The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Mar 29, 2016, 4:22 AM |

Here is a couple of games that I played in the Sicilian. 1.e4 c5

This is a Sicilian Scheveningen game which starts.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6. f4


Here is some info on the Sicilian Scheveningen, courtesy of wikipedia.

The seemingly modest d6–e6 pawn centre affords Black provide a solid defensive barrier, control of the critical d5- and e5-squares, and retains the flexibility to break in the centre with either ...e5 or ...d5. Black can proceed with rapid development and the opening provides sound counter chances and considerable scope for creativity.

 The line has been championed by Garry Kasparov, among many other distinguished grandmasters.

Again the f4

The Lowenthal & Kalashnikov variation

Nowadays at grandmaster level this classical approach is rarely seen with 6 Bg5 and 6 Bc4 being much more common. At lower levels, however, 6 Be2 retains some adherents and Black should most certainly be ready for it, whether he wants to counter with 6...e6 (transposing to the Scheveningen), 6...g6 (reaching a Dragon) or 6...e5, the independent Classical Sicilian approach which we will consider here.

The Sicilian Dragon

In the Dragon, Black fianchettoes their bishop on the h8–a1 diagonal. The line is one of the sharpest and most aggressive variations of the Sicilian Defence, making it one of the sharpest of all chess openings.

B72: Sicilian Dragon: 6.Be3, lines with h3+Bc4 and sidelines