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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  (2 Viewing)
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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Young Fischers universal Bc4
i was going over some games online and some from Kasparovs MGP. Was wondering what you all thought of young Fischers Bc4 in reply to almost all forms of the open sicilian. I was thinking of figureing ...

Started 10/06/05 at 02:52:49 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
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By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Why not just play e6 to Bc4 in Dragon/Classical?
I've read that nobody plays Bc4 against the Scheveningen (or a e6 Najdorf) because the pawn on e6 makes it pointless. So why don't people play it when using the Dragon/Classical, especially ...

Started 03/07/11 at 16:57:17 by Uhohspaghettio
3 2073 Last Post 03/07/11 at 18:50:42
By: Markovich
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why Classical sicilian not as popular as Najdorf?
Please tell me why Classical sicilian is not as popular as Najdorf? Does Najdorf give more winning chances than classical? Undecided

Started 12/29/11 at 20:03:53 by raja
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By: ErictheRed
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White Repertoire vs. the Sicilian
I am a 1650 USCF club player who has reasonable hopes for reaching 2000 before I die.  I would like to FINALLY put together a reasonably coherent repertoire to hand the Sicilian.  This wouldn't be a p...

Started 12/16/08 at 21:29:26 by Jerry_Taylor
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By: Matemax
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White Open Sicilian repertoire based on SO 1.e4.
Hi people,
I started playing 1.e4 with a mixture of KIA and Bishop's Opening, after some time I discovered "An attacking repertoire for white" and things went changing a little. Against Sicilian ...

Started 02/04/08 at 11:00:07 by Holbox
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By: MNb
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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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59 29302 Last Post 07/20/08 at 13:30:40
By: sssthepro
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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)
9 3702 Last Post 08/21/07 at 15:13:10
By: Strategy_Rules
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Which SI to play?
I've been thinking about adding a SI system to my opening repertoire, to increase my winning chances against slightly weaker opponents. My own rating is between 2000 and 2100.
I'm not sure which ...

Started 08/01/09 at 14:50:49 by Gorath
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68 26106 Last Post 10/31/09 at 01:02:51
By: ACSian
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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
3 1881 Last Post 10/28/19 at 18:54:11
By: BadDays
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wheres fed
hey john we need u on the dragon site make a quest appearence also per andreasen says hi eric

Started 05/05/05 at 12:34:39 by eric moskow (Guest)
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By: eric moskow (Guest)
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What to play against the sicilian?
I want to create a repertoire against the sicilian but I feel that it can't be the open sicilian.
To me it feels like there is more theory then practical play in the open sicilian and that it tak...

Started 06/04/07 at 14:03:32 by chesscheese
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By: sssthepro
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What Open sicilian should i play?
For over a year am i playing at a club now (i am 21 years old and ambitious, though i started with chess way to late Wink) and my first rating is 1818 (still gotta show i m worth it though ;...

Started 11/02/07 at 13:59:49 by EasyRider
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32 14397 Last Post 11/23/07 at 06:55:59
By: Willempie
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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?

Started 05/20/12 at 06:11:17 by slughouse
10 6635 Last Post 12/25/15 at 19:00:16
By: ErictheRed
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What is advantages in Nc3 before d4
Hello, I've heard someone talking about that you could play Nc3 before d4, and then avoid the Najdorf and other systems. Therefor, I have 3 questions:
What sicilians do you avoid if you play lets...

Started 03/08/13 at 10:36:05 by ViktorN
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By: MNb
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What is 5Bd3?
Please excuse my ignorance.
I should much appreciate some starting pointers about 5Bd3 in an Open Sicilian with the usual e4 c5, Nf3 d6, d4 cxd4, Nxd4 Nf6.
Is there theory around this line (...

Started 06/17/07 at 13:27:40 by Frankly
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By: CheckMate
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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 2207 Last Post 10/01/07 at 07:00:49
By: exigentsky
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what do u play against e4
What do people who play the semi slav play against e4
I am thinking about playing the sveshnikov or the taimanov

Started 03/18/05 at 15:23:34 by shaun "the irish" pilk (Guest)
5 2312 Last Post 05/03/05 at 12:12:23
By: johnmac
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What do Sicilian players against d4 ?
I play various open Sicilians against e4 and really like the Sicilian, I think its the most dangerous answer to e4.
Curious to know what other Sicilian players tend to play against d4 and if thi...

Started 05/24/05 at 13:44:49 by Vladislav (Guest)
4 2295 Last Post 06/17/05 at 20:02:59
By: lost highway
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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 2837 Last Post 01/05/03 at 14:39:43
By: cap
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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 1706 Last Post 08/08/07 at 11:19:48
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