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2.Qe2 has always seemed pretty junkie to me. After 2...c5 white just gets a closed sicilian where the queen has been prematurely developed to a less than optimal square. White can't get much of anything in the closed sicilan at the best of times, so I don't know how this could be desirable.
learning openings is about understanding, not memorizing "10+ moves"
Sure, but the king's indian attack and closed sicilian are the same thing.
Call it what you like, white has wasted a tempo with Qe2.
Sure, but if you can understand AND memorize...isn't that ideal?
Black didn't play in closed sicilian style. He could have done a kingside fianchetto and ...e6 and ...Nge7 when e5 would be hard.
mindless memorizing is FUN!
how do you always know that book moves are correct?
Here is a link to the FRENCH Themed Tournament #2
This is the second French Theme tournament after a successful turnout. It will be a recurring tournament for French enthusiasts.
For information and the most awesome videos on how to play the French visit Simon Williams vids:
http://www.chess.com/video/library?keyword=why simon loves the french
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