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Najdorf  (7 Viewing)
Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: Bibs
Sveshnikov  (2 Viewing)
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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Paulsen  (2 Viewing)
Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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By: Confused_by_Theory
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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Scheveningen  (1 Viewing)
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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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)
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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 3325 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 4000 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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By: Glenn Snow
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Polgar - Shirov - I don't see a repeat by White
I don't see an exact repeat by White of the Linares 2001 game where white won in the English attack.  For instance, Berg - Odeev deviated (did not play Kd1 as Polgar did).  Is there a reason for the n...

Started 04/05/04 at 01:13:29 by dhaessel
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By: dhaessel
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Questions about the Maroczy...
Well, I was wondering a few things, reading the other post about the maroczy:
1. the accelerated dragon is not that popular because of the maroczy bind; but, the 3.Bb5+ variation is not supposed ...

Started 04/13/04 at 06:27:58 by krugman
1 2054 Last Post 04/13/04 at 05:35:33
By: Losetowin
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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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Rhodes Gambit?
I have an oldish (early '60s) book called "Chess Openings for the County Player" by G.I. Rhodes. In it he gives an interesting gambit idea (see below for the analysis). The idea is to try and get a Ma...

Started 06/23/04 at 13:55:22 by Ben_Hague
1 2106 Last Post 06/23/04 at 10:11:02
By: alumbrado
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How good is the Open Sic section?
Hi guys,
I have a subscription to the d4 d5-section by Sherbakov and am considering a subscription to the Open Sic's. But maybe I am a bit spoiled by Sherbakov?
Could anyone of you offer an ...

Started 07/04/04 at 19:22:34 by baljej
4 2903 Last Post 09/17/04 at 12:31:30
By: Markovich
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Experts vs. the Sicilian
Does anyone know if the new book "Experts vs. the Sicilian" is any good? It sounds really interesting.

Started 11/11/04 at 10:53:05 by Lobachevsky
5 3234 Last Post 12/07/04 at 05:36:51
By: Mr.A (Guest)
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Change division of Open Sicilians?
I am the only one who thinks that the Open Sicilians section is too big, and the Dragons too small? What about moving some openings from Fed's bit to Chris's?

Started 10/12/04 at 20:48:44 by GMTonyKosten
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By: nexirae
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Repertoire for White
I'm a club level player that does not want to run from the Open Sicilian.  I like to play 1.e4 and play the Danish vs. 1.e5.  My problem - not a lot of interest in spending a great deal of time studyi...

Started 12/14/03 at 04:36:16 by Jerry_Taylor
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By: Nausikaa
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Scheveningen move order vs. Najdorf?
Is the move order 1. e4 c5  2. Nf3 e6  3. d4 cxd4  4. Nxd4 Nf6  5. Nc3 d6 a good way of entering the Scheveningen complex, or is it simply imprecise?
I am not sure that Black's game all that bad ...

Started 01/05/05 at 17:11:07 by Markovich
3 2517 Last Post 01/05/05 at 19:46:35
By: MNb
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Did I choose the right continuation?
I am playing as black.
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 d6
3. Nc3 Nc6 (my opponent tried to mix it up, so I decide to do the same.  Although I feel 3. ...Nf6 is stronger, Nc6 is not bad)
4. Bb5 Bd7...

Started 01/07/05 at 02:24:42 by OneArmedScissor
0 1386 Last Post 01/06/05 at 21:24:41
By: OneArmedScissor
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Open Sicilians by Tony Kosten
This is brilliant news!  Let's hope that Tony will keep doing this section.  After looking at January's update I already want to start playing the Najdorf again!

Started 02/01/05 at 08:32:58 by The King
1 1692 Last Post 02/01/05 at 09:39:08
By: GMTonyKosten
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Names of all the subtle vars?
Sorry, this might be abit OT. But say I dont have many chess books, can anyone recommend a simple website or such that explains all the different

Started 02/05/05 at 00:34:22 by newbiee (Guest)
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