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Re: Closed Sicilian
Reply #4 - 04/02/12 at 21:09:59
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 04/02/12 at 18:48:33:
Something new is that more than 50% of the time when I play the Sicilian my opponent plays the 6. Be3 Closed Sicilian. I just play like in Ftacnik's GM Repertoire book now.


what does Ftacnik reccomend ?
  
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Re: Closed Sicilian
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Something new is that more than 50% of the time when I play the Sicilian my opponent plays the 6. Be3 Closed Sicilian. I just play like in Ftacnik's GM Repertoire book now.
  

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Re: Closed Sicilian
Reply #2 - 04/02/12 at 15:42:33
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Out of interest, in the main line are you intending to play 6.Be3, 6.f4 or something else?

6.Be3

GPA against 2..a6 is already my choice  Smiley
  
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Re: Closed Sicilian
Reply #1 - 04/02/12 at 14:41:34
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The theory of the Closed Sicilian is quite inelastic, so Palliser's 2006 book (which is top notch according to the reviews I've read and the sample of his book I have) is still probably your best source. It's more important to understand the plans for both sides than to memorise a lot of theory, but there are some positional and tactical traps both sides should be aware of. Note that 2...a6 is quite trendy nowadays but isn't covered much in books. Palliser gives it a thorough examination in his 2008 Anti-Sicilians book but there was a recent survey by Tiviakov in a NIC Yearbook if you're willing to be flexible and give the GPA a go against 2...a6/2...d6.

Out of interest, in the main line are you intending to play 6.Be3, 6.f4 or something else?
  

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Closed Sicilian
04/02/12 at 14:02:18
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Anything newer than Palisers book from 2006 ? I cant find anything !
  
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