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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    Ray42594

    Poll: what do you play against the sicilian defense as white?  Please give full variations.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c3.

    Sorry, fixed nowWink

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    Ray42594

    trysts wrote:

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c6.


    do you ever come across 2...d5 or 2...e6 from black because those are the main responses

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    Ziryab

    2.c6 is illegal

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    Ray42594

    Ziryab wrote:

    2.c6 is illegal


    I think Trysts means 2.c3

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    trysts

    RapidGeneralX wrote:
    trysts wrote:

    I usually play: 1.e4 c5  2.c6.


    do you ever come across 2...d5 or 2...e6 from black because those are the main responses


    Yes.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    Ziryab

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    NachtWulf

    3. Bb5 (Rossolimo or Moscow, depending on their response). There's some theory to it, but it throws most players at my level immediately out of the book. If they exchange bishops, I set up a Maroczy bind, and go from there.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    Ziryab

    NachtWulf wrote:

    3. Bb5. There's some theory to it, but it throws most players at my level immediately out of the book.


    It was a pain when IM John Donaldson played that against me in a simul a few years ago. I'm better now, and have learned to deal with that move. I've also switched from the Sicilian to the French.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    Ray42594

    Ziryab wrote:

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.


    Do you go into a smith morra gambit?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    Ziryab

    RapidGeneralX wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:

    I generally reply 2...d5 after 1.e4 c5 2.c3, but after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3, I reply 2...e6. As White I play 1.d4, so cannot speak to how I approach the Sicilian.


    Do you go into a smith morra gambit?


    I like the line 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 for White and play it in blitz.

    Opponents who play 4...cxb2 often regret it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    heinzie

    Weirdest poll ever

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    Ziryab

    heinzie wrote:

    Weirdest poll ever


    You're not familiar with polls of constituents by American politicians.

    Which is the better vegetable?

    a. apple

    b. orange

    c. banana

    d. coconut

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    DrSpudnik

    Maybe a tomato, except on Sunday.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    AnthonyCG

    Ziryab wrote:
    heinzie wrote:

    Weirdest poll ever


    You're not familiar with polls of constituents by American politicians.

    Which is the better vegetable?

    a. apple

    b. orange

    c. banana

    d. coconut


    e. pizza

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    NachtWulf

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    Ziryab

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    ChessisGood

    I avoid it entirely:

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #20

    Ray42594

    Please, do not post such discussions of such politics on my forum.  Thank you


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