The Sicilian Defense!

The Sicilian Defense!

Tharinda_Nimnajith
Tharinda_Nimnajith
Jan 16, 2016, 6:56 AM |
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                      The Sicilian Defense is my favorite defense as Black against 1.e4. It is considered to be the most challenging reply against 1.e4 by many. It is played by a lot great chess players like Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, Mikhail Tal etc. and almost all the best players in the world! So let's discuss about this great opening in detail!

 

1.Open Sicilian

 

 

a.Sicilian Najdorf

 



b.Sicilian Dragon

 

 

 

2.Closed Sicilian

 



3.Grand Prix Attack

 



4.Smith Morra Gambit

 

 

 

5.Alapin/c3 Sicilian

 

 

6.Wing Gambit

 

 

                    This is only an introduction to the variations of this very popular opening. This opening gives very rich tactical oppotunities for the both sides, so if you haven't played this opening yet, it certainly worth a try!

                    I did this article originally for the website http://learnchess.neocities.org/ . It is a website of one of my friends here on chess.com, Sean (http://www.chess.com/members/view/seanysean2). So you can checkout that amazing website as well which contains a lot of great stuff like chess puzzles, articles, analyzed games etc. that may help you to improve your own chess skills! 

                    Thanks for reading.. Hopefully you enjoyed this! Leave your ideas below in comments...

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