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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
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By: alumbrado
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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 11536 Last Post 01/15/05 at 06:07:29
By: BigBen
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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 8180 Last Post 01/15/05 at 06:17:58
By: BigBen
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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 2605 Last Post 02/15/05 at 21:24:18
By: MNb
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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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29 15112 Last Post 05/13/05 at 06:38:08
By: Willempie
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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 3560 Last Post 05/18/05 at 09:11:25
By: elspringer
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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 1550 Last Post 11/12/05 at 10:26:36
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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 4081 Last Post 02/13/06 at 19:43:56
By: guidedbyvoices
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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 2848 Last Post 03/03/06 at 02:30:57
By: MNb
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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)
9 4773 Last Post 03/04/06 at 00:28:02
By: dsanchez
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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
0 2023 Last Post 03/22/06 at 23:22:38
By: dsanchez
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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 3869 Last Post 05/23/06 at 10:11:22
By: Glenn Snow
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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 2536 Last Post 05/27/06 at 10:42:45
By: IMRichardPalliser
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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 21171 Last Post 09/09/06 at 20:39:28
By: kylemeister
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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 9413 Last Post 09/21/06 at 10:21:28
By: Der Stratege
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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 12578 Last Post 11/28/06 at 22:41:44
By: Pingudon
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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 8581 Last Post 05/11/07 at 21:43:37
By: Hoppers
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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
0 2508 Last Post 09/25/07 at 00:55:44
By: gringo
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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 12514 Last Post 04/08/08 at 15:46:55
By: kylemeister
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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 3726 Last Post 07/20/08 at 14:47:06
By: kylemeister
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