Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...e6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nc6/5. Nc3/5...Nf6

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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 5. Nc3 Nf6

Sicilian - Four Knights Variation

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Black deploys their knight to f6, where it puts pressure on the pawn on e4. One of Black's main idea in this position is to play Bb4, where it would pin the white knight and threaten to take it on e4.

Theory table

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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6

6 7 8
Ndb5
d6
Bf4
e5
Bg5
a6
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Exchange VariationNxc6

bxc6

e5

Nd5

Ne4

Qc7

f4

Qb6

c4

Bb4+

Ke2

f5

exf6

Nxf6

Be3

Qd8

Nd6+

Bxd6

Qxd6

Bb7

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References

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