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Re: O'Kelly Sicilian (2...a6) question
Reply #3 - 02/15/03 at 07:08:40
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If white would want to play against the O'Kelly in Maroczy style, I think he will play 3.c4 instead of 3.d4....
  
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Re: O'Kelly Sicilian (2...a6) question
Reply #2 - 01/14/03 at 06:26:31
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If not for 3.c4 and 3.c3, the O'Kelly would be much more popular.

One use for the O'Kelly is when White plays with the Sicilian move order:

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd 3.Nf3

I used to play this move order as White hoping for 3..e5 Roll Eyes  After 4.c3 (4.Nxe5 Qa5+) White has an improved Smith Morra (IMHO).  Before computers had a memorized response,  3..e5  was the line they'd invariably go for Wink

Anyways:

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd 3.Nf3 a6!

and black's transposed to the 'good' O'kelly lines Grin
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Re: O'Kelly Sicilian (2...a6) question
Reply #1 - 01/04/03 at 16:40:36
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3. d4 cd
4. Nd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 e5!

6. Nf5 d5!

6. Nf3 Bb4 ...o-o...d5.

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O'Kelly Sicilian (2...a6) question
01/04/03 at 16:23:35
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Hello  Roll Eyes

I'm interested by the O'Kelly sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6). Most authors say that 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 is OK for Black as it gives an improved version of Sveshnikov Sicilian (as Nb5 is prevented). However, what if white plays it in a Maroczy style, i.e. : 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bd3 with 7.c4 to follow  ??? How is Black supposed to tackle this ?

Any input welcome.
  

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