The Sicilian Pelikan a blast from the past

MikeRoesell
Mar 29, 2009, 12:00 AM |
9 | Opening Theory

Hi everyone have a little bit of a suggestion for you.  There are people in this world that are straight forward and totally honest.  Some are the cheating scoundrels that we hear about for cutting corners.  Then we have the tricksters, like me.  We stick to move orders that are unfamiliar and make the lives of our opponents miserable.  I personally do this by choosing unfamiliar openings that no one at the amateur level would study because of the complexity and the obscureness.  As Master Gesper said in his article this is a powerful weapon and I agree.

 

To illustrate the point I would like to share my favorite response to 1. e4, the Sicilian Pelikan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Black make the move e5 which many players as white are not prepared for. And now for another surprise for you can you find White's best move in the puzzle? White is eyeing the d6 square giving check with the Knight and also leaving options open to stay away from moves such as Nb3?! and Nf3.  You can see this in chess.com's own data base from this link here

http://www.chess.com/opening/eco/B33_Sicilian_Defense_Lasker_Pelikan_Variation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to wonder why these are bad give me some feedback and i will go on but from here i am going to show a game between two GMs that will illistrate the points about this opening.  First I do have to warn you that i haven't studied the games in depth and am giving an overview. These games will proceed past my last point and will enter complicated waters.  Remember these are examples. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see the opening has been around for a long time and we can see that it is like all other openings, able to be beaten, but also able to win major victories for you. If i get enough response to this article i will make a follow up on the in depth or refer it to one of the GMs on site for thier take. Thanks for the read

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