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Closed - Black Doesn't Fianchetto
After weeks of working through Lane's book, and now Palliser's book, and after weeks of trying it out on ICC, I was finally able to trot out my new weapon at the club again this week.
This makes...

Started 06/08/06 at 17:57:40 by dsanchez
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Nh3!
I wish to show the following  analysis (indeed not own !) because I wish feedback about the effectiveness
of an interesting line of the closed sicilian:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 N...
Here the the

Started 03/14/03 at 18:44:02 by Fratenben
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By: fling
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Closed Sicilian g4 f5!, how should Black recapture
In the typical position that arises after g3-g4 f7-f5!, creating White e4-, f4-, and g4-pawns versus Black e6-, f5-, and g6-pawns, what is the proper way for Black to recapture after White takes the B...

Started 04/09/07 at 00:33:02 by notyetagm
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By: Hoppers
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Closed sicilian and Najdorf
Let's say you are a die hard Najdorf player and white begins 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 what now? if you go 2...Nc6 White can follow 3.Nge2 to play 4.d4 and all of a suden you are out of the Najdorf in an open sic...

Started 11/25/06 at 21:09:08 by Pingudon
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17 9217 Last Post 11/28/06 at 22:41:44
By: Pingudon
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Closed Sicilian/2...e6, 3.Nf3
Normally I play an e5 Sicilian setup, the Kalashnikov. I change my mind (and play e6 instead of e5) when playing against early Bc4 and against the closed Sicilian. As a Grandprix player with white I k...

Started 07/20/06 at 13:10:27 by Sax83
14 7307 Last Post 09/21/06 at 10:21:28
By: Der Stratege
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Closed Sicilian? Palliser's new Starting Out book
I need something to play against the Sicilian. What is the current status of the
Closed Sicilian? Is it worth learning or does Black just gain easy equality?
I am asking this question becaus...

Started 05/08/06 at 20:28:21 by notyetagm
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26 16644 Last Post 09/09/06 at 20:39:28
By: kylemeister
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Closed Sicilian 7...Qa5, 8...Nd4, 9...Nxe2
I have been running across this line of late:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g7 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Qa5 8.Nge2 Nd4 9.0-0
And now I'm wondering why no one ever seems to comment on 9...Nx...

Started 05/24/06 at 15:35:32 by dsanchez
2 1977 Last Post 05/27/06 at 10:42:45
By: IMRichardPalliser
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1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 a6!? 3. ???
I think that I may take up the closed sicilian / grand prix attack against the sicilian until I'm good enough to really know what I'm doing against the open sicilian (probably 1700 plus rating?).  In ...

Started 05/22/06 at 21:26:45 by Dinomike100(Guest) (Guest)
3 2977 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:11:22
By: Glenn Snow
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Closed Sicilian (?) Move Order Question
As White, I encountered the following move order last week:  1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 d5.
Later I consulted Lane's book and King's book on the Closed Sicilian, and I had a hard ti...

Started 03/22/06 at 23:22:39 by dsanchez
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By: dsanchez
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Odd idea in 6 Be3 closed Sicillian
Something interesting/amusing I discovered by accident. After: 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 g3 g6 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 d3 Bg7 6 Be3 Nf6 7 h3 Be6!?  it seems that black may well be able to play 8 .. d5!? after nearly ev...

Started 03/01/06 at 13:43:31 by Martin Carpenter(Guest) (Guest)
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By: dsanchez
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5...b5 in the closed Sicilian
I recently took a draw in a closed sicilian on move 5 because I had no idea what to do. Having done no previous analysis or read anything about it I started to look at it at home. I found 5..Rb8 with ...

Started 02/09/06 at 02:21:38 by andrew voss(Guest) (Guest)
3 2090 Last Post 03/03/06 at 02:30:57
By: MNb
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How to meet ...Nd4 in Closed Sicilian (B26)
I have decided to have a fling with the Closed Sicilian (B26), but I am confused about how best to handle Black's thematic idea of ...Nd4 in the 5...e6 lines and the 5...d6 lines.
In the 5...e6 l...

Started 02/05/06 at 16:03:05 by dsanchez
6 2976 Last Post 02/13/06 at 19:43:56
By: guidedbyvoices
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An interesting interpratation of the closed
So setting is Zurich 1953 and Smyslov sits across from Taimonov. What transgresses in the opening may seem a bit queer to some and a bit magical to others. Even though the game was a draw the opening ...

Started 11/12/05 at 10:26:37 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
0 1192 Last Post 11/12/05 at 10:26:36
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Closed Sicilian: hedgehog with/without Fianchetto?
I like open postions thats why I tried everything through the last months to find something what could fit me against the closed Sicilian. I know now that it does not exist! Either you build up with d...

Started 04/17/05 at 06:56:13 by R. B. (Guest)
4 2586 Last Post 05/18/05 at 09:11:25
By: elspringer
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closed sicilian: 2..a6/2...e6
what you think is better to meet the closed sicilian: 2...a6 followed by 3...b5, Bb7, e6 and sooner or later, depending on whites setup, d5
or immediately 2..e6 and after 3.f4 or 3.g3 follow with...

Started 04/21/05 at 06:42:35 by nuyance (Guest)
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By: Willempie
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Uncommon way to answer the closed SIZ?
Hey, folks, I am tired of always those same position in the closed SIZ with Nc6+g6+Bg7+e5+d6...
I need a new approach to meet the closed SIZ ! (even if it is uncommon or risky)
What can you ...

Started 02/13/05 at 04:04:23 by Roger 3 (Guest)
3 1898 Last Post 02/15/05 at 21:24:18
By: MNb
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Closed Sicilian with a twist...
When I was a little younger, one day I was playing online and played a closed sicilian as white. However, when I went to play 3.g3, my hand slipped and I played 3.g4 instead. I was not happy about thi...

Started 06/17/04 at 08:11:28 by CraigEvans
13 6156 Last Post 01/15/05 at 06:17:58
By: BigBen
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How to make a closed Sicilian tactical and open?
I am a big fan of the Sicilian Kalashnikov (and vs. d4 the Dutch Leningrad), rated about 1850 Elo.
Unfortunately going for my pet Kalashnikov has the risk of meeting a closed Sicilian (v...

Started 12/08/04 at 12:34:56 by Dutch-Kalashnikov
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19 8463 Last Post 01/15/05 at 06:07:29
By: BigBen
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Interesting Closed Variation 2. ... b6
Well, this game just ended as a draw, so I thought I'd bring forth yet another one of my crazy ideas.
In correspondence, against the Closed Sicilian, I tried b6 which seemed to bring a great posi...

Started 12/21/03 at 18:13:08 by nexirae
1 1715 Last Post 12/22/03 at 12:37:39
By: alumbrado
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Sicilian closed 2...a6
I have a problem facing the closed sicilian and i have seen some games with 2..a6 with black scoring very well..can you guys give me a view on this?

Started 07/29/04 at 13:28:33 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
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