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  1. Standard memberwittywonka
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    08 Oct '07 10:384 edits
    Would anyone be interested in a thematic tourney with the Grivas Sicilian? The starting position is shown below:



    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6

    It's a relatively unexplored line that resembles the Scheveningen Variation of the Siclian, from what I've read.
  2. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    08 Oct '07 11:21
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Would anyone be interested in a thematic tourney with the Grivas Sicilian? The starting position is shown below:

    [fen]r1b1kbnr/pp1ppppp/1qn5/8/3NP3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQKB1R[/fen]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6

    It's a relatively unexplored line that resembles the Scheveningen Variation of the Siclian, from what I've read.
    wittywonka would
  3. Standard memberwittywonka
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    08 Oct '07 11:42
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    wittywonka would
    I just thought it would be interesting...that and it might bring some attention to a relatively rare but completely playable line.
  4. Standard memberskeeter
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    09 Oct '07 05:45
    Yep. Me too.

    skeeter
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    09 Oct '07 11:12
    What about Nb3 then Be3 - does that not just end up wasting blacks time with the Qc6 move while white plays moves which are quite indigenous to the sicillian game.
  6. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    12 Oct '07 02:45
    wittywonka, why don't you enter the tournament?
  7. Standard memberwittywonka
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    12 Oct '07 05:11
    Originally posted by Dutch Defense
    wittywonka, why don't you enter the tournament?
    skeeter 2056
    kostin 2052
    ferreiraglenn 2034
    Sicilian Smaug 1991
    irfan21 1891
    Grintzi 1888
    Karl Childers 1872
    jankrb 1829
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    ItsYouThatIAdore 1754
    4gats 1729
    wittywonka 1671
  8. Standard memberDutch Defense
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    12 Oct '07 14:50
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    skeeter 2056
    kostin 2052
    ferreiraglenn 2034
    Sicilian Smaug 1991
    irfan21 1891
    Grintzi 1888
    Karl Childers 1872
    jankrb 1829
    BLITZmeplease 1804
    ItsYouThatIAdore 1754
    4gats 1729
    wittywonka 1671
    I've played 2000+ rated players a lot. Don't be afraid of them.
  9. I pity the fool!
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    15 Oct '07 22:05
    The tournament is up and running, I dont usually play thematic tournaments but this one got me interested.

    Tournament 2768

    I am glad I am not in group 5, that is going to be a tough slog to win.
  10. Standard memberskeeter
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    16 Oct '07 04:06
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    The tournament is up and running, I dont usually play thematic tournaments but this one got me interested.

    Tournament 2768

    I am glad I am not in group 5, that is going to be a tough slog to win.
    Yep. The platforms' going to be very busy when that lot get a full head of steam on.

    skeeter
  11. Standard memberwittywonka
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    16 Oct '07 06:15
    I'm glad I got some people interested... Have fun!
  12. Standard memberskeeter
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    16 Oct '07 07:051 edit
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    ..... Have fun!
    ...and you. Don't be intimidated. Play to your strengths and remember, thematic matches tend to favour the brave.

    xxxx M-
  13. Standard memberwittywonka
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    16 Oct '07 11:411 edit
    Originally posted by skeeter
    ...and you. Don't be intimidated. Play to your strengths and remember, thematic matches tend to favour the brave.

    xxxx M-
    I'm not really that worried. I honestly doubt that I'll win (from a realistic standpoint), but I won't go out without fighting. I've had a few draws against 1800+ players, and even an occasional win. So I'll take a stab at it. Thanks for the encouragement, though. 🙂
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