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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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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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Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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By: kylemeister
Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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Open Sicilian for the White amateur?
Hi everyone,
I've never played the Open Sicilian because of its reputation as a theoretical nightmare.  I tried every Anti-Sicilian in the book but didn't like any of them except the Morra, becau...

Started 09/20/05 at 20:30:13 by mad_knight
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By: woofwoof
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classical vs. scheveningen
I've always played the scheveningen sicilian, but the Keres attack is not much fun and I haven't had much luck with it.  I'm not all that strong a player (~1600) so it's not super important, but I am ...

Started 08/30/11 at 11:44:43 by zepled37
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By: walkingterrapin
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Dismantling the Sicilian
Dismantling the Sicilian: A Complete Repertoire for White
by Jesus De La Villa.
This will be published by New In Chess in November. It promises to be interesting although his record against...

Started 05/20/09 at 02:03:34 by ghenghisclown
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By: doefmat
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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
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By: Bogojump
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The Transporter Sicilian!?
On the ferry over to Helsingör recently, I was thinking about the Dragadorf, when another similar idea appeared to me.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 h6!?

About a decade ago I lo

Started 07/31/09 at 12:28:02 by TalJechin
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By: MemoryMaster
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King's Kalashnikov
Has anyone with more experience of the opening had a good look at King's new book or his chessable video and got an opinion of them, please?
I'm a big fan of Danny King's previous stuff, he's don...

Started 07/08/22 at 16:54:10 by shuda2
5 2327 Last Post 01/03/23 at 11:02:22
By: bragesjo
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Anti-English Attack in Najdorf/Scheveningen
What do you guys think about the anti-english attack move order:
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd
4. Nxd Nf6
5. Nc3 a6
6. Be3 Ng4
Also, if white really wants to play t...

Started 07/13/07 at 23:10:52 by Dinomike100
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By: chk
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The Easiest Sicilian
There is a new book called "The Easiest Sicilian" by Atanas Kolev and Nedev for Chess Stars announced for 15/5
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6
It will be Classical Sicilian?  Undecided

Started 04/03/08 at 17:55:42 by Mortal Games
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By: IMRichardPalliser
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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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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
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By: kylemeister
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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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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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Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Does anyone have information about this upcoming book? (
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: Fllg
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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: TopNotch
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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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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...

Started 08/02/20 at 11:29:33 by tracke
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By: bragesjo
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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
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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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
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By: brabo
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The classical sicilian
Hi all,
I been thinking of playing a sicilian and was wonder about the classic sicilian. Actually I always thought it was a kind of Nijdorf but it seems like it is different. I been reading stuff...

Started 07/30/21 at 18:25:21 by Mtal
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By: Mtal
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The Kveinys Variation by Andrew Martin
I was just browsing the net and saw this, The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6 by Andrew Martin. It is an older DVD and I tried looking on chesspub for any reviews and did not...

Started 08/04/21 at 12:45:37 by Darthmambo
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