TWIC 1255 Sicilian 3.Bb5(+)

The Sicilian Rossolimo is used to avoid the big theory of the Open Sicilian but is itself quite a labyrinth of theory

Selected games



SI Rossolimo 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.Ba4

Bundesliga 2018-19 rd3

The 4.Ba4 approach is quite popular now. The structure after 11..d5 12.e5 gave Black problems. The Bg7 was passive and there was no good plan to get active play


After 21..Qc8(Diagram)

Black has a loose kingside and is overall quite passive. The kingside is devoid of defenders while White has a menacing buildup with a crisis brewing on g6 already

What do you recommend for White?

After 21..Qc8



Sicilian Rossolimo 3..g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.d3 

Bundesliga 2018-19 rd4

White play for a kingside attack and was not shy about it


After 13.Rhg1N(Diagram)

White has various idea like Bxg7 then Nh4-f5 etc but it cannot be so easy to whip up a storm

What do you recommend for Black?

After 13.Rhg1



Sicilian Rossolimo 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.d4

14th Ugra Governor’s Cup rd4

White lost a pawn early in the game and most of the game was a technical conversion


After 41.Nc3(Diagram)

Black has infiltrated and dominates the position

What do you recommend for Black?

After 41.Nc3



Sicilian Rossolimo 3.Bb5+ 4.Bxd7 Nxd7

Tournament of Peace 2018 rd9

White got nothing really special from the opening which featured a bind with c4/a4.


Position 1

After 16.Qe3(Diagram)

The Nd4 has just been reinforced and White is looking to impose his will with more space and a cramping bind

What do you recommend for Black?

After 16.Qe3


Position 2

After 29.Rdd6(Diagram)

Black has an extra pawn and is looking to consolidate

What do you recommend for Black?

After 29.Rdd6

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