Surprise Sicilian Players On The 2nd Move [TRICKY Gambit]
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Surprise Sicilian Players On The 2nd Move [Mengarini Variation]

Surprise Sicilian Players On The 2nd Move [Mengarini Variation]

Today I’m happy to share with you the top 5 fastest wins for White against the Sicilian Defense, featuring the Mengarini Variation, 1.e4 c5 2.a3. This tricky gambit is followed by 2…Nc6 3.b4 cxb4 4.axb4 Nxb4, which is similar to the Wing Gambit.

The seemingly weird and unusual move 2.a3 is sure to surprise many of your opponents, but it’s highly effective. Watch the full video lesson to learn the common attacking plans and tactical patterns for White.

Below, you can find the variations shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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