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 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. Notable variations of this defense are the Najdorf Variation and the Dragon Variation, which are considered the sharpest of all chess openings. Generally, most Sicilian Defence opening variations are of a tactical rather than positional nature.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #41


    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.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #42


    for anyone who wants to have a sharp counterattack I recommendC5Smile

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #43


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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #44


    i like this sicilian closed

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #45


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #46


    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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #47


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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #48


    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. ;)

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #49


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #50


    Great opening.Cool

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #51


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

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #52


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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #53


    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)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #54


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

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #55


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #56


    how do I counter this as black???

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #57


    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:








    Comments are welcome.







    thats not a mistake a6 was the mistake

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #58


    heres a bit about the Najdorf

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #59


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #60


    I like Sicilian Naidorf

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