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Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack

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  • 5 months ago

    Metalstratium

    This game is a good illustration of the opening because it shows the many different possibilites and moves for both black and white. 

  • 16 months ago

    JoeTheV

    Why do I see Qd7 used in one game??????????

  • 2 years ago

    Gm_andrewfeng

    Qd7???is a blunder

  • 3 years ago

    lewi87

    Why would anyone play Qd7 here as black???? Van Wely played Qd7!

    and fressinet didnt do Bxd7 instead he castled and the queen stayed for 2 moves witout fressinet taking. What was going on!

    http://www.chess.com/games/view.html?id=4403163

  • 4 years ago

    jacksmith

    great, keep memorizing. it increses your neural connection of working brain to that of your permanent. most of the masters 'd rather play Nd7

  • 4 years ago

    jemptymethod

    It's a bad move because a patzer says so.  Never mind World Champions playing it -- wtf do they know?

  • 4 years ago

    jacksmith

    Bb5+ is okay. but black ought not to play Nc6 in continuation as white can play d4 then Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    h777

    Why would anyone play Qd7 here as black???? Van Wely played Qd7.

  • 4 years ago

    Mirigeganto

    Yes, Kasparov did play this in his match against the world.  It is actually a viable alternative to the main line, but has a drawish reputation.

  • 4 years ago

    M45um3x

    wow, i seriously cannot believe this was done. It is such a weak move! I love the Sicilian defense, very effective, and this attack does NOTHING to change that! Well, i guess the main thing it would do would be to prevent the dragon and other such variations, but still it is WEAK! Mostly inexperienced kids play this move, and they go for the early check but will get their bishop taken. and then, THEY get taken. Personally i would have countered with N-QB3 after N-KB3, working it into the najdorf (which kills this) and the dragon. Maybe even the Ross Variant. agreed?

  • 4 years ago

    soothsayer8

    Wasn't this the opening that Kasparov used in Kasparov vs. The World? It doesn't look like a great move, Kasparov actually took the light-squared bishop after 3...Bd7. Maybe it was a pity move? lol.

  • 4 years ago

    EStotheChess

    that is not check mate, that's not even that good of a move!

  • 4 years ago

    turn

    The game is OVER? It's a BAD move? You guys are funny....it's just a normal opening with normal potential.

  • 4 years ago

    stanstevens

    Necessary move or the game is over

  • 4 years ago

    marwanradman123

    I think this opening not strong for white

  • 4 years ago

    tahumaster

    wastes time checking

  • 5 years ago

    tournamentguy

    how is it a bad move?

  • 5 years ago

    tahumaster

    bad move

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