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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 3849 Last Post 06/18/10 at 09:56:57
By: BobbyDigital80
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Velimirovic question
Hi everyone. I've got a question on a position from the Velimirovic attack:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qe2 O-O 9. O-O-O a6 10. Bb3 Qc7 11. Rhg1 N...

Started 07/07/15 at 16:08:31 by cramie10
8 4413 Last Post 07/20/15 at 19:11:54
By: Confused_by_Theory
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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 3707 Last Post 07/26/05 at 20:17:48
By: MNb
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Tony’s ChessBase CD The Classical Sicilian
Hello Tony
I was just wondering if there is any hope of you doing the 2nd ChessBase CD 'The Classical Sicilian' i.e. 6.Bg5.
Yours, a fan.

Started 05/22/06 at 09:31:41 by Kiwi
1 1379 Last Post 05/22/06 at 10:50:10
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 3918 Last Post 06/22/05 at 11:01:51
By: Richard Stanz (Guest)
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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 3383 Last Post 05/31/08 at 06:09:33
By: iggistiv
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Starting with the Classical
Playing OTB one a quite low level (1850) and CorrChess on considerable higher one, I try to work out a new Sicilian repertoire to test it beside my usual French, which to often leads too positions I l...

Started 10/24/09 at 19:59:33 by derdudea
11 4974 Last Post 10/30/09 at 11:50:37
By: derdudea
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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 11781 Last Post 02/21/08 at 01:35:43
By: Dragan Glas
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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-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 1639 Last Post 11/18/07 at 00:24:33
By: sssthepro
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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 4156 Last Post 12/04/11 at 21:47:47
By: MNb
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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 2517 Last Post 04/26/07 at 22:34:49
By: Paddy
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Recommend good line Nxc6 vs Ritcher Rauzer
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 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 11.Qe3
What is a good variation for Black in this line? The line I once played is
Qa5 12....

Started 10/21/12 at 06:06:56 by sssthepro
8 6313 Last Post 11/11/17 at 17:53:13
By: FreeRepublic
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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 1342 Last Post 03/30/08 at 10:17:06
By: snakebite
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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
0 1258 Last Post 04/20/06 at 08:51:38
By: lnn2
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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
1 1701 Last Post 04/20/09 at 20:39:21
By: MilenPetrov
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Rauzer 9.f3
Hello everyone,
after a short pause recently I looked at the following line in Rauzer:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f3 Be7 10.h4 h6 11.Be3 h5...

Started 06/19/08 at 13:14:31 by MilenPetrov
6 2903 Last Post 11/11/08 at 12:15:46
By: Paddy
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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 2133 Last Post 09/17/05 at 21:15:22
By: MNb
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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 4196 Last Post 03/09/07 at 11:35:52
By: sssthepro
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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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