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Alapin Sicilian sideline
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 d6 - how to react here?
"Normal" move is 4..Nc6, but 4..d6 is interesting. How to fight for advantage with white?

Started 07/14/12 at 13:23:16 by Ender
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By: Ender
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6.Nbd2 in Alapin Sicilian - playable or not?
Is tehere any book covering 1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nbd2 variation? Is this variation playable for white, or maybe black have easy way to equality? I couldn't find anythi...

Started 05/03/12 at 12:40:39 by Ender
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By: WSS
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2. c3 d5 variation: pros/cons of ...Bf5 vs. ...Bg4
I play 2. c3 vs the Sicilian, and when Black plays 2...d5 against me, and bearing in mind me and my opponents are club players, I'd say as often as not my opponents eventually develop with ...Bf5 as o...

Started 03/15/12 at 15:13:02 by George Jempty
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Ron Henley 2.c3 dvd's
Hello!
Can anybody tell me on which disc he discuss theoretical lines in 2..Nf6 and then e6-d6?
Is this worth buying? I have DVD1 and it's decent, but nothing more. I'd like to buy DVD with ...

Started 02/08/12 at 13:00:36 by Ender
4 4821 Last Post 02/09/12 at 17:31:48
By: Vass
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Best line for winning chances against c3 Sicilian?
What is the best defence against the c3 Sicilian if the goal is strategically complicated positions, to maximise chances to outplay a lower-rated opponent? (For the moment I'm less concerned with obje...

Started 11/01/10 at 03:41:43 by Stigma
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Sveshnikov on 2. c3
Hello everyone,
While perusing the new chess books coming out on Amazon, I noticed that Sveshnikov's book on 2. c3, which exists in quite a few languages besides English, is coming out in the fa...

Started 05/03/10 at 00:06:43 by TonyRo
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By: Nutflush
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1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cd4 5.Qd4
Is this line dangerous for Black? I recently lost to it in a 5-minute game on ICC, obtaining a worse position out of the opening and I was eventually outplayed.
Perhaps I should play 5...e6 6.Nf...

Started 04/14/08 at 04:51:02 by Legion XIX
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By: zoo - Ex Member
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Alapin: A rare move order for black
The following question has occupied my thoughts off and on for some months now, namely, how does white fight for an advantage in the line that runs:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5  3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6  5....

Started 08/12/10 at 15:47:39 by TopNotch
14 10512 Last Post 08/20/10 at 09:39:04
By: Djy
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Opinions/Info on 2. .. g6 against Alapin
I've become interested in this line after Sam Collins mentioned it in his book as "one of black's best options". The most challenging of the white replies that he gives is his mention of 6.Bc4. Cross-...

Started 04/13/10 at 23:25:12 by trumpet83
14 12506 Last Post 06/05/10 at 21:39:58
By: battleangel - Ex Member
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Is Alapin a good choice?
Hi
Does anyone have advice/opinions on the postive/negative aspects of using Alapin/C3 Sicilian as their response to 1….C5?  Maybe keep in mind that we are talking in relation to players below 20...

Started 11/08/08 at 17:25:16 by Glen_Rotten
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By: MNb
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c3 Sicilian: a drawish line?
I've had the following or similar about 3 times now:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 e6 6. cxd4 d6 7. Nc3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Qc7 9. Bd2 Nd7 10. exd6 Bxd6 11. Bd3 O-O 12. O-O b6 13. Re...

Started 10/15/09 at 08:53:43 by TicklyTim
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Sveshnikov's c3 sicilian book (in French)
Not read anything here about it yet though was published last year.
http://www.payot-rivages.net/livre_Gagner-contre-la-Defense-Sicilienne-Evgueni-S...
or<br /...

Started 09/13/09 at 12:30:39 by Bibs
1 3372 Last Post 09/14/09 at 12:36:21
By: Alias
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c3 sicilian
Hi all,
What is a good line to play for the win against the Alapin?
thanks,
Zatara

Started 09/11/09 at 04:00:12 by Zatara
2 2051 Last Post 09/14/09 at 03:55:54
By: Zatara
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Problems in the c3 Sicilian (...d5/e5 lines)
After the moves:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nf3 cxd4 6. cxd4 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Bd2 (I know 8. Be2 is possible, but leave that aside for this thread) ...Bxc3 9. Bxc3 e4:
I've ...

Started 09/07/04 at 05:34:33 by madhacker
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By: Paul Cumbers
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Re: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 h5!?
I suppose you could be thinking of some Nimzovich lines which are comparable to the Gurgenidze, involving a closed center with White having played e5.  But playing such moves in a position like this i...

Started 06/06/09 at 20:51:49 by kylemeister
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By: bckm
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Anti-Anti-Sizilianisch 1.e4-c5 2.c3-b6
Frank Zeller, Schachverlag Kania, 2005
Anyone know any information  about this book? Can be usefull against the Alapin?
Thanks in advance

Started 08/28/09 at 09:33:13 by Templare2
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By: Templare2
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1.e4 c5 2.c3 1/2-1/2
Are there ANY lines where black can play for a win? 2...d5 doesn't bring many interesting games here.

Started 03/07/09 at 19:59:01 by Zatox
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By: Matemax
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Alapin 2...d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4
this is known to be the most ambitious system for black in the 2...d5 lines.  During making complete repertoire databases for black with this system i couldn't find any advantage for white in any line...

Started 04/25/09 at 23:14:32 by MatrixX
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By: Bibs
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Alapin and French Advance
hi
What do 2c3/Alapin players play against ...e6?
I've been wondering if trying to transpose into the French Advance and then trying to get a Milner Barry Gambit might be a possibility.<br /...

Started 01/03/09 at 12:15:20 by Glen_Rotten
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By: kylemeister
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Gambit line against Alapin: 2.c3 d5 3.ed5: Nf6!?
Does anybody of you have some experience with this line against the Alapin sicilian:
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.ed5: Nf6!? ?
I have played it a couple of times in internet blitz and so far my results...

Started 12/08/08 at 16:39:40 by FightingDragon
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By: kylemeister
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