Help with Sicillian Defense

HolographWars

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pfren
HolographWars έγραψε:

After Bb3 the book recommends a5

 

I think that Uogele's 8.Bb3 a5 is deservedly out of fashion, since Black has several more promising alternatives- namely 8...d6 (improved version of the Yugoslav attack), 9...a6, 9...d5!? and finally 9...Re8, the last one being the most solid option.

HolographWars

a5 is THE only sufficient way to avoid the Yugo, I want to avoid it, not get an "improved" version! And since it is "out of fashion", my opponents will never study it and I will be booked up on a old but still sound move!

pfren
HolographWars έγραψε:

a5 is THE only sufficient way to avoid the Yugo. 

Nope.

Actually 8...a5 9.0-0! is quite troublesome.

And it is not "unknown" at all.

HolographWars

9.O-O I get rook for center pawn by a4, sit around with d6, for exchange nxd4.

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