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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
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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
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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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Be2 Taimanov: Alternative ways to play
After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. 0-0 Nf6 8. Be3 Bb4 9. Na4 Be7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Nb6 Rb8 12. Nxc8 Qxc8, Black is maybe theoretically ok but White has two bishops...

Started 12/03/13 at 15:48:16 by lnn2
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By: OrangeCounty
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Taimanov, annoying line
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. a4 Nf6 8. O-O
This is rare but interesting:
8.-Bb4 9.Bg5 seems good to white.
8.-Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bd6 is interesting
8....

Started 10/23/12 at 08:37:20 by Lauri Torni
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By: gewgaw
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Poll: Kan vs. Taimanov
What is your preference and why?
Thanks in advance,
Sterling

Started 04/27/06 at 04:21:17 by Stu(Guest) (Guest)
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By: Alias
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6. Ndb5 in Taimanov ??? Where are the annotations?
I have been trying to gear up to take the plunge and start playing sicilian. I decided on the Taimanov as a solid system to start with.
So I am looking at the typical moves etc in the 5.Nc3 Qc7 l...

Started 09/30/13 at 00:28:35 by Fortis
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By: Fortis
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Re: 8....b5 in Taimanov English Attack
Is there a refutation to 8...b5 in the Taimanov against the English Attack? 
I saw a database game with N. McDonald where 9.Bf4 e5 was played, and black got in trouble.  That doesn't seem forced...

Started 08/30/13 at 23:04:20 by Dave1998
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By: Dave1998
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Taimanov English Attack 8...Bb4 9.f3 Ne7
I'm working through my Taimanov repertoire (as White) and am stuck on the following position:


Started 05/13/13 at 15:04:01 by blueguitar322
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By: ErictheRed
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The Sicilian Taimanov Move by Move
I picked up a copy of this book a few days ago and wanted to say that I think it is excellent.  Everything I've seen by John Emms is good, but this is better than most of his stuff. 
I've played...

Started 08/17/12 at 16:48:12 by ErictheRed
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By: LeeRoth
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8....Bb4 against the English in the Taimanov
I just recieved my copy of the Safest Siclian and was wondering about the English attack chapter, is it to out of date or are people still using this rep?  Thanks for any feedback!
Smiley

Started 09/09/12 at 05:40:37 by Michael Wilde
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By: BPaulsen
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Maroczcy Bind against the Kan
I was hoping someone has this book and can anwser a question for me.
Here is the table of contents for:
The Complete Hedgehog:Volume 2
Introduction
Part 1: The Hedgehog with a Paw...

Started 10/20/12 at 22:50:50 by Michael Wilde
9 7050 Last Post 10/22/12 at 15:23:13
By: ErictheRed
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Taimanov vs. the Maroczy Bind
Hello Taimanov Players...
I recently bought the Sicilian Taimanov by John Emms, which is a Fantastic book by the way!  Looking for another Sicilian to play after years of the Najdorf, looking for...

Started 08/26/12 at 23:32:37 by Michael Wilde
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By: Michael Wilde
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Spectacular early novelty in the Paulsen/Kan
By analysing one of my recent clubchampionshipgames I bumped on a spectacular novelty very early in the paulsen/kan system. I was surprised that in the almost 1000 games I found with the position, thi...

Started 12/05/07 at 20:43:15 by brabo
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Silician Four Knights Variation
Hi there forum members,
Does anyone here have any knowledge about the theoretical status of the Sicilian Defence Four Knights Variation occurring after the moves:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 ...

Started 04/14/12 at 18:44:47 by topandkas
3 3256 Last Post 04/15/12 at 12:23:59
By: Markovich
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The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move
I just noticed a new book pop up on the Everyman Chess website:  http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/The_Sicilian_Taimanov%3A_Move_by_Move
I have the new The Slav Move by Move book and I lov...

Started 09/08/11 at 18:25:44 by BlkSabb
8 8087 Last Post 04/13/12 at 23:41:43
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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New Taimanov Book
http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/The_Sicilian_Taimanov%3A_Move_by_Move
I wonder how this book will compare with the 2008 Chess Stars book on the Safest Sicilian, especially the 6. Be2 lin...

Started 02/17/12 at 21:05:19 by Gilchrist is a legend
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By: atticus
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The Delchev/Semkov book
From http://www.chess-stars.com/forthcoming_books.html :
"A complete Sicilian repertoire for Black after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. This books is planned for the end of December. The author GM Delchev (El...

Started 11/11/05 at 08:31:49 by Alias
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Brazilian Taimanov?!
Good Morning Friends,
My first post herewould like to to open a topic on this variant that the Brazilian GM ( GM Fier, GM Leitão, GM Krikor, GM Diamant )
areplaying at the moment .
A...

Started 03/29/11 at 05:51:36 by Luciano Justi Antunes
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By: Luciano Justi Antunes
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The Sicilian Kan Chessbase DVD by FM Valeri Lilov
Just saw this DVD advertised on Chessbase. As usual, the information on what actual lines are covered is vague. I would be most grateful if any early buyers could post some more information.

Started 03/18/10 at 21:32:35 by Antillian
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