An Instructive Way to Handle the Closed Sicilian

May 3, 2009
20 min
Many Sicilian players are confident defending the sharp, wild attacks of the open Sicilian, yet feel helpless and afraid in the closed variations as the opponent slowly oozes over the kingside, while they struggle to find an effective counter-- in the center? on the kingside? In this video GM Perelshteyn gives a good black answer for an important white approach to the closed Sicilian.