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Alapin [B22]
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85 833 Last Post 09/09/19 at 13:12:09
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By: Paddy
Bb5 Systems
Bb5 Systems
Rossolimo Variation [B23], [B30-1], Moscow Variation & Hybrid [B51-2]
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54 450 Last Post 09/26/19 at 17:25:17
In: Re: Rossolimo 3...g6 4. B...
By: tony37
Closed Sicilian [B23-26]
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36 367 Last Post 06/21/17 at 17:27:10
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
Grand Prix Attack [B21 & B23]
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45 476 Last Post 11/07/17 at 22:36:02
In: Re: Experts on the Anti-S...
By: fling
Morra  (1 Viewing)
Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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31 780 Last Post 07/28/19 at 08:13:45
In: Re: Supposed refutation
By: smatija
Anti-Sicilians Anti-Sicilians
2.c3, Moscow, Rossolimo, Closed, GPA, Morra, etc. [B20-31 & B50-55] with IM Sam Collins
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Recent sources on the Antis for Black (2..d6)
I just read the Vigorito excerpt on the Najdorf, and was blown away. As far as one can tell by a few promotional sample pages, this is excellent!
So, while happy with my current 1..e5, I...

Started 11/14/19 at 17:39:34 by IsaVulpes
10 455 Last Post 12/01/19 at 16:09:01
By: BeeCaves
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3
I've been trying to make this idea work. Recently playing White against Peter Wells, he tried 3. .. d5. After the semi forced sequence 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qe6+ 6. Qe2 Nb4 7. Qxe6 Bxe6 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. B...

Started 12/07/15 at 13:10:09 by RdC
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Na3 is it junk??
Is 1.e4 c5 2.Na3 Junk??  Is the Grand Prix better? 

Started 06/06/08 at 06:09:57 by Zatara
14 8293 Last Post 04/10/10 at 20:36:45
By: Vidit
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.b4!? at the British Champs
I saw an interesting version of the Wing Gambit at the British Champs.
Rnd 2; LeMoir vs Burrows saw: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.b4
As black, I don't think I recall much theory when facing the Wing G...

Started 07/31/09 at 11:57:10 by TicklyTim
3 2858 Last Post 08/01/09 at 03:02:41
By: kylemeister
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Nf6, d5 or something else
Hi all,
What to play vs 2.c3 2...d5 2...Nf6 or something else?  I am a tactician who likes semi open/open play.  I have heard that Sveshnikov thinks Nf6 is best but Tiviakov likes 2...d5.  ALso w...

Started 07/19/09 at 04:04:28 by Zatara
2 1429 Last Post 07/19/09 at 06:33:36
By: TN
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What to play as white against the Nimzo sicilian
I usually play the line 1. e4 c5 2. nf3 nf6? 3. nc3 d5 4. bb5+ bd7 5. e5?! bxb5 6. nxb5 with the hope of getting a game like Aagaard-Landa Politiken Cup 2008 which continued 6. .. Nfd7 7.e6 fxe6 8.Ng5...

Started 06/25/09 at 22:32:47 by GuggleBuf
4 3547 Last Post 06/26/09 at 02:31:38
By: kylemeister
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Tartakower Variation
I can't find this in the main section,does it have another name?
e4 c5 Nf3 d6 d4 cxd4 c3
I get stuffed by this all the time .

Started 03/28/09 at 20:49:06 by Turlock (Ex Member)
3 1820 Last Post 03/30/09 at 10:49:11
By: chk
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nge2 Nc6 4.Nf4?!
Hi, I recently faced someone online who only plays this variation.  I thought it was so bad that I could bust it with relatively little effort.  I was wrong.
I chose:
[color=#0000ff][size=14]1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 (Others had tried ...

Started 10/07/08 at 16:17:41 by Smyslov_Fan
4 2069 Last Post 10/08/08 at 00:17:59
By: RandomPatzer
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Should you be afraid of the antisicilian?
I am not a sicilian player so I am not sure about the answer! But the open sicilian is the very real test to any kind of sicilian. So I do not understand why people worry so much about the antisicilia...

