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Anti-Sicilian
Anti-Sicilian
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ivan-sicilian
ivan-sicilian
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Sicilian-Charles
Sicilian-Charles
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Joined: 6/3/15
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SicilianB28
SicilianB28
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Points: 0 points
sicilian-brah
sicilian-brah
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Last Online: 8/31/15
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  • Saving Chess With The a-Pawn

    The first part of this article has brought a great response and many reader suggestions. But I have a confession to make. It was a totally tongue-in-cheek article and I am surprised that the majority of our readers took it for face ... | Read More

  • Alekhine's Defense: World Championship Openings

    Alexander Alekhine won the title from Jose Raul Capablanca in their 1927 match. The Franco-Russian master had an unusually wide opening repertoire compared to the earlier champions, and he loved to experiment with different openings. So while A... | Read More

  • Pete's Pathetic Chess: 'Never Good'

    Chess.com fans have marveled at my uncanny ability to play pathetic chess, and yet win all the same. That won’t be the case today. Unlike the first two games featured in this column, this next game boasts the logical and just conclusion of... | Read More

  • How To Save Chess

    In 1920s, the world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was at the height of his career. He was so much better than anyone else that he was called "the chess machine" due to the merciless precision of his play. So when Capablanca predicted ... | Read More

  • Lasker's Queen's Gambit Declined

    The second world champion, Emanuel Lasker, is a difficult one to include in this series, but it must be done. There is hardly any opening to which he is closely attached. He played a wide variety of solid, "common-sense" openings, w... | Read More


    • Atlantic Open: Day 2

      I just got back home from the second and final day of the Atlantic Open. I had only slept for about five hours after Day 1, so I was pretty tired going into today's games. Despite sub-par opening play, I think I held up pretty well. Here are today... | Read More

    • Sici7ian Sicilian Defense (1-0)

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      • Sici7ian
      • | Aug 29, 2015
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    • Sicilian

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      • Iskandar
      • | Aug 29, 2015
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    • 3rd game of US chess

      This was my game from 3rd round, it was a Sicilian Dragon, I had a better position in the endgame but quickly blundered. The opening was normal, but I made an interseting move with ...Bxh6 allowing the queen to come to h6.  | Read More

    • Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide

      I was recommended "Chess Structures: A GrandMaster Guide" by Mauricio Flore Rios and after a scan of the book I immediately purchased it.   Some books you read the first page and you instantly feel enthusiatic to work through it. This is one su... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

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    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7.... Read More »

  • 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 followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

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    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »