The “d3” line of the Sicilian Defence is an anti-Sicilian that is mainly a transpositional move to some other variation. This line has even been used by Bobby Fischer, who would use it to transpose to a King’s Indian Attack against an “e6 Sicilian” line.
Diagram: d3 Sicilian Line against e6 Sicilian
The d3 Sicilian opening is likely to transition to one of these openings.
- King’s Indian Attack (as above, White has played Nf3 and d3, against an “e6 Sicilian”)
- Closed Sicilian (with Nc3, g3 and Bg2)
- Grand Prix Attack (with Nc3 and f4)
The d3 Sicilian is not a well-known line, nor is it widely used. But there’s not much wrong with it, and it can be considered for a tournament chess repertoire.
Other Anti-Sicilian Openings include:
- f4 Sicilian
- Grand Prix Attack
- b3 Sicilian
- Morra Gambit
- Wing Gambit
- Bb5 Sicilian
- Closed Sicilian
- Qxd4 Sicilian
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