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You know what? That made me rethink my other comment. You're right. I imagine you have to play it a certain way to give Black convincing odds. But if it were me, I would at least smile about the position I am getting out of that game.
Only if you know how to play as black. Only if. And even that isn't enough.
Statistics... make me happy to play as Black.
Historically, openings from white are called Attacks, and those from Black Defenses. When an opening reaches a certain point in the game, it breaks into variations. Like in the Caro-Kann Defense (I'm pointing this out) 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5, you have The Exchange variation 3.exd5, the advance 3.e5 and many other variations.
Two questions coming from a novice: The use of "Defense" means what? That the opening for white is a defense against black, and black's response is a defense against white?
Then when they call it a "variation," this means white's or black's opening moves are a little different than the traditional opening?
I am not a high rate player, but don't like this Sicilian opening, a bit slow and defensive. If with white, I like queen-sided gambit.
http://www.chess.com/tournament/c3-sicilian-specialists-tournamentThere is a tournament for the c3 sicilian, if you are interested.
Very helpful to me...Thanks a lot
True. This cramps up the position for White.
kstorn, any chess player over 200 wouldnt play the alapin that way
This Opening gives Black better chances than the Najdorf or the Dragon.
Yay it's a ship!
This kind of opening seems to be more of an equalizer for Black mainly because of the close statistical percentage. In winning, White only edges Black by 1%!!! This seems to offer better chances for Black than most other sicilian variations. It gives Black too much to hope for or prepare against. I say this opening can be classed as theoretically and positionally unsound.
This Opening most of the time leaves White with a cramped position in trying to guard e4 with a Knight. Since c3 is occupied by a pawn, the Knight on the Q-Side will have to move somewhere else just to be developed.
The Alapin is a great opening! I use it all the time. There is a group on the Alapin if you want to learn more! c3 sicilian specialistshttp://www.chess.com/groups/home/c3-sicilian-specialists
very good I learned a lot!!!
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