The Sicilian

The Sicilian is the most popular and best-scoring response to White’s first move 1.e4…The earliest recorded notes on the Sicilian Defence date back to the late 16th century by the Italian chess players Giulio Polerio and Gioachino Greco. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Sicilian Defence begins with the moves: 1. e4 c5.

Below are some chesspoems based on The Sicilian Defence.


Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Garry Kasparov (Niksic (1983))

path must estimates any centre!

texture screens inside instant or 
the knight binds violin 

memorized surgery (surgery), the global system 
and confession, form and intuition switches

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen (Corus (2008))

path winks and screens 
or steadily secretes diagonal (diagonal), foreground 
scarily cites some fate 

dark estimate, excused drug luckily 
rescues or paves automaton but 
personable iron circles isolation 

contained itself, alive place above 
blazing binary or feathery specimen 

resignation drifts

Alexander Stripunsky vs Hikaru Nakamura (Stillwater, 2007)

path cores violin between texture 
screens wink (wink) and dark or 
any word, mime down intruder 

mirror shrouds form, whale or 
the dark and tiny centre 

a nutrient

Frank James Marshall vs Stodie (Atlantic City (1920))

blazing estimate, possessed reflection, each 
wink, each makeshift beef, butt 
drags evolved plaster

Molinari vs Bordais (1979)

path softly criss-crosses winged darkness 

Gioachino Greco vs NN (1620)

the word beyond the exit 
softly criss-crosses kingdom and 
that centre opposes confession 

this horizon or instant or 
any noise