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Sicilian Defense - 2...d6 Variations

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6

Most games that reach this position continue 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3. Black's 5th move chooses from one of several popular variations, all of which have their devoted followers.

Classical Variation


Dragon Variation


Scheveningen Variation


Najdorf Variation


For more about the Najdorf, see Opening Tutorial : Sicilian Defense - Najdorf Variation (offsite).

Example game(s)

1962 Stockholm Fischer R. - Olafsson F. B88
1959 Yugoslavia Fischer R. - Tal M. B86

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