In chess, the Maróczy Bind (Hungarian: [ˈmɒroːt͡si]) is a term alternately used to refer to an opening or its associated pawn structure, named for the Hungarian grandmaster Géza Maróczy. When the Bind is discussed as an opening, it is defined as 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4.[The Maróczy Bind opening is a continuation of the Sicilian Defence, Accelerated Dragon, where 5. c4 is the characteristic move.
When the Maróczy Bind is discussed as a pawn structure, attention is paid to both sides’ strategic plans, as required by the placement of the pawns. Chess writers also note the possibility for the same or similar pawn structure to arise by transposition, especially via the English opening or the King’s Indian Defense. In the Maróczy pawn structure, White’s c- and e-pawns control the d5-square, making it difficult for Black to open their position with …d5. Black often settles for the less active …d6 instead, and may develop a Hedgehog pawn formation against the Bind.
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