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most played by a positional player, it is a very solid defense
Does anyone know a full featured chess database for the mac? Thanks
this is nice opening specially as if your playing with black then you shold be perfect in opening book line beacase after that black gets solid position which is not at all easy to break and white may tend to make mistake and the solid position componsate with loss of time in early pawn moves !! its kind of siscilian schewaningan where black have to play some passive moves but this bookline is very easy to remember and i have more than equal success by playing as black!! but pawnstorm by white in middle game is headache so i always keep bishop pair to have counter attack !!
Qc7 with bishop at d6 can help black a lot..
its a good man
I feel like it's hard to play as black you have a hole on b6 and it's no the najdorf so my knights are going right there
it is good to black
It's a good opening, but rare. Black would not only play pawns while seeing you develop pieces.
This seems strange for both sides. Black only moved pawns, and whites knight on d4 is on a strange place. If I was black, I would develop a knight, or something instead of playing a6.
i like d6 instead of e6 but i play this too. lots of wins for black :)
"(2) It's easy for White to play e5 right after a6"
5. e5 ? Qa5 with big advantage for black.
i like this for black
The loss of tempo and control over the center could push black to move into a hedgehog formation of some sort. That sort of position is quite fun, at least for me as black. Just started learning these lines.
i dont like this opening
Black are in serious trouble here. I can't really think of way to regain lost time. Probably Bb4, can neutralise one of the knights, still would not like to play black in such a situation
white seems to be more liberated for continuing moves after this opening of the sicilian kan knight variation.B43
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