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Sicilian Defense

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  3. GM Marian Petrov (1)
  4. GM Mihail Marin (1)
  5. GM Nadezhda Anatolyevna Kosintseva (2)
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  7. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
  8. IM Andrew Martin (2)
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    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 & Volume 2
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0590CB

    GM Jan Werle is a professional chess trainer, coach and author. In 2008 he became EU-champion in Liverpool and reached his peak rating of 2607. Hereafter finished his law studies obtaining two master law degrees (civil and commercial law) before he commenced with his job as a lawyer. However, his main passion, chess, prevailed and led to a comeback. He is, inter alia, giving chess lessons online to pupils worldwide, but also in schools. He enjoys to help and teach his students and to watch them improve. He combines the teaching with the playing of tournaments, keeping up his own level.
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    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 & Volume 2

    $60.95
    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 2 - The Moscow Variation
    Catalog Code: WIN0589CB

    This DVD will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combating the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+, with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main lines after 3.d4. The most critical sidelines are peppered with novelties, which are likely to surprise your opponent. With comprehensive explanations of the positional ideas, this DVD is suitable for everyone from beginners who are just starting out, right through to GMs who want to take advantage of the host of novelties in the dangerous but not very well-known sidelines.
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    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 2 - The Moscow Variation

    $33.95
    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 2 - The Moscow Variation
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0589CB

    This DVD will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combating the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+, with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main lines after 3.d4. The most critical sidelines are peppered with novelties, which are likely to surprise your opponent. With comprehensive explanations of the positional ideas, this DVD is suitable for everyone from beginners who are just starting out, right through to GMs who want to take advantage of the host of novelties in the dangerous but not very well-known sidelines.
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    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 2 - The Moscow Variation

    $33.95
    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 & Volume 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0590CB

    GM Jan Werle is a professional chess trainer, coach and author. In 2008 he became EU-champion in Liverpool and reached his peak rating of 2607. Hereafter finished his law studies obtaining two master law degrees (civil and commercial law) before he commenced with his job as a lawyer. However, his main passion, chess, prevailed and led to a comeback. He is, inter alia, giving chess lessons online to pupils worldwide, but also in schools. He enjoys to help and teach his students and to watch them improve. He combines the teaching with the playing of tournaments, keeping up his own level.
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    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 & Volume 2

    $60.95
    Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf - Yannick Pelletier
    A Classical Repertoire for Black
    Catalog Code: WIN0591CB

    The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian has been one of the most popular openings for decades. Players of every level like it and it also w as an important part of the Black opening repertoire of two legendary World Champions: Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov.
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    Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf - Yannick Pelletier

    $33.95
    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 - The Rossolimo Variation
    Catalog Code: WIN0588CB

    This DVD will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combating the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main lines after 3.d4. The most critical sidelines are peppered with novelties, which are likely to surprise your opponent. With comprehensive explanations of the positional ideas, this DVD is suitable for everyone from beginners who are just starting out, right through to GMs who want to take advantage of the host of novelties in the dangerous but not very well-known sidelines.
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    A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 - The Rossolimo Variation

    $33.95
    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 - The Rossolimo Variation
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0588CB

    This DVD will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combating the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5, with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main lines after 3.d4. The most critical sidelines are peppered with novelties, which are likely to surprise your opponent. With comprehensive explanations of the positional ideas, this DVD is suitable for everyone from beginners who are just starting out, right through to GMs who want to take advantage of the host of novelties in the dangerous but not very well-known sidelines.
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    E-DVD - A Modern Approach against the Sicilian - Volume 1 - The Rossolimo Variation

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    E-DVD - Sergei Tiviakov - A Nightmare for the Najdorf
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0587CB

