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Nice miniature by Nunn in the Rossolimo
Just thought I'd post this, played today at the World Senior Championship. ("The Doc" is the top seed in the 65+ section.)
[Event "30th World Senior Chess Championship 2022"]
[Site "Assisi (...

Started 11/17/22 at 18:00:36 by kylemeister
1 2839 Last Post 11/17/22 at 19:30:25
By: ErictheRed
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Facing 3.Bb5 with 3..g6 and having problems...
I face 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 with ..g6 and try and play the main line (dxc6) as I see it (Rogozenko's). I know of the knight manoeuvres, but the position doesn't really seem very threatening.

Started 06/25/09 at 11:10:16 by TicklyTim
14 10932 Last Post 09/01/09 at 13:06:51
By: Markovich
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Sicilian Rossolimo
1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 Nf6
3. Bb5
Black reply with 3... Nd4
A. Is the best move for white here is 4.Nxd4 cxd4 ?
B. after 4.Nxd4 cxd4, what's the good plan for white ? I ...

Started 08/09/04 at 18:28:48 by ChessLover (Guest)
5 5691 Last Post 08/31/09 at 12:23:33
By: Markovich
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A Bb5 Moscow sicilian "trick".
Rather long time ago I played a 1-min game against GM Ulf Andersson on ICC and I used my little "Bb5 Moscow trick" against him.
When I checked on b5 he paused for a few seconds and started to wor...

Started 03/15/09 at 13:08:24 by Novosibirsk
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29 20772 Last Post 04/09/09 at 20:17:09
By: kylemeister
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2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5
I am interested in the variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5  Nd4 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nge2 Nf6 6.0-0 a6

Started 03/26/09 at 17:22:09 by gustaf
3 3576 Last Post 03/26/09 at 20:20:44
By: Knut S.
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B51 with 3....Nc6
     While looking for ideas against the anti-Najdorf 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ ; I decided on the more agressive 3....Nc6 (B51).
The play is very fluid and will suits player of manoeu...

Started 02/24/09 at 03:55:00 by star1
2 2233 Last Post 02/25/09 at 00:25:31
By: star1
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Logic of Moscow (2. ...d6 3. Bb5+)
I don't understand the move Bb5+ after 1. e4 c5. 2. Nf3 d6. There won't be any doubled pawns or other serious concession and it actually looks like White loses a tempo while trading off a piece that c...

Started 11/13/08 at 05:20:27 by exigentsky
8 5864 Last Post 12/19/08 at 13:36:13
By: Strategy_Rules
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Is 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 simply a bit better for White?
What are your opinions on this Anti-Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5)?
I have faced this variation a number of times, and lost horribly in nearly every game. There are a few books wh...

Started 11/15/08 at 01:17:08 by TN
3 4508 Last Post 11/21/08 at 13:56:13
By: Strategy_Rules
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3..Bd7 or 3..Nd7 in the Moscow
In the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+
What are the pros/cons of 3..Bd7 and 3..Nd7.
I know 3..Bd7 is the main line but I'm considering saving the bishop and playing 3..Nd7.  Haven't had much ti...

Started 08/18/08 at 05:05:17 by josephr115
6 4178 Last Post 09/01/08 at 10:54:07
By: TheRobertsson
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Moscow Variation
I play the 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5 Bd7 4.Bd7 Qd7 line against the Moscow, followed by e6, Be7 and 0-0. However, I always seem to either draw or lose. I feel that Black does not have enough winning chan...

Started 07/05/08 at 13:07:44 by sssthepro
13 7157 Last Post 07/14/08 at 01:23:18
By: sssthepro
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5
Is this line better than playing the Grand Prix attack vs 2...Nc6??  is this as good as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5? 

Started 06/06/08 at 06:12:01 by Zatara
1 2450 Last Post 06/06/08 at 07:19:00
By: Chevalier
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5
Recently i've been having some problems against this line. (With black). I know moves like 3...a6 lead to horrible positions for black and 3...g6 and 3...e6 are the most played moves in this position ...

Started 03/13/08 at 14:07:05 by Zatox
2 3938 Last Post 04/09/08 at 08:54:32
By: Pessoa
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Two questions about Bb5 lines
I played Bb5 in two recent games, and both of my opponents chose lines that I haven't encountered before:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nd4!?
I chose 4. Nxd4 cxd4 5. 0-0 on the grounds that this shou...

Started 11/27/07 at 19:48:29 by MUBAs Opponent
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17 11587 Last Post 12/21/07 at 13:03:27
By: realpolitik
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Fed up with the Svesh
So I've decided to play 3.Bb5. After 3...g6, I'm undecided between 4.0-0 and 4.Bxc6. What do you guys think?

Started 09/14/07 at 01:34:47 by JudgeDeath
7 4512 Last Post 09/24/07 at 05:41:02
By: flaviddude
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Is the Bb5 "book" flawed?
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0-0, the book recommends 5...Nf6 but after 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.c3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 d5 10.e5 Ng8 it just cites Kasimdzhanov-Topalov 2004, which ended in a dr...

Started 04/20/07 at 22:14:28 by JudgeDeath
4 3442 Last Post 04/21/07 at 19:46:47
By: JudgeDeath
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Best book on the 3. Bb5 Sicilain
I've started playing a Sicilians with 2...Nc6 and I noticed there are several books on 3. Bb5.  I am aware of books by: McDonald, Pederson, Paliser.  I think there is anti-Sicilian book out that cover...

Started 11/10/05 at 21:23:13 by fightingbob
14 9628 Last Post 03/08/07 at 22:57:14
By: kalle99
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Lb5 Nd4 4.Lc4 a6!?
What is white's best move here?
5. ?
I am not sure what to play here.  a6!? seems to be a good move, isn't it?

Started 02/05/05 at 12:14:04 by GuestTom (Guest)
2 2644 Last Post 09/20/06 at 00:05:25
By: Der Stratege
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Is there a video on this anti sicilian?
I seem to remember there was either a Foxy or Roman video on the following line in the sicilian. It is where white plays nc3 then bb5 (it might be after the moved nf3, nc3 then bb5). Well if there was...

Started 09/11/06 at 03:22:30 by Darthmambo
3 2752 Last Post 09/11/06 at 18:03:08
By: Darthmambo
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Rossolimo 3..e6
Of course d5 is not possible in the main line of the 3..e6 Rossolimo with 5.Re1 if White proceeds with Bxc6 instead of 6.Bf1
But what is the reputation of 3...e6
4.Bxc6 bxc6, 5.d3 d5 (or 5.0...

Started 07/21/06 at 15:21:51 by Sax83
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By: Sax83
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Moscow 3. Bb5+ Nd7
What's the state of theory here?  The last time this was covered on Chesspub was many years ago.. Jon if you are reading this an update will be much appreciated!
3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 Ngf6 5. Nc3 cx...

Started 01/26/06 at 02:15:30 by lnn2
10 6465 Last Post 07/12/06 at 12:19:00
By: IMRichardPalliser
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