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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: kylemeister
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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132 1688 Last Post 08/25/23 at 14:13:03
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By: Isolani
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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63 724 Last Post 01/05/24 at 23:36:36
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By: FreeRepublic
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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45 712 Last Post 06/14/24 at 08:29:38
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By: Kerangali
Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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Carlsen essays the Fischer-Sozin
A bit of a blast from the past, I'd say, with Carlsen today (vs. Keymer) playing an old favorite of John Emms: 6. Bc4 e6 7. a4. The continuation was 7...Be7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. Be3 Qc7 10. Qe2 Bd7 11. a5 Ng...

Started 10/05/23 at 15:00:03 by kylemeister
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Löwenthal broken?
hello! I'm a player who always liked Löwenthal, but when analyzing the 13.Be2 sideline I couldn't find a decent answer. 
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qf6 8.Qd...

Started 09/14/23 at 15:09:07 by PlayerCorres
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By: FreeRepublic
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New Open Sicilian book
A saw a new book at local Chess store. 
The Open Sicilian : An Ambitious White Repertoire for Club by Ivan Saric
Looks like its based on a Chessable course.  Excerpt says English attack them...

Started 05/21/23 at 16:18:02 by bragesjo
8 2008 Last Post 05/28/23 at 23:22:51
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Taimanov-Scheveningen by Semkov
The Taimanov-Scheveningen Hybrid  
by Semko Semkov
~250 pages, Chess-Stars, June 2022
This book offers a full repertoire based on the Taimanov move order 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4...
Some more text

Started 05/10/22 at 07:56:23 by tracke
9 4026 Last Post 03/16/23 at 17:04:15
By: nestor
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Theoretical State of the Najdorf-Scheveningen
Very little literature is published (certainly recently) on the Classical Scheveningen (Scheveningen with a Najdorf move order).
I realise that various publications have given Scheveningen positi...

Started 01/31/23 at 20:03:28 by najdorfslayer
4 1403 Last Post 02/02/23 at 09:14:54
By: MartinC
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Question re "In Fischer's Footsteps" in CBM 209
I believe this is an article about 6. Bc4 e6 7. 0-0 in the Najdorf, by GM Yago Santiago.  I wonder if someone who has it would like to say something about the contents, such as what variation(s) it ad...

Started 10/06/22 at 22:10:26 by kylemeister
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Pruijssers & Zwirs repertoire for White
ChessBase have released a 3-DVD repertoire for White in the Open Sicilian by GM Roeland Pruijssers and IM Nico Zwirs. A lot of English Attack stuff: it reminds me of Shaw's repertoire for Quality Ches...

Started 06/17/20 at 12:33:40 by Straggler
7 3479 Last Post 06/12/21 at 23:53:18
By: TopNotch
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In the last edition the grandmaster Michail Roiz discuss a special idea in the Scheveningen which I asked him to once look at see
On my blo...

Started 01/19/21 at 09:46:20 by brabo
4 1942 Last Post 01/19/21 at 11:32:56
By: brabo
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B96 Najdorf 10. Nxe6!!
Hi all, 
I was about to refresh my najdorf repertoire and put the known moves in and stopped after 9. ...b5, when suddenly SF calculated about 10. Nxe6!!
It seems, no GM ever played this mov...

Started 01/04/21 at 14:51:15 by gewgaw
1 1483 Last Post 01/04/21 at 15:48:21
By: Confused_by_Theory
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Open Sicilian Chessable Course
I have no idea if this type of post is considered acceptable or not, so mods please delete if this isn't okay.  Smiley
Tomorrow Chessable are planning to publish the first volume of a two pa...

Started 07/28/20 at 19:34:49 by fjd
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By: fjd
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Lowenthal -- Current State
hey All, 
What's the current state of Lowenthal? I've decided to make this my new project for tournament play. As a working adult, i just don't have time to compete in memory contests with the ki...

Started 09/17/19 at 15:54:52 by FizzySoda
3 2934 Last Post 09/18/19 at 20:25:57
By: TopNotch
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Kalashnikow DWD by Nicholas Pert
Well that was surprise, another Sicilian DWD but this time another system with ...e5:
00: Introduction [06:58]

My personal opinion is that I slightly prefer L'Ami as presenter compared to Pert, but both are fine still. In any case, I have not seen any material, neither book nor database nor DWD, about Kalashnikow since the Everyman book. But that book was several years ago.

Started 07/13/19 at 22:17:19 by Leon_Trotsky
3 3973 Last Post 08/19/19 at 18:03:07
By: FizzySoda
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Sweshnikow DWD by L'Ami
01: Introduction [04:00]
01: Rare Moves - 6.Nf5/Nxc6/Nf3/Nb3 - Video notation [11:14]
02: 6.Nde2 Bc5 - ...

Looks interesting, and author is good. L'Ami should write books too, not sure why he only does DWDs.

Started 07/03/19 at 07:35:45 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Modern Chess database on Klassical Sicilian
The 1th part had been released earlier, on the Richter-Rauzer exclusively, based on the Kozul Variation:
But today the 2th part was rel...

Started 02/23/19 at 05:00:26 by Leon_Trotsky
0 2488 Last Post 02/23/19 at 05:00:26
By: Leon_Trotsky
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Nimzo sicilian
Hi all,
what do people think of 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6?  AAgaard and jesus de la Villa seem to think it is a lot better then it looks.   

Started 05/17/15 at 05:05:37 by Zatara
6 6756 Last Post 08/21/18 at 06:41:49
By: Gambit
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How Pawn Breaks Work in the Sicilian?
I am currently learning about the Scheveningen but I'm not sure how to really time pawn breaks in this opening. I have an idea more or less about when it's a good idea to play the move ...d5 but the m...

Started 04/29/17 at 04:00:33 by SouthofGrey
3 3912 Last Post 05/01/17 at 17:13:43
By: ErictheRed
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Ulf Andersson Sicilian
Cyrus Lakdwala mentions a Ulf Andersson Sicilian in his upcoming book on the Sveshnikov Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 h6 7.Nd6+ Bxd6 8.Qxd6 Qe7 9.Qxe7 Kxe7.
Is ...

Started 11/17/16 at 14:57:23 by Reverse
3 4831 Last Post 11/17/16 at 22:22:59
By: ErictheRed
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6.Bg5 in najdorf
Hi All,
What to play as Black vs 6.Bg5 in Najdorf?  I am thinking 6...e6 7f4 Qc7!?  Richard Palliser in his book on Najdorf said this is a good winning try for Black. I would rather not have "for...

Started 05/06/16 at 23:50:55 by Zatara
10 9086 Last Post 09/29/16 at 19:02:27
By: AntonioAg
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6.Bg5 or 6.Be3 or 6f4
Hi All,
I am wondering which is more practical, 6.Bg5, Be3 or 6.f4 in Najdorf as white?  I know they all have ton of theory and f4 the least.  Are the returns of playing Bg5 or Be3 worth it or wi...

Started 05/07/16 at 18:48:47 by Zatara
3 4502 Last Post 09/29/16 at 04:52:46
By: AntonioAg
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Blacks' best vs. 2.Cc3 Tiviakov / Grand Prix
I play Najdor 1st. and  Taimanov-Kan complex as 2nd defence. As I don't mind the Closed Sicilian, what do you think is the best move against both 1.e4 c5 2.Cc3 Grand Prix Attack and Tiviakov Grand Pri...

Started 06/15/16 at 13:19:35 by gramsci
3 4183 Last Post 06/15/16 at 18:44:50
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