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    Play the Sicilian Pin

    In this course you will learn the tricky and complex system starting with 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4!? - a perfect little-explored weapon to use ni blitz or over the board play. 

    We see early divergences for white, 2 illustrative games, and then go into the two major Pin main lines.   Get ready for some interesting opening analysis!

    Update March 13, 2013:  Quizzes added.

    • 16. e5 Nd5 Main Line...
    • 6Sevillano-De Firmian...
    • 25. Bd3 Deviation...
    • 76. Ndb5 sideline...
    • 3Pin 6. e5 Nd5 7. Qg4!?...
    • 8Illustrative Game 1. Sax-Ljubo...
    • 4Smith-Morra Declined...
    • 9Alapin 2. c3...
    • 57. Qg4 g6 8. Ndb5 O-O...
    • 10Early Divergences...
  • Author
    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.