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7. Qf3 -- What can Black do
What should Black be doing in the fashionable Taimanov line with 7. Qf3?

Started 04/20/16 at 16:22:22 by NegiRefutes
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By: Paddy
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Getting Started with the Taimanov
Hi everyone,
For the new year, I'm looking to switch up my main defense against 1 e4 from 1...e5 to the Taimanov Sicilian. I have a little bit of experience in Taimanov positions from both sides,...

Started 12/30/16 at 03:14:34 by mn
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By: mn
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Maroczy Bind books for White vs Taimanov and Kan
Are there any books for White side, general opening books aside, covering the Maroczy Bind books for White vs. Taimanov and Kan? specifically
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nb5 d6 6. ...

Started 12/15/16 at 09:59:00 by JEH
8 510 Last Post 12/19/16 at 23:54:31
By: kylemeister
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Move order problem in Taimanov
In all the books I have on the Taimanov, the following move order is not given, but seems natural enough.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.Be3 Nf6 and now 8.f4 instead of ...

Started 08/28/16 at 08:40:49 by najdorfslayer
2 346 Last Post 08/28/16 at 09:04:10
By: kylemeister
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The English Attack against the Taimanov
I just noticed the following forthcoming book by Zaven Andriasian from New In Chess. I've heard great things about Andriasian's Najdorf book but find the following blurb curious:
The English A...

Started 09/06/14 at 23:08:19 by TN
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By: LeeRoth
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New Taimanov book by Markus, Perunovic & Ivanisevi
This one looks interesting!
The book on the Rauzer-Kozul looked very comprehensive, so I am very curious about this one.

Started 11/20/15 at 07:54:41 by Konstriktor
14 2929 Last Post 07/23/16 at 14:49:42
By: ako
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Ramirez & the Taimanov
Well, Chessbase just came out with yet another DVD ( ; ), but I wonder about the opinion of any experienced Sicilian players out there...
I read somewher...

Started 07/14/14 at 12:17:18 by ghenghisclown
6 4087 Last Post 03/21/16 at 20:38:12
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Robin van Kampen - Taimanov (Video Series)
Chess24 strikes with another interesting set of videos!
Robin van Kampen provides what looks like a complete repertoire after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6
Since he also goes over answers to Anti Sicilia...

Started 05/29/15 at 00:58:56 by IsaVulpes
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By: NegiRefutes
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sicilian kan by Hellsten
Play the Kan by Hellsten seems to be pubplished recently.
Does anyone know more about this book...
WhatVariations are recommended

Started 11/10/08 at 23:55:22 by boki
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By: jdcannon
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Recent Paulsen/Kan Book by Delchev/Semkov
I have just received my copy and, unfortunately, I believe the book is a lot worse than even the original 'The safest Sicilian' (A great book). Perhaps cramming too much on one book was wrong, but the...

Started 05/09/14 at 12:28:32 by zen_learner
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By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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Transposition after 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3
I just got a short question regarding transpositions after 5.Bd3, since I haven't played any other Sicilian before I picked up the Kan:
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4: 4.Nd4: a6 5.Bd3,
I p...

Started 10/14/14 at 23:16:06 by IsaVulpes
3 1122 Last Post 10/29/14 at 21:08:04
By: nestor
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Poll: Best line for Black against the g3 - Taimanov???
I have recently started to play the Taimanov in Correspondence Chess, with very good results.  Cheesy
Until now I have never had to play against the g3-Variation.
I'm very lucky about this  Grin b...

Started 12/16/12 at 21:35:26 by Ilya_Colima
3 3008 Last Post 09/29/14 at 21:59:29
By: yolocounty
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The Qb6 Sicilian
A hypermodern dynamic defense surprise weapon rarely seen at GM tourneys:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6!?
At this point White has two major alternatives with 5.Nc3 and 5.Nb3. If Whit...

Started 08/15/14 at 22:19:29 by Grobmeister
3 1628 Last Post 08/27/14 at 10:04:11
By: TalJechin
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a3 against e6 Sicilians
In a recent game, I faced the Grivas Sicilian. This went 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 e6 . Here I became concerned about Bb4 ideas but decided to allow them. The game continued 6....

Started 06/05/14 at 00:54:03 by RdC
12 3370 Last Post 07/01/14 at 19:46:09
By: kylemeister
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Be2 Taimanov: Alternative ways to play
After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. 0-0 Nf6 8. Be3 Bb4 9. Na4 Be7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Nb6 Rb8 12. Nxc8 Qxc8, Black is maybe theoretically ok but White has two bishops...

Started 12/03/13 at 15:48:16 by lnn2
12 4430 Last Post 04/09/14 at 20:39:41
By: OrangeCounty
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Taimanov, annoying line
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. a4 Nf6 8. O-O
This is rare but interesting:
8.-Bb4 9.Bg5 seems good to white.
8.-Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bd6 is interesting

Started 10/23/12 at 09:37:20 by ako
10 4798 Last Post 11/27/13 at 10:18:50
By: gewgaw
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Poll: Kan vs. Taimanov
What is your preference and why?
Thanks in advance,

Started 04/27/06 at 05:21:17 by Stu(Guest) (Guest)
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76 48880 Last Post 11/18/13 at 12:21:42
By: Alias
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6. Ndb5 in Taimanov ??? Where are the annotations?
I have been trying to gear up to take the plunge and start playing sicilian. I decided on the Taimanov as a solid system to start with.
So I am looking at the typical moves etc in the 5.Nc3 Qc7 l...

Started 09/30/13 at 01:28:35 by Fortis
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By: Fortis
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Re: 8....b5 in Taimanov English Attack
Is there a refutation to 8...b5 in the Taimanov against the English Attack? 
I saw a database game with N. McDonald where 9.Bf4 e5 was played, and black got in trouble.  That doesn't seem forced...

Started 08/31/13 at 00:04:20 by Dave1998
2 1824 Last Post 09/05/13 at 21:31:14
By: Dave1998
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Taimanov English Attack 8...Bb4 9.f3 Ne7
I'm working through my Taimanov repertoire (as White) and am stuck on the following position:

Started 05/13/13 at 16:04:01 by blueguitar322
4 2075 Last Post 05/15/13 at 20:51:53
By: ErictheRed
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