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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #7 - 02/02/16 at 21:35:31
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HagenWatch1 wrote on 01/18/16 at 02:40:26:
nor is this discussed in Experts against the Anti Sicilians book. 


I think it was covered via 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bb5+ Nc6 4 d4 cxd4 5 Qxd4
  

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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #6 - 01/19/16 at 09:00:44
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There's a short video on Youtube showing GM Judit Polgar using this anti Sicilian line against Magnus Carlsen.
  
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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #5 - 01/18/16 at 16:15:26
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TD wrote on 01/18/16 at 12:38:56:
Kotronias prefers 11...h6 12.Bh4! Qa5! 13.Qd2 Qh5! 14.h3! Rfd8! (his exlams!).


Looks quite reminiscent of the Richter-Rauzer line 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. 0-0-0 0-0 9. f4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Qa5 11. Bc4 Bd7, in which there's some old book stuff with Black playing ...Bc6, ...h6, ...Qh5 and getting in ...d5 with the help of a rook coming to d8. 
  
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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #4 - 01/18/16 at 12:44:05
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In an older thread I had written: "It is an anti-sicilian which in essence results in the same structures as the Open Sicilian with ...d6 (or sometimes a Maroczy Bind)."

A few years back there was a great discussion on this line with lots of games and some analysis from TopNotch in the following thread:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1123282464/all

The following thread may also be of interest to you:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1056415848/all
  

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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #3 - 01/18/16 at 12:38:56
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Kotronias prefers 11...h6 12.Bh4! Qa5! 13.Qd2 Qh5! 14.h3! Rfd8! (his exlams!).
  
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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #2 - 01/18/16 at 07:39:05
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The Kotronias book isn't upcoming, it's already published - and yes, he covers this line very fully.
  
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Re: 4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
Reply #1 - 01/18/16 at 02:40:26
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I'm glad you posted this question because I'm very surprised there are no books that even discuss this 4.Qxd4 line. I'm surprised this doesn't get classified as a anti Sicilian. This variation isn't mentioned in Dangerous Weapons for the Sicilian nor is this discussed in Experts against the Anti Sicilians book. I can only hope the upcoming Kotronias book on the anti Sicilian lines sheds some light on this.
  
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4. Qxd4 Sicilian for Black
01/14/16 at 18:15:45
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Hi,

What is the best way for Black to play in the main line of the 4. Qxd4 line? (10. Rhe1)



Thanks!
  
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