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
    Year of Publication
    1976 2014 2005 to 2012
    Author(s)
    1. Craig Pritchett (1)
    2. John Emms (3)
    3. Lorin D'Costa (2)
    4. Peter Lalic (1)
    5. Richard Palliser (4)
    6. Timothy Taylor (2)
    7. Tony Rotella (1)
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    1. Opening (1)
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    1. Chess Developments (1)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (1)
    3. Move by Move (4)
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      Starting Out - Closed Sicilian
      The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations.
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      Starting Out - Closed Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0015EM
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      Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
      he Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
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      Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

      Catalog Code: B0020EM
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      Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen
      The Scheveningen is an uncompromising and flexible variation of Black's most popular defence to 1 e4, the Sicilian. It's a firm favourite of the world's greatest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in crucial games, including his world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov and Vishy Anand.
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      Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen

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      Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: The Sicilian, John Emms and Richard Palliser team up to investigate by far the most popular and widely-played chess opening, but in a revolutionary way. They concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations of the open Sicilian, selecting a wealth of ideas and options for both colours. Many of the carefully chosen weapons are innovative, visually shocking, incredibly tricky, or have been unfairly discarded; they are guaranteed to throw even your most experienced opponent off balance. Whether playing White or Black, a study of this book will leave you assured and fully-armed, and your opponents running for cover!
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      Dangerous Weapons - Sicilian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0192EM
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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

      Catalog Code: SWB0345EM

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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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      **PRE-ORDER** The Killer Sicilian
      Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov
      In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian.
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      **PRE-ORDER** The Killer Sicilian

      Fighting 1.e4 with the Kalashnikov
      Catalog Code: B0398EM
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