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Najdorf
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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: Leon_Trotsky
Sveshnikov
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Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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99 826 Last Post 05/17/19 at 16:03:33
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By: Guy from Russia
Paulsen
Paulsen
Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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122 1537 Last Post 11/17/19 at 09:56:47
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By: Straggler
Classical
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Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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62 611 Last Post 09/24/19 at 18:10:17
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By: fling
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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6. Bg5 7... h6 vs. 7... Qb6??
It seems like 7... Qb6 is just a better move order than the Delayed Poisoned Pawn move order: 7... h6. 7... h6 just allows White to go 9. a3! Which has been doing well at the top level lately. 7... Qb...

Started 03/24/17 at 05:17:37 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
2 2641 Last Post 08/22/17 at 18:53:50
By: BadDays
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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 2691 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 3535 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 6234 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 3266 Last Post 09/29/16 at 04:52:46
By: AntonioAg
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Book 1.e4 vs The Sicilian II
Anyone have the book 1.e4 vs the Sicilian II in pdf?
Thanks

Started 08/29/16 at 00:04:56 by pr0chess
4 3396 Last Post 08/29/16 at 07:37:48
By: Lauri Torni
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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 2761 Last Post 06/15/16 at 18:44:50
By: gramsci
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Avoiding Open Sicilian Side-lines
It seems annoying to learn special lines vs. e.g.
2. ..a6  O'Kelly
2. ..Nf6 Nimzowitsch
2. ..b6
With White playing a Nc3 based repertoire, i.e. no Maroczy binds vs e.g. Kan and Ac...

Started 04/29/16 at 12:40:02 by JEH
1 2155 Last Post 04/29/16 at 13:24:48
By: MNb
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Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
I am looking to find out what info is in this book.  What lines or moves do the writers reccomend against all of blacks moves.  I have heard this is a good book, but I wanted to order it and I cant fi...

Started 03/04/05 at 19:45:59 by Zhu (Guest)
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39 27644 Last Post 04/07/16 at 12:19:50
By: JEH
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Prins variation...2..d6 and 5.f3
Does anybody know an good source on this cheap but seemingly acceptable way to play some open sicilian without having to learn too much theory? I surely find a lot of games - even on high level - in m...

Started 03/14/09 at 08:35:40 by derdudea
8 6949 Last Post 01/15/16 at 12:51:34
By: chk
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What is this called?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6, is this just called the Four Knights?
Also, are there threads on this?
Thanks

Started 05/20/12 at 06:11:17 by slughouse
10 5550 Last Post 12/25/15 at 19:00:16
By: ErictheRed
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6
I my pursuit of learning e4 and having it as my new repertoire (see my previous thread) I'm playing online and analysing whenever I have time each game aftewards to learn the theory. A few times latel...

Started 06/24/11 at 11:18:54 by chesswise
5 3839 Last Post 10/19/15 at 06:59:09
By: FamelJone
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"Sicilian for the Lazy" in English?
Is anyone else interested in an English translation of Bronznik's Sizilianisch für Müßiggänger (Sicilian for the Lazy)? It seems like a very interesting book on the Basman-Sale variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3...

Started 08/11/05 at 00:25:44 by Zarvox
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23 20056 Last Post 10/16/15 at 16:50:56
By: belgian
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English Attack (PC-DVD) by Danny Gormally
Excellent! 7 hours on the English Attack by Danny Gormally. Time for a new thread. Putting it in Open Sicilians as the blurb says it covers the Najdorf and the Scheveningen  Cool
I started playing...

Started 09/09/15 at 10:56:07 by JEH
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17 10143 Last Post 09/22/15 at 07:44:03
By: Jupp53
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A "new" Sicilian.
Hello all!
Maybe a new sicilian. I was thinking about that the sicilian is a very deeply studied chess opening with tons of books and theory. And is it possible to come up with a "new" opening in...

Started 07/16/15 at 05:20:21 by Bogojump
8 4221 Last Post 07/17/15 at 07:00:43
By: Bogojump
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Idea Behind Taimenov or e6 line. what black wants
Dear friends,
                   I am from India and want to play sicilian taimenov but don't know the actual idea or setup of this opening and also want to know how white tackle this. How both s...

Started 06/16/15 at 04:34:13 by supercreck
11 5796 Last Post 06/21/15 at 23:10:16
By: yolocounty
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Polugajewskij with 15...Dc7 and 15...Dxb2
As a years-long Najdorf player, I switched all over against 6. Lg5 before settling on 6...Sbd7. I quite like it, but was also thinking of adding another line just to have in the posession. The three p...

Started 05/13/15 at 02:46:30 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
2 2166 Last Post 05/27/15 at 13:25:20
By: aspij
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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. 
thankis,
Zatara

Started 05/17/15 at 05:04:22 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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Introduction to the Open Sicilians
Hello everyone. I am searching for a good introduction to the open sicilians for the white side. My background is that I starting playing chess 3 years ago and currently have an Elo of 1830. I hope to...

Started 06/09/13 at 10:20:10 by Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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21 15692 Last Post 04/21/15 at 08:02:52
By: bragesjo
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Najdorf vs. Kan
I've been a Najdorf devotee for many years but it seems I haven't been able to find a good antidote against the 6.Bg5 variation. I hate the Poisoned Pawn. I've played both Kasparov's 7...Qc7 and the f...

Started 04/20/15 at 07:05:02 by gramsci
14 6736 Last Post 04/20/15 at 19:45:54
By: DenVerdsligeRejsende
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