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Alapin Sicilian
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Perhaps the best anti-Sicilian, the Alapin allows White to create a strong center and attack. Special thanks to Sergei Tiviakov for showing us how to play this powerful anti- Sicilian.

Alapin Sicilian clinches the 2008 European Championship!
Tiviakov vs Sutovsky, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 59 moves, 1-0

6.Nbd2 line.
Tiviakov vs W Spoelman, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

2...e6 goes down
Tiviakov vs Van der Wiel, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

3 pieces for the Queen
Smagin vs S Semkov, 1988
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs A A Gonzalez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 19 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs J Rivera Rodriguez, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs T Rahman, 2003 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Pavasovic vs Z Susak, 1996
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

Pavasovic vs M Spoljar, 2007
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

Nice Combo wins
N Birtwistle vs S N Longson, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 24 moves, 1-0

Nice win using the Isolani
G Salimbeni vs M J R White, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 1-0

Quick White attack against an uncastled King.
S Collins vs M Figueroa, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 20 moves, 1-0

Nice attack in the 6.Nbd2 line.
J Dahm vs H Rau, 2000
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 1-0

Central Exchange
R Brieger vs G Kane, 1962 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

M Godena vs A Kargin, 2010
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 1-0

Black loses the Queen in the Dragon line.
Joel Benjamin vs L Christiansen, 2008 
(B27) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

White wins a pawn in the 2...Nf6 line.
E Paehtz vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 23 moves, 1-0

Smothered Trap
I A Horowitz vs Plankart, 1958 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 10 moves, 1-0

A Legalesque Trap
S Noorda vs J Sibe, 1965 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 14 moves, 1-0

White prevents the pin with an early h3.
O Hudoba vs E Kovacik, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 30 moves, 1-0

White plays Bf4
V Laznicka vs D Dubov, 2013
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

P Zelbel vs Y Bruned, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 71 moves, 1-0

Central exchange Black moves the Queen
Pavasovic vs R Koemetter, 2000 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 17 moves, 1-0

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