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The Sicilian Defence, 1.e4 c5, is currently the most popular of all chess openings, perhaps because it allows black to unbalance the position and play for a win from the very first move. its many variations range from the relatively solid Classical Variation to the out-and-out tactics of the Poisoned Pawn. The volume of Sicilian theory is truly staggering, and for this reason many white players try to steer the game into channels of their own choosing by avoiding the Open Sicilian, with lines such as the Morra Gambit and the Closed Sicilian.
If a player has a serious amount of spare time, he could chose for the real meat of Sicilian Theory by studying lines as the Najdorf and the Dragon. Not only do these lines include many complicated tactical tricks, they also feature many important strategical themes. In order not to lose the game in the opening, these also have to be studied carefully.

from Nunn's Chess Openings.

Starting Out: Classical Sicilian - Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

Starting Out: Classical Sicilian - Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

The Classical variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most reliable responses to white's first move 1.e4, therefore it is included in the repertoires of world class players like Viswanathan Anand, Alexei Shirov and, at the time of writing, World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. This book deals with all the popular, aggressive replies, like the Richter-Rauzer Attack, the Sozin Attack, favoured by...


$18.96Everyman Chess, 2007/115 Stars


Fighting the Anti-Sicilians - Richard Palliser

Fighting the Anti-Sicilians - Richard Palliser

After being faced with 1.e4, Black’s most popular answer at all levels of chess would be The Sicilian Defence. Why you might ask? The answer is simple: by the very first move Black will unbalance the position on the board and will play for a win without having to take unjustified risks. Regarding the Open Sicilian, this is particularly the case, since Black controls the centre with h...


$16.47Everyman Chess, 2007/085 Stars


Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov - John Cox

Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov - John Cox

In the last decade, no single opening has received as much attention as the Sveshnikov variation of the Sicilian defence. The Sveshnikov, which was developed in the 70's, is nowadays seen as one of the most dynamic and ambitious replies to white's first move 1.e4.

In contrary to conservative openings like the Petroff and Ruy Lopez, the Sveshnikov almost always leads to extremely complic...


$16.47Everyman Chess, 2007/055 Stars


Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian - John Emms, Richard Palliser

Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian - John Emms, Richard Palliser

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$16.47Everyman Chess, 2006/115 Stars


Starting Out: Closed Sicilian - Richard Palliser

Starting Out: Closed Sicilian - Richard Palliser

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$16.47Everyman Chess, 2006/065 Stars


Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf - Richard Palliser

Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf - Richard Palliser

One of Black’s most popular answer to 1.e4 is the Sicilian Defence, especially the Najdorf variation. The Najdorf is one of the most complicated and therefore respected chess openings. The Polish-Argentinian Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf is the one who this opening is named after. It starts like:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6.

Many great professional players...


$18.96Everyman Chess, 2006/034 Stars


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