The Sicilian is an interesting opening for Bughouse.
If you play the right variations, you can do well with it. However, you need to avoid closed variations. For both Black and White, the Sicilian leads to quick development and quick exchanges. That gets pieces moving to the other board, as well as providing pieces in good locations to support dropping pieces from your partner.
For example, you can start off with something like:
- e4 c5
- Nf3 Nb6
- d4 de
- Nxd4 d5
From here, you can exchange knights or pawns, or start bringing the other knights and bishops into the mix. As well, there are several strong positions open for dropping pieces.
Last updated: January 20, 2003
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