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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #7 - 03/26/06 at 05:26:01
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I have taken all of this with plenty of interest and I am eager to see what else is recommended.  I have also taken a look at the set up for white with  f4, Bd3, Be3, Nb3 which is a very aggressive approach.

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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #6 - 03/24/06 at 10:58:07
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If black tries to employ his bishop actively with 5...Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 white has 7.Qg4! Ng6 8.Qg3! eyeing both g7 and d6


Indeed Qg4 is another valid possiblity, which I should have mentioned. But a more precise move-order is perhaps 7. 0-0 Ktc6 ;
8. Qg4 and White is genuinely hitting -g7 this time. Black may defend it with 8. ...Qf6 or sac it with 8. ...Ktf6
But all this is maybe a little sharp, and I think White should be able to obtain a slight but stable positional advantage after 5. Bd3 without reverting to tactical play so soon.

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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #5 - 03/24/06 at 10:43:06
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Another idea if you are fond of Maroczy-type posiitons is to go for:

1. e4 c5
2. Nf3 e6
3. c4 ... then wait a bit (with moves like Be2 & O-O) until he either commits his Bishop to Be7 or plays d6 and then go for:

d4, with a Maroczy (however I do not play d4 on move 4 as his Bf8 can become very active)..

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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #4 - 03/24/06 at 10:41:46
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Having looked at this position (from black's point of view) a few times in the past, I think white's best chance for an advantage in this line is 6.Bd3, followed by 0-0, Re1, etc. Also, after 6...Nc6 7.Nxc6 dxc6 (7...bxc6 8.0-0+/=) 8.0-0 e5 9.f4 white gets a nice game.
But the real reason I gave up playing the Kan is indeed 5.Bd3!  Cry. If black tries to employ his bishop actively with 5...Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 white has 7.Qg4! Ng6 8.Qg3! eyeing both g7 and d6, and on more passive continuations like 5... Nf6 or 5...g6 white should get a better game with reasonable developing m :'
  
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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #3 - 03/24/06 at 10:33:15
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I dont think the English attack is that good against e6 without d6.
Personally I'd go for your Be2 line, esp when you play that line against the Scheveningen as well. If black transposes to that then you have many ideas based on pushing e5. Since the queen is on c7 any black piece on e5 can be pinned by Bf4.
  

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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #2 - 03/24/06 at 10:27:13
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Indeed 5. Bd3 is the best and most flexible reply. Black has many possible answers here (11 have been tried in practice!), so it's hard to give further advice, but the main line runs 5. ...Ktf6 ; 6. 0-0 Qc7 ; 7. Qe2 d6 ; 8. c4
I'll also mention that after 5. ...Bc5 ; 6. Ktb3 Ba7 you should either play Ktc3 and 0-0-0 or c4 and 0-0. If you mix 0-0 and Ktc3, Black is very likely to get an advantage. Also, it's a good idea to exchange the dangerous Ba7 with Qe2 and Be3, although in the c4 lines this is not obligatory.

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Re: Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
Reply #1 - 03/24/06 at 01:51:25
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You might consider something independent: 5.Bd3 keeps the choice of Nc3 and c4 open. After Nc6 White can try 6.Nxc6 bxc6 (dxc6 7.Nd2 e5 8.Nc4 or 8.Qh5 Bd6 9.Nc4) 7.Nc3 or 7.o-o like Spassky-Petrosjan, WCh m 1969.
  

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Sicilian ...e6 ...a6 and then ....Qc7
03/24/06 at 01:14:45
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Hello fellow theory enthusiasts and/or experts,

I am seeking your suggestion for the set up for White against

1.e4  c5
2.Nf3  e6
3.d4   cxd4
4.Nxd4  a6
5.Nc3   Qc7

What is the current state of affairs.  I am now playing in the final round of a correspondence open tournament.  There are 5 of us left.  I am not playing my 2.c3 Sicilian  and also not playing 2.Nf3  e6  3.c3 for this game.
So far we are on move one.  I know he will play this as Black so I am looking for recommendations since I dont think I have time to survey this as well as I usually due because of time limits.

Let's discuss openly and objectively.  I am thinking of GM Delchev's set up with Be2 and Be3 and f4, but I am willing to see how much the english attack is good here or anyother strong system for White.

I thank all of you in advance.

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