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Sicilian Defense Game


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    dalephilly

    I was Black.  My question is, what should my/my opponent's plans have been in this position?  I had just moved Qb6, so it was now my opponent's move (White).

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    Cry_Wolf

    white has a much stonger center and should try to put his rooks on the d and e files to push forward. First, he has to deal with the immediate threats of Qxb2 and Bxc3. White isn't in too good a shape on the queenside as it is because no matter what he does, he will soon have isolated a and c pawns

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    dalephilly

    And if anyone was interested, here was the game up to that point:

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    kilgore-trout

    first of all, black is the one with the strong center here. don't play Qb6 it does very little, i would suggest Qc7 or d5. white is already worse. in the position after Qb6 white should play Rab1 then black plays Rab8 then Rfe1 and Qc5 or Bd7. . . black is in charge.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    dalephilly

    kilgore-trout wrote:

    first of all, black is the one with the strong center here. don't play Qb6 it does very little, i would suggest Qc7 or d5. white is already worse. in the position after Qb6 white should play Rab1 then black plays Rab8 then Rfe1 and Qc5 or Bd7. . . black is in charge.


    Black playing d5 makes a ton of sense here, and I did play it a couple moves later.  I've had a lot of trouble knowing when/how to develop my Queen in positions such as this.  Qb6 does come with the simple threat Qxb2 but this can be parried.  So I can see what you mean when you say that it does little.  Can you explain, what are the advantages to Qc7?


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