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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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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
0 1341 Last Post 09/11/06 at 18:37:51
By: condor
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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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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 4126 Last Post 09/29/14 at 09:40:47
By: akita
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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 3254 Last Post 03/04/12 at 05:04:37
By: BuildToDestroy
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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 3638 Last Post 09/03/11 at 18:40:36
By: Glenn Snow
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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 3035 Last Post 08/24/09 at 10:30:47
By: TimS
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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
1 2546 Last Post 04/29/08 at 14:11:37
By: flaviddude
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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 1643 Last Post 06/15/07 at 15:34:02
By: Ametanoitos
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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 1857 Last Post 02/19/05 at 21:57:16
By: MNb
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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 2627 Last Post 02/24/03 at 17:17:31
By: Gary Lane (Guest)
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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 2488 Last Post 03/24/03 at 18:49:15
By: IMGaryLane
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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 4538 Last Post 02/21/17 at 03:44:50
By: TN
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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 2825 Last Post 08/04/16 at 09:40:42
By: MNb
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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
3 4066 Last Post 02/03/08 at 14:17:29
By: IMRichardPalliser
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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 4974 Last Post 04/30/06 at 10:50:48
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 4666 Last Post 11/16/12 at 11:07:03
By: BobbyDigital80
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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
4 4789 Last Post 04/22/11 at 14:44:11
By: MNb
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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 8122 Last Post 02/01/11 at 18:09:31
By: SWJediknight
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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 2636 Last Post 04/02/07 at 11:08:17
By: Faraday
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