Chess/Sicilian Defense

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Sicilian Defense[edit]

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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References[edit]

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