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

 

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  1. Remove This Item Year of Publication: 2012 - 2005
  2. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Everyman Chess
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1976 2014 2005 to 2012
Author(s)
  1. Andrew Martin (1)
  2. Efstratios Grivas (1)
  3. John Emms (2)
  4. Lorin D'Costa (2)
  5. Richard Palliser (1)
  6. Timothy Taylor (2)
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  1. Chess Developments (1)
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    Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
    In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
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    Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

    Catalog Code: B0040EM
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    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.
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    A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

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

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    Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
    In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
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    Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

    Catalog Code: B0339EM
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    The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
    This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0345EM
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    Slay the Sicilian!
    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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    Slay the Sicilian!

    Catalog Code: B0347EM
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
    This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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    SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

    Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

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    The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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    The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: B0346EM
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
    In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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    SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

    Catalog Code: SWB0346EM

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    Play the Accelerated Dragon
    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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    Play the Accelerated Dragon

    Catalog Code: B0385EM
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    EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon
    The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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    EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

    Catalog Code: E-B0385EM
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