Defending the Rossolimo

Nov 19, 2010, 9:46 AM |

If you play the Sicilian as Black, you need to learn how to handle the tricky Rossolimo variation.  Lately, I prefer the systems with 3...g6 but I'm not afraid to sacrifice the black e-Pawn with 3...e5.

This game occurred in 2008 in a g/90 event.  It is a good demonstration of Black's resources in the opening and early middle game.  In the process of converting the advantage, I missed several quicker wins.  I guess you could say it's a matter of personal style, infuenced by the hard bottom nature of the time control.