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The dangerous Alapin Sicilian!


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    -waller-

    For some cool Alapin Sicilian games, go to my blog:

    http://blog.chess.com/-waller-/attacking-in-the-alapin-sicilian

    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.



  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    deepak64

    What a game. Very nice.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #3

    AnthonyCG

    This is why we play 1...e5 before 1...c5!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    blaow

    Great game!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    transpo

    -waller- wrote:

    For some cool Alapin Sicilian games, go to my blog:

    http://blog.chess.com/-waller-/attacking-in-the-alapin-sicilian

    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.

     



    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #6

    jetfighter13

    nice great game, and nice out attacking your opponent

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    -waller-

    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).

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #8

    solskytz

    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!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #9

    bronsteinitz

    Good stuff ! I like Alapin, but this one is great.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #10

    basilicone

    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!


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