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andreabs 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilian Does anyone know a Sicilian variation which begins with
1. e4 c5
2 nf3 d6
3. c4 ...

What do you think is the best answer for the black to play ?! I particularly played Nc6 but i am a bit curious about what other people would do.

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chesskid22000 41 ( +1 | -1 )
answer to e4 c5, Nf3 d6, c4 there is alot of variations, including Nc6 this will lead to a Marcozy Bind variation.The Nf6 will lead to a Sicilian Miscellenous ECO B50. the move g6 leads to 4)d4, cxd4 5)Nxd4, Bg7 6) Nc3, Nc6 7) Be3
it practically all leads to the Marcozy Bind Variation.Except Nf6.Even the move a6... and Bd7... leads to the Marcozy Bind Variation.Im a big fan of the Sicilian Defense, if you want to i can play a couple of games to help you explore this variation. =) chesskid22000
olympio 3 ( +1 | -1 )
though not as good as d4 or bishop check
mikhail_tal 25 ( +1 | -1 )
It depends on what sicilian you play. If you play the Accelerated Dragon Nc6 is your move. However if you play anything else (and you probably do since you played 2...d6) the move is e5! denying d4. black also has a nice f5 break, white's will take longer.
andreabs 19 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you all for the answers !!!

chesskid22000 send me a challenge with the color you would like to play with. :-)

indiana-jay 56 ( +1 | -1 )
I like mikhail_tal suggestion very much.

You might agree that Black is always less superior than White. You might agree that Najdorf and Scheveningen are the strongest among Sicilians (which you cannot achieve from here). You might agree that English opening (especially the d3) is weak, at least weaker than other e4/d4 openings. With the suggestion above (e5) I cannot see that Black is less superior. I'll go with that.
mikhail_tal 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Don't mention it There is a little column in Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2 about the c4 line. I just dug it up and posted Ward's suggestion.
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