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CLOSED SICILIAN, 2......Nc6 variation,3 g3

manichessrookie
Jun 30, 2013, 5:09 AM 0

1 e4, c5.

2 Nc3 CLOSED SICILIAN, ...... Nc6.

STANDARD CLOSED SICILIAN : 3 g3

MODERN 3Nf3








ALTERNATIVES: 3 f4, 3Nge2, 3 Bb5

 

STANDARD CLOSED SICILIAN : 1 e4 c5, 2 Nc3 Nc6, 3 g3
STANDARD SICILIAN : 6..... Nf6
STANDARD CLOSED SICILIAN :6..... e5
STANDARD CLOSED SICILIAN :6..... e6, perhaps the most solid option for black. Helps in blocking whites advance on king side by being able to play.... f5


Article on closed Sicilian by Abby Marshall available on chesscafe.com, link being http://www.chesscafe.com/text/abby38.pdf

TIPS FOR WHITE IN CLOSED SICILIAN:

1: ADVANCE f5 when needed, should be properly timed.

2: if.... Nf6 is played by black, f and g pawns advance to attack the knight

3: Black usually occupies d4 square with Knight. This can be attacked after moving c3 knight to either d1 or e2 and then playing c2-c4.

4: Black usually advances queen side pawns and b4 attacks Nc3. WATCH for it

5: also when black fianchettos dark squared bishop, white should exchange both dark squared bishops and weaken blacks kingside

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