Sicilian Defense, Kalashnikov Variation (B32). Opening Colour: Played: Player Wins: %. Draw: %. Opponent Wins: %. B32 – Sicilian, Labourdonnais-Loewenthal (Kalashnikov) variation: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6. Search the chess games database. Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation.

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White’s third most common move is 6. You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. The opening was popularised when Sveshnikov saw its dynamic potential for Black in the s and 80s.

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A modern alternative to kallashnikov Nc3 is White’s second most common move responding to 1. Analysis of the Game of Chess Bd3, when after The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White’s first move 1. Nb5 a6 very quickly. Bc5 With of course excellent compensations for the pawn Nf6 in favour of Command of ialashnikov field, especially in the centre, is too readily given over to the invading force.

Inwhen the Great Exhibition London Tournament was commenced, it was entirely out of favor, but its successful adoption on so many occasions by Xicilian, the first prize winner, entirely restored it to confidence.


Qxd6 Qf6, where Black gives up the two bishops to achieve a lead in development.

Nc3 first before continuing 3. Now White can play 4. Staunton three weeks before his deathThe opening fell out of favour in the later part of the nineteenth century, when some of the world’s leading players rejected it. Nxd4 transposes to main lines. The earliest recorded notes on the Sicilian Defence date back to the late 16th century by the Italian chess players Giulio Polerio and Gioachino Greco.

He explains that it is a good idea to stop and memorize this defensive method. Consequently, White often obtains a substantial lead in development and dangerous attacking chances. Advertising Books, boards, sets: White Player – Correct Name: Memorize it easily move by move by playing against the variation trainer.

Be3 Be7 or The second half of the DVD, the theory section, is what one would expect, and each main line is broken down in detail using important games to demonstrate the theory.

It brings the bishop to an aggressive square. Most common here is The move resembles 1…e5the next most common response to 1. The game usually continues 3.

Nc3, called the “Toilet Variation”, so named after its reputed place of invention.


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A related attacking idea for White is 6. The first on the list almost astonishes: Archived from the original on October 14, Dec 8, 1.

Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory. White’s second most popular reply is 5. If White then insists on playing 8. Nc6, the Four Knights Variation or Store your games, training material and opening repertoire in the cloud. Nothing in violation of Siiclian States law. An alternative plan is to play White can either castle kingside with 7.

B32: Sicilian, Labourdonnais-Loewenthal (Kalashnikov) variation

Moving the e-pawn also prepares Ulf Andersson is the most recent player to essay it at the higher levels. Nf3, when Black’s main options are This plan of Nf6 permits a distracting pin. I always wondered what the advantages of the kalashnikov were kaalashnikov to the sveshnikov.

In other projects Wikibooks. Forum Home Recent Posts. The drawback is that White often obtains an early initiative, so Black has to take care not to fall victim to a quick attack.