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2...a6 against the Grand Prix
I like this move against 2.Nc3...What do other players think.
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 a6 is the line chosen in the new book The Sharpest Sicilian 2012 and Fighting the Anti-Sicilians by Richard here at Che...

Started 11/20/12 at 08:25:28 by Michael Wilde
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By: kylemeister
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Experts on the Anti-Sicilian - 3 ...e6 vs the GPA
Sorry if I have posted about this before, but I can't remember that I did.
Has anybody tried the line suggested by Avrukh, i.e. 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 d5 5 .Bb5 Nge7 6. exd5 exd5 7. ...

Started 09/22/13 at 14:45:16 by fling
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By: fling
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e6 vs GPA
Hi all,
Just wondering what do my fellow Grand Prix attack players do against e6 on move two (when white plays e4 and nc3.) Just looking for what options I might have. I really don't want to pla...

Started 05/21/14 at 16:01:57 by Mtal
3 5893 Last Post 02/21/17 at 03:44:50
By: TN
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Sveshnikov's new book
There's a new book by Sveshnikov on the Grand Prix Attack.
In it, he recommends the old 2. f4 move order. This is often met by 2. .. d5 and then if 3. exd5, then 3. .. Nf6 followed by the sacrifi...

Started 05/05/13 at 10:20:20 by RdC
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20 30059 Last Post 10/28/16 at 13:16:43
By: GabrielGale
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New defensive idea for Black
The game Graham - Palliser in round 4 of the 2016 British Championship featured a newish idea in the Grand Prix Attack where Black accepts a sacrifice in a line previously thought favourable to White....

Started 08/02/16 at 10:58:06 by RdC
3 4107 Last Post 08/04/16 at 09:40:42
By: MNb
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Chess Openings for White, Explained, GPA
I was wondering what does every one think of Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1. E4 coverage on the Grand Prix? Is it a good guide for white? Is there a better book out there on the G...

Started 07/30/07 at 04:42:56 by Darthmambo
7 8095 Last Post 05/13/16 at 14:29:43
By: RedIvan
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the modern grand prix attack
Hi all, I was wondering, would anyone know what Lawrence Trent gives against e6 on move 2 in vs the grand prix in his chess base dvd?  I never get the greatest games against that move order and since ...

Started 05/13/14 at 15:30:44 by Mtal
1 5194 Last Post 09/29/14 at 09:40:47
By: akita
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Grand Prix with 2...d6
Is this line sound for black?
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bc4
This isn't mentioned in Ftacnik's Sicilian book so I wanted to see if there was any theory on this, si...

Started 11/15/12 at 11:03:56 by BobbyDigital80
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By: BobbyDigital80
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GPA w/ 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 Bc4
I don't like the trade of bishop for knight in the main line GPA 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 f4 g6 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 0-0 Nxb5.  Nor do I like moves like 6 Bd3 which impede quick development.
I don't ...

Started 02/28/12 at 05:37:13 by Arnaudov
1 4102 Last Post 03/04/12 at 05:04:37
By: BuildToDestroy
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GPA problem
Hi everyone, I have a query about a line in the grand prix attack which is gaining in popularity, maybe its recommended in a book somewhere?!
The line runs : 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 ( advocated in "The Sicili...

Started 07/07/11 at 20:44:14 by JamesH
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27 29734 Last Post 09/08/11 at 12:01:10
By: Geck0
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Killer Grand Prix by Gawain Jones
As I read the DVD is finally out!
Anyone already got it?
If yes, first impressions?
I would be interested in Gawain's recommendation against 2. ... Nc6 (does he recommend 3.f4 or 3.Bb5!...

Started 05/24/11 at 06:52:46 by PatzerNoster
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By: Geck0
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Grand Prix: question after "Killer Gran Prix" line
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Bc4 (an idea by Jones I think, the bishop is often misplaced on d7) Nc6 7. d3 e6 8. O-O Nge7 9. f5 exf5 10. Qe1 Nd4 !? {Not considered by Jones (o...

Started 09/02/11 at 21:27:29 by Chess_Addict
1 4551 Last Post 09/03/11 at 18:40:36
By: Glenn Snow
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Grand Prix Attack 11…d4 12.Nd5!? (piece sacrifice)
I am slightly puzzled by a line that is dealt with by Charlie Storey in his recent book "The Sniper" (Everyman 2011) and that is also mentioned by Gawain Jones in his book "Starting Out: Sicilian Gran...

Started 04/21/11 at 09:52:24 by Pessoa
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By: MNb
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Best line against the Toilet variation?
I've got an upcoming game against someone who always plays the move order 1.e4 c5 2.f4, and the only game I've seen him play against 2...d5 he replied with 3.Nc3 and went on to win against a higher ra...

Started 12/01/10 at 05:16:16 by ErictheRed
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By: LeeRoth
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Names or Games w/ 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Ne5
Anyone have any games with 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Ne5!? -- or can you suggest any names for this line? 
Using internet and database searches, I have managed to turn up nearly 20 rather poo...

Started 01/31/11 at 12:42:08 by urusov
4 10050 Last Post 02/01/11 at 18:09:31
By: SWJediknight
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Latest Roman DVD's on GPA
Any good ?

Started 07/10/10 at 09:25:30 by nyoke
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By: TN
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When to Play Grand Prix Attack?
It seems the main line GPA is not so much fun for White these days after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 e6 6.f5 Nge7.
The thing is, I run into all kinds of stuff after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3, i...

Started 05/05/06 at 14:05:29 by dsanchez
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By: trw
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Larsens B21
What do you people think of Taylors suggestion : 1. f4, c5 2. e4, x 3.Be2 ?

Started 08/20/09 at 13:15:45 by nyoke
14 13379 Last Post 11/05/09 at 13:14:48
By: nyoke
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Auf Sieg spielen gegen Sizilianisch
New book by Reinhold Ripperger on the GPA. Anybody seen it yet ?
Opinions ??
I guess the author is reliable, his other works (not just books) seem to have been well received well.

Started 09/28/09 at 12:36:00 by nyoke
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By: nyoke
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Nigel Davies as putting out a new DVD on the GRand Prix Attack with 2 f4. Sicilian. When I was playing e4, I briefly tried this with some success. But 2.., d5 is unpleaseant.
Can this new DVD us...

Started 08/24/09 at 09:57:12 by Templare2
1 3816 Last Post 08/24/09 at 10:30:47
By: TimS
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