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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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Sveshnikov  (1 Viewing)
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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Classical  (1 Viewing)
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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Open Sicilians Open Sicilians
Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Kan & others [B32-33, B40-49, B54-69 & B80-99] with GM Michael Roiz
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which sicilian to play?
someone suggested i start a thread on which sicilian to play and which system to play against the sicilian.  i am rated 1414.  i like tactical openings, and i'm not afraid to read books or lines.  how...

Started 01/26/08 at 17:20:55 by wcywing
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By: sssthepro
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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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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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The lower rated guys and the open sicilian.
I was wandering what every one thought about amature players playing the sicilian. I am one of them and have recieved some varried responses from i should be playing 1.e5 instead of going for a sicili...

Started 05/29/05 at 05:42:22 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
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Poll: Favorite Defense
Hello.  I wanted to know what your favorite Sicilian Defense variation was.  I am terribly sorry if I misspelled the name of your favorite variation. Cry

Started 07/03/03 at 23:19:23 by Ilikethedragon
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By: nexirae
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Weird "Open" Sicilian
I'm currently playing White in a game that started as follows:
e4 c5
Nf6 d6
d4 Bg4
Bc4 Nc6
and have the following questions:
1. Is this an Anti-Sicilian by Black?! Roll Eyes I'...

Started 08/07/07 at 14:50:20 by mad_knight
3 1429 Last Post 08/08/07 at 11:19:48
By: mad_knight
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endgames in the Sicilian
Hi everyone!
Recently i read some thoughts of Aagard concerning the opening. He states that one should start backwards (possible endgames-typical middlegame motifs) and only then go back to spec...

Started 08/18/07 at 07:12:40 by suny
2 1247 Last Post 08/20/07 at 09:38:18
By: Willempie
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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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Which sicilian should I chose?
Hi, so far I played najdorf, the acc. dragon and currently I am experimenting with the sveshnikov (but no tourneygames so far, only internet blitz).
I am tactically a very good player for my rat...

Started 08/19/07 at 09:38:44 by cyronix (Ex Member)
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By: Strategy_Rules
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Starting Out: 1d4 : A Reliable Repertoire for the
Is this book out of print? I can't find it NEW on
Can someone paste this topic to d4 section?

Started 09/24/07 at 17:34:19 by Ender
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By: Ender
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What if White refuses to play Nc3?
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. f3! Now, Black can't just transpose to let's say a Najdorf because a6 is met with c4. In addition, White's f3 is so common in many Sicilians, like the Drag...

Started 09/30/07 at 04:02:29 by exigentsky
5 1805 Last Post 10/01/07 at 07:00:49
By: exigentsky
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Poll: Aggressive (open) sicilian
A similar question to the one I asked about the Caro-Kann ( which sicilian is up to you the most aggressive one. I was allways persuaded t...

Started 11/09/07 at 10:14:51 by thibdb13
3 1749 Last Post 11/12/07 at 06:18:04
By: woofwoof
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Roll Eyes Hello everyone! I'm GM John Fedorowicz and I'll do my best to answer any questions or check any ideas my fellow Sicilian fanatics present me with. All the best to you all!

Started 01/04/03 at 01:32:27 by GMJohnFedorowicz (Ex Member)
1 2573 Last Post 01/05/03 at 14:39:43
By: cap
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O'Kelly Sicilian (2...a6) question
Hello  Roll Eyes
I'm interested by the O'Kelly sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6). Most authors say that 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 is OK for Black as it gives an improved version of Sveshnikov Sicilian (as Nb5 is p...

Started 01/04/03 at 21:23:35 by hicetnunc
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By: Quark
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Question about the maroczy bind
Hello, Mr. Fedorowicz.
We met at the Guelph Pro Am of 2002 and you gave me some sound opening advice there, and i have read your columns at, and i was wondering if you could h...

Started 02/18/03 at 19:33:56 by Sebastian (Guest)
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By: Sebastian (Guest)
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New move for black in Sicilian
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 c5d4 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 h6
5...h6 is a new move which prevents
the Bg5 which is seen in the Sveshnikov and
Richter-Rauser.  Black's system could include ...d6

Started 09/12/03 at 15:38:10 by pacificknight
4 3134 Last Post 10/18/03 at 09:20:49
By: Mike Thomas
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f3 in Open Sicilian
I know in the 2 ... d6 vars this move is considered an acceptable alternative, but after 1.e4 c5 Nf3 Nc6 d4 cxd4 Nxd4 Nf6 f3!? is there some sort of way for black to deal with this?  As a Sveshnikov p...

Started 11/08/03 at 18:13:11 by nexirae
5 3754 Last Post 12/01/03 at 02:47:51
By: badknight
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If you've read my thread about the Caro's Nd2, you might understand why I'm posting this...
An idea struck me this weekend while playing over a Keres game...if white intends an open Sicilian, why...

Started 11/30/03 at 20:21:46 by nexirae
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By: Rejean Tremblay (Guest)
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John Fedorowic
This is perhaps not strictly relevant to this forum but I thought people might like to know what sort of guy John Fedorowic is. While playing on ICC tonight, and casually observing one of his games, h...

Started 02/09/04 at 01:54:17 by John Doe (Guest)
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By: Glenn Snow
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2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6
    I know it has been very popular of late to play 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 to avoid the Sveshnikov Variation, but what is the idea for White after 3...e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6, since I was under the ...

Started 03/19/04 at 06:15:38 by Glenn Snow
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