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What do you think of the Sicilian?


  • 14 months ago · Quote · #141

    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).

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #142

    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

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #143

    macer75

    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

  • 14 months ago · Quote · #144

    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.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #145

    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.

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #146

    lolurspammed

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

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #147

    avi97

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

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #148

    Trapper4

    avi97 wrote:

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

    cool give us a refutation then

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #149

    lolurspammed

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #150

    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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