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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3
      Catalog Code: DVD0049FX

      Why fall victim to your opponent's pet Sicilian line when you can out-fox him with the cunning 2.d3? GM Nigel Davies, the pioneer of this new and vital system, explains exactly how you can squash those booked-up Sicilian-ites! Transpositions to King's Indian Attack formations for White are noted and explored.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 49 - Strangling The Sicilian with 2.d3

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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0013EP

      The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more.
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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan
      Catalog Code: DVD0077FX

      The Sicilian Kan is the most flexible and easy to play variation of all the lines in the Sicilian. On this DVD, IM Andrew Martin will teach you how understanding certain principles and development will help you master this dependable repertoire for Black.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 77 - Sicilian Kan

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player
      Catalog Code: DVD0086RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Grand Prix Attack. Roman has selected a number of typical Grand Prix games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player

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      Killer Grand Prix
      Catalog Code: DVD0022OT

      Chess grandmaster and author Gawain Jones presents “Killer Grand Prix” – a DVD that takes a comprehensive look at the white side of The Grand Prix Attack. Regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of this opening, Gawain reveals the secrets behind his success in a system that has even been used by the current world number one, Magnus Carlsen to defeat former FIDE World Champion, Veselin Topalov.
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      Killer Grand Prix

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 104 - Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp and Solid System to Play Against the Marozcy Bind
      Catalog Code: DVD0104FX

      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. In Part One of a two-part DVD series, IM Andrew Martin covers the most popular White counter among Grandmasters, the Maroczy Bind.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 104 - Accelerated Dragon - A Sharp and Solid System to Play Against the Marozcy Bind

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      Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins
      Catalog Code: DVD0032OT

      Over the years, the c3 Sicilian, otherwise known as the Alapin Variation, has become increasingly popular not least because it avoids the reams of theory associated with Open Sicilians, but also because it offers White the opportunity to be flexible. Indeed, the positions that arise from this opening can be either tactical or positional and are therefore suitable for chess players of all strengths.
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      Killer c3 Sicilian with International Master Sam Collins

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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 38 - Najdorf
      Catalog Code: DVD0038FX

      Get on board the Cadillac of Sicilians with GM Nigel Davies without having to learn reams of theory. The best defense to 1.e4 as played by Fischer and Kasparov
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 38 - Najdorf

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
      Catalog Code: DVD0046FX

      New and deadly ways to disrupt all known Sicilian schemes. Create no end of confusion as you nonchalantly develop your knights with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 & 3.Nc3 and get ready to wrong-foot Dragon and Najdorf players. Check out a full range of little known anti-Sicilian executions. Death to the Sicilian! Long live 1.e4!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide

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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0006EP

      In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
      Catalog Code: DVD0071FX

      IMs Andrew Martin and Gary Lane have assemble a devastating array of shock weapons in the Sicilian Defense which will make you better prepared in the Sicilian than you ever had been before. You will not only beat your opponent but will knock him off his chair with some of the most amazing moves ever played in the Sicilian. There are lots of novelities and suprise traps, along with good lines for Black against the Morra Gambit and Closed Sicilian, and for White against the Najdorf.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers

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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0018EP

      The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. White prepares an attack on the kingside with an early f4, while maintaining the threat of doubling black’s pawns with Bxc6 – applying similar positional concepts as found in the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0083FX

      On this Foxy Openings DVD, IM Andrew Martin takes you through the basic themes that underpin this exciting opening and then goes on to construct a point-scoring repertoire for Black, which will rely more on understanding than memory.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 83 - The Sveshnikov Sicilian - Part 2

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      KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System
      Catalog Code: DVD0008KP

      A repertoire for White. You are about to enter the completely different world of the Kopec System. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system, a deadly plan against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch.
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      KOPEC DVD - The Kopec System

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
      Catalog Code: DVD0098RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili will teach you a powerful, easy-to-learn system for White to play against the Sicilian Defense. With the move 2. c3, known as the Alapin Variation, White has a very clear plan and positions himself for rapid piece development.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 98 - c3 Sicilian Alapin Variation

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System
      Catalog Code: DVD0030FX

      A repertoire for White. You are about to enter a completely different world - the world of the Kopec Systems. IM Dr. Danny Kopec presents his original system which is deadly against all Sicilian set-ups. Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch. With the Kopec System, you can spring virtually unknown theoretical gems on your unsuspecting opponents!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 30 - Kopec Anti-Sicilian System

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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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted
      Catalog Code: DVD0036FX

      Sweep Black off the board! With IM Andrew Martin's latest recommendations, you can be ready for all those book answers to the Morra!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 36 - Morra Gambit Accepted

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      FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4
      Catalog Code: DVD-FOXYSICILIANSET

