GM BryanSmith |
Last week, we looked at the history of the Paulsen Sicilian until the late 1950s.
Around this time, it was accepted that the c2-c4 plan was not terribly dangerous for Black, whose dark-squared bishop was still unimpeded by the pawn. The line 5...Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 began to be seen as entirely adequate for Black, and 5.c4 was sometimes even described as an error.
Consequently, White began t... Read More