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The Sveshnikov is a variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by the moves `1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5`.

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Play/learn Sveshnikov Sicilian as a beginner?

I've read countless times, that beginners should not play the Sicilian. On the other hand, one often reads that the opening does not matter for beginners. There are many courses claiming the included ...
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Did the 2018 World Chess Championship feature any theoretical novelties in the Sveshnikov Sicilian?

I am interested in how the Sveshnikov theory developed in the last decade, and one of the biggest events heavily featuring it was the WCC match in 2018. Very few books on the opening were published ...
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How does White crumble Black's center?

Negi suggests 18.Kh1!N but it seems Black can continue to push his pawns. [FEN ""] [White ""] [Black ""] [Event ""] [Site ""] [Result "*"] [ECO "B33"] [Date "????.??.??"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ...
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Can White get a theoretical advantage against the Sveshnikov Sicilian in today's theory?

I'm looking for an opening expert or an experienced Sveshnikov player that knows the answer to this. The Sveshnikov has been increasingly popular and it has also proven to be very good for draws. ...
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About 12...Bg5 and move orders in the 9.Nd5 Sveshnikov

After the moves [FEN ""] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 O-O 12.Nc2 12...Bg5 is considered the main move, to preserve the ...
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What is the most controversial opening or variation?

I often read that the Sicilian Sveshnikov is "the most controversial of all chess openings", then I read the same for the Sicilian Poisoned Pawn... and then same for the Botvinnik Variation of Semi-...
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