The Sicilian Defense | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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900 Comments

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  14. I AM TOTALLY LOST
    worst defence ever against computer

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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

  19. Its kinda weird watching levy speaking this calmly lmao

  20. Just downloaded “The Last Of Us”…… can’t wait to get into it!!!

  21. I am low rated at chess and I was like let's go for Sicilian defense against white. And white ended up crushing me. Now I understand why Levy was warning not to play Sicilian unless and until you're 2000 or above. Now I rather prefer to play Italian game as it is simple and helps castle kingside in just 3 moves

  22. I can't believe that I've been subscribed to your channel for about a year now and I didn't know this opening playlist existed!!! Thank you so much Levy!

  23. Golf, pickleball, shooting. Bowling and tennis occasionally.

  24. I'm 1580 but chatgtp said I'm good to learn this

  25. I have been running the Sicilian since a guy in Highschool showed it to me. I struggle with it at times. I'm trying to get better with it. How do you fend off a pawn storm in the center? I find myself losing a lot when people do that.

  26. Bye i am srsly 0 and is gonna learn this

  27. They are Billions and D&D in fact whenever i play a Greek gift, i call it a drow gift cause they like to sac their priestesses

  28. I'm a 500 elo and tried playing the Sicilian but then, my bank account crumbled, my family told me I was adopted, my cat hated me, my life was miserable, and then Stockfish took my life and he now controls my soul

  29. Some games I play that are not chess are the board games Settlers of Catan, Entdecker, Thurn & Taxis, Hacienda, Age of Mythology, etc. Eurogames! So much fun.😊

  30. Playing sicilian at 1300 feels like jumping out of a helicopter without a parachute.

  31. I do c5 with pawn then b6 with knight and then e6 with pawn is that a good start or no?

  32. Some other cool games besides chess I have played: I got really hooked on the video game genre of Tower Defense. I've played a lot of Bloons TD and PvZ. Mexican Train is fun to play with a group and some adult beverages. Risk is also a blast. These days, if I'm not playing chess I write and produce music.

  33. Everything I look up one of your videos are the top recommendations. Your out here monopolizing chess tube lol

  34. Usually on white I do e4 and if black offends d4 I develop the knight attacking the black pawn and then continue from there

  35. I have a question. My dad almost always use this opening where he first moves the pawn in front of the queen and then release two of this knights out. Is that some kind of tricky Sicilian opening? Sorry, I'm a beginner.

  36. What? Play the Sicilian until you’re 2000? That’s what I heard.. sounds like I can play it forever

  37. I see a lot of sicilian players i play against as a 1000. I always respond with the Wing Gambit and they mess up.

  38. 0:14 it was at this moment that 99 percent viewers though, ‘huh, whatever I am still going to play ‘😂

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