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Chess/Sicilian Defense

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Sicilian DefenseEdit

Broadly speaking the moves 1. e4 c5 constitute the Sicilian Defence, the most popular response to 1. e4. The Sicilian avoids the more fixed center and gives considerable scope for a variety of variations.

It opening variation have many transpositions.

Overview of main variations

1.e4 c5

  • 2. b4 cxb4 Wing Gambit
  • 2. c3 Nf6 Alapin Variation
  • 2. d4 cxd4 Smith-Morra Gambit
  • 2. f4 d5 Grand Prix Attack
  • 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Closed Sicilian
  • 2. Nf3 Open Sicilian
  • 2... Nc6 3. Bb5 Rossolimo Variation
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 Accelerated Dragon
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Maróczy Bind
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 Lowentral
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 Kalashnikov variation
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 see 2...e6 Taimanov
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 Sveshnikov
  • 2... Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 Sveshnikov
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 Kan
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 Kan
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Nc6, see Taimanov
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 d6 Scheveningen
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 Taimanov
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 Four Knights Variation
  • 2... e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d6 as 2...d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 Scheveningen
  • 2... d6 3. Bb5+
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 Dragon
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 Classical variation
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 Richer-Rauzer
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 Sozin
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 Sveshnikov
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 Scheveningen
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. g4
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 a6
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 Nc6
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 Najdorf
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7
  • 2... d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6


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ReferencesEdit

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.