Jumat, 11 Maret 2011

Sicilian Defense varian Taimanov

The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White's first move 1.e4. "Indeed, most statistical surveys suggest that 1.d4 is the most successful first move for White, but only because 1...c5 scores so highly against 1.e4." New in Chess stated in its 2000 Yearbook that of the games in its database, White scored 56.1% in 296,200 games beginning 1.d4, but a full two percentage points lower (54.1%) in 349,855 games beginning 1.e4. "The main culprit responsible for this state of affairs" was the Sicilian, which held White to a 52.3% score in 145,996 games. One sixth (17%) of all games between grandmasters, and one-quarter (25%) of the games in the Chess Informant database, begin with the Sicilian. Almost one-quarter of all games use the Sicilian Defence.

Among all the variants of the Sicilian Defense, the most famous is the Sicilian Najdorf, then there is the Sicilian Dragon, Sicilian Sveshnikov, and we are talking this time is the Sicilian Taimanov / Paulsen. Of course there are many more other variations in Sicily. Let's get together to learn Sicilian Taimanov in my post this time. Although very brief, but rather to be read-read. At a minimum there is little description about the Sicilian Taimanov.

Nimzo Indian Defense

Opening chess game that had started with 1. D4 in the opening call Nimzo Indian Defense. then in one after another with a black Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 .. ... Type of opening in the first time in developed or in the first play by GM Aron Nimzowitsch in the early 20th century. In this opening White's earnest attempt to create a pawn center and develop his pieces to prepare for an assault on the Black position.  Black's delay in committing to a pawn structure makes the Nimzo-Indian (sometimes colloquially referred to as the "Nimzo") a very flexible defence to 1.d4in continue with step G5 7.Bg3 Ne4 .. like party between Vismanathan GM Anand GM Hikaru Nakamura fight ended a draw Tata Steel 73rd tournament in the Netherlands recently.