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Reply #12 - 10/30/07 at 18:14:20
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The use of "very" was not necessary. I just liked the idea of something new (for me). The advance french or a poor semi-Tarrasch(!) after cxd5 are two possible transpositions. Perhaps c3 players are not so concerned about being tricked to a advance french...

The lines for black by Rogozenko and Delchev are of course fine.
  

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Reply #11 - 10/30/07 at 16:14:39
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[quote Also (after 1. e4 c5) 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Ne7!? is a very interesting idea. [/quote]

What's the idea, to transpose into Advance French after 4. d4 d5 5. e5 Nbc6 6. Bd3 cd 7. cd Nf5, or something more specific ?  Note that mainlines with ...b6 (Rogozenko) or ...Nb6 (Delchev) are good enough for top GMs.

By the way, there was a fuss some time ago with Rogozenko's book ("Black is equal") and DVD ("White has chances"). Who has better equality now in the sicilian c3 ? it seems to be less played in tournaments, but i'm not sure.
  
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Reply #10 - 10/30/07 at 01:49:05
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I don't know Palliser's book, so maybe my knowledge is outdated. My impression was, that White after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0-0 has some chances for an advantage with c3/d4 vs g6/Bg7 and the Maroczy-wall vs e6/Be7.
  

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Reply #9 - 10/29/07 at 13:13:13
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After a look in Palliser's book, I would say that Bb5+ doesn't look very strong. It seems that Black equalizes comfortably with Bd7, Bxd7+ Qxd7 against both c4 and c3-d4 ideas.

Also 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Ne7!? is a very interesting idea.
  

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Reply #8 - 10/28/07 at 15:33:33
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Dear Mr. Greet,
thanks for your reply!
I will try to be up to date about this theme..!
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Reply #7 - 10/28/07 at 11:21:34
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This was an interesting idea, but I'm afraid I won't be writing this book any time soon (if ever). Having just finished a book on the Accelerated Dragon, I'm now signed up for Play The Queen's Indian with a June 2008 submission date. But after that, who knows...

I agree that for the time being Palliser's book is probably the best general reference point for Bb5 players, although I'm sure there is potential to expand upon Richard's work, especially if the author is focusing on a specialist repertoire for one side.
  
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Reply #6 - 10/10/07 at 16:38:00
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wolfsblut wrote on 10/10/07 at 15:56:59:
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But I have to commit, that 2...e6 makes me Undecided!
So I thought, that an skilled writer could explain a system (no 3.d4!!), which I can understand and just play!

3.d3 and the KIA - Emms' Starting Out book is a good basic guide
  
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Reply #5 - 10/10/07 at 15:56:59
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Hello,
thanks for your opinions!
O.K.- good books about 3.Bb5(+) are available- I think the best is the Palliser-book.
But I have to commit, that 2...e6 makes me Undecided!
So I thought, that an skilled writer could explain a system (no 3.d4!!), which I can understand and just play! Have a look in the book about Ruy Lopez from Greet- fantastic explanation and detailed coverage!
At last: I think I give 3.c3 a go...!

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Reply #4 - 10/10/07 at 12:45:17
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I agree with the last post. Actively opening the centre with Nf3 and d4 arent the only ways to attack Black. I think that many (certainly not all) anti-sicilians are very viable, most notably Bb5 lines. After all, unless you are playing at 2700+ level chess is about knowing the positions that you reach from the opening, and doing your best to get them.

If you want a Bb5 sicilian book for White, look at Pallisters latest Everyman book. It should cover most things you need. I dont think the chess market really needs another White repertoire book for 1e4 just yet. As for 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 you can maybe try 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 Bb5

Collins' 'Attacking Repertoire for White' recommends 2c3 and does a good job. However, this is one of the (in my opinion) least promising tries for an advantage, and certainly one of the most (over)played.
  
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Reply #3 - 10/10/07 at 00:53:49
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I actually find myself disagreeing with someone who says that we should look to the main lines of a variation for an advantage!  Shocked
(Sorry Toppy!)

The Sicilian is so rich that I don't think the Open Siclian has been proven to be objectively better than some of the Closed Sicilian lines.  As many GMs (Bronstein, Taimanov, Geller, Kotov, Spassky and other Soviets wrote as much) from the 1960s pointed out, there may yet come a time when the Open Sicilian will be supplanted by one of the Closed variations.

I prefer the Open Sicilian as White, but I'm a product of my own time.  I don't pretend to know for sure that exchanging the d-pawn for the c-pawn in return for a piece in the center is the best way to play.  White does need to pressure Black as soon as possible, but 2.Nf3 and 3.d4 aren't the only ways to accomplish this.
  
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Reply #2 - 10/09/07 at 20:26:01
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I would say, that there are already enough books on the Bb5 and c3 variations. Nothing negative about Mr Greet, but what exactly would a new book add?
  

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Reply #1 - 10/09/07 at 17:49:23
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I think there is only so much benefit one can reasonably expect from an Anti- Sicilian repertoire. If you want an advantage against the Sicilian you will have to play the main lines at some point.

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10/09/07 at 15:33:52
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Hello,
now we had enough books for black about this theme! I want to have a book for white!
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A 3.Bb5 (+) Sicilian repertoire book could be a possibility though, some time in the future.

Who wrote this? It was Mr. Andrew Greet! - So i`am going:

Dear Mr. Greet,

i had a great pleasure to read your book Play the Ruy Lopez- in my eyes it is a fantastic book...thank you very much for that! Smiley
Now i hope you will write a book for white against the Sicilian: With 3.Bb5(+) and against 2...e6 something good...- perhaps 3.c3!?
What do you think? - i´am sure that you make a lot of people happy!

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What do you guys think about this plan? Wink

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