Category Archives: Sicilian Bind

Bosna Open 2013 Rd1-Papp Ga(HUN)

More About Sarajevo

TWIC 969
GM Papp slowly squeezed the life out of black’s position with simple moves. The attempted kingside action with …h5-h4-h3 came to nothing.

Papp,Ga (2582) – Bejtovic,J (2397)
SI Bind 9.0–0 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bd7 11.Qd2 Bc6 12.f3 a5 [B36]
43rd Open A Bosna 2013 Sarajevo BIH (1.7), 01.06.2013

Position 1
Rc1 is under attack. What do you recommend for white?

White to Play


Liechtenstein Open 2013 Rd4-IM Izsak,Gyula(HUN)

More on the Maroczy Bind

Part 2

TWIC 966
IM Izsak pressed the queenside until black cracked in an unusual Maroczy Bind where black also attacked the kingside with …h5-h4-h3!?

Izsak,Gyu (2445) – Rooze,J (2372)
Sicilian Maroczy Bind[B40]
31st Liechtenstein Open 2013 Triesen LIE (4.2), 06.05.2013

Position 1
White has been massaging the queenside but now the b-pawn is sufficiently protected. What do you recommend for white now?

White to Play


Basel 2013 Rd3, GM Hansen,E(CAN)

Here is Hansen’s tough rd3 game.

Sicilian Bind[B36]
Hilton Open 2013 Basel (3.5), 02.01.2013

Position 1
(After 27…Rb8)
White is pressing but how to continue?

White to Play
(Sorry but I cannnot upload images to Blogger at the moment-Hopefully this is temporary)

Groningen 2012 Rd3 GM Hansen,E(CAN)

Here is GM Hansen,E’s rd3 win against Brunello,M.



Sicilian Bind[B38]
SFG 2012 Groningen(3),23.12.2012

Position 1
White has completed development but black is theatening …a3 to undermine Nc3. How should white respond?

White to Play


Position 2
Black has the advantage with two pawns and a useful knight for the exchange and a passed b-pawn. The only question remaining is what the most precise path is. How should black convert the extra exchange?

Black to Play