Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...e6/3. d4

White opens up the center, and in most variations Black trades pawns, although 3...d5 is possible as now 4. dxc5 dxc5 doesn't allow 5. Qxd8+. The trade is almost inevitable; after the trade 4...a6 reaches the Sicilian Kan, 4...Nc6 reaches the Taimanov, 4...Nf6 reaches the Normal Line, and 4...d6 could become a normal Open Sicilian variation.

Open Sicilian 2...e6 3.d4
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 3. d4

Open Sicilian 2...e6 3.d4Edit

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4

3 4 5
Sicilian Kan ...

cxd4

Nxd4

a6

Nc3

Qc7

=
Sicilian Taimanov ...

...

...

Nc6

Nc3

Qc7

=
Normal Line(Scheveningen) ...

...

...

Nf6

Nc3

d6

=
Marshall Counterattack(Tarrasch French) ...

d5

Nbd2

cxd4

exd5

Qxd5

=

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