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

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

Open Sicilian with 2...Nc6Edit

Here Black has decided to play Nc6 instead of d6 or other moves. If Black plays pawn to d5 later on then they have saved a tempo by not playing d6 first.

Theory tableEdit

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6

3 4 5 6
Open Sicilian d4
cxd4
Nxd4
Nf6
Nc3
e5
Ndb5
d6
+=
Rossolimo Variation Bb5
g6
O-O
Bg7
c3
Nf6
Re1
O-O
=
Sicilian, Taimanov Nc3
e6
c3
Nf6
b4
bxc4

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ReferencesEdit

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