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Tabiya 20: 2.c3 Sicilian Overview

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Today's show: An overview of the six ways to play against the 2.c3 Sicilian: 1) 2...Nf6; 2) 2...d5; (These are the two main lines), plus the sidelines 3)2...g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d5; 4) 2...e6 3.d4 d5; 5) 2...d6; 6) 2...e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4. Source material includes Chess Opening Essentials Vol I from NIC and Play the 2.c3 Sicilian by Rozentalis and Harley.

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