B23-26 Closed Sicilian

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Here you can download a file (in both pgn and chessbase format) with a collection of recent chess games played with the Closed Sicilian.

White's idea in the Closed Sicilian is to immediately establish a significant influence over d5 with 2.Nc3 followed by the developement of his light bishop in fianchetto.  In addition he is going to create a restricted but solid pawn center (c2-d3-e4) and to start an attack on the King's side.     Black usually replies developing his dark bishop in fianchetto and looking for counterattack chances in the Queen's side.


Closed Sicilian

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Last Update

February 2017