NEW UPDATED OPENING LINE

[November 10, 2017] Updated Opening Line from GM Dragan Paunović:
English Opening, Closed Sicilian Reversed

[Line 007 : 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6]

Line 007 mostly covers the Reversed Closed Sicilan (i. e. the fianchetto lines 3. g3 g6), but also 3. Nf3 with various responses from Black, like 3… g6 and 3… Bb4.

You can also find here a rather fashionable 3. Nf3 Bc5. This plan was recently seen in L. Aronian – H. Nakamura, Stavanger 2015, where Nakamura opted for the daring 7… h5, and eventually won the game.

[Diagram: Black to Move] Black has a strong attack, but accurate play is of paramount importance. How should he continue?

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