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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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Grand Prix Attack [B21 & B23]
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Smith-Morra Gambit [B21]
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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 d6 3. b4
What is the best option for black after  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3. b4 ? Take the pawn and give withe a nice centre?
Thanks for your answers.

Started 04/30/05 at 17:20:46 by blitzbeest
1 1587 Last Post 06/23/05 at 19:51:06
By: lost highway
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"The Big Clamp"
Can anyone help me with sourcing info on the "Big Clamp"?
I know IM Lawrence Day wrote a slender book on it (published in the 70s?) but it is hard to get hold of a copy ......
Someone told m...

Started 01/09/10 at 14:30:23 by GabrielGale
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By: ErictheRed
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'Experts vs' the Nimzowitsch Variation
Looking at Jacob Aagaard's line against the Nimzowitsch in Experts vs the Sicilian I came across a position that looked quite dodgy for White! After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 he recommends 3. Nc3 d5 4. exd5...

Started 03/01/06 at 13:45:47 by GMTonyKosten
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By: Sacapawn
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1 e4 c5  2 e5 Sicilian
Hello all,
Does anyone know anything about 2 e5 against the Sicilian Defense? I tried it on ICC, and it seems to work. Also, there is a master at the Marshall Chess Club, Yefim Treger, who plays ...

Started 09/17/07 at 14:26:20 by Gambit
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21 18306 Last Post 10/22/08 at 15:44:19
By: CheckMate
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1 e4 c5 2 Bc4
Everybody laughs at this line, myself included (does it even have a name?). But in Marin's book 1 c4 e5, he calls the line 2 g3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 Bg2 Bc5 the Karpov variation (is this standard?) and cla...

Started 11/17/09 at 07:38:00 by Librarian
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22 25590 Last Post 09/29/19 at 23:10:09
By: FreeRepublic
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1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 g6
Is there any way White can gain an advantage after 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 g6 without going into the Open Sicilian, 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4? The main alternatives are 3 d4 cxd4 4 Qxd4, 3 c3, and 3 Bc4 (3 Nc3 and 3 c4 ...

Started 11/10/10 at 07:38:13 by Anonymous3
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33 20797 Last Post 05/30/11 at 13:44:26
By: nimzo5
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1. e4 c5 2. what?
I have been encountering this quite a bit.  I don't have any sicilian books, but I have yet to find a reference to this on a website.  Anyone have any good theory to this?

Started 01/31/07 at 18:04:40 by AcuWill
10 11487 Last Post 01/31/07 at 23:08:03
By: kylemeister
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1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Nf3 Move order issues
1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Nf3 
If white plays both the open sicilian and the morra, can he freely choose the one or the other no matter black's reply on move 3?  Is there some drawback to this move...

Started 05/01/11 at 20:36:05 by Highfive
6 6547 Last Post 05/16/11 at 20:57:04
By: Templare2
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1. e4 c5 2. Knf3 d6 3.Bc4 for najdorf player
I am a Najdorf player.
I have to face often the above line with black.
The line I was playing is for example 1. e4 c5 2. Knf3 d6 3.Bc4 Knf6 4. d3 g6 5. 00 Bg7, etc.
But some...

Started 07/24/09 at 02:27:53 by raspoutine
7 8924 Last Post 09/08/09 at 05:16:36
By: raspoutine
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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 b6!?/?!
Can anyone provide some battle plans of the above opening? I got crushed time and time again against a 2100 player.  Sad

Started 01/11/07 at 04:41:35 by penyupower
1 1797 Last Post 01/11/07 at 11:33:47
By: Keano
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b3
I set up a topic on what to do against 2...e6, and alumbrado recommended 3. b3 'and Black should be OK' Well I think White is doing well after 3. b3. After something like 3...d6 4. Bb2 Nc6 5. d4 cd 6....

Started 07/23/03 at 11:00:21 by not a gm yet (Guest)
13 9282 Last Post 09/08/03 at 11:04:35
By: notagmyet
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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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By: RdC
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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 13309 Last Post 04/09/08 at 01:23:38
By: Glenn Snow
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1. e4 c5 2. Sf3 e6 3. g3 a6
This 3. g3 is getting popular, and I was thinking about how a Kan player who is also a Najdorf player can exploit this for an advantage. Even if the Kan player is no Najdorf player, if s/he is willing...

Started 05/17/15 at 04:43:47 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
4 4343 Last Post 06/17/15 at 17:37:50
By: ErictheRed
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1. e4, c5 2. Nf3, e6 3. c4 ¿!
Anybody knowing what this beast is called (and perhaps some inkling how to tame it) ?

Started 02/09/06 at 15:19:57 by Strptzr
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By: nyoke
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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 1806 Last Post 03/17/07 at 17:39:00
By: TalJechin
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1.e4 c5 2.b3
Has anyone ever seen this? It kind of piqued my interest, but I've never seen it before. Any help with ideas and variations would be appreciated. Thanks very much.

Started 02/16/05 at 06:50:41 by mogath
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30 19708 Last Post 06/20/06 at 04:31:33
By: BladezII
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1.e4 c5 2.e5
Yes. Just pushing the pawn. I got this idea cause i didn't like blacks Nf6 anytime. I didn't find a way for black to get this pawn. i didn't find a way for black to play Nf6 anytime. Most players try ...

Started 10/29/03 at 08:38:14 by ChessMunsta (Guest)
13 6544 Last Post 03/25/04 at 13:57:05
By: notagmyet
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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 1512 Last Post 02/19/07 at 18:00:21
By: MUBAs Opponent
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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 2530 Last Post 10/08/08 at 00:17:59
By: RandomPatzer
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