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A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Monday, January 15, 2007

Silicide 1 e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 (part 1)

Nigel Davies has a VCR tape called Silicide which is a series of opening ideas against the Sicilian mostly based on the White's following moves.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 * 3. Nc3 .

The idea is that White avoids d4 or postpones d4 while Black tends to develop into his favorite version of the Sicilian. This mechanical play of favorite lines is good against 3 d4 but does not hold up as well against white prepared responses.

the tape is divided into the following sections based on * Black's second move in response to Nf3.

Part One: 2....Nc6

Part Two: 2...e6

Part Three: 2...d6

Part Four 2.... Nf6 /2...g6/2....a6

Part One 2... Nc6 3. Nf3 where Black responds 3... Nf6 . This is by far the largest section and some lines are reached by transposition of blacks 2nd and 3rd move. More info to come in next post.

Some representative games he uses to illustrate these lines are below . (place games into this
Link for viewing)

(1) Ioseliani,Nana - Arakhamia Grant,Ketevan [B29]
Belgrade Belgrade (4), 1992
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Ng4 5.Qe2 d6 6.exd6 Qxd6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nb5 Qd8 9.Bf4 e5 10.0–0–0 Bc5 11.h3 0–0 12.hxg4 exf4 13.Qe4 h6 14.g5 Bg4 15.Bd3 Re8 16.Qh7+ Kf8 17.gxh6 Qf6 18.Nc7 Bxf3 19.gxf3 g6 20.Nd5 Qe5 21.Rhe1 1–0

(2) Georgiev,Kiril - Spasov,Vasil [B29]
BUL-ch Bulgaria, 08.1988
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Ng4 5.Qe2 Qc7 6.Nd5 Qb8 7.d4 cxd4 8.Bf4 e6 9.h3 Nh6 10.Bxh6 exd5 11.Bf4 Bb4+ 12.Bd2 Be7 13.0–0–0 0–0 14.Bf4 d6 15.exd6 Bxd6 16.Bxd6 Qxd6 17.Nxd4 Be6 18.Kb1 Rfe8 19.Qd2 Rac8 20.Bb5 a6 21.Ba4 Nxd4 22.Bxe8 Nxc2 23.Ba4 Nb4 24.Rc1 Nc6 25.Rhd1 h6 26.g4 b5 27.Bb3 Rd8 28.Qc3 Rc8 29.Qc5 Qe5 30.Qe3 Qd6 31.Qc5 Qe5 32.Re1 Qf6 33.Qb6 Ne7 34.Rxc8+ Nxc8 35.Qc5 Nb6 36.f4 Nc4 37.Bxc4 dxc4 38.f5 Bd7 39.a3 Bc6 40.Ka2 a5 41.Rd1 Be8 42.Qc7 1–0

after 3 ..g6 then 4 h4

(3) Gutman,Lev - Scho,Christian [B30]
Kassel op Kassel (3), 1994
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.h4 Bg7 5.h5 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.d3 a6 8.a4 Nge7 9.hxg6 hxg6 10.Rxh8+ Bxh8 11.Ng5 Nd4 12.Be3 Nec6 13.Kd2 Bd7 14.Qh1 Qf6 15.Qh7 Qg7 16.Rh1 Ke7 17.f4 Nb4 18.Qh4 f6 19.Nh7 Kf7 20.e5 dxe5 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Bxd4 cxd4 23.Ne4 Nd5 24.Rf1+ Kg8 25.Nef6+ 1–0

if black d6 & Nc6 or e6 & Nc6 pin the knight to the king

(4) Movsesian,Sergei - Banas,Jan [B53]
SVK-ch Trencin (9), 1995
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bd7 5.Bxc6 Bxc6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Qxd4 Nf6 8.Bg5 e6 9.0–0–0 Be7 10.Qd3 Qa5 11.Kb1 0–0 12.h4 Rac8 13.Nd4 Rfd8 14.f4 a6 15.f5 e5 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Nde2 b5 18.g4 b4 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.Qxd5 Rc5 21.Qb3 Qb5 22.Nc1 a5 23.g5 a4 24.Qf3 Be7 25.f6 Bf8 26.h5 Qc4 27.Rh2 Qe6 28.Rf2 Rd7 29.Qg3 g6 30.Nd3 Rb5 31.Rfd2 Rc7 32.Nc1 Rbc5 33.Qf3 Qc8 34.Nd3 Rb5 35.Nf2 b3 36.cxb3 axb3 37.a3 Rc2 38.hxg6 hxg6 39.Nd3 Qc4 40.Rc1 d5 41.Rdxc2 bxc2+ 42.Rxc2 dxe4 43.Rxc4 exf3 44.a4 Rd5 45.Kc2 Bc5 46.Kd2 f2 47.Ke2 Rxd3 48.Rxc5 Rd2+ 49.Kf1 Rxb2 50.Rxe5 Kf8 51.Rb5 1–0

(5) Yudasin,Leonid - Filippov,Valerij [B30]
Petrov mem St Petersburg (8), 02.1996
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.0–0 Nxb5 6.Nxb5 a6 7.Nc3 b5 8.d4 cxd4 9.Qxd4 Bb7 10.Bg5 f6 11.Bh4 Rc8 12.a3 Bc5 13.Qd3 Ne7 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.e5 f5 16.Bxe7 Kxe7 17.Nd4 Rhd8 18.Rfe1 Kf7 19.Qg3 Re8 20.Rd3 Rcd8 21.Red1 Kg8 22.h4 Bf8 23.Nde2 Bc6 24.Qf4 g6 25.h5 Bg7 26.Rd6 Kf7 27.R1d3 g5 28.Qe3 h6 29.Nd4 Bb7 30.Qd2 Qc5 31.Nb3 Qxe5 32.Re3 Qf4 33.g3 Bxc3 34.Rxd7+ Re7 35.Rxe7+ Kxe7 36.Qxd8+ Kxd8 37.gxf4 Bxb2 38.Rxe6 gxf4 39.Nc5 Bf3 40.Rxh6 Bxa3 41.Nxa6 Kd7 42.Rh7+ Kc8 43.h6 1–0


  • At 7:48 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    That's very interesting! It's a bit short to look at it before Corus, but I will have a look at it later.


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