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

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...e6Edit

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 tableEdit

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
Nd4
d6
=
c3 =
b3 =

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