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what's the first move
f4-f5 movement is usually an eventual pawn sacrifice that black can take it or not .. Not in the diagram posición, but in the middlegame, move 10 more a less
Where/when is the pawn sac????
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I don't understand people who say that GP attack is bad... White develop so correctly and fast, any piece move twice while the opening, and it have a clear plan for white... I use it sometimes when I don't want any táctical "joke" or early complications
I must agree with OutofSync, I'm a new convert to the Grand Prix attack and have had good results with it against A and B players. It is still played at the highest levels and there are two good videos on it. GM Roman Dzindzichashvilli recommends f4 in closed Sicillian. I have always played a closed system for white because it led to positions which I was comfortable with, but was too passive to beat experts and NM's OTB even with my superior opening preparation. That is an advantage in the closed. First Sicillian players are expecting to get an open Sicillian and Nc3 let's the wind out of their sails. Second you can obtain positions that you are very familiar with and the f4-f5 advance is a nice pawn sac for an attack, especially if your opponent has not castled and completed his development. Bb5 sets up the trade of the B for a N and that is good for white. So if you can't get Bc4 in Bb5 is fine with a very simple plan. I recommend this opening to anyone who does not want to learn a ton of theory and wants to play actively against the Sicillian.
Read BOTH of my earlier comments; they spell out the strong points of this opening pretty well. It gives you an ATTACKING position in exchange for a pawn, with the object of the attack being the opponent's King. If you are new to chess, you should play for attacking positions (gambit openings, for example) because it helps develop your tactical sight and intuition. You should strive to develop an attacking style, rather than a safe, defensive style. You will become a better player and will enjoy the game more if you do. One other piece of advice: Study the games of David Bronstein!
Can someone explain to me why this opening is really good?
I'm new at chess, so i dont really see what could happen
This opening is quite good, but if black plays e6 and d5 it spoils most of white's plans
This Opening is great cuz white always gets a great attack and blacks counterplay is not as strong. Even though I play both sides of this well :)
@Fritzricky thanks :) And how on Earth did you tag me in that post?
EDIT: Sorry, but im kinda new here.
@ Scandi17, Lev Alburt's Chess Openings for White Explained has a section on it, but since it's a repertoire book, so it may have a lot of non useful stuff if you have a well developed repertoire
to all those who say that white's king is wide open, the position is closed enough to have some space around the king. Also, this opening does not involve a white d4 thrust so with the c pawn blocking the g1 c7 diagonal, a lot of the times the discovered check is not an issue.
Any good books/master games on this opening that you would recommend me?
I'm telling you guys -- this opening is a killer for the white side. Read my earlier comment. I've played hundreds and hundreds of blitz and bullet games with about a 90% win rate for white. Who cares what a computer can find? Who cares what a grandmaster knows? Either one will kick your butt. But against regular players at or near your strength, you will be the one administering the pain. Play it!!
This is my choice of anti Sicilan, but the signs for this opening are not good. Computers are always finding good defences to this attack.
not good for white
i adopted this because as a sicilian player myself the closed nature frustrated my desire for a tactical open melee.i like the straight-forward attacking schemes when black castles kingside however when black plays solidly it usually peeters out to drawish lines.
This is my weapon of choice vs. the sicilian. Just fianchetto and castle queenside, attack kingside, you'll have tons of space.
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