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Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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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
6 2282 Last Post 03/10/09 at 23:25:31
By: MNb
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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 1879 Last Post 05/22/08 at 11:34:49
By: MilenPetrov
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6.g3 - How serious, & which Black reply?
Hi,
Following this game http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1967987 , I've gotten pretty interested in 6.g3 (from the White side), as I meet the Classical far too rarely to deal with lea...

Started 09/11/19 at 04:49:39 by IsaVulpes
13 1874 Last Post 09/24/19 at 18:10:17
By: fling
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6.h3
Well its the new main-line against the Najdorf, almost.
What do classical people plan here? Back to the Dragon?

Started 12/10/15 at 23:01:42 by Keano
3 2442 Last Post 12/25/15 at 07:30:27
By: kylemeister
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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 8310 Last Post 02/19/08 at 13:30:49
By: MoKy
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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 1869 Last Post 04/01/07 at 14:26:06
By: woofwoof
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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 1771 Last Post 01/10/05 at 18:59:42
By: Nausikaa
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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 9876 Last Post 12/03/09 at 02:28:07
By: MNb
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B67 Classical, today's theoretical novelty

16...Nb4? what a novelty!?  Shocked (16...Nf4 is the common move)
17.Nf6!! At this point I expected a massacre.. Grin
18.Qh4... What? Why?.. Nooooo!  Cry (18.Bxh7!! 1-0)
...And both went peacefully..  Embarrassed

Started 03/15/12 at 13:43:39 by Vass
3 3363 Last Post 03/22/12 at 19:04:12
By: Vass
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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
0 1730 Last Post 12/12/10 at 17:18:40
By: jdart
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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 2169 Last Post 11/16/07 at 12:12:39
By: sssthepro
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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
6 2410 Last Post 02/26/08 at 10:59:01
By: sssthepro
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Boleslavsky Sicilian
This arises after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. exd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Be2 e5 . It isn't seen much nowadays, perhaps because it has a reputation of "good for Black". But is this reputation justifie...

Started 02/14/13 at 01:30:46 by RdC
3 4176 Last Post 02/14/13 at 09:38:43
By: brabo
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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 6742 Last Post 04/27/06 at 23:44:27
By: Paddy
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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 1384 Last Post 12/04/03 at 03:21:13
By: alumbrado
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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 2668 Last Post 06/04/10 at 18:58:21
By: OrangeCounty
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Classical Rauzer
The classical Rauzer, 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7, is nice for black. I wonder why almost no one at the top plays this anymore. Anand, Kramnik, and Shirov...

Started 03/31/10 at 07:50:48 by BobbyDigital80
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37 23798 Last Post 10/26/10 at 22:58:07
By: BobbyDigital80
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Classical Sicilian
When playing the Sicilian I aim for the classical variation and I have a move order question.  Is it preferable to play 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 or 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d...

Started 03/28/08 at 14:24:18 by Sandman
6 4233 Last Post 10/13/08 at 19:31:26
By: Stigma
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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 3787 Last Post 09/10/10 at 13:12:34
By: walkingterrapin
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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 3965 Last Post 01/10/05 at 11:43:31
By: alumbrado
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