Defeating the Sicilian the Quiet Way

Defeating the Sicilian the Quiet Way

Patzer24
Patzer24
May 25, 2009, 12:00 AM |
29 | Strategy

Here is a game from the 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup, GM Movsesian - GM Tregubov with full annotations and commentary:





I believe this is a very instructive game which can change the mind set of playing against the Sicilian Defense. Many players think that the only way to beat the Sicilian is to fight fire against fire and play for an all out aggressive game. However, this is not true as we have seen here with this game. In this case white chose to play a nice positional game and waited for the right moment to play for a breakthrough which did come quick and decisively!
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