SICILIAN DEFENSE

    The Sicilian Defense, a chess opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 c5, is one of the most popular and highest scoring Black responses to the King's Pawn Opening - 1. e4. With 1... c5, Black asserts control over the critical d4 square and launches an aggressive counter-attack to seize control of the center of the chess board. By choosing to play the Sicilian Defense, Black is willing to offer White both the initiative of the Kingside and an advantage in piece development opportunities in exchange for an advanced Queenside pawn and a spatial advantage that often lead to flank attacks. 

    Popular Variations of the Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Sicilian, Schveshnikov Sicilian, Scheveningen Sicilian

    Practitioners of the Sicilian Defense: Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Mikhail TalViswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand and Alexei Shirov

     

    Currently Shopping by:
    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Gambit Publishing
    2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: ChessBase
    Year of Publication
    2001 2014 2001 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    2. James Rizzitano (1)
    3. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (3)
    Host
    1. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
    2. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
    3. GM Daniel King (2)
    4. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
    5. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
    6. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
    7. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (2)
    8. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
    9. GM Nigel Davies (3)
    10. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
    11. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
    12. GM Victor Bologan (4)
    13. IM Andrew Martin (2)
    14. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    15. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    16. IM Valeri Lilov (1)
    17. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2

    Items 37 to 43 of 43

      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian
      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.
      img

      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      Catalog Code: B0052GB

      Regular Price: $23.95

      Special Price: $9.58


      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
      img

      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0046GB

      Regular Price: $19.95

      Special Price: $7.98


      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
      The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
      img

      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

      Catalog Code: WIN0375CB

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Special Price: $36.95


      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
      img

      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      Catalog Code: WIN0425CB

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Special Price: $36.95


      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth
      This DVD looks at the most important and most frequent tactical themes and sacrifices in the Sicilian Najdorf. Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth shows us the typical tactical ideas for both White and Black along with the criteria that need to be met for a particular sacrifice to work in this opening in several demonstrative games.
      img

      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

      Catalog Code: WIN0421CB

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Special Price: $36.95


      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
      Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
      img

      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

      Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

      Regular Price: $39.95

      Special Price: $36.95


      Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik
      Lubomir Ftacnik complements his popular Scheveningen DVD with fresh material for training tactical themes. The world’s most popular opening, the Sicilian defense (played in more than 50% of all games!) rises and falls with attack, fantasy and combinations. The ability to spot a tactical opportunity, calculate variations and choose the best line decides the game in sharp Sicilian positions and, even on its own, is a skill worth having.
      img

      Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

      Catalog Code: WIN0433CB

      Regular Price: $36.95

      Special Price: $33.95


    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2

    Items 37 to 43 of 43

    lb