NEW UPDATED OPENING LINE

[September 12, 2018] Updated Opening Line by Bojan Vučković:
Sicilian Defense, Scheveningen Variation without 6. g4

[Line 467 : 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 without 6. g4]

Apart from the very promising Keres Attack (6. g4), covered in Line 468, White has a couple of reasonably interesting possibilities as well.

After 6. Be3, the best option for Black is transposing to the English Attack of the Najdorf Defense with 6… a6. In case of the alternative 6… Nc6, White is able to get better chances with 7. f3 Be7 8. Qd2.

The idea of 6. f4 is Qf3, Be3 and O-O-O, though Black is doing fine after any of the following moves: 6… a6, 6… Be7 and 6… Nc6.

For those preferring a more positional approach, we recommend either 6. Be2 with transposition to the Classical Scheveningen, or 6. g3, which leads to the Fianchetto Variation of either Najdorf or Classical Sicilian Defense.

[Diagram: White to Move] Black pieces have a terrible coordination, and the final blow from White is to be expected!

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