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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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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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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 9560 Last Post 09/28/08 at 07:45:21
By: Templare2
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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)
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By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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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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17 26500 Last Post 07/06/11 at 10:34:06
By: MartinC
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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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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 - 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 19867 Last Post 06/21/17 at 17:27:10
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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 (?) 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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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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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 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 12509 Last Post 04/08/08 at 15:46:55
By: kylemeister
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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 8323 Last Post 03/13/17 at 20:59:06
By: fling
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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 10813 Last Post 04/19/09 at 20:30:28
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 9527 Last Post 03/27/09 at 12:27:28
By: boki
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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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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 11249 Last Post 03/29/17 at 02:25:05
By: up and comer
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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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