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Old Jun 03, 2001, 09:04 AM   #1
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Ok - let's discuss some of the most used openings.

Sicilian def - my favorite:

I find this opening one of the most difficult to play because of the many varianties you have to remember! Thou I think it gives you the most exiting games.

What do you think about Sicialian def and other openings?
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Old Jun 03, 2001, 12:43 PM   #2
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Is the Sicilian your favourite with Black or with White?
And what are your favourite variations (with both colours)?

15 years ago, I always used to play the Sicilian as Black when answering 1.e4. But I always played an unusual and little known variation (2...a6). I got very good results from this over many years and rarely lost (except notably against grandmaster Jim Plaskett)!

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Old Jun 03, 2001, 02:06 PM   #3
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My favorite when I play black!

When playing black and opening with sicilian def. of some variant you are in control of the game from the beginning. What I mean is: If you do know (played against him/her before) your opponent, you can choose your tactics on your knowledge about you opponents style! The sicialian opening gives you both defensive and offensive variants, that might break a player that's even better than your self.

It's a very special move you make there! Never seen it in action I'd like to try it some day!

Another opening I like, if I play black, is the Indian king defence.
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