The Sicilian Defense | 10-Minute Chess Openings

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898 Comments

  1. Man thank you for being honest about what strategies to be using or not using as a beginner/intermediate. It can get overwhelming trying to figure out what to play or not and it's nice to be able to narrow the list down by knowing you aren't good enough yet.

  2. in todays chess video you will be learning the sicillian defense. you should not play the sicillian defense. in todays video i will not be teaching you the sicillian defense. i think i covered pretty much everything here

  3. I started playing the sicilian at 650 and (as of typing this) I’m 847. It’s very true, I probably shouldn’t be playing this opening at all, it’s so complicated, but it’s just such a fun opening that opens up so much variation in your games, no matter how many times you play it. It’s by far my favourite opening out of every opening I know (including openings for white), and I just tend to play better using it. If you’re low rating like me and playing seriously competitive, use simpler openings that you can play better just to get your ranking up. However, if you just want to have fun (and potentially get very good, with risks of course) I definitely recommend this opening.

  4. I understand and respect the opinions of this video, but I will be playing the najdorf as a 400 from now on simply because of the name

  5. That old fck really just said to the girl to play sicillian defense💀

  6. ty for the nice video! I really need this to counter my Dada. . . Our school has a chess competition and my Dada is teaching me but his rating was higher than 2,000 back then, and I have never beaten him once, from our first game to even today. ALSO SUBCRIBED AND LIKED!!!

  7. why would he make this video just to tell us not to play it 😂

  8. i just play the london into the sicilian and it works out half the time

  9. every time I see someone play the sicilian my balls retract into my body

  10. Ok not for beginners , got it, brb after my 2k runs

  11. What a dumb thing to say, Ill never be 2000.

  12. as a 1300 i will be playing this not knowing wtf i’m meant to do

  13. I play the Sicilian at 650 because it makes no difference.

  14. If you can't handle the dragon, stay away from it or just go to him and see what happens.

  15. I’m at 450 elo and I’m jumping straight into the Sicilian to try to get away from the wayward queen set up. My hope is practice now, get familiar with the opening and all the nuance behind it and ride it out to the higher levels.

  16. Monopoly, the proper rules when if you land on an available property and it goes to auction if you choose. Go for orange as everyone goes to gaol at some point.

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

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

  19. 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

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.😊

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

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

  29. 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.

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

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

  32. 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.

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

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

  35. 0:14 it was at this moment that 99 percent viewers though, ‘huh, whatever I am still going to play ‘😂

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