Alapin Variation (B22)

The Alapin Variation is a response to the Sicilian Defence characterised by the moves: 1. e4 c5 2. c3 It is named after the Russian master Semyon Alapin (1856–1923). For many years it was not held in high regard, since 2…d5 was thought to allow Black easy equality. Today, the Alapin is...