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Hello Everyone!! I am a French Player as Black and don't mind facing it as White. I play the Alapin Variation of the Sicillian Variation as White(1.e4 c5 2.c3).I like it but the problem is I often have to face the french defense instead of Sicillian with this move order:
2. c3 e6
A very easy way to transpose. As I mentioned earlier I don't mind facing French as White but I would like to instead play the Sicillian. Any way to avoid the transposition. Nothing meets my eye. Any help will be appreciated!
play the open sicilian
Play 2. b4 or maybe 2. c4? It's difficult to stop Black from playing e6 and d5.
Didn't you create this thread after our game in which I transposed using this method? :D
Yeah. And I also faced several other opponents who did the same. Also,I wanna play c3 but avoid this!
of course there is an independent line, which is 4 exd5.
Maybe 2. Nf3 followed by 3. c3 against everything else than 2.. e6. Then learn something against 2.. e6
nf3 d6 c3 nf6 might also be not exactly what you expect.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 e6 4.d4 d5 would also be pretty funny.
So, yeah, Post 8 is your solution.
But that gives and equal position. I guess I will have to face French then.
well, black usually gets an IQP and i think that the best player can expect to win pretty often in the resulting positions. that said, transposing to the advance french is perfectly acceptable, also for psychological reasons... :p
This e6 line is very rare.Why would a sicilian player wanna play the french?Just play the advance french.You must know about it more since you have probably faced it a lot being a french player.If you totally wanna get an IQP,there is a line.Challenge me on live and I'll show you.
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