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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #16 - 06/18/15 at 20:02:40
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Ali wrote on 06/18/15 at 18:43:57:
This is the approach I would like to make work.

Maybe White retains chances though after 4 Bxc6 bxc 5 0-0 Bg7 6 Re1 Nh6 7 c3 0-0 8 d4 cxd 9 cxd d5 10 e5 f6 11 exf exf 12 Nbd2 Re8 13 Nb3 Bf5 as Black's position looks hard to play. 12..Nf7 instead, or something earlier?

I would think that 4...bc has for quite some years been generally viewed as falling into += territory.  I thought 6. Re1 Rb8 seemed interesting when I noticed Robin van Kampen playing it last year.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #15 - 06/18/15 at 18:43:57
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Fllg wrote on 01/28/12 at 19:01:19:
Greets book is great but does not contain anything about the Rossolimo.

After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 instead of 4... dxc6 taking with the b-pawn is a way to unbalance the game more. It´s certainly not worse than the more common recapture with the d-pawn.

Unfortunately I´m not aware of a source covering this from Blacks side, only for White Wink


This is the approach I would like to make work.

Maybe White retains chances though after 4 Bxc6 bxc 5 0-0 Bg7 6 Re1 Nh6 7 c3 0-0 8 d4 cxd 9 cxd d5 10 e5 f6 11 exf exf 12 Nbd2 Re8 13 Nb3 Bf5 as Black's position looks hard to play. 12..Nf7 instead, or something earlier?
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #14 - 11/15/12 at 19:47:29
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Yep, finished formatting this chapter and making it look nice a week or so ago, after I fixed a few suggestions from my Editor and Ametanoitos from a while back.

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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #13 - 08/25/12 at 20:46:48
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TonyRo wrote on 02/05/12 at 02:26:19:
I really enjoy the positions after 3...Nf6!?, a line I think is definitely worth a look-see.


Is this what you'll recommend in your Killer book? (Just so I can start to prep before it's release in Nov)  Wink
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #12 - 02/05/12 at 22:00:00
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TonyRo wrote on 02/05/12 at 02:26:19:
I really enjoy the positions after 3...Nf6!?, a line I think is definitely worth a look-see.

I also like 3...Nf6 as suggested in Chess Stars' The Easiest Sicilian. It can lead to positions reminiscent of the Delayed Ruy Lopez Exchange.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #11 - 02/05/12 at 02:26:19
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I really enjoy the positions after 3...Nf6!?, a line I think is definitely worth a look-see.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #10 - 02/04/12 at 20:44:32
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the thing about the early g6 is there are a few new lines that I'm not quite fond of that appear, like  a d4 cxd4 Qxd4 line, where as that doesn't appear after 2....Nc6.

3....d6 seems very interesting, I might take a look. Taking by b-pawn I've taken a look at too, but I've had some struggles against it....
  

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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #9 - 01/28/12 at 22:55:38
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Thank you, I have corrected my post.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #8 - 01/28/12 at 22:25:25
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mangler wrote on 01/28/12 at 22:08:55:
Experts vs Sicilian has a chapter on the Rossolimo for Black written by Tiger Hillarp Persson, where he recommended 3...d6. The point is to appeal to both 2...Nc6 and 2...d6 players who face 3.Bb5.


At the risk of sounding like a pedant, but with the good intention of saving anyone from accidentally buying the wrong book, I thought I'd point out that this chapter appears in Experts On The Anti-Sicilian, rather than Experts vs The Sicilian.  Smiley
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #7 - 01/28/12 at 22:17:09
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What about Experts vs the Anti-Sicilians, haven't looked at those lines.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #6 - 01/28/12 at 22:08:55
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Yes, if 2...g6, white does have other options. Greet's book is excellent, and has a discussion on the move order choice to bypass the Rossolimo. 

Experts vs Anti-Sicilian has a chapter on the Rossolimo for Black written by Tiger Hillarp Persson, where he recommended 3...d6. The point is to appeal to both 2...Nc6 and 2...d6 players who face 3.Bb5. Might be a good place to start. Other sources would be the recent books by Bologan (The Rossolimo Sicilian) and Jones (How to Beat the Sicilian Defence), although Jones book is a repertoire for White.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #5 - 01/28/12 at 21:17:49
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Fllg wrote on 01/28/12 at 19:01:19:
Greets book is great but does not contain anything about the Rossolimo.


Sorry, I quoted the wrong post  Embarrassed Should've been manglers post, and as a comment on bragesjos last post, not the OP.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #4 - 01/28/12 at 19:01:19
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Greets book is great but does not contain anything about the Rossolimo.

After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 instead of 4... dxc6 taking with the b-pawn is a way to unbalance the game more. It´s certainly not worse than the more common recapture with the d-pawn.

Unfortunately I´m not aware of a source covering this from Blacks side, only for White Wink
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #3 - 01/28/12 at 16:57:58
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kobesarmy wrote on 01/28/12 at 02:10:48:
After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 I've been playing Bg7. However, after Bxc6 and dxc6, I've been playing the set up with pawn on e5 and re-organize my position. I haven't had the best luck with this. It seems fairly drawish and not really useable if I want to play for the win. What do you guys recommend? Are there any good websites?  I'm a accelerated dragon player and would like those kinds of positions.


Starting Out: Accelerated Dragon by Greet. Very good explanations, and nothing like the other SO-books, IMO.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #2 - 01/28/12 at 16:24:40
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If 2 .. g6 white can also 4 c3 since g6 in morra is considered good for white. But of course black does not have to take at c3. There are also other white options like 4 Qxd4, not shure of it theoriticall status.
  
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Re: What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
Reply #1 - 01/28/12 at 03:37:39
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You could always play 2...g6, which would avoid the Rossolimo. Then if 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nc6, you have your accelerated Dragon.
  
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What to do against the Rossolimo 3.Bb5
01/28/12 at 02:10:48
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After 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 I've been playing Bg7. However, after Bxc6 and dxc6, I've been playing the set up with pawn on e5 and re-organize my position. I haven't had the best luck with this. It seems fairly drawish and not really useable if I want to play for the win. What do you guys recommend? Are there any good websites?  I'm a accelerated dragon player and would like those kinds of positions.
  

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