Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...Nf6

Sicilian - Nimzovitch Variation
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)

rnbqkb1r/pp1ppppp/5n2/2p5/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQKB1R

Sicilian - Nimzovitch VariationEdit

2...Nf6Edit

This attack on the e4 pawn is similar to the Alekhine's Defence. White normally plays e5 here as well.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of notation, see Chess Opening Theory Table.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6

3 4 5
e5
Nd5
Nc3
e6
Nxd5
exd5
+=
Nc3
d6




See 2... d6

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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.
Last modified on 2 September 2009, at 23:49