Sicilian Defense: O'Kelly Variation

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  • 4 months ago


    I believe this variation is to not commit any knight, and can transpose into a Najdorf and likely a Kan variation of the Sicillian Defense

  • 4 months ago


    Getting on move better for Knight

  • 4 years ago


    You could think of it as a sort of positional trap.If you are familiar with the sveshnikov line:

    Black gets excellent play, however..white has the option of nb5 rather than nb3 which is the mainline. 2..a6 removes this option, setting up a 'trap' of sorts if white continues carelessly into an open sicilian:

    However, as you can see 3.c3 and 3.c4 have grown considerably in strength...which is the downside of the system.

  • 4 years ago


    What is the purpose of this???

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