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1.e4-c5 2.Nf3-e6 3.d4-cxd 4.Nxd4-Nf6 5.Nc3-Bb4!?
i hope i didnt overlooked another Thread to this Moveorder. I have tow Questions about this Line.
1. Is this Line good enough for a 1800 rated Player to try to win a game in a sharp L...

Started 10/14/06 at 23:44:51 by Der Stratege
6 2701 Last Post 10/16/06 at 10:13:02
By: Jenny
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2. ... Nc6, 4. ... a6
1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6
Exactly what is this and why do the GMs avoid it?  My games from the white side usually head back into Taimanov territory, but I definitely feel ...

Started 12/18/03 at 20:11:57 by nexirae
0 1109 Last Post 12/18/03 at 20:11:56
By: nexirae
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2...e6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nc6!?
Any views on this line?  It has particular relevance to White players wishing to avoid the Sveshnikov, as well as to Black players seeking to avoid the 3.Bb5 lines, and the slightly dull 7.Nd5 line of...

Started 03/19/04 at 05:04:27 by alumbrado
7 3137 Last Post 06/08/04 at 09:22:01
By: Fernando Semprun
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4 knights
Hello I am a new member; I was wondering about a line 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Ndb5 Bc5; any information on this line is welcome. Thanks!

Started 02/06/07 at 22:39:07 by yea95
4 1898 Last Post 02/07/07 at 14:34:43
By: chessy
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5..a6 versus 5..Qc7 in Taimanov Sicilian
What are the relative advantages of these moves after 1 e4 c4 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cd Nd4 Nc6 5 Nc3. Delchev prefers 5..Qc7 according to the index for Safest Siclian (don't have the book yet). Why?

Started 02/11/07 at 02:20:40 by cf
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By: JudgeDeath
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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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19 18605 Last Post 10/20/13 at 15:05:18
By: Fortis
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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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6.Nb5!? in the Basman-Sale sicillian
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Lc5 5.Le3 Qb6 6.Nb5!?
I don't know what I should play against 4...Lc5 but I thought perhaps I should give 6.Nb5!? a try. I think it's better than 6.Nc3 Nc6 and ...

Started 02/02/08 at 21:56:02 by 986
1 1371 Last Post 02/02/08 at 22:11:20
By: DoubledPawns
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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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43 22171 Last Post 09/21/18 at 18:41:55
By: yolocounty
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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!

Started 09/09/12 at 05:40:37 by Michael Wilde
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17 13990 Last Post 11/05/12 at 05:15:28
By: BPaulsen
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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
12 8455 Last Post 07/01/14 at 18:46:09
By: kylemeister
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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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Anand Vol.9 - suggestion in Engl. attack
According to the information provided by Chess Stars publishing Vol.9 is suggesting the English Attack versus the Taimanov and apparently one of the major suggestions is in the variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3...

Started 04/01/07 at 09:49:34 by Bonsai
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32 15300 Last Post 07/30/08 at 08:24:19
By: Pessoa
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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
2 451 Last Post 03/29/20 at 19:29:17
By: mn
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Anyone writing Starting Out Sicilian Kan?
A few years have passed since Emm's book and it would be interesting to see what practitioner's think of Khalifman's suggestions in Vol 8 of his Anand series.

Started 02/12/07 at 21:01:02 by ano
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By: ano
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Anyone writing Starting Out: Taimanov Sicilian?
I am thinking of taking up the Taimanov system against 1 e4.

Started 07/22/07 at 00:39:15 by notyetagm
2 1443 Last Post 07/23/07 at 19:21:41
By: LeeRoth
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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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B40 - Pin Variation - your thoughts about it
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 e:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4
Playable for Black or no?
Your comments please Smiley

Started 12/16/04 at 04:03:53 by Dzambus
3 1994 Last Post 12/16/04 at 05:40:38
By: alumbrado
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B49 - 9.Na4 Bd6!?
hi all,
I`m quite satisfied with 9. ... Be7, nevertheless it´s always handy to have a backup line.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be2 a6 7. O-O Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 9. Na4 ...

Started 07/05/08 at 08:50:47 by gewgaw
0 1082 Last Post 07/05/08 at 08:50:46
By: gewgaw
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Bashing the Taimanov
OK, Taimanov fans, what do you think of 8.a3
At first glance, it looks like White is just afraid of ..Bb4, but this is actually a dangerous system.  The first point is that attempts to play a...

Started 04/10/07 at 22:36:49 by LeeRoth
10 4088 Last Post 04/16/07 at 09:34:24
By: MarinFan
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