|Dec-17-04|| ||Knight13: This position occurs commonly. People who likes Sicilian should've met this opening before. |
|Dec-17-04|| ||rndapology: People who like the Sicilian should have met this opening before. The verb does not get plural form or whatever it's called when noun in plural - it's the reverse. |
|Dec-17-04|| ||Nausikaa: Wow, 34 % wins for Black! So what does White play nowadays instead of 6.Bg5? Is it less popular because of White's or Black's refusal to play it any longer? |
|Dec-17-04|| ||russep: This variation is very hard to win against when you play as white. I have found this from experience playing against it. |
|Dec-17-04|| ||drukenknight: It seems that this version, in particular is the one that is main line and seems good for black: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Qb6|
the most popular choices for white's move here slightly in black's favor. but 9 Nxc6 is a recent try w/ two wins for white.
Take that stupid N, is what it comes down to sometimes.
|Dec-19-04|| ||russep: well just look at the games, this site had no notable games where white wins for this variation |
|Mar-13-05|| ||Leviathan: <Wow, 34 % wins for Black!>
<seems good for black>
<well just look at the games...no notable games where white wins>|
Hey! The RR isn't that strong! Remember that this page is referring only to these 155 games where white doesn't play 7.Qd2 (which is almost the only good move) - just look at the stats of the other variations of this opening (from B63 to B69): white wins a majority of the games, so it is by no means stronger than other Sicilians(Opening Explorer)
|Jun-27-05|| ||vampiero: what are u talking about <Leviathan>, look at the line that druken knight gives, dont u see the move <7.Qd2>, although my fritz 8 gives white a 42% winning percentage, compared to a 21% for black. that is after the line: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O|
can someone give me some genral theory for the RR, im planning to get into it
|Jun-27-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Vampiero what variation of the Rauzer are u planning to play? U can choose many different setups with or without ..h6, or with or without pawn at f6 after BxNf6. A reoccuring plan for white is after Qd2 to castle long and do the usual kingside attack with f4 g4 g5 and so on..Very often at some point in the game the bisshop is traded for Nf6 in order to destruct the black pawn structure or go on with g5 and attack. Because white castles long and black mostly short (or stays in the centre (for example afterBxNf6, gxf6)) u get very sharp games in which black plays a6 and b5 quickly. It is also common to exchange the Knight Nc6-d4 to get an easier game. The Richter Rauzer is quite old but there are many schemes and still new ideas are being made. I heard that in a recent NIC magazine the line
1.e4 c5 2.Pf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Pxd4 Pf6 5.Pc3 Pc6 6.Lg5 e6 7.Dd2 a6 8.0-0-0 h6 was pronounced dead because of 9. Nxc6 which was almost never played before. This innovations also totally chanches the typical play so if u gonna study it take some time..good luck..|
|Jun-28-05|| ||vampiero: which line would u guys recommend, im all about initiative and attack, im far from the positional type of play, thats why i like the accelerated dragon and such|
|Jun-28-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Hmm.. the most agressive lines are with an early a6 and b5; by a6 u amongst other things prevent Nb5 with sometimes strong attack at d6. Because of that u dont need to spend a move on trading Nc6 on d4, and can attack quickly. I dont know the names of these systems but u can find an example above. Also playable is 8...Bd7 in that line; interesting stuff u d get a book for..
By the way maybe i v the wrong opening in my mind but is the AccelerateD dragon not a positional system and intended to save a tempo (no d6)? I think ordinary dragon (white always plays jugoslav attack) is sharp and reccomendable..|
|Jun-28-05|| ||vampiero: yes the accelrated saves a move by directly going to d5 instead of in two moves, but the maroczy bind gives black problems and is difficult to play against as black. it is caracterized by the binding move c4: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.-->C4<-- Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3|
|Jun-28-05|| ||sitzkrieg: Ok thats what i thought. If u like sharp tactical positions why not play ordinary dragon or do u do both?|
|Jun-29-05|| ||vampiero: i supportboth, but i have more experience towards playing the accelerated because i try to avoid the maroczy bind by playing 4....Nc6 5.Nc3 and then playing 5....g6 6.Be3 Bg7 Be2|
but i've got a question, just like d5 is the main idea of the dragon...ie. the freeing move, without which black will be silently crushed, what is the main theme for black in the Richter-Rauzer
|Jun-29-05|| ||sitzkrieg: In general it is like i said: for white to play on
A) mutulation of blacks pawn structure with Bxf6
B) attack after Bxf6 when white recaptures attack it with g4-g5
C) or very often to advance with f4 and e5 in order to open the position favorably.
For black it depends on white s plan but in general it is to attack with a6 and b5 though sometimes d5 is also possible. Exchange Nc6-d4 at the right time is also important, and often black can obtain the bisshop pair cause white plays Bxf6.
|Jun-29-05|| ||sitzkrieg: That is a queenside or centre attack for black..|
|Aug-04-05|| ||rexeterna: Finally the Richter-Rauzer (my second favorite opening) gets its day on chessgames.com. I've been waiting. I've stuck with you, Richter-Rauzer, even though people say you've been disproven and you're easily responded to, I won't forget all the people I've beaten with you, and all the hard times we suffered through together when we were crushed.|
|Aug-04-05|| ||Bogdanel: <rexeterna> lol, what a touching statement of love. It's also my defense as black, and B65, with 7.Qd2 Be7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f4 Nxd4 is played nowadays. This is a variation in wich white doesen't play the strongest move, 7.Qd2|
|Aug-03-09|| ||WhiteRook48: and I liked this attack as white!|
|Jan-04-12|| ||Penguincw: Opening of the Day
Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
1.e4 c5 2.f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.xd4 f6 5.c3 c6 6.g5
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