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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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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 6168 Last Post 03/14/06 at 11:54:20
By: alumbrado
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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 3071 Last Post 12/05/06 at 04:56:06
By: kylemeister
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1e4 c5 2f4 d5 3Nf3!?
What do chess pub users think of 1e4 c5 2f4 d5 3Nf3!?  . It has been played 6 times according to chessbase nine (Once By IM Jonny Hector). I will try and put some analysis on the website soon.

Started 05/24/09 at 15:38:39 by Watsonfox
11 9510 Last Post 07/16/09 at 20:39:04
By: MNb
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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: RoleyPoley
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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 4141 Last Post 10/12/04 at 07:06:57
By: Panda (Guest)
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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 3560 Last Post 06/20/07 at 09:19:53
By: MarinFan
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Analysis 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.a3!
Complementary Analysis:
The last month I found a closed sicilian game commented by Gary Lane about the interesting line:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.a3!?
I consulted with my c...

Started 02/17/03 at 15:35:28 by Fratenben
1 2699 Last Post 02/24/03 at 17:17:31
By: Gary Lane (Guest)
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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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15 9119 Last Post 07/24/05 at 12:17:41
By: photophore
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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
5 5431 Last Post 10/05/09 at 20:29:23
By: nyoke
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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
13 14821 Last Post 02/12/11 at 18:59:59
By: LeeRoth
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Poll: black vs. the GPA
Hello all Sicilian players.  I am thinking about switching to the Grand Prix Attack 1. e4 c5  2. f4 and I was just wondering which move is most often played (particularly among non GMs)

Started 01/02/04 at 23:02:09 by spakus
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By: spakus
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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 6245 Last Post 05/13/16 at 14:29:43
By: RedIvan
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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
1 1696 Last Post 06/15/07 at 15:34:02
By: Ametanoitos
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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 4669 Last Post 02/21/17 at 03:44:50
By: TN
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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
5 3180 Last Post 09/07/08 at 21:01:04
By: MNb
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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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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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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 2752 Last Post 04/02/07 at 11:08:17
By: Faraday
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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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