[ECO code B23 > 26]
The Close Variation
White knows he will need complete control of his Q4(d4) for a strong centre but develops his Queen's Knight first, deciding to defer the struggle for the centre until the middlegame. Positional rather than sharp, the Closed Sicilian can suit novices. W-Alt.
White Black 1. P-K4 P-QB4 2. Kt-QB3 Transp.from Hein.O.
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