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Some Anti-Sicilian Tactics to Consider

   1.e4 c5

   1.e4 c5

   1.e4 c5

   IT'S MADDENNING HOW MANY TIMES I SEE THIS ON LIVE CHESS!!!

   If you are a Sicilian fan, please don't take this personallyInnocent. I'm not trying to offend you, I'm just trying to help the world beat people like you. So sharpen up those anti-anti-Sicilian strategies, and buckle up! 

   If you are an anti-Sicilian fan, good for you! I personally dislike the Sicilian because it doesn't develop the center, it only opens up your queen, and the only thing it does to your opponent is make them wonder what the heck you're doing. But when you get confused by the Sicilian, here's a list of my favorite anti-Sicilians.

   

   1.The Bowlder Attack:

   This is my personal favorite because it develops your bishop, body blocks the pawn, and threatens f7 (and Scholar's Mate). Plain and simple. But, some people prefer...

  

   2.The Stauton-Cochrane Variation:

   I don't know why people like this. I does block the pawn from advancing more.

   Okay, now here are some variations that don't involve pawn body blocking.

  

   3.The Smith-Morra Gambit:

   This gambit may give black a pawn (as gambits do), but it also gains white a strong attacking position and black is left with, well, almost no position at all.

  

   4.Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (aka the Rossolimo Variation):

   This is kind of like the Ruy Lopez for Sicilian; you can always double up their pawns when you capture their knight with your bishop.

   

   5.The Closed Sicilian:

   This play defends your e4 pawn while at the same time preventing d5 because you have two lines of defense on d5 (pawn and knight) while they only have one (queen).

 

   Now see if you can combine two of these strategies in this puzzle!

   Feel free to post other variations in the comments!

                                                          -Nintendo DS(DarthSirius394)


 

 



Comments


  • 16 months ago

    BringltOn

  • 16 months ago

    robbie_1969

    Indeed, lighten up dude and it was pointed out to you why such moves are no problem for the Sicilian player.  Its only a game :)

  • 16 months ago

    ChezBoy

    I hope you know I was just joking with you. Lighten up!Cool

  • 16 months ago

    DarthSirius394

    Please, if you don't like something, explain how it could get better, not how much you hate it. Us Americans don't like trash-talk.

  • 16 months ago

    robbie_1969

    I was only making fun, trash talk is what i think our American friends call it, but honestly, if you want to hassle a Sicilian player, play the closed Sicilian, he gets no central pawn majority and no open c file

  • 16 months ago

    ChezBoy

    I agree with Robbie-1969. That was why I said decent job and not great job. Thanks Robbie1969 for saying my explanation saved my typing.

  • 16 months ago

    robbie_1969

    bwhahah, 2.Bc4 is a total patzer move, why because one can always gain a tempo on that bishop and it proves to the scicilian player one thing, his opponent don't know how to play strategically against the Sicilian, after the smith morra, black is left with almost no position at all????? , bwahaha notice blacks gets a central pawn majority, as soon a white runs out of cheapos, hes gonna get busted.  Rossilimo only works if you have a knight on c6, these aren't anti Sicilians, they are every Sicilian players dream, go ahead, play them, you will be doing us a favour! :P

  • 16 months ago

    ChezBoy

    Decent job!

  • 16 months ago

    GeoDragon394

    COOL!Laughing

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