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Najdorf Defence [B90-B99]
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By: Seeley
Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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Paulsen/Kan, Taimanov, Four Knights [B40-49]
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125 1588 Last Post 07/19/20 at 08:35:43
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By: MartinC
Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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By: TD
Scheveningen, inc. Keres Attack, Perenyi, Sozin Velimirovic Attack [B80-89]
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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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Sweshnikow DWD by L'Ami
01: Introduction [04:00]
01: Rare Moves - 6.Nf5/Nxc6/Nf3/Nb3 - Video notation [11:14]
02: 6.Nde2 Bc5 - ...

Looks interesting, and author is good. L'Ami should write books too, not sure why he only does DWDs.

Started 07/03/19 at 07:35:45 by Leon_Trotsky
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Modern Chess database on Klassical Sicilian
The 1th part had been released earlier, on the Richter-Rauzer exclusively, based on the Kozul Variation:
But today the 2th part was rel...

Started 02/23/19 at 05:00:26 by Leon_Trotsky
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Nimzo sicilian
Hi all,
what do people think of 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6?  AAgaard and jesus de la Villa seem to think it is a lot better then it looks. 

Started 05/17/15 at 05:04:22 by Zatara
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GM Roiz
Very nice update this month.  That makes two in a row!  Thanks much.   Smiley

Started 04/17/14 at 12:42:16 by LeeRoth
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Aussie Attack
Gary Lane's latest column at the chesscafe site features what he describes as the Aussie attack. This is a line that goes 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Bg5 and was dreamt up by the Australian team ...

Started 06/12/13 at 09:31:58 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Re: System against the Dragondorf
Reverse wrote on 03/02/11 at 21:00:14:
Simon Williams' book has been out for a couple of years. Have there been any important games that puts a question to the validity of this system or has anyone come up with a strong line against it?...

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Started 03/02/11 at 21:00:14 by TonyRo
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help for the game
I played this game from  I am curios if I should have played e5 earlier.  I think my opponent made a grave error in playing e5 himself!!  Any hints would be appreciated.  Yes it was a rapid...

Started 03/22/10 at 04:38:32 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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O'Kelly & Nimzo Sicilian; Anti's or Open's section
When browsing through the Open Sicilian and Anti-Sicilian section, I noticed that there was very little mention of the O'Kelly and Nimzowitsch Variations of the Sicilian (2.Nf3 a6 and 2.Nf...

Started 05/25/08 at 04:05:56 by Chevalier
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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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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)
0 1326 Last Post 02/04/05 at 19:34:19
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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 1320 Last Post 01/06/05 at 21:24:41
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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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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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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
0 1010 Last Post 09/24/07 at 17:34:18
By: Ender
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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
0 1175 Last Post 06/18/19 at 18:12:18
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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
1 250 Last Post 08/03/20 at 09:32:15
By: Bibs
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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
1 763 Last Post 10/14/19 at 07:45:19
By: kylemeister
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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
1 2305 Last Post 01/12/18 at 08:58:44
By: RdC
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Avoiding Open Sicilian Side-lines
It seems annoying to learn special lines vs. e.g.
2. ..a6  O'Kelly
2. ..Nf6 Nimzowitsch
2. ..b6
With White playing a Nc3 based repertoire, i.e. no Maroczy binds vs e.g. Kan and Ac...

Started 04/29/16 at 12:40:02 by JEH
1 2283 Last Post 04/29/16 at 13:24:48
By: MNb
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Moving your c-pawn in the Open Sicilian
Dear fellow opening enthusiasts,
I have trouble moving my Black c-pawn in the Open Sicilian. Do you have any suggestions in remedying this problem? Unfortunately, I am only 8 years old so my arms canno...

Started 09/05/14 at 07:13:02 by VaughanWilliams
1 1550 Last Post 09/05/14 at 11:50:24
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