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c3 Sicilian.   AKA Alapin variation.  

LawAndOrderKing
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poucin

in short u play lines where u know u have bad pos if white reacts correctly...

I think u chose the wrong game : it is chess, not poker...

But more seriously, there is nothing wrong with what u play, and i would recommend u on Ndb5 to have a look at the cobra variation :

Black doesnt fear Nd6 because of Ke7 (!), and on Bf4 (the main line but most will go for Nd6), simply 0-0 where the weakness on d6 square is not so problematic.

7...Bb4 is another idea (if u want to avoid d6 which should transpose into Svechnikov), followed by d5 : it gives the bishop pair (after a3-Bxc3), but not a big issue.

Sqod

Speaking of some very unexpected book moves I came across recently, check out these openings, often with an unexpected zwischenzug with a queen fork:

 

 

LawAndOrderKing
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poucin

In this line, white can have issues with e5 pawn, like in this game :

 

LawAndOrderKing
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SeniorPatzer
LawAndOrderKing wrote:

8. ... a6 nice little move! I think this Bc5-line is worth a try. thx poucin

 

9. exf6.

MickinMD

Good points. The school year after the high school team I coached won the 3rd place team trophy in the State Scholastic Tournament - the only teams that beat us each had 2-3 Eastern European immigrants! - a USCF National Master came to our club's meeting to give a talk.

My players asked him what openings he preferred and he surprised and opened their eyes when he replied, "I like any opening that gets me to a playable middlegame!"

I taught my players openings like the Bishop's Opening or Vienna Game (where a K-side attack with f4 leading the way is usual) or French or Caro-Kann or Slav (where a Q-side attack with ...c5 leading the way is usual) because I wanted my players to focus on what they were going to do in the middlegame rather than mindlessly memorize a list of opening moves.