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Re: Sicilian Repatoire
Reply #9 - 11/01/05 at 09:06:56
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willempire,i've never played Bg5 najdorf in my life and i and i almost always played the English attack against the Najdorf and keres attack against the Scheveningen with good results,but now i want to change it cuz of huge bulk of theory and i'm attracted to the originality of play after Be2,Be3,Qd2,0-0-0, g4set ups,if i'm in agressive mood i can castle long and if i'm in sober mood i can castle short,so it gives me choice according to my mood,and its not ultra sharp as the English attack or sozin attack for example,its a semi-agressive repetoire. Smiley

Aha in that case I wont be of much help. I myself play the traditional Be2 or Bg5 lines vs Najdorf and Schevy. That usually means my g-pawn stays where it is as I am too stupid to understand things like the Keres-attack.

I do play the same systems vs the classical, dragon, sweshnikow and acc dragon. Though with the exception of the acc dragon I havent looked deeply into the theory lately, but I dont find them that difficult to play.
  

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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #8 - 10/30/05 at 05:39:26
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Ok ,i will provide you with sample games links in each opening, if you have java viewer you can  see them,

1.Sicilian Najdorf=6.Be2 a. ...6.e5=Plan is to play Be3,Nd5,Qd3 and castle long or if black takes on d5 then play Qd2 Na5 with c4.
sample game http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1168670
         b. ...6.e6=both castling long and short plans according to mood. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018724

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1282056

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018724
2.Sicilian Scheveningen=6.Be2 with Be3, Qd2,f4 and long castle.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1281610
3.Sicilian Classical=Ritchter Rauzer attack
     a. 7..Be7,plan is f4,kb1 with h4
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1018867
     b.7..a6 and 8.h6 plan is f4 with Qe3
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1111365
     c.7..a6 and 8.Bd7 plan is f4 with Bd3

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1279223
4.Sicilian Drangon=Yugoslav attack with 9.0-0-0

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1330109
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1296759
5.Sicilian Taimanov=6.Be2 with Be3 ,0-0 etc
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1099064
6.Sicilian kan    =5.Nc3 ,if a..6.b5 then Bd3 with Nf3 plan
         b..6.Qc7 then Be2 0-0 plan
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1293063
7.Sicilian AccDrangon=Meroxy Bind
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1327469
8.Sicilian Paulson Two Knights=6.Nxc6 with e5
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1059561

9.Sicilian Scheveshnikov=9.Bxf6 gf6 with 11.Bd3 against both 10...f5 and 10...Bg7
10...f5 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1272472
10..Bg7 http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1311182

10.Sicilian Kalashnikov=Meroxy Bind 5.c4
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1282053

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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #7 - 10/30/05 at 03:05:19
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armtwister,

Willempie has hit more directly on the problem of your openings...

You asked if it's any good.  Of course it's good, but there is no way of telling if the repertoire is good for you, especially as someone who wants to climb beyond expert strength.  

The only way anyone could know that would be with precisely the level of detail that would drive off casual comments, which would be of minimal help in the first place.  

Perhaps if you were to provide a model game or two from each of the openings in the appropriate threads you would get more concrete and helpful advice.

Good luck, and I hope this forum ends up helping you!
  
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Re: Sicilian Repatoire
Reply #6 - 10/29/05 at 23:45:18
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willempire,i've never played Bg5 najdorf in my life and i and i almost always played the English attack against the Najdorf and keres attack against the Scheveningen with good results,but now i want to change it cuz of huge bulk of theory and i'm attracted to the originality of play after Be2,Be3,Qd2,0-0-0, g4set ups,if i'm in agressive mood i can castle long and if i'm in sober mood i can castle short,so it gives me choice according to my mood,and its not ultra sharp as the English attack or sozin attack for example,its a semi-agressive repetoire. Smiley
  
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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #5 - 10/29/05 at 20:43:44
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One other point, after looking more into it, you seem to be a "either or" player.
You have a mix of agressive setups and more traditional ones. I cant find fault with any of the setups, but it may be an idea to vary. Eg check Bg5 in the Najdorf or Be2 in the Scheveningen. If you vary between traditional and agressive in the sicilian it cant hurt if you do it in the variations as well.
On the other hand if you want consistency just pick one of the approaches and stick with it.
  

