00:25 First Move
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The opening played in this game is the Sicilian Defense. The Sicilian Defense is a chess opening played by Black in response to White’s first move 1.e4. Black responds with the move 1…c5, occupying the central d4 square and challenging White’s control of the center of the board. The Sicilian Defense is a popular and highly respected opening that has been played by many top grandmasters and world champions. It is known for its sharp, tactical nature and offers Black a good chance to fight for an equal or even better position. There are many different variations of the Sicilian Defense, but the one played in this game is the Sicilian Defense with the Najdorf Variation. This variation is named after the grandmaster Miguel Najdorf, who was a leading exponent of the Sicilian Defense. The Najdorf Variation is known for its sharp, tactical play and is often favored by players who enjoy complex, attacking positions.
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