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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf
    Catalog Code: DVD0104RM

    On this chess DVD Roman covers current high level games in the Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense. Roman will demonstrate overlooked forced wins for both Black and White right out of the opening.
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    ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 104 - Amazing Tactical Possibilities in the Najdorf

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
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    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 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1
    Catalog Code: DVD0112FX

    In this important two-part series on the Anti-Sicilian for Black, IM Andrew Martin covers Black responses to 2. c3 and 2. Nc3. His analysis and ideas show that Black is in good shape and the recommended systems work for players of all levels. This all-new Foxy openings DVD equips the Black player with a complete repertoire against all of White's Anti-Sicilian Systems.
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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 112 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 1

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1
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    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2
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    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0103CB

    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.
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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3

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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
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    The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0109CB

    Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov

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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
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    The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov

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    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
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    On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov

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    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin
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    The Sicilian Dragon is one of the most extensively analysed openings in the entire realm of chess theory.
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    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin

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    My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0139CB

    In more than four hours of video, the genius from Latvia presents and explains his best Sveshnikov games, from his first successes in 1992 to his latest achievements in the year 2007.
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    My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov

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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies
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    The Closed Sicilian, by Nigel Davies is produced by Chessbase as part of the Fritz Trainer Opening series.
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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Dragon 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0151CB

    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.
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    Sicilian Dragon 1

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    Sicilian Dragon 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0152CB

    The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
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    Sicilian Dragon 2

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    Classical Sicilian
    Catalog Code: WIN0154CB

    This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kosten's very commited work is an exclusive database with ''only'' 942 entries.
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    Classical Sicilian

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    Sicilian Alapin System
    Catalog Code: WIN0155CB

    There is little doubt that, with its numerous sub-systems, the Sicilian Defence represents a powerful challenge for anyone who plays 1.e4.
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    Sicilian Alapin System

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    Dragon for Experts
    Catalog Code: WIN0177CB

    His first CD is intended first of all for players who already have some experience with the Dragon.
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    Dragon for Experts

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    Sveshnikov Sicilian
    Catalog Code: WIN0197CB

    The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is a increasingly popular line in the Sicilian Defense.
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    Sveshnikov Sicilian

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    Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0206CB

    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.
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    Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov

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    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0213CB

    The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related Najdorf system.
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    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik

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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0220CB

    On this DVD Davies makes a cogent argument for White playing 2.Nc3 rather than 2.f4 because of the gambit line with 2...d5!
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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov
    Catalog Code: WIN0266CB

    he Kan's many innovative ideas combine with the fool-proof teaching approach of FIDE Master Valeri Lilov on this new Fritz Trainer DVD - The Sicilian Kan Variation.
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    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov

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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0267CB

    There are few opening systems which have been undergoing such a fast and furious renaissance as the 6.Bg5 Variation of the Najdorf System.
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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov

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    O'Kelly Sicilian - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0269CB

    Cl­u­b pl­a­yer­s w­i­l­l­ enjo­­y a­d­d­i­ng the O­­’Kel­l­y to­­ thei­r­ r­eper­to­­i­r­e a­nd­ ma­ny o­­ppo­­nents w­i­l­l­ be u­nfa­mi­l­i­a­r­ w­i­th the u­nu­su­a­l­ pr­o­­bl­ems tha­t Bl­a­ck i­s po­­si­ng.
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    O'Kelly Sicilian - Andrew Martin

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    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan
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    The Rossolimo Variation 3.Bb5 is considered to be one of the strongest replies to 2…Nc6 in the Sicilian Defence.
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    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan

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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0289CB

    The Morra Gambit, characterised by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 is one of the least played, yet according to IM Trent most underrated Anti-Sicilians that White has at his disposal.
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: WIN0308CB

    With the help of this DVD one can forget about fears concerning the tons of theory in the Open Sicilian and can get straight into the real fight!
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0311CB

    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.
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0316CB

    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.
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

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    Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0337CB

    The DVD is separated into two parts - the first one provides the main ideas behind the opening, and the second gives the theoretical material.
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    Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov

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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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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 141 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 2
    Catalog Code: DVD0141FX

    On this dvd GM Gareev and Har-Zv they recommends a more strategically positional approach giving new ideas for Black resulting in lots of wins at the highest level.
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 141 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 2

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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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