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By David N. L. Levy

It's even more vital to appreciate a gap than to memorize lengthy strings of diversifications. The Sicilian security, 1. P-K4 P-QB4, is the most well-liked protection within the king's pawn openings. Over 25% of grasp video games are Sicilians, which displays the truth that the Sicilian security is Black's such a lot profitable approach to fighting 1. P-K4. This publication explains the guidelines at the back of the Sicilian security and provides the reader many beneficial principles of thumb as a advisor to enjoying all of the average forms of positions that come up within the Sicilian. Any participant who reads and knows the information defined during this publication should be guaranteed of scoring many extra issues in Sicilian protection video games.

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Bxf7+! Rfe 1 , with a winning attack for White. Ne S ! Bd7 Also hopeless is 1 3 ... Nc6 (threatening mates on e7 and dS) 14 ... Nxc6 l S. Qxc6+ , picking up the Rook on a s , and 1 3 . . Ba6 1 4. Be3 with total carnage. Be3 Black can't deal with the threat of BcS. H ... Be4, 1 -0. There's simply no reply, so Black wisely resigned. One of the shortest games in my career! ye< in Hungary (along with Szabo) . In 1 9 5 0 , FIDE created the international master title. They only awarded this title to a few players, and I was quite proud to be one of them.

1 2 . NxdS! This allows the b l -Knight t o leap t o c3 and participate i n the fight for d S . 36 13 . Nxe4? Nxc6. g4! Be6 Avoiding the poor 16 . . Nc2 ? Bf2 . Rc l Bxf2 + (Hopeless is 2 1 . Ne3 2 2 . Qb3 Rb8 24. Qe3 Qd8 2 6 . Qxa7 , with a pawn more and a winning position. 2 1 . Bxf7+ Kxf7 The position has cleared up, with White emerging with an extra pawn. However, he must play cautiously due to his open kingside. Qb3 + Kf8 Black shows no interest in going into a pawn-down Rook endgame after 2 4 .

BB RdS ! I had my own ideas about how the Scheveningen should b e handled! The text lets me answer a quick wing attack by g2 -g4 with a central counterstrike by . . d6-dS or . . e6-e S . Qe l NaS ! AFT E R TH E WAR 29 This is the point of Black's setup . Nxa5 bxa5 gives Black a strong initiative thanks to the open b- and c-files, and it's doubtful if the doubled a-pawns will ever become a liability (In a way, Black gets B enko Gambit­ type queenside play without sacrificing a pawn ! ) . At the time, .

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