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Sämish system. What's up?
What is the state of Sämish theory these days? I haven't kept up much with opening theory for the last 18 years but back then the classical bayonet attack was still all the rage against the KID. That'...

Started 12/19/22 at 15:22:08 by CheckMate
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By: MartinC
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State of the trendy Variation with a6-Nbd7
Hey, are there any ways to improve on the recen play of White players in the recently popular line with a6-Nbd7 followed by an eventual b5 pawn sac?

Started 11/19/20 at 18:47:15 by mxstoe
12 6752 Last Post 11/23/20 at 22:10:56
By: TopNotch
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How is the Byrne variation doing these days?
I noted this to be the most troubling variation for white in the games I played as black, even when I was the weaker player (way back in the day) and ended my fear of the saemisch. How is its reputati...

Started 05/18/20 at 20:07:14 by Heuristic
5 3350 Last Post 05/22/20 at 15:05:03
By: Krudos
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6 Bg5 Saemisch Benko style
I recently came across
1 d4 Nf6
2 c4 g6
3 Nc3 Bg7
4 e6 d6
5 f3 00
6 Bg5 a6
7 Qd2 Nbd7
8 Nge2 c5
9 d5 b5
10 cxb5 Qa5
11 a4 Nb6
12 Nc1 axb5<b...

Started 04/28/19 at 09:17:32 by snakebite
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By: snakebite
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6..Na6 vs. the Samisch
After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 I'm wondering why 6..Na6 isn't played more often.  What is White's best line against it?  7.Qd2 c5 and now is the problem 8.d5, 8.Nge2 or both?<...

Started 07/28/17 at 16:11:31 by LeeRoth
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By: ErictheRed
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Saemisch: 6...e5 7.d5 Nh5 queen sac
I'm new to the King's Indian Saemisch, and one line I wouldn't look forward to as White is:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.Qd2 Qh4+ 9.g3 Nxg3!? 10.Qf2 Nxf1 11.Qxh...

Started 06/22/11 at 09:35:26 by Paul Cumbers
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By: AntonioAg
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Interesting idea in the Panno
I played a game this weekend that went 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 0-0 6 Be3 Nc6 7 Qd2 a6 8 Nge2 Rb8 . . .
and now 9 a4.
What on earth was this move?  After some thought, I rejec...

Started 07/08/14 at 18:49:07 by yolocounty
5 5588 Last Post 07/10/14 at 09:28:20
By: ErictheRed
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A curious occurrence in the Saemisch
I wonder what's up with this.  I noticed that a couple of days ago (in the first round of an open in Germany), Richard Rapport as Black played like this:  1. d4 d6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 Nf6 5. f3 ...

Started 04/19/14 at 14:40:04 by kylemeister
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By: kylemeister
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Saemisch gambit refuted?
Hello, I have just joined the Chess Publishing site, and I'm enjoying it a lot.
I also came across an analysis of the Saemisch gambit by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili where he claims that the line fa...

Started 03/15/10 at 21:34:20 by RVergara
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By: ErictheRed
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KID against the saemich (other than the panno)
i have been building my black repertoire against d4 and found out that i like most of the positions except for the panno against the saemich! (which is the recommended line in most of the...

Started 10/07/13 at 15:42:43 by Thenazgul
2 4491 Last Post 10/07/13 at 16:15:26
By: ErictheRed
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Re: saemisch
sloughter wrote on 07/21/13 at 18:40:11:
Does the Black fortress hold or can White break through?

The suspense is killing me!  Please run hundreds more of these games so that we can get to the bottom of this. 

Started 07/22/13 at 04:27:52 by ErictheRed
1 4187 Last Post 07/22/13 at 08:48:22
By: Bibs
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Conflict in the Saemisch... ?
I wrote this letter to IM David Vigorito about his updates to his KID books.  I think there is a gap in the coverage.  Anyone knows something new about this ?  Thanks for your help.
1. d4 Nf6 2. ...

Started 05/29/13 at 06:05:20 by BladezII
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By: GMTonyKosten
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since no topic exists of this game, I thought I'd create one
so, what do you think of this astonishing piece sacrifice? is it really sound or just a one trick pony (but what a trick!)

Started 04/06/13 at 19:43:06 by tony37
7 8042 Last Post 05/30/13 at 18:29:28
By: BladezII
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Saemisch Gambit Declined: one thing I've wondered why, after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 0-0 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2, seems to get so little attention.  For example, several books I checked don't mention it, nor does at least ...

Started 10/17/11 at 20:11:26 by kylemeister
3 5276 Last Post 10/18/11 at 21:53:32
By: OrangeCounty
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Samisch 8.. Re8 Panno
Just something distressingly computerish I stumbled across this while checking, and I'm not totally sure about.
The line is: 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d6 4 e4 Bg7 5 f3 o-o 6 Be3 a6 7 Nge2 Nc6 8 Qd2...

Started 08/13/11 at 08:42:41 by MartinC
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By: fluffy
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An idea against Saemisch 7.Nge2
Normally I play 7.Nge2 c6 as black however not long ago I wanted to try something different in a rapid game and played 7-exd4. That particular game continued 8.Nxd5 Nc6 9.Qd2 Re8 10.h4 a6 11.0-0-0 Bd7...

Started 06/28/11 at 14:18:03 by chesswise
5 6039 Last Post 06/29/11 at 20:55:11
By: MNb
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The Saemisch: in general & Nge2 move order
I notice that the Saemisch isn't played anywhere near as frequently as classical lines and note too that computer evaluations in Saemisch lines often favour black!
How would you charact...

Started 03/09/11 at 11:52:20 by TicklyTim
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By: OrangeCounty
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Good books on the Saemisch?
Are there any good recent books on the Saemisch?
Primarily I am looking for something from White's point of view but really good books from Black's perspective are interesting too.

Started 11/07/10 at 07:57:27 by tafl
3 5647 Last Post 11/08/10 at 03:10:06
By: tafl
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Samisch 6 be3 e5
Just wondering if this has been refuted or is there a reason why this line which was Kasparov's regular choice is seemingly no longer played?
Anyone know of any recent games in this line?

Started 08/09/10 at 11:38:33 by ANDREW BRETT
2 3325 Last Post 08/09/10 at 15:39:15
By: kylemeister
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Sämisch 6.c5 cross road
Position after black played 11...a6.
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Is there a preference for either the plan of Bd7-b7-b5 or the plan of h7-h5-h4 & f4?<br /...

Started 07/08/10 at 07:41:18 by ChessWizz
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By: ChessWizz
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