Question regarding Sicilian Defense 3. Bc4

pckben

I've been using this opening with the dragon variations for around half a month now. And I felt not so comfortable when my opponents played 3. Bc4, aiming for the weak f7 pawn. I often reacted with advance my e pawn to e6. But then, i wasted first 3 moves for the pawns and thus the opening is slow. That's the reason why i had to suffer from heavy attacks later on.

So, what's the best ideas for black when the Bishop flies out early to c4 (or b5)?

Thank you

Ben

ashwath

push your Q side pawns, to launch an king hunt. dont play e6.

ghostofmaroczy

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bc4 e6 you are doing fine.

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bb5 is check and you could block with 3...Bd7.