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Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian
Hi!
A new book on the Classical Sicilian by Yermolinsky is out. This is a new series called Chess Explained. Did someone read this book? Can someone tell if this book is really great? Or if the p...

Started 03/25/06 at 03:02:02 by Mortal Games
6 6651 Last Post 04/27/06 at 23:44:27
By: Paddy
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Rauzer: Dreev's variation 6. Bg5 Bd7
As a fan of Dreev, i noticed he recently went for this line in many games with good results, from my database he has a solid 50% in 2004-2006. As far as i understand it, this line was meant to avoid t...

Started 04/20/06 at 08:51:40 by lnn2
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By: lnn2
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Rauzer 6...Qa5 7.Bf6 gf6 8. Nb3 Qg5
Hi everyone,
does anybody know theory about the line given in the subject. It has a phantastic score in my database,
but I cannot believe it is sound. How can White obtain an advantage?<br ...

Started 12/02/03 at 10:22:08 by Bernhard (Guest)
3 2066 Last Post 09/17/05 at 21:15:22
By: MNb
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Two Sicilian Velimirovic questions
Consider this razorsharp line:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qe2 a6 9.0-0-0 Qc7 10.Bb3 0-0 11.Rhg1 Nd7 12.g4 Nc5 13.Nf5!? b5 14.Bd5
   
Now I wond...

Started 10/11/04 at 09:24:55 by Mantraslider
10 3570 Last Post 07/26/05 at 20:17:48
By: MNb
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The Chernikov Variation???
Just saw a blurb about one of Dzindzichashvili's DVDs, apparantly recommending a line in the Sicilian that has been considered bad since the stoneage I suppose, i.e:
"1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4...

Started 06/20/05 at 05:24:09 by TalJechin
7 3806 Last Post 06/22/05 at 11:01:51
By: Richard Stanz (Guest)
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Kupreichik Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bd7
Do u have any material about this line to post? Black's plan , as far as i know, is e5 and Bc6 to challenge e4 and make the break d5 possible. Play...

Started 01/06/05 at 19:21:58 by Ametanoitos
4 2112 Last Post 01/14/05 at 04:54:19
By: The King
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Another Velimirovic Question
I recently played the Velimirovic attack as a Black and was confronted with:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qe2 0-0 9.0-0-0 Qc7 10.Bb3 a6 11.Rhg1 Nd7 12.g4 N...

Started 01/04/05 at 23:01:42 by Nausikaa
3 1734 Last Post 01/10/05 at 18:59:42
By: Nausikaa
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Classical Sicilian books
Well, there are a lot of new books about the most popular Sicilian variations (Dragon, Najdorf ...). But are there aslo good books about the Classical Sicilian which you can recommend? I am looking fo...

Started 12/19/04 at 11:57:49 by Nausikaa
7 3846 Last Post 01/10/05 at 11:43:31
By: alumbrado
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Classical 6. f3 Nxd4!? 7. Qxd4 g6
I play the "English Attack" (f3, Be3, Qd2, O-O-O, g4, etc.) against both the Najdorf and Scheveningen variations and against those two I use the 6. f3 move order to avoid 6...Ng4. While it works fine ...

Started 12/03/03 at 23:46:33 by AmateurDragoneer
1 1360 Last Post 12/04/03 at 03:21:13
By: alumbrado
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Classical Sicilian (Richter-Rauzer)
I was wondering whether 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.Nxc6 bxc6 10.f4 d5
is still thought to be putting this line out of business at the t...

Started 08/21/10 at 15:58:14 by najdorfslayer
3 3728 Last Post 09/10/10 at 13:12:34
By: walkingterrapin
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B69?
The Open Sicilian e-Book does not seem to cover B68-B69 (in particular, 9. f4 Be7 10. Nf3 b5) and the only annotated game I see in the db for this is Kutuzovic-Jankovic, Metalis op 2001, which indicat...

Started 12/12/10 at 17:18:41 by jdart
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By: jdart
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Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
In Yermo's book Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian, he says white is better in the following line:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 ...

Started 06/12/10 at 02:27:36 by BobbyDigital80
4 3742 Last Post 06/18/10 at 09:56:57
By: BobbyDigital80
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Critical Position in Kozul Suicide (?)
I have been curious in the so-called Suicide Variation of the Classical Sicilian for only a few months, but my impression so far is that the critical position of the Suicide variation comes from 6.Bg5...

Started 01/24/11 at 06:09:43 by clickclick
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By: clickclick
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Novelty for free in Sozin-variation
Recently, on 02.12.2002 the game Golubev-Knoppert was played in the Belgian Interteams.
That game went 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Bb3 Qc7 9.f4 a6 10.0-0 ...

Started 01/10/03 at 18:44:30 by Littlekarpov
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By: Littlekarpov
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Classical R-R: 7...a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f3(!)
Hello everybody,
recently I have worked on my anti-1.e4-weapons, especially Najdorf and Classical. With regard to the latter, the Richter-Rauzer attack 6.Bg5 is easily the most critical way for W...

Started 04/19/10 at 19:28:36 by CrushingAttack
2 2631 Last Post 06/04/10 at 18:58:21
By: OrangeCounty
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Richter-Rauzer Attack sideline move ..9.Rb8
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Be7 9.f4 Rb8!?
Well f4 is one of the main moves here. Any opinion on this sideline move? It looks pretty reasonable to me...

Started 12/04/11 at 21:38:40 by TheHug
1 4095 Last Post 12/04/11 at 21:47:47
By: MNb
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Is Classical sisilian still bad
I used to play the classical, but then swithed to the french. Now I'd like to go back to classical but it seems to be doing a slow death.
Are there any lines in classical that would  give some ch...

Started 04/01/10 at 12:35:55 by Lauri Torni
1 2438 Last Post 04/03/10 at 10:15:38
By: BobbyDigital80
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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 9787 Last Post 12/03/09 at 02:28:07
By: MNb
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Kozul on the Kozul: "The Richter Rauzer Reborn"
Suddenly, the book "The Richter Rauzer Reborn" by Kozul and Jankovic appeared at De Beste Zet: http://www.debestezet.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2805 . What a nice surprise Smiley
By a n...

Started 09/26/14 at 13:09:40 by Scarblac
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By: FreeRepublic
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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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