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Re: How good is the Open Sic section?
Reply #4 - 09/17/04 at 12:31:30
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Smiley I'm new to this site, having recently bought a gold membership.  On the whole I am quite happy with it.

It seems a shame, however, that there is only one section devoted to ALL those Sicilicans!   Angry This seems especially weird, since the motley "anti-Sicilians" get one whole section! 

You could imagine separate sections for (1) Najdorf-Sheveningen-Classical,  (2) Sveshnikov-Kalashnikov-Lowenthal,  (3) other including Kan-Taimanov-4 Knights.

  

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Re: How good is the Open Sic section?
Reply #3 - 09/17/04 at 09:38:24
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It seems Fed is too busy to spend much time on this section. It's too bad since the open sicilian is so popular. Cry
  
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Re: How good is the Open Sic section?
Reply #2 - 08/08/04 at 14:26:26
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I agree fully, Ruslan's section is the best.  So in a sense, yes, you are being spoiled by it. 

I don't look at the Open Sicilian section too often, but when I do, usually I can find what I need.  And, what's more useful, the Open Sicilian forum tends to elicit quicker answers than the others. 

Other than that, it really depends on which Sicilian you need it for (or in the case of being a white player, all of 'em!). 

I think the Sveshnikov section is lacking, probably because if I play Sicilian this is generally my favorite so I'm likely to find the missing info.  The Najdorf/Schev/Classical sections are a little confusing because the e-books overlap (for example, the Velimirovic attack e4 c5 Nf3 d6 d4 cxd4 Nxd4 Nf6 Nc3 Nc6 Bc4 with a 0-0-0 plan, is not found in the classical section but hidden under Sozin-Najdorf in the Najdorf section).  Besides that, the Dragons, despite being Open Sicilians, are not covered here so you are getting shafted in a sense by getting this section.   Lips Sealed

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Re: How good is the Open Sic section?
Reply #1 - 08/08/04 at 07:53:05
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  Greetings,

  Simple answer.  Sherbakov is the best.

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How good is the Open Sic section?
07/04/04 at 14:22:34
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Hi guys,

I have a subscription to the d4 d5-section by Sherbakov and am considering a subscription to the Open Sic's. But maybe I am a bit spoiled by Sherbakov?

Could anyone of you offer an opinion on how good the Open Sic-section is?  If d4 d5 rates 10 (on scale 1-10), how good would the Open Sic be? (I'm especially interested in the Taimanov section.)

Regards,
JanB
  
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