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Thanks!

tygxc

A fantastic game is this:
https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1993385

Mazetoskylo
blueemu wrote:

What does Black do after 8. a3?

He plays a normal developing move, like 8...Nbd7, or 8...Nc7, or even 8...Be7.

Optimissed

White is usually at a disadvantage in real terms in the sharp Sicilian variations. I play my very own Sicilian which below master strength scores well. Dave Tebb beat me in it but he played very well and as a result I altered my play as black from then on, A rather famous GM beat me but I had a winning position. He showed me later.

blueemu
Mazetoskylo wrote:
blueemu wrote:

What does Black do after 8. a3?

He plays a normal developing move, like 8...Nbd7, or 8...Nc7, or even 8...Be7.

Yes, but then Black doesn't get his memorized "Poisoned Pawn" trappy lines, and White STILL has a perfectly good game.