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A new way to play the Rossolimo Sicillian

CheseyCh3ss

So I was messing around with some lines of the Rossolimo and I stumbled into this variation. 

 

At first I dismissed it as a rare yet interesting novelty but as time progressed I became more and more captivated by this variation. Soon, I started to take a deep dive into lines of this fascinating opening and eventually found myself starting to add the rossolimo into my repertoire. Today, I would like to share my exploration into this novelty.

Disclaimer: The Almighty Mr. FIsh does need some time to actually understand positions in this variation. If you plan to explore this variation even more, I would wait until the engine is around depth 25-30 or higher.      

All of my analysis has been checked by multiple engines so without further ado let's get into the lines.

This is some of my analysis for 4. Nc3 5. Bxc6.

Some analysis for 4. Nc3 5. O-O.

 
 
 

4. Bxc6

I realize that the analysis is pretty bare boned but I just discovered this opening yesterday so yeah. Might add to this post in the future. idk 

Edit 1: Turns out it's called the Korchnoi variation. 

cricket7890

Is it for black because coincidently this is exactly what I play as black Qb6!

cricket7890

Thanks for the analysis I could use it for my games

cricket7890

not during my games but to study for my games

Yigor

However, it's not new, used successfully by Korchnoi (1961-65) and, consequently, may be called Korchnoi variation peshka.png:

https://www.chess.com/games/view/102379

https://www.chess.com/games/view/121533

https://www.chess.com/games/view/133236

 

 

 

Chesswinn

muito maneiro, eu vi uns vídeos de abertura nessa canal, vejam só, acho que vão gostra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYvlbS72B0&ab_channel=GambitodoRei

AunTheKnight

Very nice analysis! Interesting indeed!

thebigbangz
E4 E5 your mom
ninjaswat
thebigbangz wrote:
E4 E5 your mom

... please don't

CheseyCh3ss
Yigor wrote:

However, it's not new, used successfully by Korchnoi (1961-65) and, consequently, may be called Korchnoi variation :

https://www.chess.com/games/view/102379

https://www.chess.com/games/view/121533

https://www.chess.com/games/view/133236

 

 

 

Sorry, I didn't know. I'll make sure to correct it in the post. 

CheseyCh3ss

Also, I forgot to add it in the post but if you do want to play this variation, an easy way to remember where the g8 knight goes is that if your opponent plays d4(or doesn't move the d-pawn) and you control the e5 square more times than your opponent than your knight can go on f6. However, if your opponent plays d6 or controls the e5 squares more times than you, maneuver the g8 knight to e7 than g6(Putting pressure on e5). There is no real reason you want your knight on f6 if the opponent's pawn is on d3 because your not really putting pressure on the e4 pawn.  

ninjaswat

Wait why don't you ever play d5 in those lines though? I don't see that anywhere...

CheseyCh3ss
ninjaswat wrote:

Wait why don't you ever play d5 in those lines though? I don't see that anywhere...

Your guess is as good as mine. I wondered the same thing but if Stockfish and Leela say it's the best way to play, then it has to be the right way to play. 

ninjaswat
CheseyCh3ss wrote:
ninjaswat wrote:

Wait why don't you ever play d5 in those lines though? I don't see that anywhere...

Your guess is as good as mine. I wondered the same thing but if Stockfish and Leela say it's the best way to play, then it has to be the right way to play. 

Actually in the opening they probably build up to it because of some specific line or whatever...

ChesswithNickolay

Meme = https://youtu.be/aaoVe8Vi0NE

Yigor
CheseyCh3ss wrote:
Yigor wrote:

However, it's not new, used successfully by Korchnoi (1961-65) and, consequently, may be called Korchnoi variation

Sorry, I didn't know. I'll make sure to correct it in the post. 

 

No problems, I also didn't know. LoL grin.png In the Local Explorer, there is an option to see master games with given position and order them by seniority. settings.pngpeshka.png