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Re: Best material against 3. Bb5 (+)
Reply #3 - 10/30/09 at 14:08:41
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Thanks for the pointers to the key players. I'll definitely have a look at their games on this variation !
  
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Re: Best material against 3. Bb5 (+)
Reply #2 - 10/29/09 at 16:36:15
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I found the games of Carlsen, Radjabov and Shabalov particularly inspiring on the black side of 3.Bb5 e6. Other leading experts include Shirov, Krasenkow, Eljanov, Moissenko etc etc. - it's a respectable line but not without winning chances for black.

"Meeting 1.e4" by Raetsky and Chetverik had repertoire coverage of 3.Bb5 e6; maybe a bit old now. Palliser's "The Bb5 Sicilian" is the standard source, and there's some good material on ChessPublishing, particalurly from Rowson's time as Anti-Sicilian guru.
  

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Re: Best material against 3. Bb5 (+)
Reply #1 - 10/29/09 at 16:24:19
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The line I recently switched to playing here is 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6.  Of course, this is completely a matter of taste.  I would look at some of the games that people have played recently in these variations.  Radjabov has recently been playing 3... e6.  Others play g6 or d6.  I don't have any books on these lines, but I think there is plenty of good stuff out there just by looking at top-level games in these variations.
  
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Best material against 3. Bb5 (+)
10/27/09 at 21:36:17
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Hi,

I'm searching some material against 3.Bb5 (+). Since I'm planning to play the classical, it doesn't matter if it's for 2...d6 or 2...Nc6.

I've the Rogozenko, but I find the lines he gives for black too dull ... If somebody know some books proposing other options, I would be happy to learn them !

Thanks !
  
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