    The Najdorf is one of the most dangerous variations of the Sicilian Defense. Fighting against it is always difficult, but GM Tiviakov demonstrates a very effective way to combat this popular opening. Crafty players take the fight to their opponents on their own terms, and starting with 2.Nc3 you’ll learn how to take Najdorf connoisseurs into nebulas territory where they may quickly lose their way.
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    E-DVD - Sergei Tiviakov - A Nightmare for the Najdorf

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    Sergei Tiviakov - A Nightmare for the Najdorf
    Catalog Code: WIN0587CB

    The Najdorf is one of the most dangerous variations of the Sicilian Defense. Fighting against it is always difficult, but GM Tiviakov demonstrates a very effective way to combat this popular opening. Crafty players take the fight to their opponents on their own terms, and starting with 2.Nc3 you’ll learn how to take Najdorf connoisseurs into nebulas territory where they may quickly lose their way.
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    Sergei Tiviakov - A Nightmare for the Najdorf

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    A Sicilian Stunner - The Kalashnikov - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0574CB

    The starting position for this video series is 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5. A full Black repertoire is provided from this point. There are several interactive questions to test the viewers’ knowledge of the material.
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    A Sicilian Stunner - The Kalashnikov - Nicholas Pert

    $33.95
    How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian - Adrian Mikhalchishin
    Catalog Code: WIN0548CB

    Bobby Fischer was a devoted Sicilian player. But the American chess genius and 11th World Champion was also a devoted 1.e4 (“Best by test” as he said) player, and his results against the Sicilian are remarkable. In almost all variations he came up with new ideas and developed systems of his own — such as 6.Bc4 (one of his pet moves) against the Najdorf, and the Rauzer.
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    How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian - Adrian Mikhalchishin

    $33.95
    The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0546CB

    There are a number of good Anti-Sicilian options out there, however I believe the 2.b3 Sicilian to be one of the most overlooked and underrated systems available to White. This modest move came back to the fore as a legitimate Anti-Sicilian weapon when none other than Vladimir Kramnik used it in a few games to frustrate his Sicilian diehard opponents.
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    The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian - Lawrence Trent

    $33.95
    Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal
    Catalog Code: WIN0544CB

    The Smith-Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4!) is a great attacking weapon against the popular Sicilian Defence. On move two White sacrifices a pawn for fast development and good attacking chances, and Black can easily fall into one of the many devious opening traps. In this 4+ hour DVD International Master Michael Rahal uses model attacking games to illustrate the main ideas behind White’s aggressive approach.
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    Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit - Michael Rahal

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    The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva
    Catalog Code: WIN0538CB

    After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense” of the Sicilian, which is characterised by the idea to achieve the thematic central break d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the “Dragon Variation”, in which Black plays d7-d6). On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and achieved a lot of success with it. You too can accelerate your opening – with this complete repertoire for Black against 1.e4!
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    The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva

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    DOWNLOAD - The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0538CB

    After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6! leads to the so-called “Accelerated Dragon Defense” of the Sicilian, which is characterised by the idea to achieve the thematic central break d7-d5 in one move (in contrast to the “Dragon Variation”, in which Black plays d7-d6). On this DVD the Russian grandmaster and top women player Nadezhda Kosintseva reveals the secrets of her favourite opening. Kosintseva has played the Accelerated Dragon for many years and achieved a lot of success with it. You too can accelerate your opening – with this complete repertoire for Black against 1.e4!
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    DOWNLOAD - The Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp Weapon Against 1. e4 - Nadezhda Kosintseva

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    DOWNLOAD - The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0533CB

    In the modern game, a player has to be ready to play almost any opening variation at short notice. The plan is to interrupt the preparation of the opponent at every turn. A knowledge of dynamic and slightly unusual lines could well score many,many points for the resourceful player. The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works. For the Master, we have a surprise weapon which players of the calibre of Svidler, Judit Polgar and Kveinys have used to defeat tough opposition. For the club player, where preparation is sketchy, we have a line which asks questions of the opponent right at the beginning of the game and creates immediate pressure on White to find good moves. That is the way to win! Perhaps the Kveinys variation will become more popular in the future. It does not deserve to be a comparatively rare sideline.
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    DOWNLOAD - The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin

