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nwadvana 68 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilian Svesnikov Variation!? As white i played against the follwing Sicilian set up.

e4 c5
Nf3 Nc6
d4 cxd4
Nxd4 e5
Nb5 a6
Nd6+ Bxd6
Qxd6 Qg6

I quite this variation, and i would like to know more ideas and theory on it. I havent come accoss it before, and i would also like to know whether
5. Nb5 was the correct way of playing in this variation. In my opinion, black gets a reasonably active position, yet the backward pawn on d7, limits the scope of the dark squared bishop,even when this pawn advances to d6, white can put in c4 when the pawn on d6 will be a permanent weakness.
This is simply a quick analysis, and correct me if i am wrong with the main ideas of black and white.
Thanks in advance.
themagic_1 18 ( +1 | -1 )
if black reply 7....Nd4! you will lose tempo or a rook or moved your king. try all the variation on this line and you will see black will equalize or have an advantage.
caldazar 52 ( +1 | -1 )
1. e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6. Nd6+ Bxd6 7. Qxd6 Qf6 (I assume you meant 7... Qf6, anyway) is the Sicilian Kalashnikov. Common moves are to retreat the queen (such as 8. Qd1) to avoid helping Black develop with 8. Qxf6 Nxf6. I believe theory regards the lines as being a bit better for White, but having played the White side on a few occasions, I'm suspicious of this evaluation and feel that Black gets a faily equal game, much as he does in many lines of the Sveshnikov.

Instead of 7... Qf6, 7... Nd4 drops a pawn to 8. Qxe5+ Ne6.
desertfox 44 ( +1 | -1 )
Caldazar Kalashnikov AKA ak47 is an assault rifle :)
This variation is called the La Bourdonnais' variation. It was devised long before Russia became a chess Superpower. I play white against this defense. My opponent played some weird moves and got into trouble. The game is far from finished, so please if you want to comment about this game with Vulcan, do it only regarding the moves played until now.
atrifix 34 ( +1 | -1 )
For the record, this is generally referred to as a Sicilian Lowenthal, which was usually known as La Bourdonnais's variation prior to the twentieth century. The Kalashnikov variation is a much more popular system which follows the first 5 moves but involves 5... d6 instead of 5... a6.

8. Qd1 is the main line, but 8. Qc7!? has its merits. I prefer White's position after 8. Qd1 Qg6 9. Nc3 d5 10. Nxd5 Qxe4+ 11. Be3 Nd4 12. Nc7+ Ke7 13. Rc1.