The Sicilian Defense | Chess Opening Tutorial

In this series, Chess Opening Tutorial, I give you an introduction to the Sicilian Opening, also known as the Sicilian Defense. The Sicilian Defence occurs after the moves 1.e4 c5. Now, a lot of different Sicilian variations can emerge. In this video, I will give an overview of the different possible Open Sicilian variations. In future videos, I will then provide more details regarding each Sicilian variation.

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Niclas Huschenbeth (born February 29, 1992 in Hann. Muenden) is a German Chess Grandmaster. Huschenbeth learned how to play chess at the age of five and participated in youth chess tournaments. He was awarded the title of International Master in 2008 and the Grandmaster title in 2012. At age 18, he achieved his most notable success, becoming the youngest German Champion in history. He has played 52 times for the German national team and participated in two chess olympiads. Currently, Huschenbeth studies industrial/organizational psychology at the Free University of Berlin.


  1. I hate do deal with the sicillian since
    there is to much theorie.

  2. My favourite sicilian is the taimanov for black ans the alapin for White

  3. The board style is quiet amazing. But it would be good if you can make a video where you show the different styles you could use. Then we can choose one together. Also thanks for these nice videos especially the opening videos 🙂 ♥

  4. I dont care about the style. Thanks for the Tutorial.

  5. I like your board no need to change.
    I like to play the dragon .
    Sometimes with black i face: 1. e4 c5 2.nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 then my opponent plays 5. Bc4 And i usually feel obliged to play e6. Is there something better? And after i find difficult to play dragon coz i feels i need Be7 or Bd6 if i pushed furter to d5. So is it possible to play dragon against early Bc4?
    Thank you

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