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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 22537 Last Post 06/21/17 at 17:27:10
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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7 9204 Last Post 03/13/17 at 20:59:06
By: fling
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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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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
4 6667 Last Post 06/13/16 at 09:56:53
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 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 4810 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
11 12066 Last Post 04/19/09 at 20:30:28
By: MNb
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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 10580 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 4170 Last Post 07/20/08 at 14:47:06
By: kylemeister
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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
7 9275 Last Post 05/11/07 at 21:43:37
By: Hoppers
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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 4187 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:11:22
By: Glenn Snow
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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 3159 Last Post 03/03/06 at 02:30:57
By: MNb
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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 1716 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 3974 Last Post 05/18/05 at 09:11:25
By: elspringer
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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 2902 Last Post 02/15/05 at 21:24:18
By: MNb
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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
9 12714 Last Post 03/29/17 at 02:25:05
By: up and comer
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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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46 49841 Last Post 03/08/10 at 11:35:25
By: ChevyBanginStyle
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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 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 13943 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
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By: Der Stratege
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