Sicilian Defense

Chessboard showing the Sicilian Defense with the moves 1. e4 c5 played
Contents
Learn the Opening
Play against Stockfish

One of the most popular openings.

Studies about the Sicilian Defense

Learn the Sicilian Defense using public studies.

Sicilian Defense
64 by Hanzawa

In this study we are going to explore some of the key variations of the Sicilian defense (c5), a very common response to e4 and it is used by most top-level players.

Anti-Sicilian Repertoire
31 by Arne

This is an Anti-Sicilian Guide, which avoids all of the open Sicilian theory, suitable for players of all levels!

Intro to Key Sicilian Variations
13 by Painterpainter

In this study we are going to explore some of the key variations of the Sicilian defense (c5), a very common response to e4 and it is used by most top level players.

Delayed Alapin Traps Jonathan Schrantz
12 by montri

https://lichess.org/study/Vdppicz6

Closed Sicilian
10 by Manbearscientist

In this study I work on my closed Sicilian

The Beaver Gambit
9 by Arne

Opening novelty by Jonathan Schrantz: the Beaver Gambit. A tricky gambit for white where black can stumble into many traps hidden behind natural looking moves.

Play against Stockfish

Play the Sicilian Defense
Play against the Sicilian Defense

Do you want to try out the Sicilian Defense? Train this opening against Stockfish.

Play against Stockfish either as white or black and explore the opening.