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    Sicilian Defense

    Year of Publication
    1976 2014 1976 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Delchev (1)
    2. Alexander Khalifman (1)
    3. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    4. Alexander Yermolinsky (1)
    5. Ali Mortazavi (1)
    6. Andrew Greet (2)
    7. Andrew Martin (2)
    8. Atanas Kolev (1)
    9. Craig Pritchett (1)
    10. Danny Kopec (1)
    11. David Levy (2)
    12. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    13. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    14. Eric Schiller (2)
    15. Eric Schiller (2)
    16. Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
    17. Evgeny Sveshnikov (2)
    18. Garry Kasparov (1)
    19. Gawain Jones (2)
    20. Gewain Jones (3)
    21. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
    22. Hannes Langrock (1)
    23. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    24. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    25. James Rizzitano (1)
    26. Jeremy Silman (1)
    27. Johan Hellsten (2)
    28. John Cox (3)
    29. John Cox (3)
    30. John Donaldson (1)
    31. John Emms (15)
    32. John Nunn (1)
    33. John Shaw (1)
    34. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    35. Kevin O'Connell (1)
    36. Kiril Georgiev (1)
    37. Lev Alburt (1)
    38. Lorin D'Costa (3)
    39. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    40. Marc Esserman (1)
    41. Mark Taimanov (2)
    42. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    43. Neil McDonald (2)
    44. Nick Conticello (2)
    45. Nigel Davies (1)
    46. Peter Lalic (1)
    47. Peter Wells (2)
    48. Richard Palliser (18)
    49. Roman Dzindzichashvili (1)
    50. Sam Collins (1)
    51. Semko Semkov (1)
    52. Sergei Soloviov (1)
    53. Sergey Kasparov (1)
    54. Simon Williams (1)
    55. Timothy Taylor (3)
    56. Valery Neverov (1)
    57. Victor Bologan (1)
    58. Yuri Yakovich (1)
    59. Yury Lapshun (2)
    60. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (44)
    2. AN - Algebraic (31)
    3. DN - Descriptive (3)
    Topics
    1. Opening (7)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (2)
    2. Chess Explained (2)
    3. Dangerous Weapons (5)
    4. Move by Move (6)
    5. Starting Out (23)
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    Host
    1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
    3. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
    4. GM Bryan Smith (2)
    5. GM Chris Ward (4)
    6. GM Damien Lemos (2)
    7. GM Daniel King (2)
    8. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
    9. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (3)
    10. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
    11. GM Gawain Jones (1)
    12. GM James Plaskett (2)
    13. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
    14. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
    15. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    16. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
    17. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
    18. GM Nigel Davies (9)
    19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
    20. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
    21. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (34)
    22. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
    23. GM Sam Shankland (1)
    24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
    25. GM Simon Williams (2)
    26. GM Timur Gareev (8)
    27. GM Victor Bologan (4)
    28. IM Andrew Martin (23)
    29. IM Attila Turzo (1)
    30. IM Bryan Smith (1)
    31. IM Danny Kopec (3)
    32. IM Gary Lane (2)
    33. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    34. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    35. IM Sam Collins (1)
    36. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
    37. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
    38. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Master the Bb5 System
      Catalog Code: DVD0064EP

      This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti -Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
      Bb5 Systems
      Catalog Code: DVD0065EP

      This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti-Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favourite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
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      Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
      Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
      Catalog Code: DVD0098CL

      In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen "small center" structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.
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      The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
      Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
      Catalog Code: DVD0099CL

      A pawn is said to be poisoned because its capture can result in a positional disadvantage and or the loss of material l. The best known of these is a line of the Sicillian Defense, Najdorf Variation. One of the pioneers of this line was David Bronstein, who tied the 1951World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik 12–12.
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      The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth
      Catalog Code: WIN0421CB

      This DVD looks at the most important and most frequent tactical themes and sacrifices in the Sicilian Najdorf. Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth shows us the typical tactical ideas for both White and Black along with the criteria that need to be met for a particular sacrifice to work in this opening in several demonstrative games.
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      Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King
      Catalog Code: WIN0418CB

      Accept the Morra Gambit with confidence. Tame the Grand Prix Attack. Put fear into the heart of every tedious 2 c3 player. You can make 1...c5 a dangerous weapon whether it’s an open or closed Sicilian.
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      POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez
      A Safe Path Through the Sicilian Jungle
      Catalog Code: WIN0425CB

      The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen. Unlike the Najdorf, the Paulsen provides a safer and more positionally based way of fighting against 1.e4. Black is able to obtain adequate counterplay in all variations without going for a do-or-die type of attack.
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      The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

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      Play the Accelerated Dragon
      Catalog Code: B0385EM

