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1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 e6
Hi guys!
In the Alapin line starting with 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4  black can play 5..e6 !?
I wonder if this move forces me to play Bc4 systems against black e6-d6 clas...

Started 12/08/12 at 23:26:22 by Ender
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By: kylemeister
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"Sicilian for the amteur" by Sveshnikov
Some weeks ago I read about this books on the NiC-page: A two volume work by Sveshnikov on the c3-sicilian. Today I've tried to find it again on the NiC-site. But it seems to have been removed.

Started 07/22/07 at 12:25:45 by Bernhard
2 2604 Last Post 08/15/07 at 10:21:16
By: Paddy
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....Bg4 for Black in c3 pawn sac line
I believe this was discussed some time ago, but nobody seemed to know the answer.
Have there been any ideas for White in the following:
In the line 1. e4, c5  2. c3, Nf6  3. e5  Nd5 ...

Started 12/01/06 at 21:21:14 by Glen_Rotten
2 1923 Last Post 05/25/07 at 17:03:17
By: Klick
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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
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By: Michael Ayton
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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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18 9943 Last Post 05/02/09 at 12:48:03
By: Matemax
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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
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By: Da Costa Junior
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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)
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By: BlueMeanieKing (Guest)
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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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1e4 c5 2 c3 e5
Looking for detailed analysis on this.
Recommended by Silman in old book "Winning with the Sicilian defence" (1991). See Filipovic played this and scanned through his games.
Only ve...

Started 09/10/07 at 16:11:34 by Bibs
5 3603 Last Post 09/11/07 at 16:46:56
By: kylemeister
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2 c3 d5 -- dxc5 pawn-sac lines
Can anyone tell me: is there any theoretical consensus about the value of the three dxc5 pawn-sac variations that Black can allow in seeking to reach mainline 2 c3 d5 positions, or about the best setu...

Started 03/06/17 at 22:36:12 by Michael Ayton
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By: Michael Ayton
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2. ... d6 against the Alapin
I have explored e4 c5 c3 d6 and it seems the line with 4. Bd3 is its critical test. Any ideas against e4 c5 c3 d6 d4 Nf6 Bd3
Thanks very much

Started 02/23/08 at 15:26:05 by buffalo
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By: Matemax
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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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By: George Jempty
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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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2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Bc4 Nb6 5.Bb3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d5
[b][size=14]This line seems to have been causing White some headaches of late and while I don't think I've solved them I do think I've come up with an idea that might put the cat back among the pig...

Started 12/07/07 at 16:22:07 by alumbrado
2 1597 Last Post 12/09/07 at 19:12:25
By: alumbrado
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2.c3 Sicilian - Books, CDs, DVDs?
What are the best books, CDs and DVDs available on the 2.c3 Sicilian?

Started 02/22/08 at 08:49:17 by The King
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2.c3 Sicilian curious transpositional thing
OK 1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4
what about the very primitive 4...cxd4 5.cxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qd8!? (all the way back!) 7.Nf3 e6 8.Bd3 Be7 9.0-0 Nc6
Is this a direct transposition to the stan...

Started 06/13/06 at 16:00:02 by Keano
6 2921 Last Post 06/14/06 at 15:35:05
By: Keano
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2.c3 Sicilian: Rare ...Bf5 line
In a recent tournament I came across the line:
1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bf5!?
Now none of White's usual options seem to really impress:
A) 6.Be3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bxb1 8.Rxb...

Started 09/27/09 at 20:19:45 by tipau
3 7440 Last Post 08/25/12 at 09:46:34
By: Ender
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6...g6 in the 2...Nf6 line
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.cxd4 g6
I own Sam Collins his ' Simple Repertoire for White' and downloaded/bought the pgn files from his ' killer c3 Sicilian' DVD but I can't fin...

Started 09/08/19 at 15:33:33 by doefmat
3 1272 Last Post 09/09/19 at 13:12:09
By: Paddy
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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
3 4017 Last Post 06/15/12 at 19:35:10
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When White play the Alapin, usually I like to answer with this variation:
1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 Qc7
a) 4. dxc5 Qxc5 5. Be3 Qc7 6. Nf3 Nf6 7.Bd3 g6 8. O-O Bg7
b) 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bd3 Bg7 ...

Started 04/01/07 at 15:57:50 by Batz
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By: Batz
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