ALAPIN SICILIAN PDF

Anti Sicilians: Fighting the Alapin 2. This dynamic opening variation is played at every level, from club players to strong Grandmasters. Sveshnikov, Tiviakov, Rozentalis are among the group we can consider experts on the Alapin, but it has also been played by World Champions like Anand, Kasparov or Karpov. This is not the case for the Alapin, as it probably is the most respected anti Sicilian system and it offers white a solid position but with enough chances to play aggressive and create difficult problems for black to solve. In this article we will have a look into an interesting line arising after the main response 2…d5!

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The opening moves are 1. The Alapin Sicilian has the advantage of allowing white to grab the center without having to trade a central pawn for a flank pawn. For example, after 2…Nc6?! The main downside of the Alapin is that the white knight is deprived of its natural post on c3 — something that black can exploit with active play.

Alapin Sicilian — 2…Nf6 In this line, black immediately attacks the e4 pawn. It would be nice for white to defend the pawn with Nc3, but this of course is not possible!

And d2-d3 would give up on the idea of pushing d4, which is the whole point of the Alapin Sicilian! Instead after 3.

Nf3 Nc6: We arrive at the following position. At first this resembles one of the main lines of the Alekhine Defense , but upon closer inspection the c-pawns are missing from the board here.

This should favor black, as the d5 knight is a lot more secure without having to worry about c2-c4! White has a space advantage for now, but black has a nicely centralized knight and enough room to develop comfortably. The game might proceed 7. Bc4 e6 7…Nb6 is also popular 8. Qe2 Nc3 Nxc3 But the e5-pawn also provides white a space advantage which could be used to mount an attack.

The video above gives a good sample line of how the game could go from here, and also delves into some of the nuances in this line. White can often take on d5 and then play Nc3 to harass the queen, after black recaptures. After 3. Once again white will be left with more space, but an isolated pawn that could be a target later in the game!

In this particular position, white can find a creative solution to the plight of the b1-knight with 6. The purpose is twofold. First, this knight might be heading to b5.

In conjunction with a later Bc1-f4, the c7 square could become a target destination for this knight. Secondly, the knight might head to c4. This becomes even more effective if black prevents Nb5 with 6…a6, as now after 7. Nc4, the b6 square could be vulnerable! Black has other options within this variation too, of course. For example, black could free the light bishop with an early …Bg4 instead of locking it in with …e6, but this may come at the cost of surrendering the bishop pair.

See the video for an analysis of these variations! Thanks for reading! Blake Will you allow me to help you on your chess journey? Enter your email address to sign up for free!

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The opening moves are 1. The Alapin Sicilian has the advantage of allowing white to grab the center without having to trade a central pawn for a flank pawn. For example, after 2…Nc6?! The main downside of the Alapin is that the white knight is deprived of its natural post on c3 — something that black can exploit with active play.

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I am actually very good at this myself, because I play against a portable computer engine I have at home times a day, and I have done a lot of research on anti-computer play. Like you have mentioned, at this point in time turning off the opening book in chess engines would be a disadvantage, so I have learned a lot of rare variations in an attempt to get it out of the opening book. However, you have also said that you could probably beat a chess computer in the opening if its book was off, but this is not the reason I do this. I get out of the opening book to make the computer waste time thinking in the early opening, so that its play in the middle game is not as strong because it is out of time to think. This is the main reason that computers are weak with their opening books turned off: not because they play bad although they might but because they run out of time thinking. You should also note that anti-computer play is assuming regular chess engines, but I have never heard of an anti-computer player who played against AI engines.

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