Manufacturer of the World's Finest Chess Products 

  • The House of Staunton 2014 Winter Collection
  • The House of Staunton Clearance Items
X

    Sicilian Defense

    Clearance Items - 75% Off
    1. 75% Off Books (Shown in Cart) (20)
    Discounted Items
    1. Show Me The Sales Items! (5)
    Price
    $0 $60 $0 to $60
    Year of Publication
    1976 2015 1976 to 2015
    Manufacturer
    1. American Chess (1)
    2. Batsford Chess (6)
    3. Cardoza Chess (1)
    4. Chess Digest (11)
    5. Chess Evolution (1)
    6. Chess Information (1)
    7. Chess Stars LTD. (2)
    8. ChessBase (40)
    9. ChessDVDs (11)
    10. ChessLecture.com (10)
    11. Convekta (2)
    12. Empire Chess (8)
    13. Everyman Chess (57)
    14. Gambit Publishing (2)
    15. Ishi Press (4)
    16. Killer Chess (4)
    17. Kopec Chess (1)
    18. Metropolitan Chess Publishing (1)
    19. New in Chess (5)
    20. Quality Chess (5)
    21. Russell Enterprises (1)
    22. Self Published (3)
    Show Less Show More
    Popular Collections
    1. Chess Developments (2)
    2. Empire Chess (8)
    3. ChessLecture.com DVDs (10)
    4. Roman's Lab (34)
    5. Foxy Openings (45)
    6. Killer Chess DVDs (4)
    7. Kopec Chess Collection (1)
    8. Power Play (1)
    Topics
    1. Opening (12)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (3)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (5)
    3. Move by Move (6)
    4. Starting Out (23)
    Host
    1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
    3. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
    4. GM Bryan Smith (2)
    5. GM Chris Ward (4)
    6. GM Damien Lemos (2)
    7. GM Daniel King (2)
    8. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
    9. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (3)
    10. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
    11. GM Gawain Jones (1)
    12. GM James Plaskett (2)
    13. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
    14. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
    15. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (2)
    16. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
    17. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
    18. GM Nigel Davies (9)
    19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
    20. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
    21. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (34)
    22. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
    23. GM Sam Shankland (1)
    24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
    25. GM Simon Williams (2)
    26. GM Timur Gareev (8)
    27. GM Victor Bologan (4)
    28. IM Andrew Martin (23)
    29. IM Attila Turzo (1)
    30. IM Bryan Smith (1)
    31. IM Danny Kopec (3)
    32. IM Gary Lane (2)
    33. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    34. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    35. IM Sam Collins (1)
    36. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
    37. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
    38. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
    Show Less Show More
    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (46)
    2. AN - Algebraic (30)
    3. DN - Descriptive (3)
    Hardware Requirements
    1. Windows (104)
    2. Standard DVD Player (64)
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Delchev (1)
    2. Alexander Khalifman (1)
    3. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    4. Ali Mortazavi (1)
    5. Andrew Greet (2)
    6. Andrew Martin (2)
    7. Arthur Van De Oudeweetering (1)
    8. Atanas Kolev (1)
    9. Craig Pritchett (1)
    10. Danny Kopec (1)
    11. David Levy (2)
    12. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    13. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    14. Eric Schiller (2)
    15. Eric Schiller (2)
    16. Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
    17. Evgeny Sveshnikov (3)
    18. Garry Kasparov (1)
    19. Gawain Jones (2)
    20. Gewain Jones (3)
    21. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
    22. Hannes Langrock (1)
    23. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    24. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    25. Jeremy Silman (1)
    26. Johan Hellsten (2)
    27. John Cox (3)
    28. John Cox (3)
    29. John Donaldson (1)
    30. John Emms (14)
    31. John Nunn (1)
    32. John Shaw (1)
    33. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    34. Kevin O'Connell (1)
    35. Kiril Georgiev (1)
    36. Kostya Kavutskiy (1)
    37. Lev Alburt (1)
    38. Lorin D'Costa (3)
    39. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    40. Marc Esserman (1)
    41. Mark Taimanov (2)
    42. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    43. Neil McDonald (2)
    44. Nick Conticello (2)
    45. Nigel Davies (1)
    46. Parimarjan Negi (1)
    47. Peter Lalic (1)
    48. Peter Wells (2)
    49. Richard Palliser (18)
    50. Roman Dzindzichashvili (1)
    51. Semko Semkov (1)
    52. Sergei Soloviov (1)
    53. Sergey Kasparov (1)
    54. Simon Williams (1)
    55. Timothy Taylor (3)
    56. Tony Rotella (1)
    57. Valery Neverov (1)
    58. Vassilios Kotronias (1)
    59. Victor Bologan (1)
    60. Yuri Yakovich (1)
    61. Yury Lapshun (2)
    62. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
    63. Zhanibek Amanov (1)
    Show Less Show More

