52 ( +1 | -1 ) Sveshnikov Vs Kalashnikov!?Sicilian Kalashnikov (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nd4 e5!) or Sicilian Pelikan (I have been playing this line for some time now). Do any one of you have any ideas regarding Kalashnikov sicilian..? the two lines look very similar with many transpositions then in what ways do they differ? I am currently playing thematic mini tournaments for both the openings so slight modifications in game play would be interesting.
56 ( +1 | -1 ) I have a shelf of books on the Kalashnikov; the key difference is that Pelikan is an old name that was in favor when the main line was somewhat different than it is today. Hence, you might say the Pelikan is the discredited line (although I've won many games with it!).
As noted by jjw109, if you've got some games in progress, you should steer your conversations elsewhere. Looking for ideas in your current games is your job; delegating this responsibility is called cheating. After you've finished your games, post them and we can discuss ideas all you want.
73 ( +1 | -1 ) www.chess.fm has a couple of nice online videos on the sveshnikov. IM mark diesen gives analysis. there are videos i have seen which compare the kalashnikov and the sveshnikov, though i'm not sure if they are these ones. i'm thinking about studying one of these openings and taking it up as a main weapon as black. right now i'm playing 1...Nf6 and usually with poor resulting positions unfortunately.
anyway, these videos are fantastic for every part of the game, in my opinion. very strong players give their analysis on a board right in front of you. it's the perfect way of learning for the lazy man (or woman). i'd love to find more videos like this if possible. does anyone know where i can do that?