Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...e6

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Sicilian with 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)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6
Parent: Open Sicilian

Sicilian with 2...e6[edit | edit source]

This is an older continuation of the Sicilian. Black plays 2...e6, not defending the c5 pawn but instead opening up the bishop and preparing d5 and recapture with a pawn. This can transpose into many other Sicilian lines with d6 and/or Nc6.

Many variations from this position include the Kan, Scheveningen, and Taimanov.

Theory table[edit | edit source]

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

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6

3 4 5
d4
cxd4
Nxd4
Nf6
Nc3
a6
=
Nc3
a6
d4
cxd4
Nxd4
Qc7
=
c4

Nc6

Nc3

Nf6

Be2

d5

= (Kramnik Variation)
c3 =
b3 =

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References[edit | edit source]