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

 

Year of Publication
1976 2014 2007 to 2007
Author(s)
  1. Alexander Delchev (1)
  2. Alexander Khalifman (1)
  3. Alexander Yermolinsky (1)
  4. Ali Mortazavi (1)
  5. Andrew Greet (1)
  6. Andrew Martin (1)
  7. Atanas Kolev (1)
  8. Craig Pritchett (1)
  9. Danny Kopec (1)
  10. David Levy (2)
  11. Eduard Gufeld (1)
  12. Efstratios Grivas (1)
  13. Eric Schiller (2)
  14. Eric Schiller (2)
  15. Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
  16. Evgeny Sveshnikov (2)
  17. Garry Kasparov (1)
  18. Gawain Jones (2)
  19. Gewain Jones (2)
  20. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
  21. Hannes Langrock (1)
  22. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  23. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  24. James Rizzitano (1)
  25. Jeremy Silman (1)
  26. Johan Hellsten (1)
  27. John Cox (2)
  28. John Cox (2)
  29. John Donaldson (1)
  30. John Emms (9)
  31. John Nunn (1)
  32. John Shaw (1)
  33. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
  34. Kevin O'Connell (1)
  35. Kiril Georgiev (1)
  36. Lev Alburt (1)
  37. Lorin D'Costa (2)
  38. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  39. Marc Esserman (1)
  40. Mark Taimanov (2)
  41. Mikhail Golubev (1)
  42. Neil McDonald (2)
  43. Nick Conticello (1)
  44. Peter Wells (1)
  45. Richard Palliser (10)
  46. Roman Dzindzichashvili (1)
  47. Sam Collins (1)
  48. Semko Semkov (1)
  49. Sergei Soloviov (1)
  50. Sergey Kasparov (1)
  51. Timothy Taylor (2)
  52. Valery Neverov (1)
  53. Victor Bologan (1)
  54. Yuri Yakovich (1)
  55. Yury Lapshun (1)
  56. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
Show Less Show More
Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (44)
  2. AN - Algebraic (31)
  3. DN - Descriptive (3)
Topics
  1. Opening (7)
Popular Book Series
  1. Chess Developments (2)
  2. Chess Explained (2)
  3. Dangerous Weapons (5)
  4. Move by Move (6)
  5. Starting Out (23)
Show Less Show More
Host
  1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
  2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
  3. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
  4. GM Bryan Smith (2)
  5. GM Chris Ward (4)
  6. GM Damien Lemos (2)
  7. GM Daniel King (2)
  8. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
  9. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (3)
  10. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
  11. GM Gawain Jones (1)
  12. GM James Plaskett (2)
  13. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
  14. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
  15. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
  16. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
  17. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
  18. GM Nigel Davies (9)
  19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
  20. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
  21. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (34)
  22. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
  23. GM Sam Shankland (1)
  24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
  25. GM Simon Williams (2)
  26. GM Timur Gareev (8)
  27. GM Victor Bologan (4)
  28. IM Andrew Martin (23)
  29. IM Attila Turzo (1)
  30. IM Bryan Smith (1)
  31. IM Danny Kopec (3)
  32. IM Gary Lane (2)
  33. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
  34. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
  35. IM Sam Collins (1)
  36. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
  37. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
  38. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
Show Less Show More
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Items 1 to 36 of 252

    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
    img

    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System

    Catalog Code: DVD0008KP
    Our Price: $19.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
    On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian

    Catalog Code: DVD0045RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

    Catalog Code: DVD0098RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
    On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
    img

    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov

    Catalog Code: WIN0130CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $36.95


    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov
    he Kan's many innovative ideas combine with the fool-proof teaching approach of FIDE Master Valeri Lilov on this new Fritz Trainer DVD - The Sicilian Kan Variation.
    img

    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov

    Catalog Code: WIN0266CB

    Regular Price: $36.95

    Special Price: $33.95


    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf
    Get on board the Cadillac of Sicilians with GM Nigel Davies without having to learn reams of theory. The best defense to 1.e4 as played by Fischer and Kasparov
    img

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0038FX
    Our Price: $19.95

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
    On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
    img

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0083RM
    Our Price: $14.95

    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3
    img

    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3

    Catalog Code: E-WIN0107CV
    Our Price: $15.95

    FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1
    The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon. Daring exchange sacrifices are mixed with in-depth analysis of Black’s most reliable defences to give Black numerous options to play.
    img

    FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0406CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $36.95


    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins
    Over the years, the c3 Sicilian, otherwise known as the Alapin Variation, has become increasingly popular not least because it avoids the reams of theory associated with Open Sicilians, but also because it offers White the opportunity to be flexible. Indeed, the positions that arise from this opening can be either tactical or positional and are therefore suitable for chess players of all strengths.
    img

    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins

    Catalog Code: DVD0032OT
    Our Price: $24.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
    Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon

    Catalog Code: DVD0075RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
    Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting his own games.
    img

    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov

    Catalog Code: WIN0093CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $36.95


    Classical Sicilian
    This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kosten's very commited work is an exclusive database with "only" 942 entries.
    img

    Classical Sicilian

    Catalog Code: WIN0154CB

    Regular Price: $33.95

    Special Price: $30.95


    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
    In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
    img

    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

    Catalog Code: WIN0316CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $36.95


    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
    Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
    img

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0049FX
    Our Price: $19.95

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf
    On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening.
    img

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0104RM
    Our Price: $14.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
    On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor

    Catalog Code: DVD0044RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

    Catalog Code: DVD0088RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
    Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
    img

    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov

    Catalog Code: WIN0109CB

    Regular Price: $35.95

    Special Price: $32.95


    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
    The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related Najdorf system.
    img

