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Moscow 3...Nd7 4. a4!?
The Moscow with 3...Nd7 4. a4!? is quite the trendy variation, but while analyzing it recently I have been surprised by just how strong it is. White plans on squeezing Black with the a4-a5 push (i.e. ...

Started 05/27/20 at 20:27:13 by Syzygy
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By: Syzygy
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3.Bb5 suggestions
I'm lifelong French player, who started playing the Kalashnikov (and loving it!), partly inspired by this forum.
My problem is 3.Bb5 though. Do I really have to play 3...g6, as Rogozenko...

Started 08/19/10 at 20:34:15 by TheLazyBrother
10 9759 Last Post 06/30/20 at 20:14:17
By: TopNotch
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Rossolimo 3...g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. d4!?
I was thinking about switching back to playing ...Nc6 sicilians recently and am searching for a reliable response to the Rossolimo. I'm leaning toward 3...g6 for now, with the idea of meeting Bxc6 wit...

Started 01/25/19 at 19:54:17 by Syzygy
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By: tony37
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3.Bb5 Nd7 Moscow Modern Main Line
Hey guys,
I was thinking some of you may have done analysis on the Modern Main Line of the Moscow, with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5 Nd7 4.0-0 a6 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Re1 b5 7.c4, and now 7...g5. I worked heav...

Started 09/04/17 at 01:57:57 by TN
3 3171 Last Post 09/10/17 at 00:01:53
By: Keano
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e6!? In the 5. c4 Moscow line
I like playing the Moscow, but nearly everyone I play is playing a set-up with e6 after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5 Bd7 4. Bxd7 Qxd7 5. c4. I'm not able to find even a slight edge for White after Black ...

Started 08/04/16 at 16:15:07 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
3 3186 Last Post 08/15/16 at 08:09:27
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Rossolimo reference resources
I have been considering:
The Sicilian Rossolimo for White (DVD) by Victor Bologan (2010)
The Rossolimo Sicilian by Victor Bologan (2011)
How to Beat the Sicilian Defence by Gawain Jones...

Started 04/19/16 at 14:39:50 by JEH
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17 13614 Last Post 05/07/16 at 13:03:51
By: GMTonyKosten
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3.Bb5 Sicilian player vs. 2...e6 Sicilian player
I am starting to study the 3.Bb5 move as White against the Sicilian. However the third move Bb5 makes sense only against 2...d6 and 2...Nc6 Sicilians.
Which variation for White would ...

Started 04/06/09 at 14:19:41 by fairchess
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By: GabrielGale
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Find a good plan against Caruana's plan
Someone may help me to find a good plan against Caruana's plan in the e6 Rossolimo?
<br ...

Started 07/27/15 at 22:09:47 by Flashman
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By: MartinC
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What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 I've been playing Bg7. However, after Bxc6 and dxc6, I've been playing the set up with pawn on e5 and re-organize my position. I haven't had the best luck with this. I...

Started 01/28/12 at 02:10:49 by kobesarmy
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By: kylemeister
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Kornev on Rossolimo/Moscow has announced a new book on Bb5 Sicilians, presumably a repertoire book for white !?
The Strongest Anti-Sicilian: Rossolimo and Moscow Attack.
by Alexei Kornev
Expected in February 2015.

Started 11/15/14 at 13:02:23 by tracke
14 13980 Last Post 04/05/15 at 21:29:20
By: AKornev - Ex Member
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Bb5 books and dvds?
Hi all,
Well in my quest not to play the main line Sicilian, I was thining of taking a look at Bb5.
I was wondering, what are the good bb5 dvd's and books out there? It seems that through ou...

Started 06/17/14 at 16:30:28 by Mtal
2 3624 Last Post 06/17/14 at 17:47:15
By: Fllg
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1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Bc4 ... a6!?
I played Vigorito's suggested 4...a6, not really knowing this variation. The first 10 moves ended with the same position as that in the e-book line.
I managed to draw with my 200+ graded opponen...

Started 03/24/10 at 13:09:47 by TicklyTim
6 9280 Last Post 01/15/14 at 13:47:21
By: Vass
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Problem with the Rossolimo
I really don't understand why everybody (Jones, Bologan, Van Wely...) today suggest playing following line:
1.e4 c5
2.Sf3 Sc6
3.Lb5 d6
4.Lc6 bc
5.0-0 Lg4
6.h3 Lh5

Started 12/04/12 at 23:51:23 by Ilya_Colima
1 3639 Last Post 12/05/12 at 00:44:18
By: TN
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Sources on 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nc6
I play sicilian najdorf, and sometimes acc.dragon. Rossolimo and Moscow variations are tons of theory. I'm looking for a simple solution to avoid theory for Rossolimo and Moscow. Is there any good sou...

Started 08/01/12 at 13:49:19 by Ender
2 4328 Last Post 08/01/12 at 15:09:45
By: Ender
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Bologan book on the Rossolimo
Has anyone got this book yet ? I've been waiting for it since the dvd came out and I'm still waiting thanks to delays at I've seen the book when I recently got a chance to call in ...

Started 05/17/11 at 14:51:50 by Laramonet
7 9139 Last Post 09/27/11 at 23:02:27
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Bologan DVD on Rossolimo
Bologan is getting rather prolific. I like his style though. Much more serious than other CB DVD presenters.
I've played the Rossolimo quite...

Started 05/12/10 at 09:11:28 by Alias
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By: Alias
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GM Repetoire 6: Resulting Endgame
I'm going through the 3. Bb5 chapter.
On pg. 126 in the reference Ulibin-Kosintseva is given:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nc6 6. c3 Nf6 7. d4 Nxe4 8.
d5 Ne5 9. R...

Started 12/16/10 at 01:36:24 by XNetman
2 3863 Last Post 02/01/11 at 09:49:51
By: Keano
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2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5!?
I've been smashed by a Grandmaster in a simul...
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bb5 Nd4 5 e5 Nxb5 6 Nxb5 Nd5 7 Ng5 f6 8 Ne4!
I remembered reading about this line before, up until f6.  But Ne4...

Started 01/31/04 at 19:53:18 by nexirae
9 11834 Last Post 10/23/10 at 11:26:22
By: TN
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Navigating the Rossolimo Tabiya
I had some questions on the position after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 Nge7, one of the critical positions of the entire Rossolimo complex:
a) Of White's main moves, 5.Re1, 5.b3, 5.Nc3 and 5...

Started 02/22/10 at 12:43:40 by TN
2 4172 Last Post 03/22/10 at 13:48:24
By: TonyRo
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Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack
In his book Palliser referred to the game Llabollita- Liascovich (Buenos Aires 2002):
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 a6 7. Bf1 Bg4 8. d3
e6 9. Nbd2 Be7 10. h3 Bh5 ...

Started 10/03/09 at 19:25:34 by raspoutine
3 6201 Last Post 11/08/09 at 19:35:50
By: Leo Chessi
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