I am currently studying to play in the US Open, and I came across this game in GM Davies' Starting Out: The Modern
Davies writes: "Black has obtained a very comfortable Sicilian type structure in which the exchange of a minor piece eases his game."
The curious part for me was that I would be very comfortable on either side of the board, and I spun it around on the table to make sure.
White's position came from a Modern/Pirc, but it could have been a Closed Sicilian, or even a Leningrad Bird, depending on the move order.
It reminded me of playing through the Botvinnik-Smyslov matches of the 1950's, where I loved both sides' positions, and it was even more exciting than normal to see how they ended!
I am curious to know how many people prefer White or Black here, so for fun, I am going to use the new "thumbs/like or dislike" function on the forum to see the tally.
I will make separate posts in the thread for black and white, and let people vote.
For the record, here's the full game: