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Re: Blacks' best vs. 2.Cc3 Tiviakov / Grand Prix
Reply #3 - 06/15/16 at 18:44:50
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TN wrote on 06/15/16 at 17:18:01:
All would fit into your current repertoire. Also, you can always go 2.Nc3 Nc6/d6 3.Nf3/Nge2 e5 if you really want to avoid the Open Sicilian transposition. The Tiviakov Grand Prix with 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 isn't objectively scary, but it can be hard to face if you don't have the concrete knowledge.


That's the root of the problem: as all replies would fit into my repertoire, it's harder to decide what to play. There are so many options that I'd like to hear your opinions about which one is, if not objectively the best, the more dynamic from black point of view.
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Re: Blacks' best vs. 2.Cc3 Tiviakov / Grand Prix
Reply #2 - 06/15/16 at 17:18:01
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gramsci wrote on 06/15/16 at 13:19:35:
I play Najdor 1st. and  Taimanov-Kan complex as 2nd defence. As I don't mind the Closed Sicilian, what do you think is the best move against both 1.e4 c5 2.Cc3 Grand Prix Attack and Tiviakov Grand Prix?
       2...d6
       2...a6
       2...e6
       2...Nc6


All would fit into your current repertoire. Also, you can always go 2.Nc3 Nc6/d6 3.Nf3/Nge2 e5 if you really want to avoid the Open Sicilian transposition. The Tiviakov Grand Prix with 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 isn't objectively scary, but it can be hard to face if you don't have the concrete knowledge.
  

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Re: Blacks' best vs. 2.Cc3 Tiviakov / Grand Prix
Reply #1 - 06/15/16 at 13:41:36
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If you don't feel the Closed Sicilian is any problem against any Black setup, either 2...a6 or 2...e6 should serve you well. Both avoid the Tiviakov Grand Prix and offer interesting, probably around equal play against the regular Grand Prix. Though of course you should be prepared for 3.g3 against either.

After 2...a6 3.Nf3 you can no longer play the ...Qc7 Taimanov, while after 2...e6 3.Nf3 obviously the Najdorf is out of the mix. Apart from that both moves fit all the rest of your Open Sicilians.

All that said, it's my impression that the Grand Prix has been looking toothless in the main lines lately as well.
  

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06/15/16 at 13:19:35
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I play Najdor 1st. and  Taimanov-Kan complex as 2nd defence. As I don't mind the Closed Sicilian, what do you think is the best move against both 1.e4 c5 2.Cc3 Grand Prix Attack and Tiviakov Grand Prix?
       2...d6
       2...a6
       2...e6
       2...Nc6
  
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