10571 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
For some cool Alapin Sicilian games, go to my blog:
Here's a really nice one I played just now, ending in a queen and rook sacrifice! Haven't analysed it at all, it was just a fun 10 minute game.
What a game. Very nice.
This is why we play 1...e5 before 1...c5!
And for that very reason, a 10 min. game, it is not worth analyzing, except for time consumed by you in recalling your opening repertoire in the Alapin or whatever it transposed to because of your opponent's chosen defense.
With a rating of 1611, your opponent, is obviously not familiar with the best defenses to 2.c3 (Alapin). The best defenses against the Alapin begin with 2...Nf6 or 2...d5.
If you will post the time controls in the Alapin games you posted in your blog, I will analyze the ones that were time controls of 1hr. or more, if you would like.
nice great game, and nice out attacking your opponent
Cheers guys, glad you enjoyed the game.
Transpo, that's generous of you, unfortunately none of the games were of time control more than 15 minutes! Rarely have time for the longer games (and you are of course correct that the best defences are my personal favourite 2...d5 and 2...Nf6 which is more popular currently so I believe).
Loved this game! Great insight, attacking spirit and sacrifices.
I also like the way you explain your plans and ideas. Quite illuminating on conducting an attack. Way to go!
Good stuff ! I like Alapin, but this one is great.
Good to find another Alapin fan here, I play nothing alse against 1...c6! I know the feeling, running out of time on the Q side and throwing everything you´ve got against the king! Your opponent made it relatively easy for you though; the idea of black should be to bind white´s minor pieces in the defence of his d4 pawn and push his Q side pawns, which he never did ... nonetheless, a great attack and mate!
What would be the rating of a top chess player in the late 1800s today
by Ziryab 3 minutes ago
by GnrfFrtzl 17 minutes ago
Either google is broken or Wesley So is really famous
by GnrfFrtzl 21 minutes ago
by ClavierCavalier 22 minutes ago
Neat discovered mate
by ClavierCavalier 27 minutes ago
An EndGame WORTH looking At.
by Sou_46_chak 28 minutes ago
my tournament rules and how I set up my tournaments now
by Litwitlou 28 minutes ago
Zuzwang/Stalemate; Hard Puzzle
by chessarx 33 minutes ago
by eternaldude 48 minutes ago
Nobody loves me
by kleelof 55 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!