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Re: What is this called?
Reply #10 - 12/25/15 at 19:00:16
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kylemeister wrote on 10/19/15 at 16:19:40:
By the way, this is due to John Nunn.  In his book Beating the Sicilian circa 1984, he wrote that he had decided to call it the Classical Sicilian, given that (a) it had no name (it had been named only in terms of the following play, such as Richter-Rauzer or Sozin), and (b) "the straightforward development of the black knights has a rather classical look to it."


You really are the forum librarian!  Thanks for that tidbit, I would never have thought that the Classical only received its name in the 80s.  I suppose that before then the positions were characterized further down the line: the Ricther-Rauzer, the Sozin, the Boleslavsky, etc?
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #9 - 10/21/15 at 14:11:08
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 10/20/15 at 20:08:06:
I suppose I could increase this limit, but maybe then they would simply post more inane comments?

I was going to post about this in the ChessPub.com Forum - I find it really annoying to have to sift through the completely thoughtless posts people throw out there to post a link or an ad, generally for something people here would rarely care about. Is there an option for moderator approval of posts, at least temporarily? Maybe the first 10 or so posts by new members could require mod approval before showing up? It would be a small amount of extra work, but it might do the trick.
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #8 - 10/21/15 at 08:50:42
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dfan wrote on 10/19/15 at 16:26:29:
I just learned about the origin of the name (thanks kylemeister)


Same here. So thanks to dear spambot for the chess education Smiley
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #7 - 10/20/15 at 20:20:15
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Yeah, I don't think it would really help much, plus it would just make things harder on newbies, for whom the current limitation is already likely onerous, since people probably often find this site in the first place because they have a question.
  
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Re: What is this called?
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dfan wrote on 10/19/15 at 16:26:29:
so he could make his required 5 comments in order to post some spam


I suppose I could increase this limit, but maybe then they would simply post more inane comments?
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #5 - 10/19/15 at 16:26:29
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The question was asked and answered three years ago and only got resurrected by FamelJone so he could make his required 5 comments in order to post some spam.

On the other hand, I just learned about the origin of the name (thanks kylemeister), so I guess it wasn't a total waste.
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #4 - 10/19/15 at 16:19:40
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By the way, this is due to John Nunn.  In his book Beating the Sicilian circa 1984, he wrote that he had decided to call it the Classical Sicilian, given that (a) it had no name (it had been named only in terms of the following play, such as Richter-Rauzer or Sozin), and (b) "the straightforward development of the black knights has a rather classical look to it."
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #3 - 10/19/15 at 08:53:50
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Is is called classical sicilian. Sicilian Four Knignts is a smiliar line but with the pawn at e6 instead of d6
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #2 - 10/19/15 at 07:00:11
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Classical Sicilian
  
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Re: What is this called?
Reply #1 - 05/20/12 at 06:24:33
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That would be called the Classical Sicilian and there are plenty of threads.
  
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What is this called?
05/20/12 at 06:11:17
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6, is this just called the Four Knights?

Also, are there threads on this?

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