The Sicilian Defence

Introduction to Sicilian Defence

The Sicilian Defence is one of the most popular chess openings , From beginners to professionals have used the Sicilian Defence because of how simple it is and how effective this opening is to the game.


The Sicilian Defence was analysed by Giulio Poleiro in his 1594 manuscript on chess. At that time he doesn’t refer this opening with the name “Sicilian Defence” but later it was analysed by most of the top chess players at that time including big names such as  Alessandro Salvio (1604), Don Pietro Carrera (1617), and Gioachino Greco (1623), and later Conte Carlo Francesco Cozio (1740). it is finally popularized by Andre Danician Philidor (1777) whom is a very famous chess player and is considered to be one of the greats in the game of chess.

How to play the Sicilian Defence?

The Sicilian Defence is very simple. it’s so simple to the point where 5 year olds could play this move. So at this case you will be playing white. you will be playing the move e5 ( The King’s pawn) which is a very strong move to take control of the center. Your opponent will be going with the move c5 (Bishop queen’s side pawn) and with that you will have the Sicilian Defence opening.

Why Play Sicilian Defence?

The Sicilian Defence is one of the most beginner friendly move and is one of the easiest opening to play at Chess , Even though the Sicilian Defence is easy to play doesn’t mean that it is a weak move , The Sicilian Defence is a great way to take control of the center , at the opening phase if you can take control of the center , you’re more likely to win the game because it gives your pieces more options to move to and by controlling the center , you’re limiting your opponent’s moving option leading them to develop their pieces slower than you do.


Sicilian Defence doesn’t sound as complicated as you thought right? Chess is simple if you’re willing to learn about it and believe it or not chess is one of the most brainstorming game that could exist on earth. Thanks for reading and i’ll see you in the next one!



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