Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo Attack: Part 1 | Chess Openings Explained

Nick Risko teaches the Rossolimo Variation of the Sicilian Defense, which is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5. White’s usual intention is to play Bxc6, giving Black doubled pawns.

B30 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without …d6)


  1. 33.31 in the video "Now we start getting into the real Rossolimo". Finally find where the main variations of this Rossolimo start. What a structural mess this video is.

  2. Why do so many grandmasters adopt a bored tone of voice when giving lessons?

  3. Rossolimo is more complicated than open sicilian with much heavier theory although it is often wrongly assumed otherwise.

  4. some of the lines in the beginning were not good at all. has no master games and the engine dislikes it so disregard most of them.

  5. Good work SLC! Democratizing Chess one YTuber at a time…

  6. I like Nick, hope to see more of him on SLC.

  7. Just what I was looking for, thank you 🙂

  8. I would love to see a video about wing gambit or any interesting and sharp sideline for white.

  9. Very good video. Thanks so much. One frustration was the ads every 2 minutes or so. Made it difficult to watch

  10. Would love to see something about the Moscow variation

  11. This is nezhmetdinov rossolimo attack not nimzowitsch rossolimo attack

  12. 24 minutes, half the video, into two very minor Sidelines. Sigh…

  13. Can't find a refutation on Qb6? After 3…Qb6 4.Nc3 e6 5. Sxc6! Qxb6 6.d4! stocfish 14 gives +1 and after black takes cxd4 white will win a tempo and castle with 2 pieces and a center pawn in the game against Black queen. Seems like a fairly quick refutation to me

  14. What is the opening called if bishop goes to c4 instead of b5

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