The Alapin Variation is considered the anti-Sicilian and is seen at all levels of chess. White looks to take all the initiative away from black and also control the d4 square. If your opponent likes to play the Sicilian, this should take them out of their comfort zone.
Πέμπτη, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2013
The Najdorf Variation is the most popular variation in the Sicilian Defense and is one of the most analyzed openings in all of chess. Black looks to thwart many ideas from white by playing an early a6. This passive looking move is actually quite aggressive as black has ideas to attack relentless on the queen side by stopping white from attacking