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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
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By: DoubledPawns
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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
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By: fling
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Is Gambits Taimanov book any good...recommended?
Does anyone here own the Taimanov and play the Taimanov.  Is Gambits book any good?  Does it also cover the lines that Taimanov recommends in "Winning with the Taimanov".  I'd kinda like to take a loo...

Started 05/31/05 at 20:42:24 by Alex (Guest)
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By: Richard Stanz (Guest)
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The Delchev/Semkov book
From :
"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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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
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By: Fernando Semprun
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Good Line against the Kan
I have pretty much found a pleasant way to meet all of the sicilians except the Kan. I found the Nb5 lines against the Taimanov, 7. Nd5 against the Svesh, English Attack against Scheveningen, Najdorf,...

Started 12/09/03 at 22:02:01 by AmateurDragoneer
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By: alumbrado
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Four Knights, 7.Bf4.. 10 Nxa8 .. 11 Bb5
one of the games commented by Hazai in the initial Sicilian batch was Drenchev-Manolov, Plovdiv 1999.
In the game annotations Hazai views White´s chanses very optimistically.
But ...

Started 01/10/03 at 13:57:12 by Anders
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By: badknight
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What is the current status of the Kan?
It seems like the Kan is a lot less popular since Khalifman aimed his guns at the Kan and that Black is struggling against 5 Bd3. It also seems the Taimanov is viewed as being more reliable than the K...

Started 08/28/07 at 03:47:10 by ano
2 1399 Last Post 09/05/07 at 19:16:29
By: alumbrado
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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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New Chessbase CD
I have ordered the new chessbase CD "The Paulsen System B40-B49" which covers the Sicilian Kan and the Taimanov. There has been no systematic treatment of the Taimanov since Burgess wrote his book bac...

Started 05/26/05 at 21:32:17 by ano (Guest)
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By: Richard Stanz (Guest)
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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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By: TopNotch
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Bd3 vs e6 sicilians?
In the intro to "Winning with the Kan" Ali Mortazavi says that some people argue the kan is inferior to the schevy because white can play Bd3 rather than the traditional Be2. I would like to know why ...

Started 02/07/07 at 04:53:12 by BertieRussel
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By: BertieRussel
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Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Hello fellow theory enthusiasts and/or experts,
I am seeking your suggestion for the set up for White against
1.e4  c5
2.Nf3  e6
3.d4   cxd4
4.Nxd4  a6
5.Nc3   Qc7

Started 03/24/06 at 01:14:46 by BladezII
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By: BladezII
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The Sicilian Taimanov: Move by Move
I just noticed a new book pop up on the Everyman Chess website:
I have the new The Slav Move by Move book and I lov...

Started 09/08/11 at 18:25:44 by BlkSabb
8 7998 Last Post 04/13/12 at 23:41:43
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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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
4 3667 Last Post 05/15/13 at 19:51:53
By: ErictheRed
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Taimanov 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2
1. e4 c5   2. Nf3 e6   3. d4 cxd4   4. Nxd4 a6   5. Nc3 Qc7   6. Be2
1)Is there a name for this particular variation and 2)are there any problems with it 3)are there any books that advocate this ...

Started 08/08/08 at 18:12:52 by Bocajaka
14 5013 Last Post 08/11/08 at 16:37:49
By: Bocajaka
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sicilian kan by Hellsten
Play the Kan by Hellsten seems to be pubplished recently.
Does anyone know more about this book...
WhatVariations are recommended

Started 11/10/08 at 23:55:22 by boki
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By: jdcannon
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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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By: Pessoa
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Taimanov move order: 4...e6 or 4...Qc7?
Assuming that one is willing to play the 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4
move order to reach the Taimanov, I have been wondering about the relative merits of 4...e6 and 4...Qc7. I've only found a side-remark in Rizzi...

Started 07/17/07 at 06:34:03 by Bonsai
10 5087 Last Post 07/31/07 at 05:34:02
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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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