c3 Sicilian Deferred

Since the “c3 Sicilian” is now so popular with well-known lines for Black, it isn’t much of an “anti-Sicilian” any more. Instead, it can be interesting for White to consider a “c3 deferred” variation where White delays playing “c3” by one move (or perhaps more).

Diagram: c3 Sicilian Deferred (Nc6 Sicilian)

Diagram: c3 Sicilian Deferred (d6 Sicilian)

Diagram: c3 Sicilian Deferred (e6 Sicilian)

Other Anti-Sicilian Openings include: