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I have not played serious Chess in over 37 years until recently on this website. I may be starting at a slightly lower rating level then where I was at 37 years ago, but my two best games have been the result from the Closed Sicilian. There are so many chess players here that none of you will ever be playing me...so I don't care if I share my secret opening...LOL
Just this morning I played the highest rated player that I have played on ChessLive. The person was rated 200 more than I was. I played the Closed Sicilian and won.
this is my favourite
When I was in High School a very long time ago this was the response to the Sicilian Defense that my teacher taught me to play. 1. It was best for my style. 2. The type of person that plays a Sicilian Defense does not like it. They get over aggresive against it. 3. It is solid.
This opening was used a lot by the Grandmaster Smyslov. If one wants to know how Smyslov used it there is a book with his games. Better yet, this site shows Smyslov using it in 5 of his 40 Best Games - http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1012973
"d5 wins 100% of the time!!!thats unbelievable!
let me play it and certainly i must win right"
I will help you rank up by finding you the right perosn to beat! :)
I like the alapin variation better
it is great opening^^ one piece advantage.
I think that it's a good solution for players of 1. e4 which haven't enough time to study all the answers of blacks and want to be competitive in a short time.
Since the Sicilian defense is the most played, it will also allow me to play e4 because I love the open game.
Playing 2. ....Nc6 , Following the preference of 14,956 games, as showed in this page, we will found the ECO B25: Sicilian Defense: Closed Variation, Traditional, and than we could have the following sequence:
this opening is ok but not the best
very nice opening :)
Sometimes I use the Closed Variation to play the Grand Prix with 3. f4(much better then the immediate Prix with 2. f4) but mostly after 2...Nc6 I play g3 followed by Bg2.
The only thing i don't get is 'How can I use this move in the future?' I should really pay attention to more games
Brilliant opening, use it all the time when I'm white.
i am new, are you white or black
poco usata dai top, perche se il nero non si sbilancia troppo puo pareggiare il gioco facilmente, ma e stata usata molto spesso da spasskj, insomma un ottima arma a sorpresa.
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