[May 19, 2017] Updated Opening Line by Trajko Nedev:
Sicilian Defense, Fischer-Sozin Attack (incl. Velimirović Attack)

[Line 471 : 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4]

The two most principal reactions to the Fischer-Sozin Attack are 6… e6 and 6… Qb6, while 6… Bd7 is a sideline that also deserves attention.

In the first case, the game usually proceeds 6… e6 7. Be3 Be7, where as an alternative to the very sharp Velimirovic Attack (8. Qe2) followed by long castling and the kingside pawn advance, White also has a less demanding 8. Bb3 often followed by f2-f4 and O-O.

Move 6… Qb6 is of about the same strength, where White can choose among the following four options: 7. Nb3, 7. Ndb57. Nxc6 and 7. Nde2. In any case the ensuing positions are dynamically balanced.

[Diagram: White to Move] J. Kelbl – C. Moreira, corr. 2009. White has just sacrificed his Knight on d5, which is highly topical for the Velimirović Attack, with the idea to gain the f5-square for another Knight. How should White continue his attack to obtain a winning position?

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