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fighting against the Sicilian English attack ?


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1

    chessmaster102

    I've decided to start seriously studying the black side of this line. (1.e4/c5 2.Nf3/d6 3.d4/cxd4 4.Nxd4/Nf6 5.Nc3/a6 6.Be3) 

    any book suggestions ?

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #2

    blasterdragon

    there are alot of variations but the one i like is slightly different from the most popular which is 7.Be6 i like 7.Be7 and i like the Qc7 line where its hard for white to get his pawns rolling with the knight on H5 which blocks everything

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #3

    blasterdragon

    also i should point out

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #4

    InfiniteFlash

    8.h3 is a very playable quiet line too. If black is a bit rash, he ends up getting crushed. 

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #5

    abiogenesis23

    I've been playing the anti-English attack lately and it's pretty fun.  

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #6

    InfiniteFlash

    abiogenesis23 wrote:

    I've been playing the anti-English attack lately and it's pretty fun.  

     

    ooooh pretty swirlie square.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #7

    abiogenesis23

    Randomemory wrote:
    abiogenesis23 wrote:

    I've been playing the anti-English attack lately and it's pretty fun.  

     

    ooooh pretty swirlie square.

    This site hates me lately.  

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #8

    abiogenesis23

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  • 20 months ago · Quote · #9

    chessmaster102

    and here we go agin with the diagrams messing upUndecided

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #10

    chessmaster102

    blasterdragon wrote:
     

    there are alot of variations but the one i like is slightly different from the most popular which is 7.Be6 i like 7.Be7 and i like the Qc7 line where its hard for white to get his pawns rolling with the knight on H5 which blocks everything

    looks nice the idea of Nh5 but my concern would be white playing Be2 followed

    with f4 where white furthurs is attack and black having yet to play ...b5 is just defending.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #11

    Expertise87

    At your level and mine the Najdorf is a terrible choice of opening. White gets a big development advantage in most mainlines and Black can't afford to make even the tiniest of mistakes. If you're an IM or GM and want to spend your life studying the intricacies of the Najdorf, go right ahead, but I would strongly advise against putting yourself through this mess.


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