stevehawkins wrote:anyone know of any games in the closed sicilian where black dosn't play g3 but instead he plays nd4 thanks
Matthew Turner wrote:I think 5. N(g)e2 would be slightly less good
1 e4 c5
2 Nc3 Nc6
3 d3 d6
4 g3 Nd4
Anthony Taglione wrote:My first thought was Nce2 but I think it's too reactive and feels crampy (if that's a word). I'd rather play Bg2 and just get on with development.
... and that's why games have to be fought out over the board.Alan Walton wrote:I think that the Nce2 idea, allows white the immediate c3 move and poses black the decision what he is supposed to do with the Knight.
Bg2 straight away is acceptable though, but Matthew's idea seems more proactive than reactive
Anthony Taglione wrote:Interesting. 6.f4 feels a tad premature, though. Do you have a results breakdown on those 70 games?
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