Originally posted by sannevssrThis "L" must be some new piece.
One that also comes to mind is: the sicilian for the lazy ( named after the excellent book by Broznik):
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Pxd4 Lc5!?
white players usually dont know this variation well and play either Nc3 or Nb3, in the first case black replies with 5...Qb6! which is a very unpleasant suprise for white players who havent faced it before,
After 5. Nb3 the plan for black usually is Bb6, Ne7, 0-0, and f5 attacking the"weak"square f2
Originally posted by AlphaAlekhineLevinfish is from the white side against the Dragon, isn't it?
I am currently playing the Levinfish Variation in one of my games. This is my first time toying with it, and it seems to suit me. It's rare actually, because I'm not a Sicilian player.
Originally posted by Korch2...Nf6 seems to offer black pretty solid results though.
I have played 2.c3 in sicilian and I can say that this line isnt so unsound as some people thinks. 2...d5 and 2...Nf6 are 2 best replays, but in both these lines black needs to know theory very well, otherwise white will get advantage.
Originally posted by cmsMasterYes, but after 3.e5 Nd5 white have choise which line to play and some of them are gambit lines - for example 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Nb6 7.Bb3
2...Nf6 seems to offer black pretty solid results though.