Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...Nc6/3. d4

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Open Sicilian with 2...Nc6
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)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4

Open Sicilian with 2...Nc6[edit | edit source]

Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.d4

The Open Sicilian is a very popular opening. There is a great deal of theory on the opening and it is also typically very tactical.[1] For these two reasons some people who do not play the Sicilian will avoid playing the Open Sicilian to encourage slower maneuvering instead of sharp tactics.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sicilian Defence, .Sicilian Defence