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)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6

Sicilian - Nimzowitsch Variation edit

2...Nf6 edit

This attack on the e4 pawn is similar to the Alekhine's Defence. White normally plays e5 to attack the knight on f6.

Theory table edit

For explanation of notation, see Chess Opening Theory Table.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6

3 4 5
See 2... d6

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