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maykx 17 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilian Defence How many variations are there in this defence? (As of now, I'm only aware of Sicilian Dragon and Marshall's Wing Gambit.)

Can you tell me their main line?

Thanks a lot! =)
nootropil 26 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilian Have more then 50 main lines and i dont how much sub lines so better by book about sicilian opennings.
The most popular i think is Najdorf,dragon,taimanov,schveningen,grand prix,tartakower,steinic,marshal...........variations.
keiserpaul 16 ( +1 | -1 )
maykx For main lines of all openings look at
atrifix 9 ( +1 | -1 )
On that page the "Sicilian" includes all of the Sicilian, Accelerated Dragon, Dragon Variations, and Levenfish Attack.
edmaster 2 ( +1 | -1 )
victorovitch3 11 ( +1 | -1 )
what do you think about...? ...the svechnikov/pelikan variation? do you think it is any good? or other variations are more reccomendable for black in a sicilian?
chuckventimiglia 14 ( +1 | -1 )
I play the..... Sveshnikov a lot. I like it!! That is what it
boils down to, if you like the variation. As
said above there are many variations. Chuck
lordoftherings 5 ( +1 | -1 )
hey i am a Sveshnikov fan ! i love this opening! :)
a passion!
finduriel 19 ( +1 | -1 )
I always try to prevent any sicilian player from dictating the opening by offering a gambit (you guess which one...). It's working rather well presently. Surprisingly well even.


thegreatchampino 30 ( +1 | -1 )
speaking of sicilian.... does anyone know what this is called?

1)e4 c5 2)f4?

I've seen a couple games like this from the mid to late 1800's and was curious about it. I noticed a more recent game from 1952 that Botvinnik played against Petrosian and lost. thanks in advance
t0ned0g 13 ( +1 | -1 )
It's the Grand Prix Attack or the MacDonnell Attack......most people play 2.Nc3 and then 3.f4 to discourage the direct 2.d5 from black..........
roblear 9 ( +1 | -1 )
the morra gambit is my favourite way to play against up the pawns so early in exchange for a bit of space....
davidar 56 ( +1 | -1 )
Sicilian defense The Sicilian defense is perhaps the most agressive opening in chess.It bodes well
for both black and white,as both Kasparov and Fischer will attest.It is so flexible
that anti-sicilian openings do not work too well.I often play black and it seems
that the popular move these days is 1.e4 c5 2.Bc4.... (Ive come across some
80% of the sicilians I have played against on three sites!)2...e6 seems to work
fine.Does anyone else here experience these closed lines,as opposed to 3.d4 and
the open lines?Is it a new
t0ned0g 7 ( +1 | -1 )
hmmmm..... I play the normal closed Sicilian OTB alot if that's any help!
chris21 17 ( +1 | -1 )
The best way of playing against the sicillian is apparently the yugoslav attack.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Ba3 Bg7 7. f3...

Correction, it's the best way of playing against the sicillian dragon as seen here.
v_glorioso12 8 ( +1 | -1 )
i play, to e4, what i thought was called the sicilian hyper-accelerated variation, but i saw it is called the Hungarian Variation ?!?! cool.....
nottop 35 ( +1 | -1 )
Richter-Rauzer You've left one off. Very reasonable defense for black. Hard for white to get anything.
I've played this many times - drawn some - won some. Never had a hard game.
White can avoid the Richter-Rauzer, but then doesn't get anything special.
It's not that it's better than the other Sicilians - it's just that it was left off the list.