Sicilian defence[ edit ]
ECO: B20
theme No: 451
title: Sicilian defence
notation: 1. e4 c5
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The Sicilian defence is a chess opening which begins with:
1. e4 c5

This is the most popular response to 1. e4 at the master level. Black immediately fights for the center, but by attacking from the c-file (instead of mirroring White´s move) he creates an asymmetrical position that leads to complicated situations. Typically, White has the initiative on the King side while Black obtains counterplay on the Queen side, particularly on the c file after the exchange of Black´s c pawn for White´s d pawn.

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