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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
1 1739 Last Post 02/19/05 at 21:57:16
By: MNb
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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 3053 Last Post 03/04/12 at 05:04:37
By: BuildToDestroy
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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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Grand Prix Attack - G Jones
Any sightings?
Views and reviews?
At only 174 pages, seems a bit short, but naturally brevity here could verily be the soul of chess wit.
Any opinions much appreciated,
Bibs
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Started 02/08/08 at 01:47:40 by Bibs
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By: MNb
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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
4 4291 Last Post 11/16/12 at 11:07:03
By: BobbyDigital80
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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 3196 Last Post 06/20/07 at 09:19:53
By: MarinFan
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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 3424 Last Post 09/03/11 at 18:40:36
By: Glenn Snow
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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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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
12 9457 Last Post 09/27/05 at 03:44:02
By: TalJechin
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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 5524 Last Post 05/13/16 at 14:29:43
By: RedIvan
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2.f4
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 3674 Last Post 10/12/04 at 07:06:57
By: Panda (Guest)
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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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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 2456 Last Post 04/02/07 at 11:08:17
By: Faraday
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1. e4 c5 2. Sc3 d6 3. f4
Salut,
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 5608 Last Post 03/14/06 at 11:54:20
By: alumbrado
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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 13392 Last Post 02/12/11 at 18:59:59
By: LeeRoth
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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
4 2766 Last Post 05/04/06 at 18:50:05
By: ErictheRed
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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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19 12209 Last Post 11/07/17 at 22:36:02
By: fling
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What is the better ?
Hi Chessfriends,
                         I request an expert opinion about the following position:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 Bg7 6.d3 e6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Qe1 h6 9.Bb3 a6 and now ...

Started 03/15/03 at 19:20:27 by Fratenben
2 2378 Last Post 03/24/03 at 18:49:15
By: IMGaryLane
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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 2489 Last Post 02/24/03 at 17:17:31
By: Gary Lane (Guest)
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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 chesslive.de 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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