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Is the Kan still in god shape?
After the 6th of the Carlsen-Anand match in 2014 I had the impression that the Kan was severly under a cloud. I believe it is not a coincidence that Smirin that was playing it mostly against 1.e4 has ...

Started yesterday at 10:38:26 by tapchess
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By: MartinC
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Kan 4...a6 5.Nc3 sources

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3

Is a line I'm interested in. I'd like to discuss a little and ask about sources. Looking through many pages of threads on this forum there appears...

Started 04/19/20 at 06:03:39 by Confused_by_Theory
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By: Jupp53
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Any books on 6. g3, Taimanov?
Hello everyone,
I am learning this fairly intresting line: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. g3.
I am wondering if exists, is there any book on this line analyzed from ...

Started 03/29/20 at 18:18:28 by NotSoKasparov
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By: mn
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Sicilian Four Knights
Can we have a Cpub update on the Sicilian 4N please? Especially the critical line 6 Nxc6 bxc6 7 e5 Nd5 8 Ne4.
If the 4N is fully viable, it's extremely useful, because after 6 Ndb5 Black has a ch...

Started 07/20/19 at 18:42:48 by Paddy
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By: Straggler
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Taimanov 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5
I am investigating the move order 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Cc3 a6 to defuse the English attack, but I am uncomfortable with this variation 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5. Black seems to be laggin...

Started 10/22/19 at 14:23:16 by nocteus
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By: tp2205
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How is the Taimanov holding up theoretically ?
Many years ago the Taimanov Sicilian was part of my repertoire but these days I don't play it. With a new book on the Taimanov due out in the next month or two so I'm thinking of taking it up again.<b...

Started 03/13/19 at 19:53:31 by MW
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By: MW
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7. Qf3 -- What can Black do
What should Black be doing in the fashionable Taimanov line with 7. Qf3?

Started 04/20/16 at 15:22:22 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
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By: yolocounty
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Bragesjo's Taimanov
Many Taimanov lines are as sharp as Dragon but blacks position is a lot sounder so I played it for several years.
However there was one line I never liked to play against and it was g3, a line I ...

Started 03/23/18 at 13:57:05 by bragesjo
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By: BigTy
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Kan with 5 Nc3 d6!?
I got interested in this move order after noticing that some GMs (e.g. Milov) who use it regularly tend to avoid immediate transposition to the Najdorf in favour of delaying kingside development, wait...

Started 11/09/17 at 14:23:57 by Michael Ayton
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By: Avatar
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Maroczy Bind books for White vs Taimanov and Kan
Are there any books for White side, general opening books aside, covering the Maroczy Bind books for White vs. Taimanov and Kan? specifically
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nb5 d6 6. ...

Started 12/15/16 at 09:59:00 by JEH
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By: Straggler
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Getting Started with the Taimanov
Hi everyone,
For the new year, I'm looking to switch up my main defense against 1 e4 from 1...e5 to the Taimanov Sicilian. I have a little bit of experience in Taimanov positions from both sides,...

Started 12/30/16 at 03:14:34 by mn
13 7203 Last Post 02/26/17 at 08:48:00
By: Bonsai
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Move order problem in Taimanov
In all the books I have on the Taimanov, the following move order is not given, but seems natural enough.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.Be3 Nf6 and now 8.f4 instead of ...

Started 08/28/16 at 07:40:49 by najdorfslayer
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By: kylemeister
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The English Attack against the Taimanov
I just noticed the following forthcoming book by Zaven Andriasian from New In Chess. I've heard great things about Andriasian's Najdorf book but find the following blurb curious:
The English A...

Started 09/06/14 at 22:08:19 by TN
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By: LeeRoth
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New Taimanov book by Markus, Perunovic & Ivanisevi
This one looks interesting!
The book on the Rauzer-Kozul looked very comprehensive, so I am very curious about this one.

Started 11/20/15 at 07:54:41 by Konstriktor
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By: Lauri Torni
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Ramirez & the Taimanov
Well, Chessbase just came out with yet another DVD ( ; ), but I wonder about the opinion of any experienced Sicilian players out there...
I read somewher...

Started 07/14/14 at 11:17:18 by ghenghisclown
6 8782 Last Post 03/21/16 at 20:38:12
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Recent Paulsen/Kan Book by Delchev/Semkov
I have just received my copy and, unfortunately, I believe the book is a lot worse than even the original 'The safest Sicilian' (A great book). Perhaps cramming too much on one book was wrong, but the...

Started 05/09/14 at 11:28:32 by zen_learner
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Transposition after 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3
I just got a short question regarding transpositions after 5.Bd3, since I haven't played any other Sicilian before I picked up the Kan:
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4: 4.Nd4: a6 5.Bd3,
I p...

Started 10/14/14 at 22:16:06 by IsaVulpes
3 3184 Last Post 10/29/14 at 21:08:04
By: nestor
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Poll: Best line for Black against the g3 - Taimanov???
I have recently started to play the Taimanov in Correspondence Chess, with very good results.  Cheesy
Until now I have never had to play against the g3-Variation.
I'm very lucky about this  Grin b...

Started 12/16/12 at 21:35:26 by Ilya_Colima
3 5271 Last Post 09/29/14 at 20:59:29
By: yolocounty
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The Qb6 Sicilian
A hypermodern dynamic defense surprise weapon rarely seen at GM tourneys:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6!?
At this point White has two major alternatives with 5.Nc3 and 5.Nb3. If Whit...

Started 08/15/14 at 21:19:29 by Grobmeister
3 3576 Last Post 08/27/14 at 09:04:11
By: TalJechin
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a3 against e6 Sicilians
In a recent game, I faced the Grivas Sicilian. This went 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 e6 . Here I became concerned about Bb4 ideas but decided to allow them. The game continued 6....

Started 06/04/14 at 23:54:03 by RdC
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By: kylemeister
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