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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
8 9785 Last Post 01/14/15 at 21:38:37
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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Qb6 sicilian
Hi all,
what do people think of these 2 sicilians:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Qb6 with the idea of 6.Nb3 e6 7.Be3 Qc7 8.Bd3 Bb4 9.0-0 Bxc3 10Bxc3 0-0 
1.e4 c5 ...

Started 06/24/08 at 23:30:53 by Zatara
5 3099 Last Post 06/25/08 at 11:05:26
By: Matemax
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Hi all,
1. How is the Taimaov doing?  Is the Safest Sicilian still good?  Any changes?
2. which order are these sharper: the Accelerated Dragon, the classical, and the Taimanov? 

Started 08/28/08 at 00:35:03 by Zatara
1 1425 Last Post 08/28/08 at 05:31:02
By: Bonsai
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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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Carlsen-Lagrave: Taimanov update
This month's update included the game Carlsen-Lagrave. This followed a line form the Delchev book up to move 21 Shocked
In this game black apparently improves with 12..Qc6, but loses and I dont like t...

Started 11/24/06 at 08:55:07 by Willempie
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By: Willempie
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Is the Kan refuted?
First the Poisoned Pawn was dealt a crippling blow, now a young Mexican lad may have done similiar to the Kan. Witness the following game which was annotated by Jaan Ehlvest in NIC 2007/6:

Started 09/22/07 at 22:43:40 by TopNotch
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18 7438 Last Post 11/16/07 at 10:22:13
By: mefisto6
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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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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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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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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
12 10215 Last Post 08/06/16 at 18:10:17
By: LeeRoth
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New Anti-Taimanov line?
Hi to everybody
I have come across an unusual line for white against the Taimanov Sicilian.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Bc4!? 
It is not mentioned in any of the books/...

Started 07/15/06 at 16:39:32 by tbirdas
2 1541 Last Post 07/16/06 at 14:04:32
By: tbirdas
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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 05/28/20 at 10:38:26 by tapchess
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23 2572 Last Post 07/19/20 at 08:35:43
By: MartinC
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What you think about the Kan (Paulsen)?
I played the last months the Sveshnikov/Kalashnikov. A lot of experts consider the Sveshnikov probably the most effective black weapon, but I dont feel very well in this kind of position and therefore...

Started 05/13/05 at 08:17:23 by Sverey (Guest)
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30 11782 Last Post 06/28/05 at 17:06:26
By: Smyslov_Fan
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the go for it variation?!
i saw the variation that T. kosten suggests but checking it with fritz 10 i discovered that after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Qb6 6. e5 Bc5! 7. Ndb5! (from the fritz 10 database) B:f...

Started 02/04/07 at 08:38:27 by suny
4 1666 Last Post 02/10/07 at 00:28:13
By: Alkelele
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New set up against Paulson and Taimanov
I have come up with a new idea  Roll Eyes ,whole new set up against Taimanov and Nc3,Be3 with early g4 ,a3 Qe2 Bg2 and it playable?...what do you think abt it?

Started 07/30/04 at 08:47:42 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
2 1923 Last Post 04/26/05 at 09:13:22
By: elspringer
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Poll: Kan vs. Taimanov
What is your preference and why?
Thanks in advance,

Started 04/27/06 at 04:21:17 by Stu(Guest) (Guest)
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76 86742 Last Post 11/18/13 at 12:21:42
By: Alias
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What is the status of .....
What is the status of the line
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Nd5 8.Ne4 ?
I played this some years ago with white in order to avoid the sveshnikov. But my ...

Started 07/15/08 at 11:34:12 by Strategy_Rules
9 3278 Last Post 08/04/08 at 09:32:52
By: Strategy_Rules
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e6 Sicilians, consistent White repertoire
Cheers Chesspubbers!
I am trying to build a White repertoire against the various e6 Sicilians for a young student, and I have decided to start with the Kan/Taimanov lines recommended by SB Hansen...

Started 11/13/08 at 14:05:40 by Stigma
7 3050 Last Post 11/15/08 at 11:48:45
By: Willempie
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Taimanov, English Attack with 9...d5
Yesterday I played against an IM and had the following opening:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qc7 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be3 a6 7. Qd2 Nf6 8. O-O-O Bb4 9. f3
Now my opponent played...

Started 03/22/08 at 09:01:47 by sterpfi
3 1761 Last Post 03/31/08 at 08:57:44
By: Willempie
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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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