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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Bojkov: Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov

Would you take this variation? These earlier games focused on the Lowenthal Variation with Qxd6 Qf6, where Black gives up the two bishops to achieve a lead in development. However, the move fell out of use once it was determined that White kept the advantage in these lines. Only in the late s did Black players revive The ideas in this line slcilian similar to those in the Sveshnikov – Black accepts a backward pawn on d6 and weakens the d5-square but gains time by chasing the knight.


The difference between the two variations is that Black has not kalashnukov his knight to f6 and White has not brought his knight out to c3, so both players have extra options.

Nf6 in favour of Or, Black can delay bringing out the knight in favour of playing Be7-g5 or a quick On the other hand, White has the option of 6.

I would play the Sveshnikov because as stated, the Kalashnikov allowws white to play c4 and get a maroczy bind which slows the pace of the game down and it gets boring. Forums Chess Openings SteelWheels. Dec 8, 1. Dec 8, 2.

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I always wondered what the advantages of the kalashnikov were compared to the sveshnikov. Dec 8, 3.

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