Semi-Open King Pawn Defences

The name “semi-open” refers to King pawn defences that are not “fully open”, which basically means other than “e4 e5”. Some of the semi-open King-pawn defences include:

These semi-open defences are actually more common for Black than double king pawn openings. They are the most popular defences, with the Sicilian Defence leading the pack.

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