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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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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
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By: gewgaw
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New style Paulsen/Kan & Taimanov eBook
The newest eBook is now ready to download! Smiley
The PDF eBook has also had a lot of additions (including a whole chapter) so you should take that as well!

Started 05/20/07 at 20:10:05 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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the Fominyh line in the Taimanov
Hi all,
Just new to this (great) site and I already have a question...
What's the theoretical point of view of the following obscure variation in the Taimanov sicilian :
1. e4 c5 2.Nf3 ...

Started 02/19/07 at 17:32:11 by Nightlamp
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By: Nightlamp
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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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Ano, let's start a new thread and see if we can get some help. 
In Experts vs the Sicilian, Hansen recommends the following line for White:  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3...

Started 06/16/05 at 16:01:07 by Richard Stanz (Guest)
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By: Richard Stanz (Guest)
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Paulsen / Kan 5.Bd3 Qc7!?
Digging through a back-issue of Scottish Chess I found the following and wondered what you thought of the opening line:
Robertson (2120) – Burnett (2155) Perth Open 1996 Round 4
1. e4 c5 2....

Started 12/30/03 at 20:35:33 by richardpitts (Guest)
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By: richardpitts (Guest)
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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
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By: nexirae
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Taimanov 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5
I am investigating the move order 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Cc3 a6 to defuse the English attack, but I am uncomfortable with this variation 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5. Black seems to be laggin...

Started 10/22/19 at 14:23:16 by nocteus
1 651 Last Post 10/23/19 at 14:49:59
By: tp2205
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New Taimanov Book
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
1 1964 Last Post 02/18/12 at 12:40:48
By: atticus
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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
1 1474 Last Post 06/08/09 at 12:37:47
By: Antillian
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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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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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After the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qc7 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be3 a6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.0-0-0 Bb4
9.f3 Na5, do any of you have any clue what the idea behind Na5 is?  What is the benefit of black p...

Started 06/14/04 at 08:03:32 by ILS
1 1383 Last Post 10/02/05 at 00:02:57
By: ErictheRed
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Qg4 lines in Kan Sicilian
I was noticing that in the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 that 7.Qg4! is scoring quite well. For example, this recent game from the Russian Championship:

Started 12/05/04 at 13:31:19 by Seth_Xoma
1 1635 Last Post 12/05/04 at 22:12:34
By: Glenn Snow
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Pin Var
Where in the e-books is the variation 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Bb4? 
I can't seem to locate it on my own and I assume it would be included somewhere.  A little help?
NeX ...

Started 04/10/04 at 16:25:42 by nexirae
1 1395 Last Post 04/11/04 at 16:35:01
By: AmateurDragoneer
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Sicilian-Kan 5...b6
In a game LEKO-CHRISTIANSEN (1993) the following line came up: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 a6 5.Bd3 b6 6.O-O Bb7...this line is possible in the Owen-Defence too.
Question: In which book this l...

Started 02/13/04 at 20:10:35 by Kan-o-Kan (Guest)
1 1633 Last Post 02/14/04 at 05:34:01
By: Wonderer - Ex Member
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Interesting line
Can someone help me solve my problems with this line?
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. e5 Nd5
It looks like White can win the exchange from 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bh6 g6 9. Bxf...

Started 02/02/04 at 01:20:01 by Brandon (Guest)
1 1678 Last Post 02/03/04 at 07:47:46
By: culdesac
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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
1 1787 Last Post 12/10/03 at 03:41:27
By: alumbrado
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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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