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everyone .. am looking to play the najdorf bg5, f4 variation ; I'll play black if you can message me; tks ... FEB 2015
I have the easiest answer. AVOID IT! Play 1.d4! (or 1.c4 or 1.Nf3 with intention of transposing to a QP Opening). It scores a full 2% better than 1.e4 in GM play anyway!
I love this guy. (not sarcasm)
whatever you do it will never knock the sicilian of its well earned reputation as a good reply by black to 1 e4 , you could try to avoid it but d4 just brings out the dutch defence as black applies the same flank pawn pressure to the centre
you could try the smith morra but black has to comply for that to work , most black players dont and who can blame them
you could go richter rauzer , thats fun line and tests black
i find the marocsy can give black good play q side
i gave up trying to figure how to beat my friend playin 1 c5 to my e4 and said there must be something good in the sicilian that was a fair few years ago now and its been an opening that ive learned to hold in high regard
Trust in the heart of the White position Assoluto!
lol love the last post , know my reply would be your move bud feel free to resign
In Starting Out: The Sicilian, GM John Emms introduces a lot of possibilities.
Suggestions can be found in:
Chris Baker's A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire
John Emms's Attacking with 1.e4
Kaufman's original repertoire book, The Chess Advantage in Black and White
Sam Collins's An Attacking Repertoire for White
Neil McDonald's Starting Out 1.e4
Chess Openings for White, Explained by Alburt, Dzindzichashvili & Perelshteyn (2006)
The King's Indian attack - Move by Move by GM Neil McDonald (2014)
Starting Out: King's Indian Attack by John Emms (2005)
The Complete c3 Sicilian by Evgeny Sveshnikov (2010)
How to Beat the Sicilian Defence by Gawain Jones (2011)
Starting Out: Closed Sicilian by Richard Palliser (2006)
The Grand Prix Attack by Evgeny Sveshnikov (2013)
Mayhem in the Morra by Marc Esserman (2012) https://web.archive.org/web/20140627043409/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen160.pdf
Rossolimo and Friends by Alexei Kornev (2015)
The Modern Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.a3 by Sergei Soloviov (2014)
A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid by Evgeny and Vladimir Sveshnikov
Taming the Sicilian by Nigel Davies (2002)
Experts vs. the Sicilian edited by Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw (2006)
Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian by Yuri Lapshun & Nick Conticello (2009)
Dismantling the Sicilian by Jesus de la Villa (2009)
Sicilian Attacks by Yuri Yakovich (2010)
Slay the Sicilian by Timothy Taylor (2012)
Steamrolling the Sicilian by Sergey Kasparov (2013)
MODERNIZED: The Open Sicilian written by IM Zhanibek Amanov and FM Kostya Kavutskiy (2015)
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The Sicilian I by Parimarjan Negi
Grandmaster Repertoire - 1.e4 vs The Sicilian II by Parimarjan Negi
My First Chess Opening Repertoire for White by Vincent Moret
Playing 1.e4 - Sicilian & French by John Shaw
A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire For White by Sam Collins
look at master games both as white and black in sicilians
i might have a good one just gotta grab link
Ulf wastes not one move , very instuctive , fun to learn
kopec bishop look it up utube
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