When the chess player is no longer a beginner and already has a minimal experience and an amateur ELO, he can start studying a lifelong defense against 1.e4.
The Sicilian Defense 1.e4 c5 dates from the 16th century and today is the most used response against 1.e4. Without a doubt it is the most analyzed opening in chess and reason for a great literature due to its multitude of variations and sub-variations.
To enter the Sicilian Defense we can start with the Pelikan variation which is perhaps one of the easiest variations to learn and therefore ideal for a first contact with the Sicilian Defense. In addition, this Pelikan variation is one of the favorites of the current world champion in chess.
The Sicilian Defense (Pelikan variation or Sveshnikov) is defined by the main line 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 to what normally follows 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3.
In this app you will find games in the PGN format of the Sicilian Defense (Pelikan variation) so you can complement your study and be able to succeed with this defense in your online chess games and against club players.