Started 03/23/08 at 15:35:32 by Pingudon
5 2748 Last Post 04/01/08 at 00:16:40
By: Markovich
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Fighting The Anti-Sicilians - Palliser
Well I have been recently poring through Richard Palliser's provocative Fighting the Anti-Sicilians and finding it quite informative and enjoyable. The chapter on the Closed Sicilian is particularly i...

Started 11/26/07 at 02:12:14 by TopNotch
4 3172 Last Post 01/16/08 at 11:50:22
By: flaviddude
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Anti-Sicilians- Black or White point of view?
If I can quote the new expert John Shaw, on the front page of this months update, "Serious players in search of an opening advantage should be playing the Open Sicilian. Therefore, my approach is to a...

Started 12/22/07 at 11:45:32 by naughtyknight
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24 11630 Last Post 12/27/07 at 01:09:34
By: TopNotch
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3.c3 Anti-Sicilian pawn sacrifice
I am referring to the variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2 Nbd7 5.d3 b6 6.0-0 Bb7 7.Nbd2 g6 8.e4!?
I searched my database and found that there are three ways to play.
in the game Rendl...

Started 11/24/07 at 04:12:41 by sssthepro
2 1780 Last Post 11/27/07 at 12:07:54
By: sssthepro
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 question
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 I have a dilemma on what to play here. I play the Classical Sicilian, so I can play both 2...Nc6 and 2...d6. However, 2...Nc6 allows 3.Bb5 and 2...d6 allow 3.f4. Can I hear some op...

Started 11/22/07 at 06:05:09 by sssthepro
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By: sssthepro
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Najdorf player meet Closed Sicilian
I play Sicilian Najdorf with Black, and when White open with Closed Sicilian 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 I must answer with 2...d6 because if I play 2...Nc6 there is a possible transposition to Open sicilian 3. N...

Started 04/02/07 at 11:57:30 by Batz
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22 9191 Last Post 11/21/07 at 10:20:52
By: chk
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Poll
Poll: Anti-Sicilians: what do you want to see analysed?
Continuing onwards and upwards from the previous topic's dialog, possibly worthwhile if people post what they are most interested in keeping up with.
My humble tuppence-worth in descending order ...

Started 09/21/07 at 14:08:53 by Bibs
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16 6204 Last Post 10/03/07 at 12:56:44
By: Bibs
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Must be said, that am usually left underwhelmed by the updates in the anti-sicilian section since the departure of Rowson. Compared with all other sections, it can be seen that the output is considera...

Started 09/20/07 at 15:51:21 by Bibs
9 2967 Last Post 09/22/07 at 08:05:10
By: IMAndrewMartin
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Nc5 or Nb6?
I have a question in the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3 e5 6.Bb5 Nbd7 7.Nf5 d5 8.exd5 a6 9.Ba4 b5 10.Bb3 Nb6 or 10...Nc5.
I would like to know which move is better. Looking at my...

Started 07/21/07 at 01:33:55 by sssthepro
1 1298 Last Post 07/22/07 at 00:18:49
By: sssthepro
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Is there any merit in 3.e5?
I get sick of the Sicilian sometimes, so in a recent blitz game I decided to "refute it by force". Clearly I managed to catch my opponent by surprise:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. e5!? dxe5 4. Nxe5 N...

Started 07/18/07 at 21:06:00 by MUBAs Opponent
2 1240 Last Post 07/21/07 at 16:42:10
By: Bibs
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Davies "Gambiteer 1", Sicilian Winggambit

i bought this Book from Nigel Davies.
But in the Sicilian Wing-Gambit Variation i missed 3... bxa3 ?!
I found only old Games from Marshall and Spielmann.
Is 3...bxa3 ...

Started 06/16/07 at 07:13:55 by Gerod
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By: Gerod
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o`kelly variation
what is the best line after
1.e4 c5 2. nf3 a6 3. d4 cxd4 4. nd4 nf6 5.f4 ..?

Started 03/02/07 at 13:00:02 by omarbaguio
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By: MartinC
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