Sicilian Nature

Sicilian Nature

Patzer24
Patzer24
Jan 7, 2008, 12:00 AM |
32 | Amazing Games

Here is a game from the recent Rilton Cup, GM Kulaots - GM Ernst with full annotations and commentary:

 

 

 

This game is a perfect illustration of the typical Sicilian battle. First we saw both players castling on opposite sides of the board. This set up an exciting middlegame where both players were striving to reach the opponent's king first. We saw that white was able to create serious threats on the black king first which allowed him to trade down into a better rook and pawn endgame. The thematic ideas of opposite side castling, pawn storms against the kings, and having a very sharp middlegame position transition into an endgame is very common in the Sicilian game.


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