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i dont really understand why you would call the KID or Sicilian tactical. I think they are not tactical at all. These are highly positional openings. Sure there are some variations where crazy tactical complications might exist but they are not necessarily critical positions for either color. Tactical games tend to be open. Kid and Sicilian tend to be fairly closed for a long time....especially the KID.
No. The sicilian is not "highly positional" and in fact there are few varations which end up "closed" let alone "closed for a long time". Why do you think they call 2.Nf3 (the most popular reply to the sicilian) the "open sicilian"? Also, the sicilian dragon and najdorf are good examples of openings which can end up with critical positions. Of course, like any other opening, you can make it positional by playing a closed sicilian or rossilimo as white, or something like a sveshnikov as black, but generally sicilians tend to be open as well as tactical.
the 'open sicilian' is classified as semi open. Its a rather misleading name. If you check it, you might notice that only 1 center pawn gets traded and 3 remain. Thats not very open.
Evidently you do not understand what a closed or open position is. You might want to have a look at http://www.chess.com/chessopedia/view/open-closed to enhance your understanding. Take a good look at the first position given; strangely enough, only 1 pair of central pawns is exchanged in that too, yet it is open.
3>2. Math is awesome.
Math is awesome.
And you are not.
really. dude makes a snide foolish comment about what I evidently know, not even remembering that 3 > 2. And you want to join the stupid bandwagon. Love you guys.
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An open position is not inherently dynamic, and a closed position is not inherently dry. One could argue that Semi-open positions start off being more dynamic since the central commitments are different for the two sides from the get-go. Personally I don't think they're any less tactical, but I don't claim to be the be-all know-all of chess.
what does sharp mean?
like we talking about cheddar cheese?
It's both 'complicated and tactical' is about as close to a definition as I can think of. Walking on a high wire comes to mind.
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