Speed: Bullet to Correspondence  Rating: 1000 to 2500

Sicilian Defense: Sozin AttackBETA


    Develops the bishop to its most active diagonal. This move pairs well with f4-f5 to activate the bishop to its maximum.

The Sozin (or Fischer-Sozin) attack is characterized by active piece play in the center rather than the kingside pawn storm typical in the Scheveningen. White looks for thematic Nd5, Nf5, Nxe6, and/or Bxe6 piece sacrifices in order to rip open lines towards black's king. Meanwhile, black has a solid pawn center with better endgames, and can look to hunt down the bishop pair after a6-b5, and Nbd7-Nc5.