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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #4 - 10/29/05 at 13:28:40
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smyslov fan, i thought i gave the openings and plans in a few words as possible..

"My greatest objection to your repertoire isn't the choice of openings, but the lack of depth you give.  In order to advance beyond expert levels, you really do need to have a firm grasp of your openings and hold opinions about them.   "

Sorry i didnt get your idea,do you want me to give the individual variations  more deeply?i thought if i did that ppl reading it will get bored thats why i gave the plan in a few words..i can give the variations and subvariations in detail if you dont mind reading it and suggesting somethig for me..

PS:I'd like to play the old lines with modern flair to it,that is play Be2 line and castle long as in the English attack, and avoid sharp theory and forced lines etc,that sort of stuff

Thanks for the replys
  
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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #3 - 10/29/05 at 13:11:20
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looks ok to me. All seems pretty std white lines against the various sicilians. At your leval i would already assume that you know the basic ideas & themes behind what you intend to play & why you prefer these lines to other decent/std lines.

Its all a matter of taste. taste relates to style or the way you tend to play your games which relates back to your personality to some extent. Know your self.

  

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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #2 - 10/29/05 at 11:58:20
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My greatest objection to your repertoire isn't the choice of openings, but the lack of depth you give.  In order to advance beyond expert levels, you really do need to have a firm grasp of your openings and hold opinions about them.  

For instance, why do you prefer the ...e5 Sicilian Najdorf to transposing to another opening in your repertoire, the Scheveningen?  Is it only due to White's move order, or is there something else there?   Your rationale behind your opening is also important.  A list of openings doesn't really give the reader much to go on except to say, "looks good/bad/ugly to me"! Smiley


NOTE:  I read your first message without realising you were asking about lines as White.  My first paragraph still applies.  As for the second paragraph, perhaps the main question is whether or when would you be willing to castle king-side, and why?  The Maroczy Bind usually involves king-side castling, as do other lines.  I'm not advocating a "foolish consistency", but a clear idea of what you want out of your openings.
  
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Re: Sicilian Repature
Reply #1 - 10/29/05 at 11:18:15
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Dont see anything wrong with this. The only smoothing I see is to play the same system against the e6 Najdorf and the Scheveningen.
  

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Sicilian Repature
10/29/05 at 04:42:38
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I'm 2078 rated player ,i'd like to improve my play and i request you guys to comment on my sicilian repeture if its any good,need any change etc..

1.Sicilian Najdorf=6.Be2 a. ...6.e5=Plan is to play Be3,Nd5,Qd3 and castle long or if black takes on d5 then play Qd2 Na5 with c4.
                                  b. ...6.e6=both castling long and short plans according to mood.

2.Sicilian Scheveningen=6.Be2 with Be3, Qd2,f4 and long castle.

3.Sicilian Classical=Ritchter Rauzer attack
                             a. 7..Be7,plan is f4,kb1 with h4
                             b.7..a6 and 8.h6 plan is f4 with Qe3
                             c.7..a6 and 8.Bd7 plan is f4 with Bd3

4.Sicilian Drangon=Yugoslav attack with 9.0-0-0

5.Sicilian Taimanov=6.Be2 with Be3 ,0-0 etc

6.Sicilian kan    =5.Nc3 ,if a..6.b5 then Bd3 with Nf3 plan
                                       b..6.Qc7 then Be2 0-0 plan

7.Sicilian AccDrangon=Meroxy Bind

8.Sicilian Paulson Two Knights=6.Nxc6 with e5

9.Sicilian Scheveshnikov=9.Bxf6 gf6 with 11.Bd3 against both 10...f5 and 10...Bg7

10.Sicilian Kalashnikov=Meroxy Bind 5.c4


Thank you..

  
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