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  1. 29 May '11 21:25
    Hi all
    I need a system to play against the sicilian which is straight forward to understand and has a clear objective and of course dodges all the theory??
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    29 May '11 21:38
    Originally posted by rob39
    Hi all
    I need a system to play against the sicilian which is straight forward to understand and has a clear objective and of course dodges all the theory??
    1. d4
  3. 29 May '11 22:09 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rob39
    Hi all
    I need a system to play against the sicilian which is straight forward to understand and has a clear objective and of course dodges all the theory??
    After 1...c5 there is no move to dodge theory. I know a lot theory on the sicilian; dragon, najdorf, paulsen, and sveshnikov so thats why as white I have recently taken to 2.Nc3 I believe this is called the Chamelion(sp?) and I don't reccomend it for your reasons but I believe you will learn a lot by playing it... mainly by getting whooped.
  4. 29 May '11 22:11
    Originally posted by rob39
    Hi all
    I need a system to play against the sicilian which is straight forward to understand and has a clear objective and of course dodges all the theory??
    Try this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sicilian_Defence,_Smith-Morra_Gambit
  5. 30 May '11 07:42
    Grand prix attack.
    Wing gambit.

    Invent your own defense
  6. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 May '11 13:03
    The Grand Prix Attack is popular at the club level (nc3 f4 etc.), as is the c3 Alapin.
  7. 30 May '11 14:16
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    1. d4
    qft
  8. 30 May '11 15:42 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by rob39
    Hi all
    I need a system to play against the sicilian which is straight forward to understand and has a clear objective and of course dodges all the theory??
    closed Sicilian dude, there is no easy way for black to reach dull equality, its goes like this,

  9. 30 May '11 15:50
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    The Grand Prix Attack is popular at the club level (nc3 f4 etc.), as is the c3 Alapin.
    learn a real opening
  10. 30 May '11 18:40
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    closed Sicilian dude, there is no easy way for black to reach dull equality, its goes like this,

    [pgn][Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "*"] [PlyCount "21"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 {here we plan to fianchetto our bishop, solidifying the centre, the rational is that after we play d3, the bish ...[text shortened]... d a crumby b pawn for an excellent bishop pawn, our prospects are good!} *[/pgn]
    I thought the closed was 2.c3 and the 2.Nc3 was the chamelion because it can transpose so easily.
  11. 30 May '11 18:46
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I thought the closed was 2.c3 and the 2.Nc3 was the chamelion because it can transpose so easily.
    2.c3 is the alapin (or c3 sicilian)
  12. 30 May '11 18:57 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    closed Sicilian dude, there is no easy way for black to reach dull equality, its goes like this,

    [pgn][Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "*"] [PlyCount "21"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 {here we plan to fianchetto our bishop, solidifying the centre, the rational is that after we play d3, the bish ...[text shortened]... d a crumby b pawn for an excellent bishop pawn, our prospects are good!} *[/pgn]
    Why did you play Black out of the book first? P.S. ChessMaster has 6. .... d6 as Black's only book move.
  13. 30 May '11 19:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gambit3
    Why did you play Black out of the book first?
    Whose book are you referring to? and what move are you referring to?
  14. 30 May '11 19:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gambit3
    Why did you play Black out of the book first? P.S. ChessMaster has 6. .... d6 as Black's only book move.
    Robbie's 6...Nd4 is in my book. Your Chessmaster just needs a bigger book.

    But maybe 7...d6 still gets Black close to equality?
  15. 30 May '11 20:09
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Robbie's 6...Nd4 is in my book. Your Chessmaster just needs a bigger book.
    Looking at a database I do not think I would have played 6. .... N d4. I would have played 6. .... d6. The GMs do not seem to prefer 6. ... Nd4.