      The Sicilian Dragon Series - Complete 3 Volume Set VOLUME 1
      Easy Way to Learn How to Play The Sicilian Dragon - 2 hours 6 minutes "Gaining The Winning Edge" GM Timur Gareev (Currently Ranked in the top 100 Players in the World) presents on this DVD the thematical ideas and motives in The Sicilian Dragon. 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. This Dvd Dragon Series covers lines for both White and Black. The DVD starts with introduction and continues on to the first step of classic examples by Simagin. Phase two covers understanding white's attacking motives: Karpov-Kortchnoi. And phase three covers engaging in theoretical battles: Modern Elite Chess examples. This DVD serves to introduce the player to the thematical ideas and motives in Dragon variation. GM Timur discusses the key ideas and tactical routes for black to gain the counter-attacking edge. Content: Simagin Classic Games: fundamentals & key ideas Panov-Simagin Althausen-Simagin Karpov-Kortchnoi: White's flawless execution of the plan-Gaining awareness of opponent's potential Elite Chess: Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations
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      Beating TheYugo-Slav Attack 9.0-0-0 with 9....d5 PART 1 — 2 hours 36 minutes Presented by: GM Timur Gareev & GM Ronen Har-Zv White plays 9.0-0-0 leaving the Bishop on f1 this is a serious alternative in the Yugoslav attack instead of 9. Bc4. White goes immediately for a kingside attack while Black counters with 9
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      FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon
      Catalog Code: DVD0045FX

      England's most dedicated Dragon warrior - GM Chris Ward - presents his complete up-to-date Dragon repertoire including antidotes to the topical white systems. No other defense can match the Dragon for thrills and spills. A highly entertaining two hour plus epic.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc
      Catalog Code: DVD0149FX

      Volume Two continues Martin's new "Winning Repertoire Series for White - 1.e4", which outlines a complete repertoire system for the first player, built around the King's Pawn opening. Here IM Martin covers how to answer the Sicilian, the Center Counter and the Pirc. After 1.e4 c5 White will continue 2.b3! and enter prepared territory; if 1.e4 d5 we follow with 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.Rb1!, and the Pirc meets with 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be2 Bg7 5.g4! and attack as shown.
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
      Catalog Code: DVD0066RM

      On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian
      Catalog Code: DVD0081RM

      On this DVD, Roman and Rybka bring new opening theory to white's sixth move h3 against one of Blacks most popular defences - the Sicilian Najdorf. World Champion Bobby Fischer used the h3 variation to defeat Grandmaster Najdorf himself.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 81 - Easy and Promising Way for White to Play Against the Najdorf Sicilian

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player
      Catalog Code: DVD0088RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka will give you a thorough understanding of the Accelerared Dragon for black. Roman has selected a number of typical Accelerated Dragon games, the kind that you might experience in your own games for maximum education value.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 88 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for the Accelerated Dragon Player

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: DVD0023FX

      The f4 Sicilian is a particularly dangerous weapon against the Sicilian which GM James Plaskett has used to launch blistering attacks against many of his grandmaster colleagues. He reveals his favorite plans and suggests new ideas for you to exploit. A top-notch anti-Sicilian weapon!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian

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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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      Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
      Catalog Code: DVD0033OT

      The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.
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      Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams

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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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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: DVD0041RM

      On this DVD, Roman brings to you his own orginal unpublished new additions to the Scotch and f4 Sicilian. These updates will help you get an edge on counter-improvements made by black. This is a great companion to Roman's earlier DVDs Vol. 22 on the Scotch and Vol. 23 on the f4 Scillian
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto
      Catalog Code: DVD0048RM

      On this DVD Roman guarantees you very playable positions and some advantages for White against the Sicilian Defense. Roman will show you easy-to-learn universal plans and ideas in the opening and middle game. Roman shows you easy-to-remember setups and themes that will leave you well prepared to meet the Sicilian and get an advantage over your opponent!
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 48 - Complete Universal f3 Systems for White Against the Sicilian Fianchetto

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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0008EP

      GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon
      Catalog Code: DVD0075RM

      Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili using the analysis of the world computer champion Rybka. On this controversial DVD, Roman makes unprecedented claims that the Dragon variation of the Sicilian opening is in dire straits--this despite its recent popularity. Roman says it is fascinating to see how variation-by-variation, White emerges with sizable advantage. All of those variations are supported by Rybkss analysis.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 75 - Slaying the Dragon

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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
      Catalog Code: DVD0035EP

      The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board.
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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: DVD0083RM

      On this DVD , Roman will provide you with the latest in opening theory on the Grand Prix, Grunfeld and Accelerated Dragon. Those updates will introduce revolutionary new ideas to these well established openings, adding new approaches and ideas that will make these variations a solid part of your repertoire. A major focus of the DVD is on the Non-fianchetto lines, which are extremely aggressive in nature and have a tendency to lead to dangerous positions for black.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 83 -Staggering New Novelties for White in the Gran Prix Attack

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian
      Catalog Code: DVD0016FX

      Get your opening on the board at move two! IM Gary Lane presents new ideas and attacking lines to lead Black out of familiar territory and into positions that are treacherous to defend!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian

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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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