Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation, Barmen Defense

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  • 8 months ago


    I really dont like that c3 move,  mabey it works for others, but i want to have my knights in the game a.s.a.p

  • 8 months ago


    siti tutti spiuni

  • 10 months ago


    i want to be a sicilian player :)

  • 17 months ago


    Actually, Stockfish 64bit suggests white has a slight (very slight) advantage if whites next move is Nf3. At depth 30 it calculated a pretty nice rook+knight pawn endgame, still favoring white though at about +=(0.30). This should be a good opening because we don't play perfect moves every game, and this opening looks very punish for both sides if they neglect their position.

  • 20 months ago


    SO BAD OPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 21 months ago


    bien c'est vraiment tres bien

  • 24 months ago


    The official should be protected, that is what we are playing.

  • 2 years ago


    This looks bad for White.

  • 2 years ago


    Kasporov played black against deep blue with this opening

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  • 3 years ago


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  • 3 years ago


    Bb5 or d4 would get black in some trouble. 

  • 3 years ago


    I don't trust too much the IQP. In an ending it is simply weak and  as black I usually wait until white has played Nbd2 or Na3 to take on d4

  • 3 years ago


    The black end up winning because they get to have a valuable piece on the centre which controls man places. It is also good because it will take a lot of moves to take it of there.

  • 4 years ago


    after d4 black will eventually have to exchange on d4 leaving white with a potentially dangerous IQP and a free c3 square for his knight

  • 4 years ago


    e5 seems like a bad version of the french as the bishop will go out of the pawn chain I'd probably play Nc6  Bf5(g4) and e6 and black can fight for something more than equality

  • 4 years ago


    I presume that you mean 1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.e5  

    The move is playable, and it leads to positions that might resemble the advance variation of the Caro-Kann. 

    There are only about 35 games in the database with 3.e5 and few if any where both players were 2400+.     This doesn't necessarily mean the move is bad, however it does mean that 3.e5 isn't very fashionable.

  • 4 years ago


    why can't you advance the E pawn instead of taking D5?

  • 4 years ago


    but the knight is blocked 

    from one side

  • 4 years ago


    it dosen't look like a good opening

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