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mandala ♡ 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Sveshnikov As for the Sicilian, as white I never avoid it.
In fact, the Sveshnikov is the most explosive opening I ever met.
Keeps me on edge even in the most tiresomely theoretical correspondance game.
I always venture into the following line:

1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5!? Nxd5 8. exd5 and then... then what?
What's your opinion my fellow Gameknoteers?
I would say Nb8, for a sicilian player a very annoying move but almost unavoidable.

Anyone got any games for me?

baseline ♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 )
here is one

ustica km - Grimsweeper
First official tournament (Prague, Czech , 03.08.2003

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.Bd3 a6 10.Nc3 Be7 11.0-0 0-0 12.Qh5 f5 13.a3 e4 14.Bc4 b5 15.Bb3 Nd7 16.Bf4 Nc5 17.Ba2 Bf6 18.Rfe1 Ra7 19.Qe2 Rc7 20.Qd2 Bb7 21.Rab1 Qd7 22.Qe3 Qd8 23.Qh3 Bc8 24.Nd1 Bh4 25.Rf1 Nb7 26.Qb3 Bg5 27.Qe3 Bxf4 28.Qxf4 Rxc2 29.Bb3 Rc7 30.Nc3 Bd7 31.f3 Nc5 32.Bc2 a5 33.Na2 Qb8 34.Qd2 Qb6 35.Kh1 Re8 36.fxe4 Nxe4 37.Bxe4 fxe4 38.Qf4 h6 39.Nc3 e3 40.Qf7+ 1/2-1/2

baseline ♡ 50 ( +1 | -1 )

claudio (2380) - baseline (2385) [B33]
League division C1, 17.09.2003

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Nd5 Nxd5 8.exd5 Nb8 9.Be3 Be7 10.Qd2 a6 11.Na3 Nd7 12.Nc4 0-0 13.a4 f5 14.f4 Bf6 15.Be2 exf4 16.Bxf4 Ne5 17.0-0 Nxc4 18.Bxc4 Bxb2 19.Rab1 Ba3 20.Kh1 b6 21.Rbe1 Bc5 22.Bg5 Qd7 23.Bb3 Re8 24.c3 Rb8 25.Bc2 Qf7 26.Rxe8+ Qxe8 27.Re1 Qg6 28.Bh4 Bb7 29.Re7 Qg4 30.Bg3 h6 31.Qd3 Qg5 32.Re1 Rf8 33.Rf1 Bc8 34.Bf4 Qg6 35.h3 Qf7 36.Qg3 Qf6 37.Re1 Bd7 38.Kh2 Re8 39.Rxe8+ Bxe8 40.Qd3 g5 41.Bd2 Qe5+ 42.g3 Bf7 43.c4 b5 44.cxb5 axb5 45.axb5 Bxd5 46.h4 Be4 47.Qc4+ Kf8 48.Bxe4 fxe4 49.Bc3 Qf5 50.hxg5 hxg5 51.Bd4 e3 52.Bxc5 Qxc5 53.Qxc5 dxc5 54.b6 e2 55.b7 e1Q 56.b8Q+ Kf7 57.Qb7+ 1/2-1/2

the ratings are the old system I never changed them in my db.

nestorix ♡ 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Sveshnikov 7. Nd5
cryptos ♡ 34 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't like 7. Nd5?! Does black really care if he has to play his knight back to b8? By exchanging on d5 you've lost a potential outpost for your knight and covered black's backward d-pawn. The knight can be re-deployed eventually on d7. You're losing any advantage from the opening for a momentary attack on black's knight. Plans with Bg5 aiming to control d5 are probably better.
baseline ♡ 24 ( +1 | -1 )
7.Bg5 from a pratical point of view perhaps 7.Nd5 is nearly as strong as 7.Bg5 there is a lot less theory and a chance for white to out play black. Objectively 7.Bg5 is the better move because it gives black more difficult problems to solve.
lordoftherings ♡ 41 ( +1 | -1 )
totally same opinion... ...with baseline...i play with black Nb8 and there many variation...i prefer my oppnent plays Nd5 not Bg5 :)
also 7.Bg5 is more tactical than Nd5 i think.
"I would say Nb8, for a sicilian player a very annoying move but almost unavoidable."
i dont consider annoying move..but i am not an expert :) generally i play in OTB games and i try to learn it more...i can say that my results with Nd5 are better as black than Bg5 variations...

mandala ♡ 90 ( +1 | -1 )
temporarily tactical :( Yes. I agree: Bg5 is better.. for the long term.
with Nd5 white (or I at least) aim for a temporarily tactical position in which black can easily go wrong (playing f.e. 8...Ne7?!).
Also, it's kinda psychological.
I therefore employ this move only in rapid/blitz games on the internet or OTB.

But here, the story is entirely different with so many top players using Fritz or equivalent to increase their rating.
You could say, the game is analysed before it is finished. Excellent circumstances to harness this variation!

Therefore, thanks for the games and pointing me to the Gameknot database (didnt know that!).
In this database I see my favorite move after Nb8 played only a couple of times: Qf3!? (white of course wants a tactical position so: forward march)
This is the key move: getting the queen out before black can castle.

the critical test would be when black just goes ahead: Be7 0-0 etc.

lordoftherings ♡ 14 ( +1 | -1 )
do u mean 9.Qf3 i dont think its dangerous for black and is it good to play with your queen in first moves(except some games) ?
marxisgod21 ♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 )
9. Qf3 is awesome!! I play 7. Nd5!? Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. Qf3!? with white and have had great success with it. 9...Be7? 10. Qf3 Na6 11. Be3 and black must lose a pawn (with, in my opinion, limited compensation) because 11...b6?? 12. Qc6+ Bd7 13. Nc7+ followed by 14. Qxa8 (of 13. Qxa8 w. 14. Nc7+) wins. If 9...a6 (the best move) instead, 10. Qa3 Be7 11. Bd2 followed by Bb4 is awkward for black.
lordoftherings ♡ 6 ( +1 | -1 )
marxisgod21 "... 9...Be7? 10. Qf3 Na6 11. Be3 and black must lose a pawn (with. ..." 10.Qf3 u mean Qc3 no?
marxisgod21 ♡ 0 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes 10. Qc3 Yes, Qc3
lordoftherings ♡ 3 ( +1 | -1 )
hmmm... and also 10...b6 with the idea of Bb7