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Najdorf
Najdorf
Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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235 2825 Last Post 05/19/20 at 09:14:01
In: Re: 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 th...
By: mn
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
Moderators: MilenPetrov, TN
100 829 Last Post 06/10/20 at 17:37:58
In: Re: Modernized Sveshnikov...
By: BadDays
Paulsen
Paulsen
Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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125 1574 Last Post Today at 00:44:22
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By: Confused_by_Theory
Classical
Classical
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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62 614 Last Post 06/15/20 at 07:33:02
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By: TD
Scheveningen
Scheveningen
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
Moderators: MilenPetrov, TN
44 695 Last Post 08/14/19 at 10:36:00
In: Re: Curious about recent...
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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Chigorin ?
Anybody here playing the Reversed Chigorin ? (I know this really belongs in D-pawn specials, but there the post will only be read by Trompowskians, BDGworshippers and 'Killers')

Started 01/12/18 at 07:30:10 by petertohen
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By: RdC
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"draw by repetition" lines
It would be interesting to list the most popular "draw by repetition" lines that appear in the open sicilians.
Of course if both white and black are happy with an early 1/2-1/2.
For instance...

Started 06/07/06 at 12:21:37 by asimof
2 1569 Last Post 06/14/06 at 22:31:03
By: asimof
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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 20793 Last Post 10/16/15 at 16:50:56
By: belgian
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...Na5 ideas in the Sicilian
Hi,
I am talking about ...Na5 ideas on the Sicilian when a white knight is on b3. If White takes the knight, then after ...bxa5, Black can attack along the open files. I have read a lot of books,...

Started 08/02/08 at 10:11:24 by sssthepro
5 1975 Last Post 08/09/08 at 16:54:53
By: LeeRoth
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3
Do you know any good variants for black, or what can I play after 3. d4?! ?

Started 08/05/08 at 13:42:59 by Tomas
6 2433 Last Post 08/07/08 at 13:03:55
By: Michael Ayton
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. f3
Does this line have a name? It seems to score ok for White, I guess by getting those Najdorf/Dragon/et al junkies out of book  Cool. So what's the best defence to it as Black?
To stop the bind wit...

Started 06/13/06 at 15:39:38 by JEH
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41 18629 Last Post 02/11/08 at 17:10:04
By: bragesjo
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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc6 and what now?
I'm not sure if this should be in this section but here it goes:
I'm studying Prichett scheveningen book and I quite like it but above line gives me headaches. Nc6 and a6 are the the 2 most popul...

Started 11/20/08 at 13:26:07 by Schaakhamster
10 3725 Last Post 12/13/08 at 00:09:23
By: jaki
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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 4030 Last Post 10/19/15 at 06:59:09
By: FamelJone
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 b6 !?
Hi guys!
This 2..b6 move was played against me couple of time on the internet. Does it have any name? Or maybe any literature about it is available?
I think this is not such a great idea to ...

Started 09/14/12 at 11:46:40 by Ender
7 5373 Last Post 10/09/12 at 01:17:29
By: Seth_Xoma
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6
Hi,
I don't know the name of this opening, and it seems to transpose to normal Open Sicilians most of the time. But Ivanchuk has played it and recently Vachier-Lagrave used this move order. <br ...

Started 02/24/11 at 14:13:38 by Smyslov_Fan
4 3068 Last Post 02/26/11 at 21:22:11
By: Smyslov_Fan
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2...d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cd4 5.Nd4 Qc7 - !? or ?!
Recently I saw a game with 5...Qc7, where Black won a very nice game with several strong sacrifices. What I am wondering is this: Is it a good transpositional trick into Najdorf positions, is there an...

Started 12/23/09 at 21:38:19 by TN
1 1138 Last Post 12/24/09 at 09:08:54
By: chk
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2...Nc6 3 Nc3
I apologize if this has been addressed multiple times before.  After 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 does white lose much by playing 3 Nc3?  If one is willing to play Nc3 against the accelerated dragon, doesn't thi...

Started 11/17/09 at 02:25:15 by sharpplay
11 3828 Last Post 11/26/09 at 11:57:57
By: Keano
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2...Nc6, 4...d5
Palliser's updates have concerned this occasionally, and it's treated in this month's (August 2009) update.  So does anybody have any experience with this or an opinion about it?
I looked back fo...

Started 08/27/09 at 13:06:23 by Markovich
6 2229 Last Post 08/28/09 at 12:49:39
By: SWJediknight
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2.Ne2
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
14 5249 Last Post 12/26/03 at 10:19:05
By: Rejean Tremblay (Guest)
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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
2 1970 Last Post 03/19/04 at 08:50:24
By: Glenn Snow
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4...Be7 Sicilian
Ave! Sicilians and Sicilian lovers.
Long story short I have been thinking the past few days how to combat various e6 Sicilians as white. In the standard position after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 ...

Started 08/29/18 at 16:43:25 by Confused_by_Theory
12 3871 Last Post 09/27/18 at 17:26:29
By: yolocounty
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4...d5!? Dangerous Weapon - update?
Good morning/afternoon,
What is your opinion of the 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 d5 variation covered in Dangerous Weapons? I tried the line in a few blitz games, but simply ended up in a somewhat pa...

Started 05/04/08 at 09:52:38 by Ivan
7 2326 Last Post 05/25/08 at 20:44:09
By: MilenPetrov
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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 2786 Last Post 08/22/17 at 18:53:50
By: BadDays
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6.Be2 against Scheve & Najd (continued)
Hi everyone!
A while ago I started a thread     http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1209511608    about playing against the Classical Scheveningen which arises from the Najdorf move...

Started 06/29/08 at 16:25:43 by Gerbarts
4 1824 Last Post 07/01/08 at 18:41:04
By: Gerbarts
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6.Be2 against Scheve & Najd beginner question
Hi, I have just started playing 6.Be2 against the Scveningen and Najdorf but I am not sure I understand all ideas fully and would like to ask you here at the forum.
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c...

Started 04/29/08 at 23:26:48 by Gerbarts
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By: chk
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