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Alapin [B22]
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Bb5 Systems
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Rossolimo Variation [B23], [B30-1], Moscow Variation & Hybrid [B51-2]
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Closed Sicilian [B23-26]
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GPA  (1 Viewing)
Grand Prix Attack [B21 & B23]
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By: RoleyPoley
Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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Anti-Sicilians Anti-Sicilians
2.c3, Moscow, Rossolimo, Closed, GPA, Morra, etc. [B20-31 & B50-55] with IM Sam Collins
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3!?
I have started playing this line as White and using it primarily to avoid the Sveshnikov. I am fine with 3...e5, e6, d6, and Nf6 but am curious what to do against 3...g6. 4. d4 leads to an accelerated...

Started 11/13/03 at 00:25:18 by AmateurDragoneer
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15 11603 Last Post 04/09/08 at 01:23:38
By: Glenn Snow
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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 2799 Last Post 04/01/08 at 00:16:40
By: Markovich
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Grand prix or the closed sicilian
Hi all.
Which is better the Grand Prix or the closed siclian?  or is the c3 siclian better?  By better I mean less drawish, sharper and sounder.
thank you.

Started 03/06/08 at 01:32:50 by Zatara
11 5575 Last Post 03/11/08 at 02:14:16
By: MNb
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2...Nc6 vs. 2...e6 move order
I noticed that Black can play the Four Knights variation of the Sicilian with either a 2...Nc6 or 2...e6 move order (2...Nc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 or 2...e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 ...

Started 02/14/08 at 09:56:15 by DoubledPawns
11 3799 Last Post 02/20/08 at 09:56:32
By: MarinFan
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Taming the Sicilian?
I seem to remember something about a book which suggested playing g3 (maybe around move 6?) as White, but also including d4 as per an open sicilian.  Couldn't seem to find anything about this idea/boo...

Started 01/22/08 at 13:52:52 by rottenglen
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By: Black_Widow
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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 3226 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 11889 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 1821 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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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 3050 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 1337 Last Post 07/22/07 at 00:18:49
By: sssthepro
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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
0 1404 Last Post 06/16/07 at 07:13:55
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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15 6142 Last Post 05/07/07 at 10:19:29
By: MartinC
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Any books on this anti sicilian?
I was wondering if there are any books out there on the White set up of e4, nf3, then on move 3 nc3. White then either plays bb5 or e5 sometimes. It gets kind of tricky. I did see this on a video I ha...

Started 03/02/07 at 02:23:18 by Darthmambo
7 2760 Last Post 04/20/07 at 10:55:36
By: Ptero
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Which is better anti-Sveshnikov? 3 Bb5 or 3 Nc3
In old days , with White , after 1 e4 c5 , most of time I got a Najdorf and I had plenty of fun with 6 Bg5
Today , it's a Svechnikov , and I have no fun at all
Then , I selected 2 variations...

Started 12/17/06 at 10:17:00 by photophore
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20 9567 Last Post 04/07/07 at 11:23:21
By: sssthepro
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Which is better Closed Sicilian or 2.c3 Sicilian?
Hi, I am thinking of adding an Anti-Sicilian to my repertoire to give me a change from the Open Sicilian.  I have narrowed down my choice to the above two and would welcome some advice or comments on ...

Started 12/04/06 at 16:44:20 by The King
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By: hennie286
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b3 Sicilian question
This week-end I have to play in my club championship a much stronger opponent (he is at 2100 and I am at 1800) whose speciality is the b3 Sicilian.
Against such easy opponents as me he is used to...

Started 03/01/07 at 12:02:56 by thibdb13
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20 8342 Last Post 03/27/07 at 12:08:37
By: Willempie
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1.e4 c5 2.a3 b6!?
I had a game as black about a week ago after 2.a3 b6, and wanted to know whether anyone had any thoughts to share on the topic. The game began 1.e4 c5 2.a3 b6 3.b4 Bb7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.bc5 bc5 6.Rb1 Rb8 7....

Started 03/17/07 at 13:38:41 by wonkey_donkey
1 1603 Last Post 03/17/07 at 17:39:00
By: TalJechin
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1.e4 c5 2.e5!?(?!)
What do you think should be played here? 2...d6?

Started 02/19/07 at 12:12:22 by sssthepro
1 1318 Last Post 02/19/07 at 18:00:21
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Book against Anti-Sicilians?
Hello all,
I am a Najdorf devotee and wonder if there is a book dealing with the various deviations before move 5. I dont need a book on the c3-sicilian since I own Rozentalis ouevre but is there...

Started 01/15/07 at 15:13:05 by Cresspahl
12 4491 Last Post 02/07/07 at 05:39:28
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