Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. f4

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Sicilian - Grand Prix Attack
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Sicilian - Grand Prix Attack[edit]

2. f4, with the idea of an aggressive attack against the Black King. Black can neutralise the threat with an immediate d5, for this reason the attack is often played in the move order 2. Nc3 followed with f4.

Theory table[edit]

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 c5 2.f4

2 3 4 5
f4
d5
Nc3
d4
Nce2
Nc6
=
...
Nc6
Nc3
g6
Nf3
Bg7
Bb5
Nd4
=
...
d6
Nc3
Nc6
Nf3
g6
Bc4
Bg7
=
...
e6
Nf3
d5
Bb5+
Nc6
=
...
g6
Nf3
Bg7
Nc3
Nc6
=
...
Nf6
Nc3
d5
e5
d4
=

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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.

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