    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik

    Catalog Code: WIN0213CB

    Regular Price: $35.95

    Special Price: $32.95


    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted
    Sweep Black off the board! With IM Andrew Martin's latest recommendations, you can be ready for all those book answers to the Morra!
    img

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0036FX
    Our Price: $19.95

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1
    The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most sharpest and heavily-analysed of opening systems, yet it can be played successfully by the average player.
    img

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 82 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 1

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0082FX
    Our Price: $19.95

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc
    Volume Two continues Martin's new "Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4", which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin covers how to answer the Sicilian, the Center Counter and the Pirc. After 1.e4 c5 White will continue 2.b3! and enter prepared territory; if 1.e4 d5 we follow with 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Rb1!, and the Pirc meets with 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be2 Bg7 5.g4! and attack as shown.
    img

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc

    Catalog Code: DVD0149FX
    Our Price: $24.95

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System
    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter a completely different world - the world of the Kopec Systems. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system which is deadly against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch. With the Kopec System, you can spring virtually unknown theoretical gems on your unsuspecting opponents!
    img

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System

    Catalog Code: DVD0030FX
    Our Price: $24.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind
    On this DVD Roman, with the aid of Rybka, the world's strongest chess playing program, has revised and updated theory in The Maroczy Bind. Countless hours were spent on recent games played by strong players. These games were then analyzed and refined by Roman and Rybka, thereby creating new, active and unique lines for Black when face with the Maroczy Bind.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 67 - Progressive Way of Handling the Maroczy Bind

    Catalog Code: DVD0067RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
    In this important two-part series on the Anti-Sicilian for Black, IM Andrew Martin covers Black responses to 2. c3 and 2. Nc3. His analysis and ideas show that Black is in good shape and the recommended systems work for players of all levels. This all-new Foxy openings DVD equips the Black player with a complete repertoire against all of White's Anti-Sicilian Systems.
    img

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1

    Catalog Code: DVD0112FX
    Our Price: $24.95

    Sicilian Dragon 2
    The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
    img

    Sicilian Dragon 2

    Catalog Code: WIN0152CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $31.95


    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
    With the help of this DVD one can forget about fears concerning the tons of theory in the Open Sicilian and can get straight into the real fight!
    img

    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

    Catalog Code: WIN0308CB

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price: $36.95


    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
    New and deadly ways to disrupt all known Sicilian schemes. Create no end of confusion as you nonchalantly develop your knights with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 & 3.Nc3 and get ready to wrong-foot Dragon and Najdorf players. Check out a full range of little known anti-Sicilian executions. Death to the Sicilian! Long live 1.e4!
    img

    E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0046FX
    Our Price: $19.95

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack
    One of the most valuable chess game collections ever! Roman's own games feature the most common continuations for Black against the Grand Prix and how to handle them. As White you'll enjoy lots of unexpected crashes and devastating results from your opponent with the Black chess pieces.
    img

    E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack

    Catalog Code: E-DVD0102RM
    Our Price: $14.95

    The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
    GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
    img

    The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

    Catalog Code: DVD0008EP
    Our Price: $27.95

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf
    Get on board the Cadillac of Sicilians with GM Nigel Davies without having to learn reams of theory. The best defense to 1.e4 as played by Fischer and Kasparov
    img

    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf

    Catalog Code: DVD0038FX
    Our Price: $24.95

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
    On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
    img

    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack

    Catalog Code: DVD0083RM
    Our Price: $19.95

    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
    The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
    img

    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies

    Catalog Code: WIN0104CB

    Regular Price: $35.95

    Special Price: $32.95


    Sveshnikov Sicilian
    The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is a increasingly popular line in the Sicilian Defense.
    img

    Sveshnikov Sicilian

    Catalog Code: WIN0197CB

    Regular Price: $33.95

    Special Price: $30.95


    FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4
    The Sicilian Dragon Series - Complete 3 Volume Set VOLUME 1
    Easy Way to Learn How to Play The Sicilian Dragon - 2 hours 6 minutes "Gaining The Winning Edge" GM Timur Gareev (Currently Ranked in the top 100 Players in the World) presents on this DVD the thematical ideas and motives in The Sicilian Dragon. GM Gareev covers the key ideas and tactical routes for Black to gain a counter-attacking edge. Also Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations and understanding White's attacking motives. Material is made easy to understand and learn by avoiding long complicated lines. This Dvd Dragon Series covers lines for both White and Black. The DVD starts with introduction and continues on to the first step of classic examples by Simagin. Phase two covers understanding white's attacking motives: Karpov-Kortchnoi. And phase three covers engaging in theoretical battles: Modern Elite Chess examples. This DVD serves to introduce the player to the thematical ideas and motives in Dragon variation. GM Timur discusses the key ideas and tactical routes for black to gain the counter-attacking edge. Content: Simagin Classic Games: fundamentals & key ideas Panov-Simagin Althausen-Simagin Karpov-Kortchnoi: White's flawless execution of the plan-Gaining awareness of opponent's potential Elite Chess: Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations
    VOLUME 2
    Beating TheYugo-Slav Attack 9.0-0-0 with 9....d5 PART 1 — 2 hours 36 minutes Presented by: GM Timur Gareev & GM Ronen Har-Zv White plays 9.0-0-0 leaving the Bishop on f1 this is a serious alternative in the Yugoslav attack instead of 9. Bc4. White goes immediately for a kingside attack while Black counters with 9
    img

    FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4

    Catalog Code: DVD-FOXYSICILIANSET
    Our Price: $59.95

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Items 1 to 36 of 252

lb