Originally posted by yofidawg
you must mean Bc4
Bc4 is always a wasted move early in the sicilian cause of ...e6
Ok, here's how you counter the 2.Bc4 Sicilian, which -1500's will encounter regularly.
preparing for ...d5
White's 2nd move shows a lack of understanding of the Sicilian defence in favour of a mis-timed attack on the central d5 square and/or a cheap hack against black's vulnerable f7 square.
Maybe white is planning on following-up with Qf3? or Qh5? but the Bc4 will be kicked-away with gain in tempo or exchanged-off with lead in development for black.
The point is, white doesn't know where the light-square B belongs yet, but it doesn't belong on c4!
You'll probably find that white is already beginning to run-out of ideas after 2...e6 blocks the cheesey threat against f7, so he may decide to clear/develop for a KS castle.
Developing with a threat on e4 pawn. Also further controlling the d5 square.
White defends the e4 pawn.
White's 2.Bc4 looks really pathetic now. Black has expanded in the center, threatens e4 again & also Bc4.
Why not? Removes the B from danger to now be exchanged-off.
And Black has a wonderful position.
Maybe white will exchange on d5 then castle KS.
Whatever white plays, black will be able cramp white with a d5-d4 pawn push.
White to play
If anyone wants to discuss any early variations in the Bc4 Sicilian just ask in this thread.