondence game I have where according to chessbase my opponent has just innovated with 6...b6 (a more standard move would have...

Started 09/29/15 at 22:27:40 by George Jempty
3 1372 Last Post 09/30/15 at 00:54:24
By: RdC
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Info regarding: 1.e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cd 4. cd d5
Hi everyone,
   I've had a couple games lately beginning: 1.e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cd 4. cd d5. I can't find any information on this line anywhere besides the database and I'm wondering what book ...

Started 06/17/15 at 15:07:59 by trumpet83
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By: tipau
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1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 e6
Hi guys!
In the Alapin line starting with 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4  black can play 5..e6 !?
I wonder if this move forces me to play Bc4 systems against black e6-d6 clas...

Started 12/08/12 at 23:26:22 by Ender
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By: kylemeister
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2.c3 Sicilian - Books, CDs, DVDs?
What are the best books, CDs and DVDs available on the 2.c3 Sicilian?
Thanks

Started 02/22/08 at 08:49:17 by The King
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By: SFN
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c3-Sicilian
I would like to take up the c3-Sicilian to avoid all the massive amount of theory and complications of the Open Sicilian. I know Black is suppose to be able to equalize against the c3-Sicilian but I c...

Started 12/21/12 at 07:11:32 by Anonymous3
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By: chandrashekharkoravi
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c3 Sicilian - quick cxd4 and Bg4 line
I play the c3 Sicilian and almost never see the line 2...d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.cxd4 Bg4.
It tends to get marked as dubious in most of the literature and has never been covered by a...

Started 03/09/14 at 23:12:56 by tipau
13 4706 Last Post 03/15/14 at 01:24:54
By: TopNotch
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Richard Palliser reportorial against alapin
Hello friends
I had a look at Richard Pallisers book on Anti sicilian,There he recommended a line ...But ...

Started 11/28/13 at 08:16:14 by chandrashekharkoravi
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Line in the ...d5 Alapin
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1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 e6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Nc3
He...

Started 05/16/13 at 01:38:11 by Chris Wainscott
5 3443 Last Post 08/19/13 at 04:50:32
By: Bibs
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Alapin Sicilian Query
I played the following game against Houdini 3. Why isn't Black just better after 6...d5!
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3? e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.h3 (Houdini's choice; I'd never play it) Nf6 6.d3 d5! =/+

Started 01/11/13 at 17:39:10 by sloughter
3 2582 Last Post 01/12/13 at 07:40:07
By: fling
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Alapin Sicilian 2...Nf6 with early d2-d4
Hi,
I´m playing the Sicilian Alapin (1.e4 c5 2.c3) for over 20 years and I want to combine it now with the Morra Gambit after reading “Mayhem in the Morra” by Marc Esserman. The only thing I am n...

Started 12/31/12 at 14:09:51 by PatzerKing
1 2730 Last Post 01/08/13 at 16:44:32
By: Djy
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Delaying d4 in the 2. c3 d5 line
I'm wondering about the value of delaying d4 in the 2. c3 d5 line, and instead playing a quick Nf3 and Na3.  For instance I reached the following position this morning but did not play 7. Qa4+! (rathe...

Started 12/16/12 at 17:44:42 by George Jempty
6 2900 Last Post 12/20/12 at 19:31:02
By: kylemeister
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2.c3 Sicilian: Rare ...Bf5 line
In a recent tournament I came across the line:
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bf5!?
Now none of White's usual options seem to really impress:
A) 6.Be3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bxb1 8.Rxb...

Started 09/27/09 at 21:19:45 by tipau
3 4710 Last Post 08/25/12 at 10:46:34
By: Ender
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Alapin Sicilian sideline
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 - how to react here?
"Normal" move is 4..Nc6, but 4..d6 is interesting. How to fight for advantage with white?

Started 07/14/12 at 14:23:16 by Ender
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By: Ender
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6.Nbd2 in Alapin Sicilian - playable or not?
Is tehere any book covering 1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nbd2 variation? Is this variation playable for white, or maybe black have easy way to equality? I couldn't find anythi...

Started 05/03/12 at 13:40:39 by Ender
3 2578 Last Post 06/15/12 at 20:35:10
By: WSS
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2. c3 d5 variation: pros/cons of ...Bf5 vs. ...Bg4
I play 2. c3 vs the Sicilian, and when Black plays 2...d5 against me, and bearing in mind me and my opponents are club players, I'd say as often as not my opponents eventually develop with ...Bf5 as o...

Started 03/15/12 at 15:13:02 by George Jempty
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By: George Jempty
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Killer c3 Sicilian - IM Sam Collins
Does Sam Collins analyse the following important line on his new DVD:
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cd4 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4 dxe5!?
In has past efforts Collins has brushed over this importan...

Started 12/03/11 at 19:54:13 by TopNotch
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By: trw
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Ron Henley 2.c3 dvd's
Hello!
Can anybody tell me on which disc he discuss theoretical lines in 2..Nf6 and then e6-d6?
Is this worth buying? I have DVD1 and it's decent, but nothing more. I'd like to buy DVD with ...

Started 02/08/12 at 13:00:36 by Ender
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