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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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21 21435 Last Post 06/21/17 at 17:27:10
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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What to play against the closed sicilian?
I have some questions about the closed sicilian, since I don't really know what to play against it. I have viewed several topics here and tried several moves ( 2. ... Nc6, 2. ... d6, 2. ... e6 etc. ) ...

Started 04/28/10 at 19:39:24 by Ivo
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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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Sicilian closed when black pose pirc or modern def
The approach of Sicilian closed when black pose pirc or modern defense arises to the extent that the black collaborates in the transposition playing c5 in some point of the opening whether he has play...

Started 03/13/17 at 19:11:52 by MARCO
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Transfer from ECO C26 to ECO B24
Also the title of this post could have been like transferring from a Sicilian scheveningen ECO B45 to an ECO B24. The point of contact between these two and ECO C26 is quite interesting.
Let's se...

Started 03/13/17 at 16:21:39 by MARCO
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By: RdC
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Transfer from a Closed Sicilian ECO B24 to ECO B47
I will try to explain how to move from a closed Sicilian ECO B24 to an ECO B47 or ECO B80.
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Ng-e2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.d4 (if 7.f4 or 7.d3 or 7.a3 I think that whi...

Started 03/13/17 at 12:31:29 by MARCO
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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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By: RdC
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Ftacnik(GMR6) on the closed sicilian
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.f4 e6 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Be3 b6 10.d4 Ba6 11.Re1 Rc8 12.a4 d5 13.exd5 exd5 Ftacnik gives Bf2 as the main line, and mentions: "14.Bh3!? only seem...

Started 09/22/10 at 20:00:43 by schess
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By: lhl
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Closed Sicilian
Anything newer than Palisers book from 2006 ? I cant find anything !

Started 04/02/12 at 14:02:19 by TomKarlsen
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By: TomKarlsen
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Closed Sicilian a Miles move
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 b5!? seems possible as played by Tony Miles, my question is if White plays the cautious 7.Qd2 (7.e5!? Qd7 or 7.e5!? Bb7 looks playable for Black...

Started 03/08/12 at 12:46:23 by parisestmagique
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By: RdC
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Where did the Closed Sicilian go?
In 2005 Richard Palliser published a fairly thorough book on the Closed Sicilian, Starting Out: Closed Sicilian usually at such times there is a wave of Closed Sicilian games adhering to the latest fa...

Started 06/30/11 at 05:02:41 by Bowen
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By: MartinC
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Help in the closed sicilian
Hello everybody!
I am searching for an easy System vs the closed Sicilian, I have played this main line stuff ( Nc6,g6,Bg7,e6,d6,etc) but I had quite bad results with it, so now I am searching fo...

Started 12/19/09 at 18:01:50 by Alekhine1988
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By: ChevyBanginStyle
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Closed Sicil: 1.e4 2.Nc3 3.g3 4.Bg2 5.d3 6.Be3
I faced the closed sicilian in a recent tournament. It was the Be3, Qd2 line: 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.d3 d6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Be3
I usually play the Rogozenko ..e5 line, which on this occasion I th...

Started 06/11/09 at 14:40:49 by TicklyTim
3 4637 Last Post 06/17/09 at 16:03:21
By: kylemeister
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Closed Sicilian line recommended by Palliser
To my mind (or at least first glance)
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bg2 Nf6 looks totally equal for Black. This is Palliser's second suggestion in his Anti-Sicilians book, if no one's d...

Started 04/15/09 at 10:25:54 by ghenghisclown
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By: MNb
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New Davies Closed Sicilian DVD
Before what's his name beats me to it, it seems Nigel Davies will be putting out a new DVD on the Closed Sicilian. When I was playing e4, I briefly tried this with some success. But is it worth it? Or...

Started 02/05/09 at 22:34:24 by ghenghisclown
10 10211 Last Post 03/27/09 at 12:27:28
By: boki
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Closed sicilian line - just equal?
1. e4   c5
2. Nc3  Nc6
3. g3   g6
4. Bg2 Bg6
5. d3   d6
6. Be3 Nd4
7. Qd2 Qa5
Does white have anything in this line?   Chessbase says that black is doing well after ...

Started 09/23/08 at 05:04:21 by BALC
11 10200 Last Post 09/28/08 at 07:45:21
By: Templare2
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Closed, early a6-b5
Today I had the black side of a Closed Sicilian, that started:
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 g6 3 g3 Bg7 4 Bg2 Nc6 5 d3 d6 6 Be3 a6?! 7 Qd2 (a4!) b5!?
The move was essentially a slip, I played i...

Started 07/20/08 at 01:41:07 by nexirae
2 3996 Last Post 07/20/08 at 14:47:06
By: kylemeister
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Closed or Taming Sicilian
how about the fianchetto lines in the Sicilian for the white side?
There are two options (only white moves)
a) Closed sicilian based on KIA
e4 - Nc3 - g3 - Bg2 - d3 - Nge2 or Be3
b) "Tamed" si...

Started 07/12/07 at 05:59:17 by e2e4
13 13320 Last Post 04/08/08 at 15:46:55
By: kylemeister
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Closed Sicilian New Main line 6.Be3 b5.
In this closed sicilian line as on page 52 of the Closed Sicilian PDF file.
After 11. Nc1 Qa5 12. c3 bc 13. bc Nc6 I see one game featuring the move 14. Bf4. My question is - how best to deal wi...

Started 09/25/07 at 00:55:46 by gringo
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By: gringo
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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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