The Sicilian Defense | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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400 Comments

  1. anyone know a decent book that covers lots of variations? everything on amazon seems to be just one type of Sicilian and i dont want 15 books..

  2. I’m about 700 and I played a Sicilian French variation and it paid off 😅

  3. If players under 2000+ shouldn't use the Sicilian, what reply to e4 is recommended?

  4. I think this works well. Just not if your going against players too far above your own level.

  5. A video game called free fire.
    It's a good game but has a toxic community 😅

  6. Makes sense since he isn’t teaching he’s just saying random things. Anyway what do the horses do again

  7. Well, I'm not 2000. So, thank you for now wasting my time. I stopped watching this video at 0:18. If I wanted to be patronized online, I'd email my ex.

  8. Ok now explain it like your explaining it to a 10 year old

  9. if this is a tough opening to study what is a good option for a lower rated player to play against e4? Thank you

  10. I've been playing the Sicilian terribly for over a decade now.😢

  11. NGL I'm in the 800s rn and I'm so sick of seeing white play the Scotch game that I've just started playing the Cicilian as the default response to E4. So far it's working pretty well, I can tell a lot of players are thrown off because they only bothered to learn two E4 openings for White.

  12. I played Sicilian and now I'm 1200…this opening is fun but it has so many variations that it just fucks you up. If you still wanna play this you gotta remember everything

  13. Why 2000 I am 1700 and play sicilia n easily

  14. Me who is a 500 rating destroying my way to victory

  15. I play pub G and I play chess those are my only two games

  16. Nahh i am a beginner but i will play it cause Sicilian sounds cool

  17. 1. e4 c5 { B20 Sicilian Defense } 2. d3 d6 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. c3 g6 5. Qc2 Bg7 6. h3 O-O 7. Ngf3 a6 8. Be2 b5 9. a4 a5 10. g4 b4 11. Nf1 bxc3 12. bxc3 Ba6 13. Ng3 Nc6 14. g5 Ne8 15. h4 f6 16. Qa2+ Kh8 17. h5 fxg5 18. hxg6 h6 19. Nxg5 e5 20. Nf7+ Rxf7 21. Bxh6 Bxh6 22. Qxf7 Nf6 23. Rxh6+ { Black resigns. } 1-0

  18. Its kinda weird watching levy speaking this calmly lmao

  19. Levy – was great to watch your Sicilian Defense variation – on other games: Card Games: Spades, Canasta, Rummy – As a former tennis player – Pickleball is great – exploding in popularity with many players in my HOA tennis courts, etc. now to make the time to play.

  20. "Don't use till u 2000"
    Ok, so whats the next video then?

  21. 5:11 let's say white made a mistake and play b4 is black move its queen to e5 is that a check mate. I'm a beginner by the way

  22. Man fuck the Sicilian. It’s confusing and it’s stupid and it’s fun. I love playing it but fuck the Sicilian

  23. I AM TOTALLY LOST
    worst defence ever against computer

  24. Lets see another Sicilian Defense video Levi… Please!? 🙂

  25. I’m about 1000 and the Sicilian works great for me.

  26. Any suggestion like book or online free resource to improve my sicilian. 1700 is my rating

  27. I am at 600 elo and I play shimanov scillian defense

  28. Gotham: don't play the sicilian till you're 2000
    Me: i identify as a 2000

  29. At first I was like I’m like 1000 Elo and play Sicilian, and then I see the main lines which I never play against, lol.

  30. Can you do the 3 hour version so someone can actually get the beginnings of a feel for what types of Sicilians they want to play?

  31. haha. I don't even know what to do with a Queens gambit opening, but I starting learning this. Lord help me!

  32. back when GothamChess videos were legitimately quality chess content about learning chess instead of clickbaity nonsense jerking off Magnus

  33. To the Moon. Trust me, it's a narrative masterpiece.

  34. Hey Gotham, I just played my first Sicilian (1080 elo) and CHECKMATED with 97%! Estimated rating of 1650!

    I want to extend thanks to you for your help, though via an impersonal channel, I feel like you personally helped me. So thank you.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  35. Sir ,Sicilian Scheveningen repertoire please!!!,

  36. Sounds like a reading from the index of a textbook. It would be nice to pick one or two main lines and explain the principles. No player can wait until they are 2000 to learn the principles and they will face these openings routinely.

  37. I got a school chess torunament tomorrow and ive not practiced at all – probably all I'm gonna use when I'm black (wish me luck on white 💀)

  38. Hmmmmm, I think I'll still use it.

    I LIKE COMPLEX THINGS!

  39. Im trying to get to rapid 1800… I hope learning sicilian helps

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