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Is it possible to play the bishop to c4 in all the Sicilian positions including ones where Black plays e6 without d6 like the Kan?
Sicilianer will take a tempo when d5 tracing your bishop
Which variation are you talking about? English attack? Sozin? Maybe 1.e4 2.Nf3 and Bc4?
Of course it's possible, as well as pointless.
Since I like to play Bc4 against d6 sicilians I thought I could play it against all of them. Sometimes they will play e6 and d6 later on when I would prefer the bishop to be on c4.
I basically just want to be able to sac on e6 and d5 a lot. I only castle kingside against the sicilian so I only need to worry about pawn structure and things like that.
I also like to play Bc4 against ....d6 Sicilians, but I think it is a bad move against 2...e6. When I play Bc4, I generally intend to play a restrained center with the d-pawn on d3. I play Bc4 to get the bishop outside the pawn chain, and it often ends up on c2 to support the center. This is basically a reversed English opening with a move in hand.
6. Bc4 also has problems against the Scheveningen. Black can forego a6 and instead move Na6-c5 (since Nbd7-c5 has the problem of the sacrifice). Now it should be hitting the Bb3 and e4.
There's nothing funnier though and having more satisfaction for me (apart from a devastating attack maybe) than when a really strong player makes an unsound sacrifice and pays for it because of your strong accurate play.
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