Old 10th November 2012, 05:32 PM
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Mind my French please...I mean to share my research on the Sicilian strategy.

Nah check back to page one. This is my garage now LOL!

So without further ado, as you guys can see I'm a lonely guy...I have no one to teach. I take no offense if my information in this thread results in moderation (or a ban) in application to me just to clarify. I mean I'm not going to get x banned for posting all this until Oblivion happens, so you folks can cross that off my list of intentions.

Today I looked at the O'Kelly variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6.

First understand the following.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 {
2...d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bxc6+ +- {If 4.Bb5+ then 4...Nc6. Thus 5.Bb5+ calls exchange of bishops leading to maybe 5...Bd7 6.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 7.Nc3 Nc5 8.f3 e5 9.Nf5 g6 10.Ng3 +-}
2...e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.e5 +- {Jchess lost after a counterplay Queen trap in the game after playing 6...Qc7.}
2...Nc6 3.Bb5 {But little known is my finding of 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6!, which has good statistics for Black but very few games compared to the orthodox 4...Nf6 continuation.}}

2...a6 3.c4? {3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nf5? d5 -+} e6 4.Nc3 Qc7 does not prove victorious to White. Although this is documented in some OTB theory and also adopted by Virtual Chess, Black cannot be destroyed. The rival to Virtual Chess' powers, JESTER 1.10e, considered at preliminary notion 3.Bc4, 3.d4 with the annotated line immediately understood but, stubborn as the guy is, persisted, and after an hour of analysis 3.Nb1-c3. In computer chess, this is one scenario in which 3...Nc6xd4 is more considered than any of the normal development sequences, and the computers seem to solve growing evidence against such lines as middle-game error after 3.Nc3. More on these experiment notes later...

None of this "disproves" the Sicilian. (Nor are they well-known opening lines.) These are simply notes to justify that, after the Sicilian, both sides must fight and face many questions.

I think the "sacrificial" concern over the French Defense however is human error to say. Most humans say that 1.e4 c6 (the Caro-Kann research project) has an advantage over this system in that the Queen's bishop is still open.
I admit the Queen's bishop "Bishop of Power" on C8 is probably the piece of the sixteen I fail to spot the most in my opening analysis. However after 1...c6, the pawn structure favors the King's bishop. 1...c6 proposes the pawn structure of love (...d5, ...Nf6, etc.), in which Black should play patiently and naturally before venturing into goals like attacking White's kingside. In these games, the B7 pawn is weak if the C8 bishop is moved. The Queen's bishop is probably kept for backing up by the Queen (maybe on C8 with the bishop moved to D7) so that it can be sacrificed for the H3 pawn of White, if White castled kingside. Normally it is best reserved for tension build on G4 to pin the F3 knight for attack, but this form of knight-and-bishop counterplay is often more feasible in the 1...e5 games. So basically, the Queen's bishop is useless, and I'm sick of seeing "master"-level games in which players play QB-KN5 in the exchange variation games of the French Defense system...and statistically being unjustified in the game result.

The French Defense not only jams the bishop to its best square for this new nature but suggest ...d5 in a better fashion. 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 is for White worse than 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 (which is more contradictory to having played 1.e4 in the first place, since White just compromised).

Forgot another game against the Xbox 360 engine.
1.e3 e5 2.Na3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.Nf3 e4 6.Ke2 exf3+ 7.Kxf3 Nf6 8.Be2 Bg4+ 9.Kg3 Bd6+ 10.f4 Ne4+ 11.Kxg4 Nf2+ 12.Kg3 Nxd1 13.Bb5+ Nc6 14.Bxc6+ bxc6 15.d3 Qg5+ 16.Kf3 Qh5+ 17.g4 Qh3+ 18.Ke2 Qg2+ 19.Kxd1 Bb4 20.Rg1 Qf3+ 21.Kc2 Qe2+ 22.Kb3 Rb8 23.Bd2 Qxd2 24.Ka4 Qxb2 25.d4 Qxa3#

1...g6 is probably a better opposition, but 1...e5 is probably the next best thing because, even in this reversed French type game, White had best not assume Black will play ...d7-d5. After 1.e3 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.exd4 Black may have compromised but is ahead in initiative...just a small tidbit.
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Old 11th November 2012, 12:05 AM
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French Defense still pwnz.

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