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malakhov and classical
Hi Everyone,
Malakhov is playing the classcal....  Does this mean it is back?? 
Thanks,
Zatara

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 3433 Last Post 05/31/08 at 06:09:33
By: iggistiv
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6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Rc8 Classical Sicilian
Hello,
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 1928 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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32 13884 Last Post 04/07/08 at 16:15:29
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 2160 Last Post 04/04/08 at 14:37:28
By: Matemax
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Rauzerdorf
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
2 1357 Last Post 03/30/08 at 10:17:06
By: snakebite
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Black vs The Richter-Rauzer
As we have discussed in other threads, the main snag to the Classical for Black is 6 Bg5.
I notice that Dreev (previously a 6...Bd7 specialist) has recently played the variation  6 Bg5 e6 7 Qd2 a...

Started 02/24/08 at 00:09:57 by Paddy
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By: sssthepro
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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 11860 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 8536 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 1659 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 2244 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
0 924 Last Post 06/27/07 at 10:59:55
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 1823 Last Post 06/20/07 at 23:55:26
By: sssthepro
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Sicilian Classical Ricther Rauzer ...e6 and ...h6
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 Be7 10.f3!?
I have been experiencing this fairly recently nowadays. I once asked about this and people said that...

Started 04/17/07 at 09:19:55 by sssthepro
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By: JEH
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Richter-Rauser 6 Bg5 Bd7
The solid 2600 plus GM Alexey Dreev, mainly regarded as a Caro-Kann and French player, has been playing the Classical Sicilian recently and answering the Richter-Rauser 6 Bg5 with ...Bd7 with very rea...

Started 04/25/07 at 10:48:41 by Paddy
5 2542 Last Post 04/26/07 at 22:34:49
By: Paddy
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an unusual line encountered
I was playing on playchess today and I met the following line:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Qb6!?
I dont know the idea of this move, other than chas...

Started 03/31/07 at 05:49:17 by sssthepro
3 1911 Last Post 04/01/07 at 14:26:06
By: woofwoof
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Opinion on the Classical Variation
What do you guys think about the Classical Variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6? To me, it seems good, but I am a bit afraid of the Rauzer variation. Can someone tell me his comments...

Started 02/18/07 at 08:30:21 by sssthepro
11 4235 Last Post 03/09/07 at 11:35:52
By: sssthepro
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Difficulties in a variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc4 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 h6 9.Be3 Be7 10.f3(instead of the usual f4). I only won once out of eleven games in this line!! Can someone tell me how to play t...

Started 12/18/06 at 11:07:04 by sssthepro
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By: sssthepro
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Classical Sicillian novelty
Hello!
I was wondering if anyone has ever seen the Richer-Rauzer with a 6. Bc4 instead of the main line of 6. Qd2?
Thanks and God Bless,
Matthias
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Future GM- 2650 by 2009

Started 11/01/06 at 02:24:59 by matthiasgalvin
2 1792 Last Post 11/02/06 at 09:37:29
By: Willempie
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Classical Sicilian resources?
Ok so I have been trying to learn a little bit more about the classical sicilian. I would like to know if theyre are any good books on it from the last 5 years or so and if theyre are any threads that...

Started 08/09/06 at 21:18:31 by BasqueKnight
4 2550 Last Post 08/11/06 at 03:55:26
By: BasqueKnight
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