I have a question about the French Defense. While I know the expected second more for White is 2. d4, I have a question about 2. Nf3.
As Black, if I reply with 2... c5, is there a chance I will transpose into a Sicilian line?
The reason I ask is I am participating in an open tournament this weekend, and I know for a fact that almost all of the players are well-versed in Sicilian opening lines, whereas I would like to steer clear of ANY of that.
In that case, would I be safer replying with 2... d5 instead?
What do you think? I appreciate any advice!!