The Rauzer Sicilian begins with the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 entering a Classical Sicilian with White’s main move 6.Bg5, followed by 6…e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0. In this video, the second of three videos on the Rauzer Sicilian, IM Robert Ris explores play after 8…Bd7 and 9.f4 (diagram, left).
After 9.f4, Black has a number of responses – all of which IM Robert Ris goes over in this video.
In the first video of this series, IM Robert Ris looked at the variation after 8…h6, which you can watch by clicking here.
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