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What do you think of the Sicilian?


  • 13 months ago · Quote · #141

    Master_MK

    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. 

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #142

    blueemu

    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).

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #143

    Master_MK

    blueemu wrote:

    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).

    I agree Smile

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #144

    macer75

    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #145

    blueemu

    macer75 wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

    A vacuum cleaner.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #146

    JJZ03

    blueemu wrote:
    macer75 wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

    A vacuum cleaner.

    Learn something new everyday.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #147

    lolurspammed

    A great opening if you want to laugh at your opponents as they ferociously attack your king but ultimately over press and fail.

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #148

    avi97

    more like a fail opening when they open lines of attack and u lose

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #149

    Trapper4

    avi97 wrote:

    more like a fail opening when they open lines of attack and u lose

    cool give us a refutation then

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #150

    lolurspammed

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

  • 11 days ago · Quote · #151

    mjh1991

    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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