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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
    Catalog Code: DVD0008FX

    Sicilian expert GM Chris Ward recommends dynamic lines for Black against all of the anti-Sicilian systems. Part 1: 2.c3 Part 2: 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Part 3: Closed & Fianchetto Systems - 2.Nc3 & 3.g3/2.g3/2.Ne2/2.b3 Part 4: Grand Prix Attack - 2.Nc3 & 3.f4 Part 5: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3 Part 6: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4Part 7: 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+/3.c4 Part 8: Smith-Morra Gambit & Wing Gambit Ward blasts holes in systems favored by many club players!
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0045FX

    England's most dedicated Dragon warrior - GM Chris Ward - presents his complete up-to-date Dragon repertoire including antidotes to the topical white systems. No other defense can match the Dragon for thrills and spills. A highly entertaining two hour plus epic.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
    Catalog Code: DVD0089RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind

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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    Catalog Code: DVD0081CL

    In part 2 of the series IM Valeri Lilov examines a sharp repertoire for both black and white. A complete system you can employ in your own games! Valeri's take on theory is both aggressive and based on sound strategic principles. He examines White e 4 and one good line of play for all of Black's possible responses with the Budapest Gambit. Also, how White can respond to the Budapest Gambit and how to respond to deviations on most of the various openings including with the Grand Prix attack.
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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0031RM

    This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
    Catalog Code: DVD0071FX

    IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 113 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0113FX

    This completes a comprehensive set of repertoire notes which equip Black players of the Sicilian for all levels of competition
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 113 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2

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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
    Catalog Code: DVD0063CL

    The Maroczy Bind is a pawn formation named after the Hungarian Grandmaster Geza Maroczy. It is primarily, but not exclusively, used against the Sicilian Defense. It is characterized by white pawns on c4 and e4, with White's d-pawn having been exchanged for Black's c-pawn.GM Jesse Kraai shows how to use middle game strategy to gain advantage for white. Expert handling of the Maroczy Bind is illustrated with an explanation of the theory, a classic game, and an additional instructive game of his own.ECO: B36, B38
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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0041RM

    On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0086RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Grand Prix Attack. Roman has selected a number of typical Grand Prix games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player

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    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21
    Catalog Code: DVD0021CL

    IM Attila Turzo currently resides in Hungary. Attila became an international Master at age 18, and was hungarian Junior Champion at 19. He has won first place in more than ten international tournaments. Attila has been a professional chess coah since 2001.
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    The Basic Principles of the Closed Sicilian for White - Chess Lecture - Volume 21

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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0035EP

    The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board.
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings
    Catalog Code: DVD0023RM

    Roman's Favorite Opening to meet the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you a clear plan which will give you a comfortable position, however, if your opponent makes a tactical or positional mistake, he will get crushed or wind up with at least a bad position. Roman has had great success with this opening and is passing his own ideas and concepts on to you.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 23 - The Easy Way to Play the Grand Prix and Reti Openings

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0066RM

    On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
    Catalog Code: DVD0105FX

    The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined
    Catalog Code: DVD0037FX

    IM Andrew Martin presents potentially deadly set-ups for White when the Morra Gambit is declined.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 37 - Morra Gambit Declined

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0083FX

    On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2

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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 143 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 4
    Catalog Code: DVD0143FX

    The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 4 of 4 (Bonus DVD) The Classical Sicilian Dragon The Chinese Dragon is a solid way for Black to get a Winning edge against the Yugo-Slav Attack. Black's attack is quicker and rich with tactics and sacrifices. Easy to learn less to memorize after white plays 9.Bc4 Black can Play N-a5, B-d7, R-b8, b5! This system has recorded great results at the highest level. Now White has to be worried about getting checkmated! This Series covers lines for both White and Black 6.f4 6.Be2 6.Be2 6.g3 9.g4 Accelerated dragon Alekhine-Botvinnik Nakamura-Robson The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 1   |   The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 2   |   The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 3 The Sicilian Dragon Series - 4 Volume Set Item Returns - Computer Software and DVDsComputer Software and DVDs can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, shrinkwrapped packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for the same title if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.If you wish to return a Computer Software or DVD title that is eligible for return (as defined above), please refer to the Item Returns - All Other Items on our Return Policy page.
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 143 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 4

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    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0016EP

    If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years.
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    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Killer Grand Prix
    Catalog Code: DVD0022OT

    Chess grandmaster and author Gawain Jones presents “Killer Grand Prix” – a DVD that takes a comprehensive look at the white side of The Grand Prix Attack. Regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of this opening, Gawain reveals the secrets behind his success in a system that has even been used by the current world number one, Magnus Carlsen to defeat former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.
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    Killer Grand Prix

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
    Catalog Code: DVD0048RM

    On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 104 - Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp and Solid System to Play Against the Marozcy Bind
    Catalog Code: DVD0104FX

    The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside. In Part One of a two-part DVD series, IM Andrew Martin covers the most popular White counter among Grandmasters, the Maroczy Bind.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 104 - Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp and Solid System to Play Against the Marozcy Bind

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    Killer Dragon - DVD 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
    Catalog Code: DVD0034OT

    The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
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    Killer Dragon - DVD 2 with Grandmaster Simon Williams

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
    Catalog Code: DVD0081RM

    On this DVD, Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to white's sixth move h3 against one of Blacks most popular defences - the Sicilian Najdorf. World Champion Bobby Fischer used the h3 variation to defeat Grandmaster Najdorf himself.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian

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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 142 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 3
    Catalog Code: DVD0142FX

    The Chinese Dragon is a solid way for Black to get a Winning edge against the Yugo-Slav Attack. Black's attack is quicker and rich with tactics and sacrifices. Easy to learn less to memorize after white plays 9.Bc4 Black can Play N-a5, B-d7, R-b8, b5! This system has recorded great results at the highest level. Now White has to be worried about getting checkmated!
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 142 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 3

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    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0013EP

    The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more.
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    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
    Catalog Code: DVD0008KP

    A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
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    KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
    Catalog Code: DVD0045RM

    On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
    Catalog Code: DVD0098RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
    With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0092CL

    25% of all club level games begin with the Sicilian and 17% of all grandmaster games begin with the Sicilian. Dennis gives you tools for dealing with the Sicilian, an essential skill for every serious chess player.
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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins
    Catalog Code: DVD0032OT

    Over the years, the c3 Sicilian, otherwise known as the Alapin Variation, has become increasingly popular not least because it avoids the reams of theory associated with Open Sicilians, but also because it offers White the opportunity to be flexible. Indeed, the positions that arise from this opening can be either tactical or positional and are therefore suitable for chess players of all strengths.
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    Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
    Catalog Code: DVD0075RM

    Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon

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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 140 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0140FX

    GM Gareev covers the key ideas and tactical routes for Black to gain a counter-attacking edge. Also Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations and understanding White's attacking motives. Material is made easy to understand and learn by avoiding long complicated lines.
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 140 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 1

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    Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    Catalog Code: DVD0006EP

    In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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    Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor
    Catalog Code: DVD0044RM

    On this instructional DVD Roman will teach you how to get an advantage in the opening against passive, and unsound openings by not trying to refute these inferior openings quickly but to play active, logical chess. Roman will show you by following the basic principles of chess you will be able to take advantage of your opponents anti-positional play giving you the winning edge.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 44 - New Lines & Novelties for White in Grand Prix, Hippo, Latvian & Philidor

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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
    Catalog Code: DVD0088RM

    On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

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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

 

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