Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...e6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4

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Sicilian 2...e6
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 2...e6[edit]

Moves:1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4

4...a6: Kan Sicilian
4...Nc6: Taimanov
4...Nf6: Scheveningen

Theory table[edit]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4

4 5 6
Nxd4
Nf6
Nc3
d6
Be2
Nc6
O-O
Be7
=
...
a6
Bd3
Nf6
O-O
d6
c4
b6
+=
...
Nc6
Nc3
Nf6
Ndb5
Bb4
a3
Bxc3+
+=
...
Qb6
Nb3
Qc7
+=
...
d6
c4
Nf6
+=
...
Bc5
Nb3
Bb6
+=

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References[edit]

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