The Grand Prix is a double-edged way to avoid the Sicilian. Note the easy transposition by both players to the Grand Prix. White should play an early Nc3 to avoid the immediate d5 thrust (as in 1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5), or simply lead with 1.Nc3. The play following an early Nc3, however, is hardly tame, and the line below after 10.exd5 is nothing short of wild. It requires additional analysis.