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Re: The Qb6 Sicilian
Reply #3 - 08/27/14 at 09:04:11
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White seems to be scoring quite well with 10.Qd6 nowadays.

  
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Re: The Qb6 Sicilian
Reply #2 - 08/17/14 at 03:02:59
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I supposed one could technically argue that this is a flank system but it is part of the open Sicilian. Thus I moved to a more appropriate place to further discussion.
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I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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Re: The Qb6 Sicilian
Reply #1 - 08/17/14 at 02:58:26
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This Topic was moved here from Flank Openings [move by] Hadron.
  

I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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The Qb6 Sicilian
08/15/14 at 21:19:27
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A hypermodern dynamic defense surprise weapon rarely seen at GM tourneys:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6!?

At this point White has two major alternatives with 5.Nc3 and 5.Nb3. If White plays 5.Nc3 he's got another unpleasent surprise coming to him 5...Bc5!, increasing the pressure on the knight on d4. After 6.Be3 Black is prompted to impress once more with 6...Nc6! increasing the pressure even further. After 7.Na4! (double attack on black queen and the bishop on c5) 7...Qa5+ 8.c3 Bxd4 9.Bxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 e5!

Here is an interesting game with GM's Topolav (W) and Short (B)

Topalov,V (2725) - Short,N (2690) [B40]
Novgorod Novgorod (9), 22.06.1997
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6 5.Nc3 Bc5 6.Na4 Qa5+ 7.c3 Bxd4 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.Nc5 Nc6 10.Qe3 0-0 11.Nb3 Qa4 12.Bd3 b6 13.0-0 Ba6 14.Bxa6 Qxa6 15.Re1 d5 16.e5 Nd7 17.Qg3 Kh8 18.Nd4 Rac8 19.Nxc6 Rxc6 20.Bg5 Rfc8 21.Qf3 Kg8 22.a3 Qb5 23.Re2 h6 24.Bf4 Rc4 25.Rd2 Re4 26.Qg3 Qc4 27.Be3 Rg4 28.Qh3 Nxe5 29.f4 Rxf4 30.Bxf4 Qxf4 31.Rf2 Qg5 32.Raf1 Rc4 33.Re2 a5 34.Qe3 Qxe3+ 35.Rxe3 Ng4 36.Rd3 Rc7 37.a4 f5 38.b3 Kf7 39.c4 dxc4 40.Rc3 Ne5 41.Rfc1 Rc6 42.h4 g5 43.hxg5 hxg5 44.bxc4 Nd7 45.Kf2 Nc5 46.Ra3 g4 47.Ke2 Kf6 48.Rd1 Ne4 49.Rc1 f4 50.Rb3 Nc5 51.Ra3 e5 52.Rh1 Kf5 53.Rh5+ Ke4 54.Rh4 Rg6 55.Rh1 g3 56.Rh5 Kd4 57.Ra2 Re6 58.Rh1 Nd3 59.Rc2 e4 60.Rh8 f3+ 0-1

The Qb6 Sicilian anybody?!  Roll Eyes
« Last Edit: 08/15/14 at 23:23:17 by Grobmeister »  
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