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Sicilian Defence

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The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking control of the d4 square and also to create an unbalanced position that will give him more chances of winning. It is for these to reasons why 1...c5 is the most popular response to 1.e4 ever since Chess World Champions Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer extensively used it in the 60's and 70's. Generally, most Sicilian Defence opening variations are of a tactical rather than positional nature. Notable examples are the Najdorf Variation and the Dragon Variation, which are considered the sharpest of all chess openings.Smile

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #41

    stivee

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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #42

    JasonFreeman1

    i fell in love with this defense about four years ago its actually the first strategy i consistantly played with or studied and it and the thought process tht goes along with it has brought my game to a whole new level.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #43

    elingfirmansyah

    for anyone who wants to have a sharp counterattack I recommendC5Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    TechMonster31

    Very good opening, oh yeah go to Sicilian Defense Dragon Variation post thing and read it...it is weird, lol!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    shaheeeen

    i like this sicilian closed

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #46

    BGP9

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #47

    JasonFreeman1

    i live and die every so horribly by it but my question is if ur a sicilian player wht do u do against 1.d4

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #48

    Turk92

    I think smith morra gambit is the best against sicilian defence.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #49

    Trancq

    I think the best against sicilian as white is:
    1.....e4 c5

    2.....c3 Nc6

    3......d4 _____( c5 X d4. 4.....c3 X d4)

    As much as i know, it gives you a positional and a tactical openning as all the pieces of white come to play easily and a better variety of moves is available. 

    If you don't believe me try yourself. ;)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #50

    Turk92

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #51

    SpaceBrother

    Great opening.Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #52

    jmuller23

    the sicilian is good but what do you do after it?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #53

    dipenshah

    Let me try it out and then see what happens....

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #54

    mangwolf

    if you play black expect a storm coming on the way

    definitely not a quiet opening for both sides!!

    not recommended for passive black players (imho)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #55

    khuzaimih

    may someone tell me how to counter white's kingside pawn storm? im always being crushed with this.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #56

    vinz88

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  • 19 months ago · Quote · #57

    icyfire77

    how do I counter this as black???

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #58

    blasterdragon

    kokokai wrote:

    i use to win with this opening. Recently, I found that there is a mistake in my opening.

    Following is the mistake i made:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Following is the correction move, i think of:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    thats not a mistake a6 was the mistake



  • 19 months ago · Quote · #59

    blasterdragon

    heres a bit about the Najdorf



  • 18 months ago · Quote · #60

    sebastiancremor

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