    Items 1 to 36 of 252 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction
      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      Catalog Code: B0039QT

      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
      img

      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

      Our Price: $34.95
      Accelerated Dragons
      Catalog Code: B0145EM

      Many players are attracted to the Dragon Sicilian, but are put off by the fierce mating attacks that White can launch. In the Accelerated Dragon, Black aims for an improved version, saving a move with his queen's pawn. If White tries to ignore the difference, Black's instant detonation of the centre will come as an unwelcome cold shower! The authors show that White's main reply, the Maroczy Bind, is not so fearsome as was once thought Black has many ways to break out, while quite often it is possible to manoeuvre around White's 'binding pawns' and show that they imprison White's pieces as much as they do Black's.
      img

      Accelerated Dragons

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
      img

      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

      Our Price: $22.95
      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
      Catalog Code: E-B0020EM

      The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

      Our Price: $19.95
      The Modern Morra Gambit
      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0054RE

      In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.
      img

      The Modern Morra Gambit

      Our Price: $24.95
      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0129IS

      This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
      img

      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0267EM

      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
      img

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Our Price: $19.95
      Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0018EM

      In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
      img

      Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

      Our Price: $24.95
      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed
      Catalog Code: B0031BT

      The Sicilian Bb5 is the most popular and successful Anti-Sicilian variation. Vassily Ivanchuk used it to score a stunning win against Gary Kasparov at Linares in 1991. This book provides full coverage of both 2...d6 3. Bb5+ and 2...Nc6 3.Bb5. It shows you how to implement in your own games the ideas that have worked so successfully at the highest level.
      img

      Sicilian Bb5 Revealed

      Our Price: $21.95
      The Complete c3 Sicilian
      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      Catalog Code: B0096NIC

      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
      img

      The Complete c3 Sicilian

      Our Price: $35.95
      EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
      Catalog Code: E-B0018EM

      In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

      Our Price: $19.95
      Play 2... Nf6 in the Sicilian
      Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation
      Catalog Code: B0050EU

      On the map of modern chess theory there is a 'blank spot' - The Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation of the Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6) Everyone has heard of it, but no one really knows anything about it. The literature devoted to this topic is extremely scanty. Two or three articles, a few brochures, one ancient monograph (in German) - and that's all. The book of international master Grigory Bogdanovisch fills this gap. The author, a recognized expert on the Variation, has summarized and fully systemized his many years of experience in the given field.
      img

      Play 2... Nf6 in the Sicilian

      Our Price: $28.95
      How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: B0327EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
      img

      How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

      Our Price: $29.95
      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
      img

      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      Our Price: $27.95
      EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4
      Catalog Code: E-B0063EM

      Fed up having to defend with Black? Annoyed by all those irritating white systems? Then this is the book for you! Russian international master Alexander Raetsky draws upon his wealth of experience gained playing on the tough international tournament circuit to supply you with an all-in-one solution to your problems. The reader is provided with a complete repertoire for Black against 1 e4, based on the ever-reliable Sicilian Defence.
      img

      EBOOK - Meeting 1. e4

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
      Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
      Catalog Code: E-B0079EM

      The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
      img

      EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

      Our Price: $19.95
      Starting Out - Closed Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0015EM

      The Closed Sicilian is an ideal weapon for players who wish for an aggressive way to attack the Sicilian but have neither the time nor the inclination to learn the seemingly endless mountains of opening theory associated with Open Sicilians. In the Closed Sicilian an awareness of the typical themes is far more important than memorising variations.
      img

      Starting Out - Closed Sicilian

      Our Price: $26.95
      Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
      Catalog Code: B0025EM

      This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
      img

      Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

      Our Price: $24.95
      Sicilian - Paulsen
      Catalog Code: B0082BT

      The Paulsen System of the Sicilian challenges one of the common perceptions of the Sicilian Defense: That there is no safe way to play the Sicilian. The Paulsen System is generally regarded as one of the most solid, safe ways to play the Sicilian against 1.e4, while also giving plenty of opportunities for counter-attack. This flexible system can allow Black to arrange his pieces in several different ways. Taimanov shows us how to handle each variation that White can throw at you, and gives many fragments of important games.
      img

      Sicilian - Paulsen

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - Play the Sicilian Kan
      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: E-B0074EM

      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black! The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1. e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful.
      img

      EBOOK - Play the Sicilian Kan

      Our Price: $19.95
      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0264EM

      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
      Clearance!
      75% Off Books (Shown in Cart)
      img

