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Reply #6 - 08/07/08 at 13:03:55
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Thanks for this. Not sure how many of the other chapters I'd be interested in, but will consider getting hold of it!
  
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Reply #5 - 08/07/08 at 09:58:45
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Wasent this variation mentoned in Dangereus Weapons : the Sicilian?
  
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Reply #4 - 08/06/08 at 19:08:04
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Having just visited the ChessPub B28 archive, I've answered my own question! But obviously, all thoughts gratefully received. 2 ...a6!? looks a useful addition to a Sicilian player's repertoire ...
  
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Reply #3 - 08/06/08 at 16:06:11
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[quote]1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3
Do you know any good variants for black ...[/quote]

See Greet--Conquest in the new Anti-Sicilians update!

3 c4 is often given as the 'antidote' to 2 ...a6 (e.g. in [i]NCO[/i] 169/2), but I seem to remember reading somewhere recently that some (or even all?) of its fangs have been drawn. Can anyone say more?
  
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Reply #2 - 08/06/08 at 15:06:46
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Tomas wrote on 08/05/08 at 13:42:59:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3
Do you know any good variants for black, or what can I play after 3. d4?! ?


3.d4 allows Black very good play w/ 3. ...cd 4.Nd4 Nf3 5.Nc3 e5 then Bb4 if the Knight goes to b3 or f3 and 6. ...f5 if the Knight goes to f5.

3.d4 is a mistake against the O'Kelley, and provides good reason to essay this variation against people who make mechanical moves a regular part of their play.
  

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Re: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6
Reply #1 - 08/05/08 at 23:57:40
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3.c3 e6 4.d4 d5 5.e5 Bd7 is a sideline of the French Advance while 5.exd5 exd5 tends to transpose to the French Tarrasch.
  

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1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 a6 3. c3
Do you know any good variants for black, or what can I play after 3. d4?! ?
  
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