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Re: Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
Reply #5 - 05/01/14 at 23:35:14
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RoleyPoley wrote on 05/01/14 at 22:44:27:
I think Burgess mentioned this line too


If you presume that Black plays d6 and White will play exd6, then transpositions into the Panov attack in the Caro and numerous 1. d4 lines such as the QGA, Nimzo-Indian and semi-Tarrasch are also possible.

That isn't to say that White has any advantage, but if Black is playing the Alekhine to reach unique positions, that is defused.

I have this distant recollection of confusing Hartston in a simul back in 1970. His then wife Jana took a board adjacent to mine. One of us played the Alekhine and the other the Sicilian, but we both reached the same position, if a move apart.
  
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Re: Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
Reply #4 - 05/01/14 at 22:44:27
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I think Burgess mentioned this line too
  

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Re: Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
Reply #3 - 05/01/14 at 13:33:35
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It's in Suetin's (East)-German book on the Caro-Kann and Alekhine from 1983. The first one likely to notice the transposition is Sveshnikov, who played this against the Alekhine against Shamkovich in 1977 and had played the 2.c3 Sicilian before.
  

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Re: Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
Reply #2 - 05/01/14 at 04:30:30
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Yes, this is mentioned in books. You are not the only to have noticed.
  
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Re: Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
Reply #1 - 05/01/14 at 04:30:11
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ECO mentioned that one and a couple of the other possibilities for such a transposition:

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 5. Nc3 e6 6. d4 d6 7. cd cd 8. Nf3 Nc6
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 5. Bc4 e6 6. d4 d6 7. cd cd 8. Nf3 Nc6
  
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Alekhine to c3 Sicilian
05/01/14 at 01:40:46
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More years ago than I care to remember I learnt that a line of the Alekhine could transpose to a c3 Sicilian tabiya if both players co-operated. Without knowing a great deal of detail about either, do the books mention this idea? Often you get completely different theory depending on how the position was reached.

Anyway here's the Alekhine move order.



and the c3 Sicilian move order



I'm aware that c3 Sicilian players have found alternatives to 4. d4, also that 5. .. d6 can be avoided for the moment.
  
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