Sicilian Defence 2.Bc4 Kohler

White’s move 2.Bc4 vs the Sicilian Defence is not a terrible move, but it gives Black an easier time than normal. Here’s my postal game against Dennis Kohler where I did not play the sharpest continuation. White had a playable game, but Black won in the end.

Kohler (1352) - Sawyer (1973), corr APCT, 1994 begins 1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.a3 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 d6 [5...Nxe4 6.Nxe4 d5=/+] 6.d3 Be7 7.h3 0-0 8.0-0 a6 9.a4 Qc7 10.Re1 Nd4 11.Bf4 e5 12.Bd2 Be6 13.Nd5 Bxd5 14.exd5 b5 15.axb5 axb5 16.Nxd4 bxc4 17.Nf5 [Better is 17.Rxa8 Rxa8 18.Nb5+/=] 17...cxd3 18.Nxe7+ Qxe7 19.cxd3 [19.Rxa8 Rxa8=/+] 19...Nxd5 [19...Qb7 20.Rxa8 Rxa8-/+] 20.f4 [20.Qb3 Rxa1 21.Rxa1 Qe6=/+] 20...f6 21.Rxa8 Rxa8 22.g3 [22.fxe5 fxe5-/+] 22...Qb7 23.Qc1 Qb3 [23...Ra2!-+] 24.fxe5 fxe5 [24...Qxd3! 25.Kh2 fxe5-+] 25.Bc3 Nxc3 26.Qxc3 Qxc3 27.bxc3 Ra3
28.Rc1 Ra2 29.Rd1 Rc2 30.d4 Rxc3 [30...exd4 31.cxd4 c4-+] 31.dxe5 dxe5 32.Kf2 Kf7 Black is up two pawns in a rook ending. 0-1

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Sicilian Defence 2.Bc4 Kohler