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Najdorf
Najdorf
Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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236 2831 Last Post 09/18/20 at 21:21:44
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By: najdorfslayer
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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100 829 Last Post 06/10/20 at 17:37:58
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By: BadDays
Paulsen
Paulsen
Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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125 1588 Last Post 07/19/20 at 08:35:43
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By: MartinC
Classical
Classical
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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62 614 Last Post 06/15/20 at 07:33:02
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By: TD
Scheveningen
Scheveningen
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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44 695 Last Post 08/14/19 at 10:36:00
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By: Pawnpusher
Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Does anyone have information about this upcoming book? (https://www.chess-stars.com/Future_Plans.html)
Squeezing 1. e4 e5 by the same authors was very interesting. I am definitely looking forwar...

Started 03/05/20 at 23:44:21 by ehpotsirhc
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By: katar
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Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Opening Repertoire - Beating the Sicilian
by Jonas Hacker
Everyman ; 304 pages ; £19 $28 €25 (?)
September/October 2020
In this book, German FIDE master Jonas Hacker provides a compl...
https://everymanch

Started 08/02/20 at 11:29:33 by tracke
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By: Bibs
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Open Sicilian Chessable Course
Hi!
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 mn
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By: mn
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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
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Sicilian with 4.Qxd4
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Qxd4 - anybody here play this for White?  If so, what responses do you typically run across, how do you fare with this line, and is it suitable for a mainline weapon against...

Started 06/24/03 at 00:50:48 by bckm
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By: bragesjo
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Kramnik Sicilian
There is no treatment of the Kramnik-line of the e6 sicilian in the commented games. Is there any book giving a useful review for a player around 2000 who never played 1.c4 himself and doesn't know mu...

Started 01/04/20 at 23:41:29 by Jupp53
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By: ErictheRed
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The Killer Sicilian by Tony Rotella
I have 2 questions for openings experts:
1) Which line is actually the best line against the Kalashnikov?
2) It can be usefull to bypass the Kalashnikov playing 1. e4 c5  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. Nc3 ...

Started 04/19/10 at 18:27:27 by Templare2
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By: TonyRo
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Which road to the Sveshnikov ?
We have two ways to reach the Sveshnikov (I am excluding routes via Kalashnikov and maybe Taimanov).
1. The "official" move order for the Sveshnikov.
2. Via the Sicilian 4-knights move order...

Started 10/27/19 at 03:11:13 by Bogojump
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By: BadDays
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Delayed Bb5+ against 2..d6 in Sicilian
So for comparison context first consider the following line of the Chekhover variation of the sicilian
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nc6
5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. Nc3 Nf6 8. Bg5 e6<...

Started 10/14/19 at 06:28:12 by kevinfat
1 802 Last Post 10/14/19 at 07:45:19
By: kylemeister
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How to play Najdorf against passive play
I was playing around with the engine and looking at the following line of the najdorf and had white sit around mostly passive with pawns on e4,f3, rooks on d1,e1. A lot of the moves below consist of w...

Started 10/11/19 at 01:09:32 by kevinfat
5 1252 Last Post 10/12/19 at 00:33:29
By: halbstark
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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 1279 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:
https://shop.chessbase.com/de/products/pert_the_kalashnikov_sicilian
00: Introduction [06:58]
Sideline...

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
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By: FizzySoda
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The Sicilian Taimanov-Scheveningen
Does anyone have Ramirez's DVD on the Taimanov-Scheveningen?
How old is it and is it any good?

Started 07/19/19 at 05:16:49 by MW
4 1999 Last Post 07/21/19 at 02:18:57
By: LeeRoth
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Open Sicilian Repertoire
Hi, so I'm putting together an Open (mostly) Sicilian repertoire "seriously", maybe for the first time. I kind of wanted to share my plan, and have the ChessPub community check for move order issues, ...

Started 10/25/18 at 21:53:05 by mn
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By: RdC
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Sweshnikow DWD by L'Ami
https://shop.chessbase.com/de/products/lami_sveshnikov_sicilian
01: Introduction [04:00]
Sidelines
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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No more open sicilians?
Dear friends, I have seen a lo of antisicilians among very strong players around 2700. Can we conclude that the open sicilian is too risky for white? Caruana only plays Ragozin against Carlsen... perh...

Started 06/18/19 at 18:12:18 by Pingudon
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By: Pingudon
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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:
https://www.modern-chess.com/en/chess-databases/database=61
But today the 2th part was rel...

Started 02/23/19 at 05:00:26 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Squeezing the Flexible Sicilian Kotronias&Semkov
This one should be interesting:
"A White repertoire, based on the most modern lines (for instance, 7.Qf3 against the Taimanov)
Expected in Decembre 2016"
http://www.chess-stars.com/Futu...

Started 08/20/16 at 17:36:32 by AJZ
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By: yolocounty
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4...Be7 Sicilian
Ave! Sicilians and Sicilian lovers.
Long story short I have been thinking the past few days how to combat various e6 Sicilians as white. In the standard position after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 ...

Started 08/29/18 at 16:43:25 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: yolocounty
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Open sicilian with Bc4
I recently read an old swedish book about Fischer and  among other things there was some interesting Bc4 games.
Are there actually any modern books covering the lines a part from black repertour ...

Started 11/05/15 at 22:13:10 by bragesjo
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