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

Started 08/28/08 at 00:32:16 by Zatara
0 1234 Last Post 08/28/08 at 00:32:15
By: Zatara
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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 1098 Last Post 06/27/07 at 10:59:55
By: Baklan3107
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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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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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October's Richter-Rauzer Update
Hello, just looked at the latest update on Richter-Rauzer and it seems that the author had never looked properly at the archives and did not do any deeper analysis of the positions.
The statement...

Started 10/16/13 at 20:14:59 by MilenPetrov
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By: MilenPetrov
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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 4470 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 2780 Last Post 04/03/10 at 10:15:38
By: BobbyDigital80
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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 1958 Last Post 04/20/09 at 20:39:21
By: MilenPetrov
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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 1584 Last Post 05/22/06 at 10:50:10
By: GMTonyKosten
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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 1635 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 3031 Last Post 06/04/10 at 18:58:21
By: OrangeCounty
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Classical Sicilian Two Knights appears to be dead
I see that there are no updates on the Classical Sicilian Two Knights long ago (last update is from 2006). I do not think that Richard could not say anything about this. Maybe just a lack of time...

Started 11/14/08 at 12:26:15 by MilenPetrov
2 2083 Last Post 11/14/08 at 12:45:44
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 2499 Last Post 04/04/08 at 14:37:28
By: Matemax
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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 1619 Last Post 03/30/08 at 10:17:06
By: snakebite
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Classical Sicillian novelty
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,
Future GM- 2650 by 2009

Started 11/01/06 at 02:24:59 by matthiasgalvin
2 2045 Last Post 11/02/06 at 09:37:29
By: Willempie
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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 2986 Last Post 12/25/15 at 07:30:27
By: kylemeister
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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 4904 Last Post 02/14/13 at 09:38:43
By: brabo
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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 4024 Last Post 03/22/12 at 19:04:12
By: Vass
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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 4360 Last Post 09/10/10 at 13:12:34
By: walkingterrapin
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