Saturday, April 29, 2006

1.e4 c5 2.Na3!?

After reading more and more about this unusual move order to meet the Sicilian as White, I too had to try it out. This game was ofcourse not played at Vadim Zvjaginsev level (who is said to be specializing himself in this opening) and i do not know the strength of my opponent, but i liked the game it brought about. I might even try it out again ;-)

P.S. The game's annotation after 2.Na3 should read that i like being out of book that early in the game, so that it's every man for himself :-) Because it is not just getting the game out of book that counts, it is how you get the game out of book that counts. Well, that's my opinion anyway...

Oh, and many thanks to for sharing their self-made pieceset for use with the viewer i use to show games. They use the same viewer, so...


At 04 May, 2006 19:17 , Blogger Qaundoman said...

I'd have to see more games with this line, but I think some of the positions, particularly with the Knight on a3 and c4, are similar to positions that arise from the Wing Gambit and the Alapin Variation. so, it doesn't seem all that odd of a move, since in some Sicilian lines, the Knight wants to go to c4 at some point. This 2. Na3 just seems to not be beating around the bush.

So, how can one get the board veiwer that you used?

At 05 May, 2006 05:35 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Well, i don't know if you have access to some webspace. If you do, i could send you the files needed to set up the viewer by email. But if you don't have access to some webspace, you may want to make use of the free webspace offered by GeoCities. Which is probably the easiest way to set up and make use of a chessviewer for us computer illiterates ;-)
Then i could also send you the files needed by email. Let me know how or what, okay?


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