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I play it to avoid 'normal' sicilian lines. When possible I do attack often on the Kside. OTOH your example line is not one that gives me a lot of problems. What causes me more problems as white is fighting for an early d5 by black and attacking on the Q side. Yes some opponents have castled Qside as black which led to other type of play than a Kside attack ...


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You make some interesting points. After 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 white clearly has the better center from a classical standpoint. You say there's a "slight structural disadvantage" and while I don't necessarily disagree, I do agree that there are some weaknesses that might not be so obvious. Engines tend to rate these types of positions better for ...


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