The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defense has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces.
When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
The Cuban grandmaster Amador Rodriguez introduces six modern, partially rediscovered systems with which Black without extensive theoretical knowledge can cause his opponent some very unpleasant problems.
The CD offers to the player of the black pieces an almost complete repertoire against 1.e4, but is also well suited to the player with White, since the author also offers the latter his recommendations.
During his career he has played the 3.Bb5 system with both colours and he shares with you on this DVD his valuable experience in the form of video lessons which take up a total running time of more than seven hours.
BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
The second volume of the Open Sicilian is dedicated to two very important areas: the most interesting opening of all time the Najdorf Variation, and also to the most romantic line in the Sicilian - the Dragon Variation.
BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz Opening
The Sicilian Defense is an old but nevertheless very modern opening. The continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian makes 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do give an introduction to the most important Sicilian systems. However, the focus lies not on memorizing variations. Instead, I present some of my own games to show typical plans and strategies and to indicate typical and important tactical motifs, which can be used in various systems.
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
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