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What do you think of the Sicilian?


  • 16 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).

  • 16 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

  • 16 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?

  • 16 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.

  • 4 months 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.

  • 4 months 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.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #147

    avi97

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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #149

    lolurspammed

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

  • 4 months 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.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #151

    JJZ03

    lolurspammed wrote:

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

    Have you ever failed to defend?

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #152

    lolurspammed

    Sure I've lost, but white isn't going to have any advantage in main line Sicilians.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #153

    squareofthepawn

    JJZ03 wrote:

    What do you think of the Sicilian? One of the most Popular, if not the most popular, Openings.

    It's ok. I just wish there were several variations of it. Then it could be more interesting.

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #154

    JJZ03

    I would indeed sacrifice development for a little central control

  • 2 months ago · Quote · #155

    JJZ03

    squareofthepawn wrote:
    JJZ03 wrote:

    What do you think of the Sicilian? One of the most Popular, if not the most popular, Openings.

    It's ok. I just wish there were several variations of it. Then it could be more interesting.

    I thought there were...

  • 6 weeks ago · Quote · #157

    JJZ03

    Exellent article. 

  • 4 weeks ago · Quote · #158

    JJZ03

    Najdorf is my favorite


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