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The Alapin Sicilian is a clever way to sidestep the huge work needed to start understanding something to the open sicilian, and it has its own share of traps too ! I sincerely hope you will enjoy this page and find some ideas you can reuse !

The famous Qa4+ trap in the Alapin !

In this game, Black chooses a wrong path and gets his Queen trapped !

Sometimes, Black chooses to play with an ugly b6 setup. This may never happen to you, but the way to exploit those weak squares is instructive:

This is a rare example in which White manages to play a winning queen sacrifice !

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