      The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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      Play the Accelerated Dragon

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      EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon
      Catalog Code: E-B0385EM

      The Accelerated Dragon remains one of Black’s most popular choices in the Sicilian, and the attractions are obvious. Black’s opening strategy is easy to understand, and his pieces are quickly developed on active squares. Furthermore, White players hoping to attack in the same way as against the traditional Dragon will be shocked by the Accelerated Dragon’s greater flexibility and possibilities for a swift counterattack.
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      EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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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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      The Most Flexible Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0101EU

      This book is a follow up of The Safest Sicilian. It offers a repertoire based on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. This time It covers both the Taimanov and the Kan. The pawn structures are almost identical so many ideas work in both variations. At the same time the different move order offers subtleties which may turn decisive for the outcome of the opening battle. Delchev believes that the Sicilian players should know the full range of set-ups after 2...e6. That would allow to choose the most unpleasant system against any particular opponent.
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      The Most Flexible Sicilian

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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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      Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
      Catalog Code: DVD0078CL

      GM Bryan Smith explores A fresh, relatively unexplored system for white to surprise Sicilian players ! In depth 4 part series that will help you take your opponents outside the book.
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      Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

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      Steamrolling the Sicilian
      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Catalog Code: B0135NIC

      Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players:
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      Steamrolling the Sicilian

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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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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67
      Catalog Code: DVD0067CL

      Life Master Dana Mackenzie explains a system that he developed originally to defeat the computer program "Fritz." It was also played by Swedish correspondence player Arne Bryntse in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, Mackenzie's victory over IM David Pruess in 2006 is believed to be the first appearance of the Bryntse Gambit in an over-the-board master game.
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      Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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      Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian
      An Uncompromising Repertoire for Black
      Catalog Code: B0130NIC

      The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence continues to be extremely popular, both with top grandmasters and club players. And for very good reasons: it is a flexible, ambitious, wonderfully rich and diverse system, offering one of the best ways for Black to play for a win. Both Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov achieved great successes with their beloved Najdorf.
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      Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

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      The Grand Prix Attack
      Fighting the Sicillian With an Early f4
      Catalog Code: B0129NIC

      The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves.
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      The Grand Prix Attack

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      The Complete Kalashnikov
      Catalog Code: B0004EV

      If you are looking for a deadly weapon against 1.e4, the Kalashnikov Sicilian could well be your best choice! The Kalashnikov is a special opening were theoretical knowledge plays an important role. It’s in 1834 that the French champion Labourdonnais played 4...e5 for the first time. But the Kalashnikov is a decidedly modern opening. That’s why the opening only started gaining in popularity in the late 1980’s, in particular thanks to the famous Russian grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov. Ever since, many top level players have added it to their repertoire: Pavel Tregubov, Alexei Fedorov, Etienne Bacrot, Alexander Moiseenko and Teimour Radjabov. Grandmasters Cornette and Libiszewski always thought that the Kalashnikov, which promises Black dynamic compensation in exchange for the apparent weakness of the d5 square and the backwards d6 pawn, was not well-known enough and that its potential was underestimated.
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      The Complete Kalashnikov

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      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: B0226IS

      The f4 Sicilian has become popular and feared because it avoids the frightening amount of knowledge required to play Open Sicilians. It is often not treated with the respect it deserves. The strategic aims are quite simple to understand: CHECKMATE. The first edition was written when the Grand Prix Attack was just becoming noticed by strong chess players. Now there are over 20,000 examples in the databases. Nevertheless, the opening remains based more on the ideas explained by authors Hodgson and Day than on “theory”.
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      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18
      Catalog Code: WIN0375CB

      The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the opening of champions. Kasparov, Anand and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
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      POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
      Catalog Code: DVD0022CL

      GM Eugene Perelshteyn earned his third GM norm and the title GM after sharing first place in the 2006 Foxwoods Open, He won the Samford Chess Fellowship in 2002, awarded to the top American Player under 25 years old earning $64,000, Eugene also led the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore County to a few Pan American championships from 1998-2002.
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      The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22

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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16
      Catalog Code: DVD0016CL

      FM Valeri Lilov of Bulgaria resides in Varna, and works in practical chess and chess pedagogy. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with the record of 6, 5 out of 7.
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      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Part I - Sicilian vs. 1.e4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 16

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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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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
      Catalog Code: B0045EU

      Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes.
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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012

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      Mayhem in the Morra
      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Catalog Code: B0065QT

      Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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      Mayhem in the Morra

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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0346EM

      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: B0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      Slay the Sicilian!

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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: E-B0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!

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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: E-B0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      EBOOK - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      Catalog Code: SWB0345EM

      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
      Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

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      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0129IS

      This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
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      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

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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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