Puzzling through 5. Qc7 in the Sicilian

Jul 31, 2013, 6:09 PM |

This isn't a complete analysis, but I was especially interested in the first 20 moves or so of the game I played today with redy2mate. I am just starting to learn the Sicilian, and today after I played 5. ...Qc7, my opponent played 6. Nbd5. This is a normal reply, but I wasn't ready for it. As usual, I failed to find good ways to fight out of a cramped position, and made things much worse than I needed to.

He let me back into the game later, but I missed a few nice opportunities to equalize. 

Chess is hard, friends.