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    Ideas behind the Maroczy Bind

    I've never really know how to play the maraoczy bind, does anyone know what the idea is?

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    1. e4 c5
    2. Nf3 Nc6
    3. d4 cxd4
    4. Nxd4 g6
    5. c4 which is a Maroczy Bind, i'd just like to know the idea of this move

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    White put their pawns on b3, c4, e4 and possibly f3, Bishops e3, e2, knights d4 c3 (but might move the knight from d4 to avoid exchnage), qeen on d2.

    The plan is to use control of the center to either launch attack on king side or queen side. Another plan is to put knight on d5. If black prevents it e6, then d6 pawn is somewhat weak (which is not easy to exploit). If black exchange on d5, white takes with e pawn, thus being able to put pressure on e7 (and later on d6 if black plays e5 exchanging e7 pawn for d5 pawn).

    Botvinnik played few very intresting games with both white and black.

    However, black usually has enough resources to defend and counterplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    White put their pawns on b3, c4, e4 and possibly f3, Bishops e3, e2, knights d4 c3 (but might move the knight from d4 to avoid exchnage), qeen on d2.

    The plan is to use control of the center to either launch attack on king side or queen side. Another plan is to put knight on d5. If black prevents it e6, then d6 pawn is somewhat weak (which is not easy to exploit). If black exchange on d5, white takes with e pawn, thus being able to put pressure on e7 (and later on d6 if black plays e5 exchanging e7 pawn for d5 pawn).

    Botvinnik played few very intresting games with both white and black.

    However, black usually has enough resources to defend and counterplay.

    thx very much!

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    A fundamental aim of Black in the Sicilian is to get in d5. If he can do that, theory says (or at least said when the Maroczy Bind was invented) that B has an advantage. The fundamental idea of the Bind was thus to prevent d5 and paralyze B's defence. Cecil Purdy wrote quite a lot on the Bind - see for example his discussion of the old Dragon (aka Accelerated Dragon) reproduced in "Action Chess - Purdy's 24 Hours Opening Repetoire" Thinkers Press 2000.

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