Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...e6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nc6

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Sicilian - Taimanov
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 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6

Sicilian - TaimanovEdit

This is the initial position at the start of the Taimanov or Taimanov system, developed by Russian GM Mark Taimanov. It can be thought of as a mirror to the position leading to most variations such as the Dragon, with the c6 knight developed rather than the f6 one and the e6 pawn developed rather than the d6 one.

Theory tableEdit

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6

5 6 7
1 Nc3
Qc7
Be3
a6
Qd2
Nf6
=
2 ...
a6
Nxc6
bxc6
Bd3
d5
+=
3 ...
d6
c4
Nf6
N1c3
a6
=

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