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Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack

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  • 13 months ago


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

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


    Qd7???is a blunder

  • 4 years ago


    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!


  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    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.

  • 5 years ago


    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?

  • 5 years ago


    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.

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


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

  • 5 years ago


    Necessary move or the game is over

  • 5 years ago


    I think this opening not strong for white

  • 5 years ago


    wastes time checking

  • 5 years ago


    how is it a bad move?

  • 5 years ago


    bad move

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