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    The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0533CB

    In the modern game, a player has to be ready to play almost any opening variation at short notice. The plan is to interrupt the preparation of the opponent at every turn. A knowledge of dynamic and slightly unusual lines could well score many,many points for the resourceful player. The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works. For the Master, we have a surprise weapon which players of the calibre of Svidler, Judit Polgar and Kveinys have used to defeat tough opposition. For the club player, where preparation is sketchy, we have a line which asks questions of the opponent right at the beginning of the game and creates immediate pressure on White to find good moves. That is the way to win! Perhaps the Kveinys variation will become more popular in the future. It does not deserve to be a comparatively rare sideline.
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    The Surprising Sicilian! - Shock the Opposition with an early ...Qb6 - Andrew Martin

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    The Complex Najdorf - A Complete Repertoire for Black - GM Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0480CB

    When choosing an opening repertoire, it is common to consider two types of variations. One is usually a solid opening, like 1...e5 against 1.e4, with plenty of strategical ideas and quiet paths of play. However, there are of course days when you want to play for a win with Black, when you want to bear down on your opponent’s position with a potentially crushing attack. The Najdorf is perfect for just such occasions – and it’s no coincidence that Garry Kasparov played it the most out of all the variations in the Sicilian – the opening served him well throughout his brilliant career. I myself have played it with both colours, but even I discover more to its endless depths every day! Strategy, combinations, attack and defence, sacrifices and marvelous manoeuvres – exciting chess is all about the Najdorf!
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    The Complex Najdorf - A Complete Repertoire for Black - GM Victor Bologan

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    English Attack - Daniel Gormally
    Catalog Code: WIN0466CB

    The English Attack against the Najdorf and the Scheveningen is one of the most exciting and entertaining variations in modern chess. The line, developed in the 1980s by the English top players John Nunn and Nigel Short, was a mainstay of such chess legends as Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand, and is now also a favourite of players of the younger generation such as Fabiano Caruana and Alexander Grischuk. On this instructive DVD English Grandmaster Daniel Gormally, himself an accomplished attacking player, explains the most important lines of this fascinating system.
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    English Attack - Daniel Gormally

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    The Classical Sicilian - Mihail Marin
    Catalog Code: WIN0467CB

    The Sicilian family is big but the Sicilian that puts most pressure on White’s centre is the Classical Variation – Black quickly develops both knights to their most active squares. This DVD offers Black a complete repertoire against all weapons White may employ on move six. The recommended repertoire is not as risky as other Sicilians but still offers Black plenty of counter-play. It is an ideal system for players who want to enter the wonderful world of the Sicilian.
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    The Classical Sicilian - Mihail Marin

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    A Repertoire Against the Sicilian - Lorin D'Costa & Nick Murphy
    Catalog Code: WIN0449CB

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

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    Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik
    Catalog Code: WIN0433CB

    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.
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    Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen - Lubomir Ftacnik

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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

    $33.95
    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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    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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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0107CV

    This is a perfect opening manual that contains a detailed classification. Modern Chess Opening, vol. 3, Sicilian Defense course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 509 games/lectures.
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    DOWNLOAD - Modern Chess Opening - Sicilian Defense (1.e4 c5) - VOLUME 3

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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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    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan
    Catalog Code: WIN0279CB

    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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    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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    The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0407CB

    The Dragon is one of Black’s most daring openings, leading to fascinating positions with opposite castling and strong mutual attacks. This DVD provides a complete and up to date repertoire to help Black to score with the Dragon. Daring exchange sacrifices are mixed with in-depth analysis of Black’s most reliable defences to give Black numerous options to play.
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    The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0102CB

    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

    $33.95
    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin
    Catalog Code: WIN0135CB

    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

    $29.95

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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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