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Eminemslimshadyanddrdre

Sicilian is way better but requires much more study. So depending on ur time management, decide. Sicilian is way stronger, but french is still good.

Priestein014

Sicilian

Zercs69

Tough, I'd go with Sicilian

ibrust

I've played both... my takeaway was that sicilian positions are just better, tbh. Black just has much more play. And you don't have to play the exchange or the advanced, both of which are quite dull. I do like the Nc3 french... the positions are interesting for both colors, but you can't force that line as black.

If you're worried about theory there are tons of different sicilians, there's a bigger burden on white to know theory. Play a less common one and you'll be fine. There are even a few ways to avoid or nullify most of the anti-sicilians.

ibrust
DrSpudnik wrote:
Ambo0o wrote:
Petroff defence

Why do people do this in every thread about an opening? Come up with some totally unconnected other opening to shout out?

You should learn that this sort of bigoted unprompted arrogance doesn't actually work with most women. The type of woman this works on are guilt-ridden former sex workers, and you don't want that. Do better

DrSpudnik
ibrust wrote:
DrSpudnik wrote:
Ambo0o wrote:
Petroff defence

Why do people do this in every thread about an opening? Come up with some totally unconnected other opening to shout out?

You should learn that this sort of bigoted unprompted arrogance doesn't actually work with most women. The type of woman this works on are guilt-ridden former sex workers, and you don't want that. Do better

What the hell are you on?

ibrust
DrSpudnik wrote:
ibrust wrote:
DrSpudnik wrote:
Ambo0o wrote:
Petroff defence

Why do people do this in every thread about an opening? Come up with some totally unconnected other opening to shout out?

You should learn that this sort of bigoted unprompted arrogance doesn't actually work with most women. The type of woman this works on are guilt-ridden former sex workers, and you don't want that. Do better

What the hell are you on?

Spare me - 10/10 female makes a random 2 word statement and you fly off the handle - as men we all know what the game is here. Do better parrot!

Alchessblitz

French vs Sicilian : for which level ?

a : If it's to compete in the world championship, I think the Sicilian defense is a better choice.

b : For intermediate levels, I think the French defense is a better choice because it's easier to understand or play it.

TwoMove

If you choose an e6 sicilian you can use a lot of the same lines as in French when white plays

the so called anti-sicilians, were white avoids playing d4.

tygxc

Both are good, but Sicilian is better.

play4fun64

French is better for intermediate players as it's less study. Sicilian include the Anti Sicilian which is frustrating for intermediate players.

Dsmith42

Having spent a lot of time playing both, I much prefer the French Defense. After 1. e4 e6, white either has to provide black with a target by playing 2. d4, or concede the initiative by playing something else. If you've read My System, the play in the center is very straightforward, so much so that if d4 falls white's position almost always collapses.

The argument about less study in the French is a valid one, too. For example, I play the Rubinstein Variation against both the main line (3. Nc3) and the Tarrasch (3. Nd2), which leaves just the Advance variation to study in detail.