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|Jul-22-04|| ||russep: I am really interested in playing the scilian with the white pieces i only use the dragon with the black pieces |
|Jul-23-04|| ||OneBadDog: Nunn's "Beating The Sicilian" is a great book for 1 e4 players. Unfortunately, I think it's out of print. |
|Jul-23-04|| ||russep: I have the book but it only looks at one system against a particular variation |
|Jul-23-04|| ||dragon40: I am lock and stock D Pawn player, so I don not face the Sicilain as White.
As Black, I usually use the Najdorf when I decide on the Sicilian... and if White playes 6. Be2, I willingly go into the 6...e6 positions!
they are great study material and really do take an understanding of the type of positions that come from the classic Schveningen...It isnt easy tho:) |
|Jul-24-04|| ||OneArmedScissor: Hello. I'm new to the "Kibitz." Although I've been reading these things for almost 3 months now.|
Anyways, I've used this opening many times as black. I find it very difficult to use. Your tactics must be sharp as a needle, and your strategy must be as solid as a brick. 8. f4 always scares me. =]
|Jul-24-04|| ||Lawrence: Hi, <OneArmedScissor>, glad to have you as a kibbitzer. A warm welcome from all of us. |
|Jul-24-04|| ||dragon40: <OneArmedScissor> I agree and welcome to our happy little spot on the Web!:)
Don't be TOO scared of 8.f4 in the Sicilian becasue it is one of White's main moves in many variations that are consistent with the overall theme of the Sicilian for him...begin to prepare for a KSide assault and to clamp down on the E5 square...try and make him worry about his own QSIDE and center so he has less time to try and run you over on the Kingside!
8. f4 is an aggresive move, but you can play against it as long as you keep your wits about you:) |
|Jul-24-04|| ||OneBadDog: In chess, in order to gain an advantage, you often have to accept a disadvantage; the hope is that the advantage outweighs the disadvantage. Playing 6 f4 is an aggressive move as it potentially threatens either an e5 or an f5 push. However, this move weakens the the dark squares around white's king and it weakens the a7-g1 diagonal. If white does play f4, he usually has to invest an additional tempo in moving his king to h1. |
|Jul-31-04|| ||russep: The best game i have seen when this open was used was the game Shirov vs Benjamin |
|Aug-01-04|| ||russep: has anyone seen any great games when this opening was used? |
|Aug-01-04|| ||OneBadDog: I think that both Geller and Tal played some great games on the white side of this opening. |
|Aug-02-04|| ||russep: do you know the specific games or should i just browse? |
|Aug-02-04|| ||OneBadDog: Geller-Anikaev (I'm not sure of the spelling), Tal-Andersson and Tal-Ribli come to mind. |
|Aug-03-04|| ||russep: Any more games???????? |
|Aug-03-04|| ||AdrianP: <Russep> This opening was one of the main battlegrounds in the Kasparov v Anand 1995 World Championship - there are quite a few draws but if you can find some annotations these would be well worth playing over. Anand scored a win with it. Anand has played both the white and black sides of this opening many times and Kasparov is a bit of an expert as well (he co-authored a monograph on the Scheveningen with Nikitin). |
|Aug-03-04|| ||OneBadDog: Kasparov also used the black side of this opening to beat Karpov in the final gane of the '85 match. |
|Aug-23-04|| ||russep: The best game i have seen so far is Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 |
|Mar-12-05|| ||ksadler: <russep> Do you mean Shirov vs Joel Benjamin, 1994 ? Quite a game! |
|Mar-12-05|| ||Dick Brain: <Does anyone have any thoughts about this opening?> I loved it. It was one of the first sicilian variations I played as a yungun just when I started playing USCF chess around 1973; I think I was rated around 1500-1600 at the time. About all I knew of it was what Al Horowitz in his fat opening book said: that the manouver of Black's knight to c4 was a positional threat for White. I didn't know why that was a threat, but I didn't care. Now I had a UNIVERSAL PLAN. The funny thing is, that manouver tended to work for me very successfully even though I didn't know all the reasons for it. Eventually, though, just to be fashionable, I switched over to the najdorf sicilian.|
I recommend this opening as a practical defense for black.
|Mar-01-06|| ||LluviaSean: Well...Kasparov played this a lot, huh? This must be a good opening! I think I'll try it. Cya at Pogo Games!!|
|Mar-01-06|| ||OneArmedScissor: <Dick Brain> Exactly what manouvers did you take to place your knight on c4?
Do you have any games in particular where this is accomplished?|
|Sep-27-06|| ||Erwin.Oosterbeek: Who has a oppion about this line?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O Nc6 8.Le3 O-O 9.Kh1 a6 10.f4 Qc7 11.Qe1 Pxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.a3(e5?!) Bb7 14.Qg3 Bc6?
Why play 14...Bc6? in order to play Qb7 in the future? Why not 14...Rc8, holding a open line.
|Sep-27-06|| ||euripides: <Erwin> yes, the queen and bishop make a nice battery hitting e4. Bc6 also allows the knight a retreat square on d7 after e5 in some lines, which can be very important.|
Kasparov often put his rooks on b8 and e8 in similar positions, but maybe that was to shore up b6 when white has played a4 - here Rc8 looks sensible. But I think getting space for the knight may be more urgent; also doesn't Bc6 force White to defend e4 ?
|Sep-27-06|| ||Erwin.Oosterbeek: <euripides> After 14...Bc6 White will play a;15.e5 so no need to defend e4 or b;15.Bd3. Black can't take on e4 because 15...Bxe4 16.Nxe4 will cost a piece to avoid mate on g7.|
Nasty one to analyse. Reactions please to this line.
|Oct-04-06|| ||Erwin.Oosterbeek: 1.e4 c5
So far well known, but what after:
20.Re1 and the Knight is hanging so I have to play 20...Qxe1.
This could be a nive ending. But didn't I mise something?
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