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2.c3 d5
I'm currently experimenting with the anti-sicilian for the first time and I'll admit that I'm pretty clueless to the main lines!
Which is the most advantagous: 3.exd5 or 3.e5 ? Being new to the o...

Started 07/28/03 at 14:58:27 by Tictactactical
2 2560 Last Post 08/14/03 at 02:17:38
By: IMGaryLane
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1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 Nc6
6. cxd4 d6 7. Bc4 Nb6 8. Bb3 dxe5 9. d5 Nb4 10. Nc3---> is there any analysis on this line?

Started 10/12/03 at 00:30:49 by BlueMeanieKing (Guest)
0 2428 Last Post 10/12/03 at 00:30:48
By: BlueMeanieKing (Guest)
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c3 Sicilian - 2...d6 variation
I'm currently investigating the 2...d6 variation of the Alapin Sicilian.
I'm looking for a game quoted by Rozentalis that I couldn't locate in online databases : it's a Junior (comp.) - J.Polgar ...

Started 10/26/03 at 17:55:55 by hicetnunc
1 1878 Last Post 10/26/03 at 18:39:41
By: AmateurDragoneer
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1.e4 c5 2.c3 e6 3.d4 cxd4!?
I have a suggestion in order to avoid the main lines in Alapin B22
1.e4 c5 2.c3 e6 3.d4 cxd4!?
a) 4.Nf3 dxc3 5.Nxc3 Nc6 - B20
b) 4.cxd4 d5
b1) 5.e5 Nc6 6.Nf3 Nge7 7.Bd3 Nf5 - C02<b...

Started 03/20/04 at 23:17:47 by Da Costa Junior
8 6274 Last Post 03/24/04 at 06:33:40
By: Da Costa Junior
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What about 2...g6
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I can't see any discussion of 2...g6 against 2.c3. Anyway, I'm looking for info on this line because I'd like to give it a go. Currently I have some stuff on 1.e4 c5 2.c3 g...

Started 04/28/04 at 11:42:14 by March38253
1 1683 Last Post 04/29/04 at 03:34:49
By: alumbrado
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c3 sicilian - 2. ... Nc6
What do you recomend playing against it
as white?
i played:
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 e6 5.Nf3 d5 6.e5 Nge7 7.Bd3 Qb6

Started 06/05/03 at 06:42:11 by basicchess (Guest)
4 2859 Last Post 05/04/04 at 06:46:17
By: rowrulz
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Does 4. d5 make the 2...b6 reply unplayable.
Against the c3 sicilian, does d5 take away the threats of the b6 reply.
For example, 1. e4 c5 2. c3 b6 3. d4 Bb7 4. d5 Nf6!? where does play go from here?

Started 01/31/04 at 19:28:50 by Teyko
7 3385 Last Post 05/04/04 at 12:58:39
By: tom eckersley-waites (Guest)
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c3 sicilian - 2. ... b6
I've recently become an avid fan of the c3 sicilian and am having great success with it. However I had the following correspondance game, of some theoretical interest, which puts a severe dent in Roze...

Started 01/10/03 at 06:35:46 by Tigger
8 7674 Last Post 07/23/04 at 09:10:17
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Worrying line in the c3 Sicilian
A line that nearly came up in several games of mine:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. ed5 Qd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nf3 cd4 6. cd4 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Bd2 Bc3 9. Bc3 e4 10. Ne5 Ne5 11. de5 Ne7 12. Qe2 (not normally the ...

Started 01/23/04 at 06:29:50 by madhacker (Guest)
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25 11034 Last Post 12/21/04 at 15:28:29
By: no compensation (Guest)
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Alapin: 2...d5, exd5 Nf6 playable?
What you think: is 2..d5, 3.exd5 Nf6 in the Alapin playable?
My database shows 177 games with a good score for black.
Any opinions welcome!

