Sicilian[ edit ]
ECO: B56
theme No: 553
title: Sicilian
notation: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6
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1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6
the so-called "Classical" Sicilian arises, featuring sound, natural, development from both sides. Both sides have brought out their knights to the best squares. White usually now continues with 6.Bg5 (the Richter-Rauzer Variation), which aims to weaken the Black kingside with a timely Bxf6 when Black often must respond with the weakening ...gxf6. In return, Black will enjoy a useful majority of pawns in the center. Another popular variation is 6.Bc4, the Sozin Variation, which brings the bishop to an aggressive square. This variation was a favorite of Bobby Fischer. Less popular moves are 6.Be2, 6.f3, 6.Be3 and 6.g3.

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article No 657 / last change on 2005-06-29, 10:01pm

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