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The Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defense is characterized by black establishing a small center with pawns on `d6` and `e6`. A typical move order is `1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6`.

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Classical Scheveningen: Why is ...Ne8 so rare in this position?

Black to move. This position from the classical variation of the Scheveningen occurs over 900 times in the Lichess database, yet ...Ne8 has been played only three times. The move seems strong: it ...
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What are the key ideas for white in the Keres Attack (Sicilian Scheveningen)?

The Keres Attack (Sicilian Scheveningen) has the following starting position [FEN ""] [White "Keres Attack"] [Black "Sicilian Scheveningen"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g4 ...
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...e5 in response to the Keres Attack?

TL;DR Has a quick ...e5 in response to the Keres Attack been well-analyzed somewhere? Kasparov famously ditched the 5...e6 Scheveningen move-order for a 5...a6 Najdorf move-order during his 1984 ...
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