The alapin is a response to the sicilian. 1.e4 c5 2.c3 I have been in the habit of playing this opening this summer, and recently as I was organizing my games by opening I was shocked and pleased to find that my record against this opening through this summer is 8-1-1. I was very excited until I looked at all the games and realized that the toughest line against it, 2... Nf6 was only played against me twice, one time resulting in my one loss and the other I should have lost and only won through endgame play.
So, on to my point. If anyone plays the sicilian and plays against me, please play 2... Nf6 as I want to find out how I fare against this line and how I feel about the positions that arise. Also, any intelligent opinions on this opening would be gratefully recieved.