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Is the Classical Sicilian that bad?
Am I the only person who would love to see a really good well written comprehensive coverage of Classical Sicilian?
My ideal Rep
v Richter-Rauzer (Kozul variation)
v Sozin 6...Qb6

Started 08/23/12 at 23:10:16 by najdorfslayer
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By: FreeRepublic
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Any good way to avoid Richter-Rauzer?
In this position after the following move order:
1. e4 c5   2. Nf3 d6   3. d4 cxd4   4. Nxd4 Nf6   5. Nc3 Nc6
does black have any serious alternatives to avoid the Richter-Rauzer that score ...

Started 08/24/08 at 13:03:40 by Bocajaka
13 13136 Last Post 12/03/09 at 02:28:07
By: MNb
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Ideas for Black in Classical Sicilian
recently I am looking at the following lines in classical sicilian:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 and now:
1) 6.g3 Qb6
2) 6.Bc4 Na5
I would be intersted...

Started 06/24/09 at 13:29:19 by MilenPetrov
4 4156 Last Post 08/13/09 at 03:31:25
By: flaviddude
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Rauzer new idea
Hello everyone,
recently I was revieving my repertoire with Black in Rauzer. I checked some articles from NIC Yearbook and I found an interesting novelty. Still not sure if it works but anyway I ...

Started 04/03/08 at 10:19:35 by MilenPetrov
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By: MilenPetrov
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6...Bd7 7.Qd2 Rc8 Rauzer
The position in question arises after the following moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Rc8 and now which move do you feel offers White the best chances to fight for a...

Started 03/06/09 at 11:50:48 by TN
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By: MNb
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My Best Game ever (Richter Rauzer)
Kit Gallagher 1960 - General Gerto 2040
time- 2hours each
this was the best game of chess ive ever played in my life and i was wondering whether we could analyze it in some serious detail ...

Started 12/08/08 at 23:07:21 by Chessmoby
3 2877 Last Post 12/09/08 at 11:25:41
By: Chessmoby
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Classical Sicilian Two Knights appears to be dead
I see that there are no updates on the Classical Sicilian Two Knights long ago (last update is from 2006). I do not think that Richard could not say anything about this. Maybe just a lack of time...

Started 11/14/08 at 12:26:15 by MilenPetrov
2 2538 Last Post 11/14/08 at 12:45:44
By: MilenPetrov
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Kortchnoi, Osnos - Sicilian-Rauzer Variation book
Hello recently russian chess publisher Russian Chess House published a new book from Kortchnoi and Osnos about Sicilian Rauzer in russian.
I got the book and was simply dissapointed.
The con...

Started 09/30/08 at 13:01:41 by MilenPetrov
4 3959 Last Post 11/14/08 at 07:34:39
By: MilenPetrov
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malakhov and classical
Hi Everyone,
Malakhov is playing the classcal....  Does this mean it is back?? 

Started 08/28/08 at 00:32:16 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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Taimanov. Acritical line in the English attack
After following closely with the thread for Khalifman's recomendation on the Taimanov English attack (   ), and reading the relevant chapter in the Safest Sicilian i remembered instantly that there is...

Started 03/13/08 at 23:06:20 by Ametanoitos
7 4910 Last Post 05/31/08 at 06:09:33
By: iggistiv
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6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Rc8 Classical Sicilian
What is the current status of this fashionable variation? Has anything changed since the mega-survey on this variation in the last few Yearbooks?

Started 05/21/08 at 12:05:00 by Chevalier
4 2890 Last Post 05/22/08 at 11:34:49
By: MilenPetrov
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On the Classical Sicilian Richter Rauzer Line
I am talking about the line:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 h6 9.Be3 Bd7 10.f4 b5 and 10.f3 b5
According to my database, and according to my own an...

Started 12/04/07 at 13:46:26 by sssthepro
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By: MilenPetrov
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NEW MOVE IN THE RAUZER! ( not in 'Experts')
after e4 c5 Nf3 d6 d4 cd Nd Nf6 Nc3 Nc6 Bg5 Bd7 Be2 Qa5 Bxg5 gxf6 00 and now Qg5 .. you guys this line is not in experts vs the sicilian. and i would like to know what to do against it. i saw a Ivanov...

Started 11/07/05 at 00:20:01 by Charles_G
2 2978 Last Post 04/04/08 at 14:37:28
By: Matemax
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1 e4 c5  2 Nf3 d6  3 d4 cxd4  4 Nxd4 Nf6  5 Nc3 a6  6 Bg5 e6  7 f4 Nc6  8 Nxc6 bxc6  9 e5 h6  10 Bh4 g5  11 fxg5 Nd5  12 Nxd5 cxd5  13 Qh5 Qb6.
I have been looking at this position in the excelle...

Started 03/25/08 at 16:49:53 by snakebite
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By: snakebite
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Starting Out: Classical Sicilian
How does this latest offer from Everyman ala Raetsky & Chetverik measure up?

Started 12/14/07 at 01:03:04 by RotGut
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20 16541 Last Post 02/21/08 at 01:35:43
By: Dragan Glas
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A line found in 6.f3 English Attack
I was looking at 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.f3 Qb6!? some days ago. In my games, my opponent always retreated his knight to b3, thus leading to a position which I like. However,...

Started 06/01/07 at 02:47:46 by sssthepro
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21 12832 Last Post 02/19/08 at 13:30:49
By: MoKy
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Richter-Rauzer Position
Well, looks can be deceiving but this position seems extremely bad for black in terms of development:
2r1kbnr/3b1pp1/p2pp2p/1p4P1/2qNPP1P/2N1B3/PPPQ4/2KR3R w k - 0 17
This is a Ritcher Rauze...

Started 11/17/07 at 08:00:59 by sssthepro
3 2473 Last Post 11/18/07 at 00:24:33
By: sssthepro
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Benko Variation
For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, I am talking about the variation:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Qb6 7.Nb3 e6
I did a search on chessgames....

Started 11/15/07 at 02:55:28 by sssthepro
6 3409 Last Post 11/16/07 at 12:12:39
By: sssthepro
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Interesting idea in the Rauzer!
In the book "Beating the Sicilian" Jonn Nunn wrote: " 1e4c5.2Nf3d6.3d4cd.4Nd4Nf6.5Nc3Nc6.6Bg5e6.7Qd2a6.80-0-0 Bd7.9Be2 - interesting move - 9...b5.10Nc6Bc6.11Qe3Be7.12e5Nd5.13Nd5Bg5.14f4Bd5.15fg0-0.16...

Started 06/27/07 at 10:59:56 by Baklan3107
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By: Baklan3107
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English Attack vs. Classical (2...d6/5...Nc6)
It seems like most of the big boys have stayed away from these lines except via transposition in one Ivanchuk game (vs. Kozul, Euro Team Ch 2005)
Some of the main lines seem to be:
6 Be3 e6 is a Scheven...

Started 06/19/07 at 20:44:49 by blueguitar322
3 2718 Last Post 06/20/07 at 23:55:26
By: sssthepro
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