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English / Grand Prix hybrid
I've seen a number of games recently in UK events where white has used  a plan (in some order) of e4,f4,d3,c4, Nc3, Nf3 and Be2 against Sicilians and similar. This can be introduced either from 1 e4 o...

Started 05/24/08 at 11:13:43 by RdC
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By: MNb
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Sort of GPA via the Bird
There have been other threads on the Bird-GPA connection, but I could not find a proper one to place this game. For me the main reason not to play the GPA are the French setups. So I though it a good ...

Started 04/29/08 at 01:32:40 by MNb
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By: flaviddude
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Poll: IS THIS A NEW GAMBIT? 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 f4 g5!?
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 f4 g5!?
On 1/31/2008 I played 2 games on ICC with it, and the score was +1, -1. On the database, there are 2 games with this line. There the score is also +1, -1....

Started 02/03/08 at 02:01:41 by Gambit
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By: ErictheRed
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Starting Out: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack
The book should be out in January/February 2008.
I'd like to know whether this book is aimed nearly only for white players (giving them a "new" weapon against the Sicilian) or for both colours (g...

Started 01/15/08 at 10:02:38 by thibdb13
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By: IMRichardPalliser
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Grand Prix attack: 5. Bc4 Main Line
The critical variation arises in my opinion after
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 e6 6.f5 Nge7 7.fxe6 fxe6 8.d3 d5 9.Bb3 b5 10.0-0! c4 11.dxc4 dxc4 12.Qxd8+ Kxd8! 13.Nxb5 cxb3 14.axb3 <...

Started 12/29/07 at 21:59:58 by Bernhard
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By: Bernhard
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an equal (?) GPA line
I guess this post is a bit of a mixture between a game post-mortem, theoretical discussion and some musings I have based on two of my own games + what I have seen in the databases.
It is all abou...

Started 05/14/07 at 22:57:14 by Bonsai
7 3220 Last Post 06/20/07 at 09:19:53
By: MarinFan
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Dzindzichashvili DVD #41
I see Roman has released a new DVD updating the Sicilian Grand Prix attack, from his Roman's Lab #23 DVD. Has anybody seen it yet? What lines does he update on it?

Started 06/14/07 at 17:03:19 by JackVincennes
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By: Ametanoitos
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Tal Gambit against the Grand Prix
Is it sound?

Started 12/18/06 at 13:01:41 by sssthepro
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By: MNb
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GPA Model Games
I seem to recall reading (perhaps on this site) that White's attack in the GPA almost plays itself, with f5, Ng5, Qe1-h5, etc.
Problem is, I'm having trouble finding any games where that actually...

Started 03/23/07 at 23:49:56 by dsanchez
4 2471 Last Post 04/02/07 at 11:08:17
By: Faraday
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Grand Prix Attack with Queen Sac on Move 6!
MacKenzie,Dana - Preuss,David [B21]
24th Western States Open Reno NV, 08.10.2006
1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Ng5 Nf6 5.Bc4 Bg4


After 5...Bg4

and here White played 6.Qxg4

The game, with commentary by Dennis Dennis Monokroussos, can be found at:

Started 10/12/06 at 16:51:34 by OstapBender
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French setup against the GPA
In the Flank Openings Section, 1.f5 c5 thread, it has become clear, that after 1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 White's best is 3.e4. Then Bladez and Ostapbender seem to think, that e6 gives Black equality.
As ...

Started 06/21/06 at 12:47:13 by MNb
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By: MNb
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4
As has been mentioned on the forum before this is probably the best variation for White when playing the GPA, but I believe theoretically Black is still supposed to be OK.  I remember some games where...

Started 12/04/06 at 00:37:14 by Glenn Snow
5 2764 Last Post 12/05/06 at 04:56:06
By: kylemeister
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1 e4 c5 2 f4 d5 3 Nf3!?
What do you think of this game I played? Can anyone work what happens if black plays 13...Nb4?
1 e4 c5 2 f4 d5 3 Nf3 dxe4 4 Ng5 Nf6 5 Bc4 e6 6 Nc3 Bd6 7 d3 exd3 8 Rf1 dxc2 9 Qxc2 Nc6 10 Be3 Be7 1...

Started 09/11/06 at 18:37:52 by condor
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By: condor
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Interesting GPA sideline
Last night in blitz I ran across this idea, which I'd never see before:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 e6 6.d4!? cd 7.Nb5.  I guess the main idea is 7...d5 8.e5, though Black is still ...

Started 05/03/06 at 15:05:04 by ErictheRed
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By: ErictheRed
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GPA+wing gambit
Does anyone have any ideas or comments about the grand-prix attack/wing-gambit hybrid?  A week ago I ran into 1. e4 c5          2. Nc3 Nc6    3. f4 g6    4. Nf3 Bg7  5. a3 Nge7  6. b4 cxb4....Anyway, ...

Started 04/27/06 at 05:27:09 by mkelecki
3 4710 Last Post 04/30/06 at 10:50:48
By: MNb
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1. e4 c5 2. Sc3 d6 3. f4
I work to learn the Sicilian Dragon and think about the following line
1. e4 c5 2. Sc3 d6 3. f4
How is to answer to this one at best and how can I answer, when I wish to play in ...

Started 03/02/06 at 13:43:29 by e2e4
10 5637 Last Post 03/14/06 at 11:54:20
By: alumbrado
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GPA Rehabilitated
What do you think of the move  3 Nf3!? after 1 e4 c5 2 f4 d5. The main idea is to play a reversed Budapest with the useful addition of a pawn on f4. One line involves a queen sacrifice as early as mov...

Started 09/06/05 at 11:24:26 by condor
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By: TalJechin
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Another bust to the GPA?
In the Grand Prix Attack the inclusion of a6/a4 is
generally thought to benefit White. Is this true? In
some lines it is annoying that b5 is not available
for the bishop:
1.e4 c5 2...

Started 04/12/04 at 08:21:46 by MNb
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By: photophore
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Grand prix with 3..e6
I find myself very to happy to play the white side after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3  Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5! Nd4 6.0-0 etc but what about 3..e6! ? Often tranposes to the Steinitz frensh (1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3.Nc...

Started 02/19/05 at 06:32:39 by Ametanoitos
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By: MNb
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I've been playing the GPA: 1.e4 c5 2.f4.
Now the critical line we all know is 2.d5 3.exd5 Nf6.
This line gives black a very nice position.
What about 3.Nc3 and 3.e5? or after 3.exd5 Nf6...

Started 07/29/04 at 03:59:14 by DragonSnake (Guest)
11 3701 Last Post 10/12/04 at 07:06:57
By: Panda (Guest)
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