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Sveshnikov/Pelikan, Kalashnikov, Lowenthal & Grivas Sicilian [B32-33]
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I have looked through Rogozenko's book, Pederson's book, Yakovich's book and chess publishing and I am still unsure about whether black has anything more than a draw after 1 e4 c5  2 Nf3 Nc6  3 d4 cxd...

Started 06/30/07 at 16:02:35 by snakebite
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By: snakebite
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Sicilian Sveshnikov
I am studying GM Yakovich's excellent book on the Sveshnikov and I like the line, e4 c5 nf3 nc6 d4 cd nd4 nf6 nc3 e5 ndb5 d6 Bg5 a6 Na3 b5 Nd5 Be7 Bf6 Bf6 Nd5 Ne7Nf6 gf. White then has several ways to...

Started 03/02/05 at 14:45:08 by BearerOfBadNews
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the most popular line in sveshnikov 10...f5
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5
11.Bd3 Be6 12.O-O Bxd5 13.exd5 Ne7 14.c3 Bg7 15.Qh5 e4
16.Bc2 O-O 17.Rae1 Qc8 this line...

Started 12/01/04 at 15:05:41 by Airija87 (Guest)
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What do you think about these 2 lines ?
Hi !
What is your opinion on these 2 lines ?
1st game, Sveshnikov variation, ref. Shirov/Kramnik 2003
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 ...

Started 02/23/03 at 06:16:43 by evita
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By: evita
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What's Black's BEST continuation/s in Sveshnikov..
Hi, everyone!
What's Black's BEST/newest continuation/s in the Sveshnikov line 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Qh5 Rg8 13.g3
Is it  13...., Rg5 OR
       13...., Rg4 OR

Started 07/12/06 at 16:17:18 by Excalibur
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By: Andrew Bak
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Carlsen's Sveshnikov or the Pelikan
In today's round at the Australian Championships, famous (and prolific) chess author IM Gary Lane and IM George Xie followed the Carlsen game in the Sveshnikov. GM Ian Rogers suggests that Black's 19....

Started 01/11/10 at 13:32:16 by GabrielGale
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By: MNb
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B33 Informator Monograph
Obviously without any preannouncement has published a 320 pages Monograph on the Sweshnikov.
Authors seem to be the informant redaction (some yugoslavian IM). Already avaible at...

Started 09/25/09 at 09:00:42 by tracke
1 1982 Last Post 09/25/09 at 11:51:54
By: TN
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Lowenthal variation of Sicilian
Hey folks,let's talk about Lowenthal variation of Sicilian!
1.e4-c5,2.Nf3-Nc6,3.d4-cd4,4,Nd4-e5,5.Nb5-a6!? It might be very sharp!

Started 08/07/09 at 08:34:40 by maven82
1 1983 Last Post 08/07/09 at 17:23:43
By: Markovich
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Thoughts on Van Wely DVD on Sveshnikov
I've only seen one review of this DVD and it was so-so; if anyone has Van Wely's DVD, I'd appreciate thoughts on whether it would be a good primer for someone who is looking for a general overview fro...

Started 02/17/09 at 14:25:16 by ChessMonkey
1 1739 Last Post 02/21/09 at 23:02:38
By: TN
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Starting out Sicilian Sveshnikov - J. Cox
I am reading this excellent book along with Play the Grunfeld by Yelena Dembo and I consider both very good books to form a strong and dynamic repertoire with Black. J. Cox is becoming one of my favor...

Started 12/05/07 at 11:42:56 by Mortal Games
1 1866 Last Post 12/21/07 at 00:10:39
By: kalle99
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Strange idea in the B32-Kalshnikov
Hi everyone,
faced a new (at least for me!) line in the Kalashnikov...!
After the well-known 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6
my opponent didn`t play 6.N1c3 or 6.c4...<br ...

Started 05/28/06 at 12:00:48 by Mecky
1 1632 Last Post 12/28/06 at 07:17:02
By: JokernTP
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Sveshnikov: any comment on 15...Bd7 ?
In Volokitin-Radjabov, Biel 2006, Radjabov played 15...Bd7 instead of the more common 15...Rb8.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.
12 Nd5 Be7 10.B...

Started 08/04/06 at 12:39:08 by asimof
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Lowental & Kalashnikov variation 6...Bb4!?
Hi ,
this is my first post:)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd5 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4!?
Lately i m having a slight problem in ths Svesnikov friend plays the variation agai...

Started 03/14/06 at 12:05:19 by Johnharry(Guest) (Guest)
1 1586 Last Post 03/14/06 at 12:32:25
By: GMTonyKosten
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Shveshnikov Pawn Sack - Is it sound?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 xd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b4 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c4 0-0
12.xb5 Nd4
Is this line playable?
13.Bmoves xb5 and it's not a pawn sack becau...

Started 04/29/05 at 21:12:49 by bob_000 (Guest)
1 1606 Last Post 05/12/05 at 07:17:12
By: wonkey_donkey
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B32 Sicilian line being revived by
Please check out Vallejos latest blindfold game at Amber where he crushed Kramnik with the B32 Sicilian.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 a6 6. Nd6+ Bxd6 7. Qxd6 Qf6 8. Qd1 Qg6 9....

Started 03/26/05 at 01:38:02 by BlackLion (Guest)
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By: M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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Svesh Bxf6, 15 g4
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e5 6 Ndb5 d6 7 Bg5 a6 8 Na3 b5 9 Bxf6 gxf6 10 Nd5 f5 11 c3 Bg7 12 exf5 Bxf5 13 Nc2 O-O 14 Nce3 Be6 15 g4!?
This move came as a shocker OTB and I certa...

Started 04/05/04 at 17:39:31 by nexirae
1 1666 Last Post 05/05/04 at 18:20:57
By: gsmith1023
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Svesh 6.Nxc6
I know that almost everyone dismisses this line as bad, but in practice it arises numerous times (including from high rated players, just played a 2036 who played Nxc6).
After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3...

Started 12/24/03 at 15:34:12 by nexirae
1 1569 Last Post 01/09/04 at 10:05:11
By: Maykel_Smits
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Sveshnikov 7. Nd5
After reading the FED's update, I decided on this line. I was wondering if anyone has any OTB experience with 7...Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. Qf3!? which definitely looks like it is worth some investigation a...

Started 12/11/03 at 12:48:44 by AmateurDragoneer
1 1451 Last Post 12/11/03 at 19:26:49
By: Glenn Snow
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Sveshnikov 9.Nd5 line
This line just came up today in an OTB game of mine...
1.e4 c5 Nf3 Nc6 d4 cxd4 Nxd4 Nf6 Nc3 e5 Ndb5 d6 Bg5 a6 Na3 b5 Nd5 Be7 Nxf6?!...Here I played gxf6 with the reasoning that it opens a file, k...

Started 11/10/03 at 21:14:00 by nexirae
1 1701 Last Post 11/30/03 at 14:20:38
By: badknight
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Anand's novelty
Anand made strong Novelty in his game against Kasimdzhanov. game was 10...Bg7-variation where white plays sharp 15.Qf3 . normal continue begins with 15...bxc4 but I saw Kramnik play 15...Re8 once.<br ...

Started 01/28/03 at 13:44:20 by Teemu (Guest)
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By: Steenbekkers (Guest)
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