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Kozul on the Kozul: "The Richter Rauzer Reborn"
Suddenly, the book "The Richter Rauzer Reborn" by Kozul and Jankovic appeared at De Beste Zet: http://www.debestezet.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2805 . What a nice surprise Smiley
By a n...

Started 09/26/14 at 14:09:40 by Scarblac
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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Is the Classical Sicilian that bad?
Am I the only person who would love to see a really good well written comprehensive coverage of Classical Sicilian?
My ideal Rep
v Richter-Rauzer (Kozul variation)
v Sozin 6...Qb6
...

Started 08/24/12 at 00:10:16 by najdorfslayer
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19 4814 Last Post 03/29/16 at 14:57:45
By: Paddy
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Is the Kupreichik Variation in good shape?
I am not sure if the name in the title really is correct, but I guess he was the main player to venture 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bd7!?.
This line came to my attention when I wa...

Started 02/14/12 at 14:41:58 by Chessexplained
10 4866 Last Post 03/07/16 at 09:25:43
By: brabo
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Recommend good line Nxc6 vs Ritcher Rauzer
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 h6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.f4 d5 11.Qe3
What is a good variation for Black in this line? The line I once played is
Qa5 12....

Started 10/21/12 at 07:06:56 by sssthepro
7 2450 Last Post 02/25/16 at 04:52:20
By: ChevyBanginStyle
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6.h3
Well its the new main-line against the Najdorf, almost.
What do classical people plan here? Back to the Dragon?

Started 12/10/15 at 23:01:42 by Keano
3 752 Last Post 12/25/15 at 07:30:27
By: kylemeister
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Velimirovic question
Hi everyone. I've got a question on a position from the Velimirovic attack:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. O-O-O a6 10. Bb3 Qc7 11. Rhg1 N...

Started 07/07/15 at 17:08:31 by cramie10
8 1331 Last Post 07/20/15 at 20:11:54
By: Confused_by_Theory
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October's Richter-Rauzer Update
Hello, just looked at the latest update on Richter-Rauzer and it seems that the author had never looked properly at the archives and did not do any deeper analysis of the positions.
The statement...

Started 10/16/13 at 21:14:59 by MilenPetrov
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By: MilenPetrov
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Classical Sicilian: where to begin?
My dear fellow chess enthusiast,
lately developed some interest in the Classical Sicilian. Which books/other sources would you recommend:
a) to get a general feeling for the opening: mainly ...

Started 06/12/11 at 14:54:02 by Schaakhamster
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40 18982 Last Post 05/11/13 at 13:16:20
By: gewgaw
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Boleslavsky Sicilian
This arises after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. exd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Be2 e5 . It isn't seen much nowadays, perhaps because it has a reputation of "good for Black". But is this reputation justifie...

Started 02/14/13 at 01:30:46 by RdC
3 2035 Last Post 02/14/13 at 09:38:43
By: brabo
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B67 Classical, today's theoretical novelty

16...Nb4? what a novelty!?  Shocked (16...Nf4 is the common move)
17.Nf6!! At this point I expected a massacre.. Grin
18.Qh4... What? Why?.. Nooooo!  Cry (18.Bxh7!! 1-0)
...And both went peacefully..  Embarrassed

Started 03/15/12 at 13:43:39 by Vass
3 1712 Last Post 03/22/12 at 19:04:12
By: Vass
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Richter-Rauzer Attack sideline move ..9.Rb8
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Be7 9.f4 Rb8!?
Well f4 is one of the main moves here. Any opinion on this sideline move? It looks pretty reasonable to me...

Started 12/04/11 at 21:38:40 by TheHug
1 2928 Last Post 12/04/11 at 21:47:47
By: MNb
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Critical Position in Kozul Suicide (?)
I have been curious in the so-called Suicide Variation of the Classical Sicilian for only a few months, but my impression so far is that the critical position of the Suicide variation comes from 6.Bg5...

Started 01/24/11 at 06:09:43 by clickclick
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By: clickclick
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Classical-Larsen 6...Bd7 seems in trouble
The Larsen line of the Classical 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 Bd7 seems to be in trouble..after 7.Qd2 Rc8 (8.f4! Nd4 9.Qd4 Qa5 10.e5 was the Alsina Leal-Dreev 2009,1-0 crush)8....

Started 12/08/09 at 00:13:40 by iris
11 4048 Last Post 12/12/10 at 18:28:37
By: Tarzan
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B69?
The Open Sicilian e-Book does not seem to cover B68-B69 (in particular, 9. f4 Be7 10. Nf3 b5) and the only annotated game I see in the db for this is Kutuzovic-Jankovic, Metalis op 2001, which indicat...

Started 12/12/10 at 17:18:41 by jdart
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By: jdart
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Classical Rauzer
The classical Rauzer, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7, is nice for black. I wonder why almost no one at the top plays this anymore. Anand, Kramnik, and Shirov...

Started 03/31/10 at 08:50:48 by BobbyDigital80
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37 11294 Last Post 10/26/10 at 23:58:07
By: BobbyDigital80
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Classical Sicilian (Richter-Rauzer)
I was wondering whether the line
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 h6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.f4 d5
is still thought to be putting this line out of business at the t...

Started 08/21/10 at 16:58:14 by najdorfslayer
3 1984 Last Post 09/10/10 at 14:12:34
By: walkingterrapin
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Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
In Yermo's book Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian, he says white is better in the following line:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 ...

Started 06/12/10 at 03:27:36 by BobbyDigital80
4 1981 Last Post 06/18/10 at 10:56:57
By: BobbyDigital80
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Classical R-R: 7...a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f3(!)
Hello everybody,
recently I have worked on my anti-1.e4-weapons, especially Najdorf and Classical. With regard to the latter, the Richter-Rauzer attack 6.Bg5 is easily the most critical way for W...

Started 04/19/10 at 20:28:36 by CrushingAttack
2 1329 Last Post 06/04/10 at 19:58:21
By: OrangeCounty
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Is Classical sisilian still bad
I used to play the classical, but then swithed to the french. Now I'd like to go back to classical but it seems to be doing a slow death.
Are there any lines in classical that would  give some ch...

Started 04/01/10 at 13:35:55 by ako
1 1170 Last Post 04/03/10 at 11:15:38
By: BobbyDigital80
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Any good way to avoid Richter-Rauzer?
In this position after the following move order:
1. e4 c5   2. Nf3 d6   3. d4 cxd4   4. Nxd4 Nf6   5. Nc3 Nc6
does black have any serious alternatives to avoid the Richter-Rauzer that score ...

Started 08/24/08 at 14:03:40 by Bocajaka
13 5035 Last Post 12/03/09 at 02:28:07
By: MNb
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