What to play after 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 ?

I would like to play Sicilian with the blacks. Until now, I have mostly played the French defense.

I'm skilled in tactics. I like playing games where tactics have a big place.
I'm looking for an opening where the whites are easily at risk of making a tactical mistake that I could take advantage of. What move do you recommend after 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3?

Thank you.

Je voudrais expérimenter la sicilienne côté noirs. Jusqu'à maintenant, j'ai surtout joué la française.

Mon point fort est la tactique. J'aime jouer des parties où la tactique occupe une grande place. Je cherche une ouverture où les blancs risquent facilement de faire une erreur tactique dont je pourrais profiter. Quel coup me conseillez-vous après 1.e4 c5 2. Cf3 ?


1e4 c5 2Nf3 e6 3d4 cxd4 4nxd4 nc6 5nc3 6nf6 and going after Bb4. White usually has to take the knight on c6, or he gets into trouble

... e6 + a6 (Kan) is somewhat the safest Sicilian, nevertheless tons of theory. Including the anti-Sicilians you will get a truckload of work albeit less then in the d6-Sizis. I play this line, I never tried the Dragon or the Najdorf.

Bonne chance!

We published the first two videos of our introductory series on the Sicilian Defense. This introduction gives you a good overview of the different variations in the open Sicilian. The third video on the introduction will be published tomorrow. I am sure that these videos will help you.

Here is the link to the first part:

If you have questions, feel free to ask me.

I doubt there is a valid answer to your question. But based on the given information, I would suggest 3...e6. Parce que vous êtes un joueur francais :)

Thank you.

I actually chose 3...e6. I start studying it.

I like to play d6 in correspondence and e6 in fast games. d6 is more resistant to weird tricks but requires more focus to play correctly. e6 is easier to play.