20134 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Thanks what a wonderful video, I was getting crazy and this gives fantastic overall view of the Sicilian
what's the best between the dragon or the nardjof?
I'm glad I joined Chess.com.
Wow! this video explain a lot... thanks
hehe cannibalism ;D
Ivanh3, I think the purpose of a6 is to prepare for black's queenside attack. It also prevents important white pieces to advance on the queenside.
I do not understand the purpose of the ...a6. Can someone explain this?
What a brilliant video I really learnt a lot about my favourite najdorf variation! Would chess.com please consider making a video on the bowler attack as I see it all the time?
What about the closed Sicilian? Like if there isn't a c-d pawn exchange?
When you say d5 is the most important square for black, is this an overall general statement, or is this statement particular only when Black is playing the Sicilian?
Thank you. I like videos where there is a clear explanation of what both sides are trying to achieve, and your descriptions of the overall plan for white and black certainly make it easier to decide which variations to choose.
I'll watch this video many times.
Hehe, cannibalism is not allowed in chess.
Hello, Lilov, can you teach me on this website if you have the time, I think you would teach well
Lilov your tutorials are excellent! And your commentary is entertaining haha.
Good intoductory Sicilian material.Thanks!
nice booby ficher lol
Awesome video. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
like it when you said"cannibalism(or however you spell it) is not allowed in chess"
so then don't comment
by IM Valeri Lilov
FM Lilov is back with the next installment to his "Openings for Beginners" video series. Today he discusses one of the most popular defenses for black at any level in chess: The Sicilian Defense. He breaks it down to its most basic, and "easy to digest" principles and ideas for our beginner members. Enjoy!
Sicilian Defense (B20)
Related: « Previous Video
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
IM Valeri Lilov
Valeri feels fortunate to have learned to play chess from his father when he was only three, immediately becoming seriously engaged. By the age of seven he was able to play blindfold chess in several games at the same time. At the age of eight, he achieved a record-breaking ELO of 1985, and subsequently became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 in Moscow, Russia. He has won over 30 medals in national and international competitions, and in 2008 achieved his highest rating of 2443 and in 2013, the title of International master.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!