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|Chess Openings - English Opening 1...e5|
English Opening 1...e5
This line is also known as the Sicilian Reversed. Although a move ahead of the Sicilian Defense, White has difficulty converting this into a concrete advantage.
Example line 1
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bb4 4.Bg2 O-O
Black can develop the Bishop on the a3-f8 diagonal.
Example line 2
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7
Black can fianchetto the King's Bishop.
Example line 3
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O e4
Can the Pawn on e4 be defended successfully?
For more about the 1...e5 variations, see Opening Tutorial : English - 1...e5 (offsite).
(Back to initial position.)