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  1. Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

    Sicilian Defense - Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess

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    Sicilian Defense Richter-Rauzer Systems in Chess by Eric Schiller was originally published as three books and is now combined into one. The first book is “Sicilian Modern Richter Rauzer Systems”. Next is “Sicilian Richter-Rauzer With A6”. The third and last is “Classical Richter-Rauzer”. Learn More
  2. Rossolimo and Friends

    Rossolimo and Friends

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    Every chess player, who begins his games with the move 1.e2-e4, should be perfectly prepared to encounter the move 1...c7-c5. Why is this opening so dangerous for White? The point is that in all the basic variations of the Sicilian Defence the fight is double-edged and often White risks at least as much as Black does. White is practically deprived of the possibility to simplify the position by numerous exchanges. Learn More
  3. Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I

    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I

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    In this, the second volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire—1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi tackles the fearsome Sicilian Najdorf, presenting his own world-class repertoire with 6.Bg5. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author unveils a wealth of new ideas against the Poisoned Pawn and other critical variations, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player. Learn More
  4. A Repertoire Against the Sicilian - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

    A Repertoire Against the Sicilian - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy

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    For years the only correct way to play against the Sicilian was to tackle it head-on with the Open Sicilian (i.e. when white plays an early d4). In recent years, some of the worlds best players have started to essay some dangerous anti Sicilian lines, with great success. In this Master & Amateur DVD, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess software expert Nick Murphy outline the various “anti-Sicilians”. These openings can give you a potential advantage, whilst avoiding your opponent’s favourite Sicilian line. Learn More
  5. A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

    A Positional Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

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    Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of positional style, or for use when the competitive situation demands a solid approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Classical Sicilian and King's Indian Defence as Black. Learn More
  6. An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

    An Aggressive Opening Repertoire for the Club Player

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    Nikolai Kalinichenko, an international grandmaster in correspondence player and author of some 40 chess titles, presents here a complete and up-to-date opening repertoire. It is intended for players of attacking style, or for use when the competitive situation demands an aggressive approach. The repertoire is based on 1. e4 as White and the Sicilian Dragon and Leningrad Dutch as Black. Suggestions are also offered against all the opponent's main alternatives. Learn More
  7. Modernized - The Open Sicilian

    Modernized - The Open Sicilian

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    IM Zhanibek Amanov of Kazakhstan and FM Kostya Kavutskiy of Los Angeles present a repertoire vs. the Sicilian Defense, one of the most complex and powerful defenses available to Black, and the choice of many top players. Learn More
  8. Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians

    Sveshnikov vs. the Anti-Sicilians

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    The Sicilian Defence is Black’s most popular reply to 1.e4. Most Black players hope for an Open Sicilian, seeking unbalanced positions and opportunities to play for a win. No wonder that in roughly one-third of the games White does not play 2.Nf3 and chooses one of numerous ‘Anti-Sicilian’ lines. Ranging from primitive and aggressive to respected but tedious, these Anti-Sicilians have one thing in common: they all cross Black's plans and steer for territories where it is easy to get ambushed. Evgeny Sveshnikov offers help. The world-famous Sicilian expert tackles these annoying lines one by one. With great ingenuity he presents a watertight repertoire that consists of practical and effective opening ideas. Learn More
  9. The Killer Sicilian

    The Killer Sicilian

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    In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian. Learn More
  10. Chess Developments -  Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

    Chess Developments - Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5

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    The Sicilian Najdorf is undoubtedly one of the most popular chess openings. It was played with great success by world champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and today it remains a favourite defense at all levels from grandmaster to beginner. 6 Bg5 is widely acknowledged as a critical test of the Sicilian Najdorf. In this book, International Master Kevin Goh Wei Ming examines the most theoretically important and instructive games in recent years, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Whether playing White or Black, this book provides you with essential knowledge of an important opening. Learn More
  11. Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

    Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

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    Lubomir Ftacnik complements his popular Scheveningen DVD with fresh material for training tactical themes. The world’s most popular opening, the Sicilian defense (played in more than 50% of all games!) rises and falls with attack, fantasy and combinations. The ability to spot a tactical opportunity, calculate variations and choose the best line decides the game in sharp Sicilian positions and, even on its own, is a skill worth having. Learn More
  12. Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov

    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov

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    The Sveshnikov is one of the most active and dynamic variations of the Sicilian, and has been used successfully by chess players of all abilities from club level through to world champions. In Grandmaster Repertoire 18 – The Sicilian Sveshnikov, opening connoisseur Vassilios Kotronias places this bold system under the microscope and provides a world-class repertoire for Black. Learn More
  13. Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

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    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. Learn More
  14. Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS

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    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. Learn More
  15. The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98

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    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. Learn More
  16. The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99

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    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. Learn More
  17. Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

    Tactics Toolbox Najdorf - Niclas Huschenbeth

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    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. Learn More
  18. POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

    POWER PLAY - A Repertoire for Black Against the Anti-Sicilians - Daniel King

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    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. Learn More
  19. The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

    The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen - Alejandro Ramirez

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    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. Learn More
  20. Play the Accelerated Dragon

    Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    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. Learn More
  21. EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

    EBOOK - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    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. Learn More
  22. SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

    SHOPWORN - Play the Accelerated Dragon

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    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. Learn More
  23. An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92

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    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. Learn More
  24. The Most Flexible Sicilian

    The Most Flexible Sicilian

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    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. Learn More
  25.  An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81

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    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. Learn More
  26. Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78

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    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. Learn More
  27. Steamrolling the Sicilian

    Steamrolling the Sicilian

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    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: Learn More
  28. SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

    SHOPWORN - Steamrolling the Sicilian

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    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: Learn More
  29. Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63

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    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 Learn More
  30. Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

    Nuke the Sicillian - Chess Lecture - Volume 67

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    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. Learn More
  31. Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

    Winning with the Najdorf Sicilian

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    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. Learn More
  32. The Grand Prix Attack

    The Grand Prix Attack

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    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. Learn More
  33. The Complete  Kalashnikov

    The Complete Kalashnikov

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    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. Learn More
  34. Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

    Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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    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”. Learn More
  35. POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

    POWER PLAY - The Sicilian Najdorf - A Repertoire for Black - Daniel King - VOLUME 18

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    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. Learn More
  36. The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22

    The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22

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    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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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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