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If White opens e4e4 and Black replies c5c5, that's the Sicilian defense. Typical next moves are 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd42. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4, etc.

Are there good variations for White where he DOESN'T play d4?

I've heard of 3. b43. b4 (Wing Gambit), but I don't like gambits.

Does it make sense for White to play d3d3 instead, either before or after Bc4Bc4?

If White opens e4 and Black replies c5, that's the Sicilian defense. Typical next moves are 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4, etc.

Are there good variations for White where he DOESN'T play d4?

I've heard of 3. b4 (Wing Gambit), but I don't like gambits.

Does it make sense for White to play d3 instead, either before or after Bc4?

If White opens e4 and Black replies c5, that's the Sicilian defense. Typical next moves are 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4, etc.

Are there good variations for White where he DOESN'T play d4?

I've heard of 3. b4 (Wing Gambit), but I don't like gambits.

Does it make sense for White to play d3 instead, either before or after Bc4?

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Are there good variations for White against the Sicilian that do not involve an early d4?

If White opens e4 and Black replies c5, that's the Sicilian defense. Typical next moves are 2. Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4, etc.

Are there good variations for White where he DOESN'T play d4?

I've heard of 3. b4 (Wing Gambit), but I don't like gambits.

Does it make sense for White to play d3 instead, either before or after Bc4?