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|May-10-05|| ||BiLL RobeRTiE: <chessboyhaha> It's definitely a mistake, and you definitely are horrible at both chess and English.|
|May-11-05|| ||chessboyhaha: BiLL RobeRTiE, try to live in the South America, try to have 11 and try to write in English with 11 years old living in South America|
|May-11-05|| ||chessboyhaha: What line refutor?|
|May-11-05|| ||refutor: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.d4? is a mistake, see the previous posts|
|May-11-05|| ||BiLL RobeRTiE: <chessboyhaha> Your national origins are superfluous. My point is, your posts are both incorrect with regards to chess and difficult to decipher.|
|May-31-05|| ||rudysanford: I noticed that 4. Bc4 is almost never played- similar to Rossolimo but targeting the other side. Isn't putting pressure on f7 advisable or is it thought to be too soon for that?|
|May-31-05|| ||e4Newman: for Bc4 check out the sozin variation|
|Jul-20-05|| ||chessboyhaha: no it's not, what other move in his place?
|Oct-13-05|| ||AlexanderMorphy: this can quite easily transform into the najdorf!|
|Mar-31-07|| ||Knight13: <refutor: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.d4? is a mistake> I think he means Black might now play ...cxd4 and instead plays ...e6..|
|Mar-31-07|| ||Knight13: <I think he means Black might now play ...cxd4 and instead plays ...e6..> meant "might not play" not "might now play."|
|Mar-31-07|| ||HannibalSchlecter: IM Andrew Martin calls 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6. 3.c3! the acid test of the O'Kelly Sicilian. White's idea is to play a c3 or Alapin Siclian where the move 3.a6 would be rendered useless. White seems to be scoring well with it.|
|May-21-07|| ||foolishmovesss: The only reason I play the O'Kelly, is to get into the dragon with out having to deal with a Yugoslav. Transposition into the Najdorf is also nice as you never face the english attack. The Maroczy bind is difficult to play against if you dont watch whats happening, but black has a fine game. The O'Kelly is great for book players who don't really know what is happening. |
Oh and yes 3) d4 is a pretty bad mistake, I have beat a few experts who didn't know not to play it.
|May-21-07|| ||Eric Schiller: <foolish> I don't understand. ...a6 is not part of Dragon main lines, so you should be in trouble against any Yugoslav Attack. The O'Kelly is a good route to Kan/Paulsen/Schven/Najdorf, but a poor choice if you want a main line Dragon.|
|May-21-07|| ||foolishmovesss: I guess thats what I am saying Eric. I don't want it to be a main line really. I saw it somewhere called the dragondorf, basically a dragon with a6 of course. I believe I have seen it played my Nakumura.|
I could be wrong.
|Jan-27-08|| ||omarbaguio: HELLO
IS THERE ANY BOOKS ON O'Kelly Variation ASIDE FROM EVERYMAN DANGEROUS WEAPONS !!!!
|Mar-19-08|| ||Edwin Meyer: That would be; Sicilian defense: O'Kelly Variation by W. John Lutes.|
|Jun-13-09|| ||Edwin M: Opening for White According to Anand 1. e4, Vol. 8.|
|Jul-09-09|| ||parisattack: I like the O'Kelly but 3. c3 spoils some of the fun. I think 2. ...e6 and Kan/Taimanov/Schveningen is more accurate.|
|Jul-09-09|| ||WhiteRook48: I don't get 3 c4 in this line|
|Jul-09-09|| ||Shams: <I don't get 3 c4 in this line> Simply transposing to the Maroczy Bind. 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 is a line where 2...a6 is better, since to block ...b7-b5 white has to play a2-a4.|
|Jul-09-09|| ||parisattack: I never worried about the 3. c4 variation...Black can come out OK, especially with ...e5 in many lines.|
|Apr-21-11|| ||Lambda: <I don't get 3 c4 in this line> c2-c4 is a useful restraining move for white against the open Sicilian, it blunts the black attack down the c-file and makes the classical Sicilian freeing move ...d5 difficult to achieve. The reason black plays ...Nf6 early on in most Sicilian main lines is to force white to develop the knight to c3 and thus block the c2-c4 advance.|
|Feb-17-12|| ||Penguincw: Opening of the Day
Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 a6
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I'm assuming the plan is b5.
|Dec-22-13|| ||parisattack: <refutor: 3.d4 is a mistake in this line>|
Certainly much less than optimal. As Black has not committed to ...e6, he gets a quite easy-to-play Pelikan. Yet amazing how many player's as White even at the master-level continue to play 3. d4.
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