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According to what I have heard from all the videos out there on the youtube Sicilian (1.e4 "C5") moves the C pawn early in the game(ofcourse the first move) and exchanges it off for the white's central pawns(if it happens) and now black uses this open file to place his rook on C8 (This is the general idea I suppose in sicilian)
Generally in other openings that doesnt involve moving the C-pawn early you may notice that it'll most probably be stuck behind the Knight on C6.. So in Sicilian you trade it off and gain a place for the knight on C6 where it doesnt block a pawn and place the rook on C8 which will be an open file After the Knight is moved/exchanged.
There are many other motifs involved. For instance, trading the c-Pawn for the opponent's d-Pawn leaves you with two center-Pawns against one, which is a middle-game advantage.
Also, White gains an open center-file (useful for positional pressure) while you gain an open flank-file (useful for direct attack).
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A great opening if you want to laugh at your opponents as they ferociously attack your king but ultimately over press and fail.
more like a fail opening when they open lines of attack and u lose
cool give us a refutation then
Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!
It takes a certain mentality. You concede white a developmental advantage at a cost, a center pawn. You then need to counter-attack aggressively. If you hold your own, then black often comes out at least equal and highly active. But if you play passively, and don't take advantage of your tactical and positional resources...it won't end well.
From the white perspective, it feels like black is much more in the driver's seat than he is than in most french and ruy lopez lines. I remember my first game against a sveshnikov, it was a very disconcerting loss of control having no knowledge of the lines. It is much clearer (to me) in most french and ruy lopez lines what you should be doing as white.
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