      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

      Our Price: $24.95
      Experts on the Anti-Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0052QT

      The Sicilian Defense, 1.e4 c5, is one of the popular chess openings. In this book several chess grandmasters present state-of-the-art analysis of lines where White meets the Sicilian by avoiding the Open variations.
      img

      Experts on the Anti-Sicilian

      Our Price: $32.95
      EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian
      A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening
      Catalog Code: E-B0212EM

      The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between!
      img

      EBOOK - Taming the Sicilian

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
      Catalog Code: E-B0019EM

      The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

      Our Price: $19.95
      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5
      The Definitive Guide to Fischer and Kasparov's Favorite Chess Opening
      Catalog Code: B0012BT

      The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
      img

      The Complete Najdorf 6. Bg5

      Our Price: $26.95
      Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen
      Catalog Code: B0021EM

      The Scheveningen is an uncompromising and flexible variation of Black's most popular defence to 1 e4, the Sicilian. It's a firm favourite of the world's greatest ever chess player, Garry Kasparov, who used it many times in crucial games, including his world championship matches against Anatoly Karpov and Vishy Anand.
      img

      Starting Out - Sicilian Schveningen

      Our Price: $26.95
      Play the Sicilian Kan
      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0074EM

      A Dynamic and Flexible Repertoire for Black! The Kan is an ideal choice as an opening weapon against 1. e4, as it is one of the easiest variations of the Sicilian to learn and play. This is because, unlike some variations of the Sicilian, you don't need to memorize loads of opening theory in order to be successful.
      img

      Play the Sicilian Kan

      Our Price: $27.95
      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: E-B0271EM

      Grandmaster and well-known Sicilian Dragon expert Simon Williams takes a totally fresh look at this famous opening. Concentrating on his favorite Dragadorf Variation, Williams constructs a cutting-edge repertoire for Black, one which is perfect for the modern Dragon player who wishes to cause his opponents maximum problems in the opening.
      img

      EBOOK - The New Sicilian Dragon

      Our Price: $19.95
      Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: B0040EM

      In Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon Andrew Martin studies this famous opening in a simplistic way, introducing the crucial initial moves and ideas and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them, something that has sometimes been neglected or taken for granted. As with previous works in the popular Everyman Chess Starting Out series, the reader is helped throughout with a plethora of notes, tips and warnings highlighting the vital characteristics of the Sicilian Dragon and of opening play in general.
      img

      Starting Out - Sicilian Dragon

      Our Price: $24.95
      Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
      Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0157EM

      The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
      img

      Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

      Our Price: $26.95
      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
      img

      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      Our Price: $19.95
      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov
      Catalog Code: E-B0025EM

      This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. John Cox revisits the fundamentals of the Sveshnikov, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
      img

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Sveshnikov

      Our Price: $19.95
      Easiest Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0009EU

      The book presents a Black repertoire with 1. e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6, based on the most aggressive Sveshnikov lines. It also covers The Rossolimo (3 Bb5) and Alapin (3 c3). It's written by GM Atanas Kolev (author of the hugely popular "The Sharpest Sicilian") and young Macedonian GM Trajko Nedev who acted as his sparring partner.
      img

      Easiest Sicilian

      Our Price: $29.95
      Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0019EM

      The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
      img

      Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

      Our Price: $25.95
      Mastering the Sicilian Defense
      Catalog Code: B0056OB

      Quite simply put –the Sicilian Defense is the most popular and most complex of opening systems in chess. It has been the favorite of top players throughout modern times. There are a number of systems and variations to choose from such as the Scheveningen, Dragon, Najdorf, Boleslavsky, Kan, etc. There are also a number of sharp, complex, theoretical systems and that is why it is aptly named “The Sicilian Jungle.
      img

      Mastering the Sicilian Defense

      Our Price: $16.95
      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: B0339EM

      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
      img

      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      Our Price: $27.95

    Items 1 to 36 of 252 total

    per page
    Page:
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    Grid  List 

    Set Descending Direction

    Sicilian Defense

    The Sicilian Defense, a chess opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 c5, is one of the most popular and highest scoring Black responses to the King's Pawn Opening - 1. e4. With 1... c5, Black asserts control over the critical d4 square and launches an aggressive counter-attack to seize control of the center of the chess board. By choosing to play the Sicilian Defense, Black is willing to offer White both the initiative of the Kingside and an advantage in piece development opportunities in exchange for an advanced Queenside pawn and a spatial advantage that often lead to flank attacks. 

    Popular Variations of the Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Sicilian, Schveshnikov Sicilian, Scheveningen Sicilian

    Practitioners of the Sicilian Defense: Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Mikhail TalViswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand and Alexei Shirov

     

    What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

    lb