What's the deal with the Sicilian?

Apr 9, 2009, 6:50 PM |

I know the Sicilian is a powerful tool for black after e4, but could anyone elaborate as to WHY? I heard some where that setting up the Sicilian is pretty common for GM players to use after seeing e4. If this is true, I would like to know why...as in the idea behind it.

Thanks for your input!