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Richter-Rauzer [B60-69], Classical Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation & Sozin Benko [B56-59]
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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 1444 Last Post 12/04/03 at 03:21:13
By: alumbrado
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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 3509 Last Post 05/31/08 at 06:09:33
By: iggistiv
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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 2255 Last Post 01/14/05 at 04:54:19
By: The King
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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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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 2590 Last Post 08/11/06 at 03:55:26
By: BasqueKnight
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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 2190 Last Post 09/17/05 at 21:15:22
By: MNb
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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 1863 Last Post 06/20/07 at 23:55:26
By: sssthepro
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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 3923 Last Post 06/18/10 at 09:56:57
By: BobbyDigital80
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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 24704 Last Post 10/26/10 at 22:58:07
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 10203 Last Post 12/03/09 at 02:28:07
By: MNb
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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 2198 Last Post 04/04/08 at 14:37:28
By: Matemax
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Is the Kupreichik Variation in good shape?
I am not sure if the name in the title really is correct, but I guess he was the main player to venture 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bd7!?.
This line came to my attention when I wa...

Started 02/14/12 at 14:41:58 by Chessexplained
10 10263 Last Post 03/07/16 at 09:25:43
By: brabo
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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 2055 Last Post 12/09/08 at 11:25:41
By: Chessmoby
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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 1968 Last Post 05/22/08 at 11:34:49
By: MilenPetrov
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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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15 12470 Last Post 01/29/11 at 22:25:19
By: clickclick
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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 4565 Last Post 07/20/15 at 19:11:54
By: Confused_by_Theory
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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 2743 Last Post 06/04/10 at 18:58:21
By: OrangeCounty
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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 5178 Last Post 10/30/09 at 11:50:37
By: derdudea
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Classical-Larsen 6...Bd7 seems in trouble
The Larsen line of the Classical 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 Bd7 seems to be in trouble..after 7.Qd2 Rc8 (8.f4! Nd4 9.Qd4 Qa5 10.e5 was the Alsina Leal-Dreev 2009,1-0 crush)8....

Started 12/08/09 at 00:13:40 by iris
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23 11746 Last Post 04/03/18 at 19:47:48
By: FreeRepublic
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6.g3 - How serious, & which Black reply?
Following this game , 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 2282 Last Post 09/24/19 at 18:10:17
By: fling
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