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= Scheveningen Variation, English Attack =
With 6. Be3, white begins a standard English attack setup. White will play f3, g4, Qd2 and O-O-O in some order, setting up a kingside pawn storm targeted towards black's king. In response, black will play a6 and b5 and set up a pawn attack on the queenside against white's king.
Note that the standard 6...a6 from black transposes into a hybrid Najdorf/Scheveningen, and allows white to begin the Perenyi Attack with 7.g4 if desired.


== Theory table ==
For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation..
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be3

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== References ==

Kasparov, Garry, & Keene, Raymond 1989 Batsford chess openings 2. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.Sicilian English Attack JeremySilman.com