What do you think of the Sicilian?

  • #141
    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

  • #142
    macer75 wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

    A vacuum cleaner.

  • #143
    blueemu wrote:
    macer75 wrote:
    Ziryab wrote:
    macer75 wrote:

    The Sicilian sucks. I never play it.

    My Dyson sucks. I always use it.

    What's a Dyson?

    A vacuum cleaner.

    Learn something new everyday.

  • #144

    A great opening if you want to laugh at your opponents as they ferociously attack your king but ultimately over press and fail.

  • #145

    more like a fail opening when they open lines of attack and u lose

  • #146
    avi97 wrote:

    more like a fail opening when they open lines of attack and u lose

    cool give us a refutation then

  • #147

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

  • #148

    It takes a certain mentality.  You concede white a developmental advantage at a cost, a center pawn.  You then need to counter-attack aggressively.  If you hold your own, then black often comes out at least equal and highly active.  But if you play passively, and don't take advantage of your tactical and positional resources...it won't end well.  

    From the white perspective, it feels like black is much more in the driver's seat than he is than in most french and ruy lopez lines.  I remember my first game against a sveshnikov, it was a very disconcerting loss of control having no knowledge of the lines.  It is much clearer (to me) in most french and ruy lopez lines what you should be doing as white.

  • #149
    lolurspammed wrote:

    Sicilian players love getting attacked. We kill your attacks!

    Have you ever failed to defend?

  • #150

    Sure I've lost, but white isn't going to have any advantage in main line Sicilians.

  • #151
    JJZ03 wrote:

    What do you think of the Sicilian? One of the most Popular, if not the most popular, Openings.

    It's ok. I just wish there were several variations of it. Then it could be more interesting.

  • #152

    I would indeed sacrifice development for a little central control

  • #153
    squareofthepawn wrote:
    JJZ03 wrote:

    What do you think of the Sicilian? One of the most Popular, if not the most popular, Openings.

    It's ok. I just wish there were several variations of it. Then it could be more interesting.

    I thought there were...

  • #154

    Sicilian is really interesting specially for attacking players! Here you have a little introduction about one of the most popular Sicilians... http://www.chess.com/blog/JRgascon/introduction-to-najdorf-sicilian

  • #155

    Exellent article. 

  • #156

    Najdorf is my favorite

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