Started 12/28/04 at 12:53:02 by Dutch-Kalashnikov
12 4962 Last Post 01/05/05 at 19:54:33
By: MNb
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c3 sicilian with d5/g6
What is the current opinion of 1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 g6 ?
It seems a good way for Black to unbalance the position and play for a win, provided he survives White's initiative first.  Th...

Started 02/01/05 at 10:21:55 by lnn2
2 1821 Last Post 02/02/05 at 20:40:13
By: MNb
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Question for 2.c3 experts...
Dear 2.c3...experts,
Which book do you recommend for the "b6"-lines of the 2.c3... sicilian?
Thanks very much for your help,

Started 05/11/04 at 17:08:12 by SutterCane
10 4991 Last Post 02/05/05 at 21:51:49
By: MNb
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1 e4 c5 2 c3 Qa5
Anyone got any views/analysis on 2 ...Qa5 in response to 2 c3? -- NCO says 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 Na3 d6 5 Nc4 Qc7 6 d4 is good for White. Is this so, and is 4 ...e6 a decent alternative?

Started 04/07/05 at 19:21:46 by Michael Ayton
4 4409 Last Post 04/21/05 at 18:20:52
By: Michael Ayton
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C3 Sicilian options in 2..Nf6 line.
I noticed that in the c3 ebook the line :
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf4 e6 5. d4 cd4 6. cd4 d6 is given as the "mainline" while there is only a brief mention of 6...b6.
I also found th...

Started 04/24/05 at 15:08:47 by johnmac
0 1340 Last Post 04/24/05 at 15:08:46
By: johnmac
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Sicilian 2. c3
Reading "An Attacking Reperoire for White" I've found very interesting the section dedicated to the Sicilian.
In the line 1. e4, c5  2. c3, Nf6  3. e5  Nd5  4 d4 cxd4  5. Nf3 Nc6  6. cxd4, d6  7....

Started 02/01/05 at 04:49:16 by Roy Bean (Guest)
4 2815 Last Post 06/30/05 at 13:51:32
By: LazyKing (Guest)
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c3 Sicilian: 2...d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bg4
Despite this being one of Black's best lines in the c3 Sicilian, I had thought that 6.dxc5!? was quite promising for White (e.g. see Rozentalis & Harley or Sam Collins' "An Attacking Repertoire for Wh...

Started 09/07/05 at 14:17:47 by Paul Cumbers
2 2003 Last Post 10/12/05 at 08:56:40
By: IM Christoph Wisnewski
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Interesting pawn sacrifice in the c3-Sicilian
Hello everybody, I'm new to this forum. I discovered it about a week ago and was absolutely impressed.
My Elo is about 2250 and I have a great interest for openings, especially the sharp ones.<b...

Started 05/13/04 at 09:55:42 by FightingDragon
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32 14446 Last Post 01/27/06 at 20:48:36
By: BigBuddha
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The C3 Sicillian-early e5 system
Ok ,at the moment im working through Murray Chandler's book on the c3 sicillian.In the early e5 system in the 2...d5 variation as given below he touches on an idea by a player called Milner who analys...

Started 03/07/06 at 13:29:29 by DarMc2
1 1876 Last Post 03/07/06 at 16:50:40
By: kylemeister
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Gallagher's line against 2.c3
Hi guys, I curious about why I haven't heard anything in the past few years about the line that Joe Gallagher recommended in Beating the Anti-Sicilians.  Actually, he recommended two and there doesn't...

Started 02/02/06 at 22:15:28 by ErictheRed
6 3786 Last Post 03/27/06 at 18:38:36
By: dsanchez
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I was delighted to see Jonathan recently supplying some coverage of the fashionable 1 e4 c5 2 c3 d5 3 exd5 Qxd5 4 d4 Nc6 5 Nf3 Bg4!?. Along with 6 dxc5, critical must be 6 Be2 cxd4 7 cxd4 e6 8 Nc3 Qa5...

Started 04/17/06 at 10:47:49 by IMRichardPalliser
2 2130 Last Post 04/27/06 at 20:35:04
By: IMRichardPalliser
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