Closed sicilian 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 e5 Ng8 4 Nf3



I'm working on the idea 4 ... a6 to avoid a possible Bb5 coming soon.

I do not like sequences after 4 ... Nc6 5 Bb5 Nd4 


What do you think about 4 ... a6 


Kind regards, 



Why do u allow 2...Nf6 3.e5?

U have some tempi down (Ng8-f6-g8...) in development, and u want to play a6?

Would u like to play this as black?


To take e pawn as a good target for a while ... I think it's a good compensation. no ?


And aslo 5 d4 is not to bad for black. 

... 5.d4 cxd4 6.nxd4 d5 7.exd6 qxd6 8.Be3 Nf6 9 Bd3 e6



2. .. Nf6 is silly here. The correct 2nd move for black is any of the following: d6, e6, a6, or Nc6. It makes no sense to lose tempi and space. Black has no compensation after Ng8-f6-g8.