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Main Line Taimanov
So, I'm a longtime Taimanov player, with very good results at my level.  Unfortunately, against strong players, I have suffered a couple of heavy defeats in the absolute main line (if it still is):<br...

Started 06/25/11 at 01:36:35 by OrangeCounty
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By: OrangeCounty
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I have problem with Kan so...
What do you hate the most as Kan player ?
I don't have any problems vs Taimanov as English Attack is not only good but also gives me chance to bust some lines recommended in very popular books. <...

Started 07/06/11 at 20:25:56 by punter
3 1986 Last Post 07/07/11 at 05:57:11
By: fling
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Taimanov/English Attack 10...d5!?
Hi guys,
I was looking at the variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Bb4 9.f3 Ne5 10. Nb3 d5!? and I think black is ok in most of the lines,

Started 05/16/11 at 15:37:25 by Mastermuzzy
3 2413 Last Post 05/21/11 at 16:24:08
By: Smyslov_Fan
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Against Main Line Kan
What line do you recommend against the "main line kan" 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. Qg4 g6 8. Qe2 (this is Hellsten's main line)?
I suspect that positional id...

Started 04/04/11 at 01:13:08 by Alesab
9 6070 Last Post 04/10/11 at 22:06:26
By: fling
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How to play this variation?
I am looking at a variationof the four knights (with e6) but cant find the right moves for white and this after the following moves.
1 e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Ndb5 Bc...

Started 04/01/11 at 10:21:04 by nesocharis
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By: nesocharis
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Which line would you recommend against Taimanov?
is it better short or long castling?

Started 11/16/10 at 08:24:15 by felipesan
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By: fling
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Sicilian Kan - Nepomniachtchi-Karttunen
Hi everybody,
I am new here, but I have followed and read some of the threads for about a month, and I really love this place. I am a fairly low-rated (1709) player that doesn't have too much tim...

Started 01/21/11 at 16:28:52 by fling
2 3178 Last Post 01/24/11 at 09:30:02
By: fling
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What do Kan players w/ NID+QID play vs. 1c4/1Nf3?
"What do Kan players w/ NID+QID in their repertoire play vs. 1.c4/1.Nf3?"
What a question again.... Smiley
So, what do you play, for example, if you belong to this category?
To make the question more s...

Started 12/22/10 at 13:31:10 by HoemberChess
3 2871 Last Post 12/22/10 at 14:10:13
By: BPaulsen
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Pin Variation (Sicilian Counter Attack)
What is your verdict on the Pin Variation of the Sicilian, which arises after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4? Does White have a route to a clear advantage from here, or is the...

Started 10/28/10 at 03:30:14 by TN
4 6092 Last Post 11/13/10 at 08:27:56
By: Schroeder
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How to get the edge against the Taimanov
Hi guys,
I'm playing in a tournament and my opponent played the Taimanov against me. I played According to Anand with 11.Qd4, but I didn't get any advantage at all.
Here's the game:
1. e4 c5 ...

Started 02/20/10 at 22:57:43 by Spongebobiscool
12 6630 Last Post 08/16/10 at 11:10:56
By: Spongebobiscool
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Kasparov's Gambit vs the Taimanov Maroczy
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3
a6 8.Na3 d5!?
This gambit from the 1985 World Championship match is not very popular, but it does look interesting and playable...

Started 01/27/09 at 17:42:39 by Freelix
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By: OrangeCounty
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6.Bd3 Nf6 7.0-0 Nc6 7.Be3 Ne5 8.Nf3!? in the Kan
I am curious what the conclusion is about this move from the games that have been played e.g. by Carlsen.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Nc6 8. Be3 Ne5 9.Nf3<br /...

Started 12/14/09 at 01:54:23 by MemoryMaster
3 1766 Last Post 12/14/09 at 15:10:47
By: Markovich
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Why did white play like this?
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In the following position white playing the following sequence of moves: 1.a4 b4 2.Ne2 Nc6 3.Bd2 a5 4.c3 bxc3 5.Bxc3 Bd7<br /...

Started 12/11/09 at 02:03:03 by MemoryMaster
6 2648 Last Post 12/11/09 at 12:07:40
By: MemoryMaster
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Taimanov move order 2..Kc6 4..Qc7 vs. 2..e6 5..Qc7
I'd like to know which are the pros and cons of using the 2..Kc6 4..Qc7 move order to reach the Taimanov Sicilian (a la Miladinovic, Macieja, Oral, etc..) vs. the classical move order 2..e6 3...Kc6 5....

Started 11/26/09 at 10:05:20 by gramsci
13 5642 Last Post 12/01/09 at 20:45:43
By: LeeRoth
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Classical Taimanov 7.Be3 Nf6 8.0-0 Bb4 9.f3?!
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.Be3 Nf6 8.0-0 Bb4 9.f3.
OK, all my sources say that this is last move is inaccurate. I rather like 9...0-0 now, but in a game I went wit...

Started 10/21/09 at 02:20:14 by Seth_Xoma
7 2871 Last Post 10/23/09 at 19:38:40
By: Willempie
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e6 Sicilian names
The nomencalature of the ...e6 systems in the Sicilian (apart from the Four Knights and the Scheveningen) can be very confusing, as I once realized when trying to explain it to a pupil. A further conf...

Started 09/07/09 at 09:59:42 by Phil Adams
5 3714 Last Post 09/07/09 at 19:06:33
By: Uruk
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Should I play the Kan?
Should I add the Kan Sicilian (aka Paulsen) to my Black repertoire? I like the flexibility it offers Black, it's theoretical reputation is solid and it seems to provide an attractive combination of so...

Started 09/01/09 at 21:50:02 by TN
2 2225 Last Post 09/06/09 at 04:07:28
By: Zatara
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Sicilian Four Knights
Hello. I had just studied the Four Knights Sicilian for Black,as a good addition to my repertoire.
However,after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Ndb5 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3 8.Nxc3 it see...

Started 08/05/09 at 06:13:14 by foster
11 10146 Last Post 08/22/09 at 07:37:26
By: foster
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After 1 e4 c5  2 Nf3 e6  3 d4 cxd4  4 Nxd4 a6  5 Bd3 Bc5  6 Nb3 what do people find leads to more interesting play - Ba7 or Be7?  Does Emms over Ba7?

Started 06/08/09 at 09:38:57 by snakebite
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By: Antillian
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avoiding the Bind in the Kan
I currently play the 4 Kts as Black but would like to move to the Kan as it seems to offer a "richer" game, but I'm no fan of the Maroczy bind.
In the 4 Kts after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4....

Started 05/30/09 at 08:21:47 by mad_knight
4 2628 Last Post 05/31/09 at 15:39:51
By: mad_knight
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