Play the Sicilian Defense like Beth Harmon

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Many of us have seen the Queens Gambit on Netflix with Beth Harmon, Benny Watts, Vasily Borgov, and others playing the Sicilian Defense. This video serves as a way to learn the opening, talking about the Najdorf, Dragon, Taimanov, Kan, Sveshnikov, Grand Prix Attack, Closed Sicilian, and others. Hope you enjoy!

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0:00 Intro
0:23 HOW TO PLAY THE SICILIAN
5:39 CLOSED SICILIAN
10:41 GAME 1 vs. 980
22:11 GAME 2 vs. 1603
31:23 FINAL GAME vs. 1507

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160 Comments

  1. That “La siciliana cerrada.” Made me wet my pants

  2. I love how whenever I play Sicilian, literally no one counter plays as you say they do and I am retarded so once it goes one step out of the orders you mentioned I am basically dead

  3. If you like chess you probably watched Queen's Gambit on Netflix, if you watched Queen's Gambit on Netflix you probably like chess.

  4. I was always told it's called the "Dragon" Sicilian because the knight on f6 looks like the head of a dragon with the pawns on f7, e7, and d6 forming the body and tail.

  5. Can you make a video on e4 e5 nf3 nc6 bc4 bc5 c3 nf6 d4 exd4 e5

  6. I want you to make a video on nimzo Larsen attack

  7. as a beginner this is crazy, its amazing how complicated this game can get.

  8. Is it perhaps better in the move order to have:

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Be3 Bg7 6.Nc3 0-0

    If they defend Nd4 with Be3 and do not move Nxc6?

  9. trying to survive in 2022 🙂

  10. Hello this is a guy from 2027. And I just wanted to say that it's 100x worst than 2020

  11. haha, 2021 made 1945 look like a little bitch.

  12. Levy: 2020 was a bad year.
    Me in 2022: lol ok

  13. When white plays bishop attacking knight on b5 is queen a5 a good move pinning d4 pon and attacking bishop

  14. Thank you for your educational videos and content.

  15. Bro please tell me about which show you are talking about who played this game .

  16. I'm guessing you are an E-4 player? I am but my rating is only 1400. You videos help me

  17. I know its a bit late but at 16:03 Gotham just danger leveled his opponent’s danger level🍍🍍

  18. 9:38 ah yes, when I was sitll with a gaslighting narcissist while the world fell apart —- so anyway the sicillian

  19. ive recently been learning how to play sicilian dragon. im rated bout 1000. but so far my win rate for the dragon is about 90%. its insane. thankyou levi

  20. Nice comment about the year) hello from 2022😊

  21. End of 2022 and i still watch this video all the time.

  22. Levy knows the names of chess openings like I know Pokémon evolution trees

  23. dragon variation vs yugoslav attack is pure art. hope I will see a video of yours explaining this ❤

  24. When your opponent plays random crap against your opening

  25. 33:08 I know it’s an old video but I’m pretty so that at this time in the video you could have won a pawn and a rook if the bishop took the g2 pawn because of the Queen the king can’t capture. Someone please tell me if I’m wrong

  26. ✨watching from 2023✨( •̀ ω •́ )✧

  27. He saying hope you are watching at the end of 2020.
    Me who is watching on 1st jan 2023: yes.

  28. I won my first game with Sicilian defense with 80 percent accuracy and 0 blunders thx gotham

  29. 2023… made it this far.. thanks for taking the time to teach us.

  30. When your so early that Gotham hasn't pinned a comment yet.

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