26 ( +1 | -1 ) SicilianHave more then 50 main lines and i dont how much sub lines so better by book about sicilian opennings. The most popular i think is Najdorf,dragon,taimanov,schveningen,grand prix,tartakower,steinic,marshal...........variations.
19 ( +1 | -1 ) I alwaystry to prevent any sicilian player from dictating the opening by offering a gambit (you guess which one...). It's working rather well presently. Surprisingly well even.
30 ( +1 | -1 ) speaking of sicilian....does anyone know what this is called?
1)e4 c5 2)f4?
I've seen a couple games like this from the mid to late 1800's and was curious about it. I noticed a more recent game from 1952 that Botvinnik played against Petrosian and lost. thanks in advance
13 ( +1 | -1 ) It's the Grand Prix Attack or the MacDonnell Attack......most people play 2.Nc3 and then 3.f4 to discourage the direct 2.d5 from black..........
9 ( +1 | -1 ) the morra gambitis my favourite way to play against sicilian...giving up the pawns so early in exchange for a bit of space....
56 ( +1 | -1 ) Sicilian defenseThe Sicilian defense is perhaps the most agressive opening in chess.It bodes well for both black and white,as both Kasparov and Fischer will attest.It is so flexible that anti-sicilian openings do not work too well.I often play black and it seems that the popular move these days is 1.e4 c5 2.Bc4.... (Ive come across some 80% of the sicilians I have played against on three sites!)2...e6 seems to work fine.Does anyone else here experience these closed lines,as opposed to 3.d4 and the open lines?Is it a new
7 ( +1 | -1 ) hmmmm.....I play the normal closed Sicilian OTB alot if that's any help!
17 ( +1 | -1 ) The best way of playing against the sicillian is apparently the yugoslav attack.
Correction, it's the best way of playing against the sicillian dragon as seen here.
8 ( +1 | -1 ) i play, to e4, what i thought was called thesicilian hyper-accelerated variation, but i saw it is called the Hungarian Variation ?!?! cool.....
35 ( +1 | -1 ) Richter-RauzerYou've left one off. Very reasonable defense for black. Hard for white to get anything. I've played this many times - drawn some - won some. Never had a hard game. White can avoid the Richter-Rauzer, but then doesn't get anything special. It's not that it's better than the other Sicilians - it's just that it was left off the list.