Evaluation and Planning! - Part 2

Mar 10, 2014
23 min
Want a unique system against the Closed Sicilian? No longer do you have to just drop knights into d4. GM Khachiyan shows that leaving the long dark-squared diagonal open can restrain all of White's queenside pieces. The king's bishop is the lion tamer, and the circus of pieces is definitely more enjoyable from Black's seat. White's thrusts go nowhere, and once the center collapses and the c-file opens, it is him wearing the clown suit.