Originally posted by Habeascorpthe novelty was 14. Q:e6!?. Perhaps the best response here after 14...f:e6 15.N:e6 is 15...Qe7!, followed by 16.Rhe1 Q:e6! 17.R:e6 Ne7 18.B:f6 (18.f3 Rd8 19.Rde1 Rd7 and it's hard to continue the attack) 18...g:f6 19.Bd5 B:d5 20.N:d5 Rd8. In this position white can't attack the bishop by 21.b4? because of simple 21...R:d5 22.R:d5 K:f7
Any sicilian players able to tell me when the game departed from theory?