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Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. c3/2...Nf6/3. e5

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Sicilian, Alapin
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)

rnbqkb1r/pp1ppppp/5n2/2p1P3/8/2P5/PP1P1PPP/RNBQKBNR

Sicilian, AlapinEdit

3. e5Edit

The main line is 3...Nd5, as 3...Ng8? is way to passive whilst 3...Ne4?? 4.d3! traps the knight.

Theory tableEdit

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5
3 4 5
Sicilian, Alapin ...
Nd5
d4
 
...
Ng8
d4
 
...
Ne4??
f3 +-


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