The Sicilian Defense | Chess Opening Tutorial

In this series, Chess Opening Tutorial, I give you an introduction to the Sicilian Opening, also known as the Sicilian Defense. The Sicilian Defence occurs after the moves 1.e4 c5. Now, a lot of different Sicilian variations can emerge. In this video, I will give an overview of the different possible Open Sicilian variations. In future videos, I will then provide more details regarding each Sicilian variation.

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Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.


  1. Why is there no tactical nuke variation?

  2. you nut case – if you're teaching me sicilian defense as black then black should be at the bottom so i can see it as i would be playing it .. now i have less clue than i did before… WTF

  3. I just fell back in love with chess again. Hadn’t thought about playing since I was a kid. This is fantastic quality GM Huschenbeth. Your depth and clarity are easy for a returning novice like me can handle. I look forward to starting from the basics, and moving onwards through your videos. Quite excited to have found your page.

  4. In Blitz games, I have found moving e4 followed by queen to h5, followed by king Bishop toc4

  5. 9:34 many times i get this on board and white trades knights… Why is it bad and why am i not able to fully punish? I feel like my bischops (black pieces) are way too trapped after that! I float from 1600/1700

  6. Who wanna learn chess after u watched the queens gambit lmao

  7. So happy that there are new players trying to learn chess cause of a netflix show. Cant wait to battle u all ^_^

  8. i’m glad more people are getting introduced to chess through the show queens gambit, more people to play a friendly game with

  9. I remember I played with a teacher in chess club and he told me what moves I was using how they were called and everything he was like that is pretty interesting and I always looked at him like I knew what they were called xD I just placed them their because it was the best position so yeah lol 😅

  10. i’m very annoyed he breaks down the Sicilian from whites side. Either this is the norm in chess youtube, or i’m a noob at chess youtube.

  11. Used to play chess all the time as a kid, while drinking tea. My friends and I thought we were cool. I forgot how to play and saw Queens Gambit. The love and frustration of chess has come back, especially after getting my butt kicked on Just trying to show those bots up at this point.

  12. Hi im here to learn chess after watching episode 1 of QG 😅😅 please help

  13. Who is here after watching the queen’s gambit?

  14. Pretty cool that I see that a lot of people wanting to learn to play chess♟ now
    after watching that show on Netflix
    (The Queen’s Gambit).

  15. does anyone know if he made any mistakes or if i can trust this?

  16. I used to play chess as a kid but after years without playing here I am after watching the queen's gambit lol

  17. i’ve been trying to learn chess since the summer, didn’t realize that there was so many set strategies that went into it, and it wasn’t just people coming up with ideas on the spot all the time.

  18. 90% of the comments are about The queens gambit

  19. Here from covid but queens gambit definitely helped me find out books and techniques which before I would have never known about

  20. Harder to visualize the defense when the board is backwards.

  21. You are here after watching queen's gambit and I am here for the love of the game.

  22. If your trying to learn how to play chess, after watching queens gambit, I suggest you don’t use this opening, it is quite complex, it is used in 1500-1600 range, I suggest you use a kings pawn or queen opening, or something very basic and fundamental.

  23. 6:39
    but with black goes e5 you lost your pawn (or your horse), why g4 is a good move them?

  24. Came, saw the amount of ads, switched to another video

  25. You may think I am here after queens gambit I am only here to learn how utterly destroy my school teachers in chess

  26. oh Sicilian you're breaking my heart 🎶🎶

  27. i think you missed smith morra gambit. I don't know if it comes under open scilian

  28. Use to play chess all the time, then The Queens Gambit made me fall back in love it with it. GREAT SHOW!

  29. So for black the strongest general approach is a dragon or is that only if white pushes the bind?

  30. Not here cuz of Queen's Gambit, I've just been trying to master the Sicilian ^^; seriously tho, thanks for the detailed vid on Open Sicilian!

  31. The most stupid explanation for SD ever. You fucking idiot. Pick another line of work.

  32. only watched 2 minutes, but very good video ty already

  33. I learned how to play chess back when I was 7 but I never did have a book or lessons about it, then fast forward to when I was 16 and I'm playing at a tournament, all the other competitors are discussing about oppenings and stuff, Queens Gambit and Sicilian Dragon Defence were so popular back then (2015-2016), and now I know why they're so hard to beat, I just give up most of the times.

  34. I downloaded the Chess app to my phone. I've had it for almost a year now and for almost that whole time I haven't been able to beat master level. So here I am, looking for awnser on the internet. :l

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