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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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 140 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 1
    GM Gareev covers the key ideas and tactical routes for Black to gain a counter-attacking edge. Also Modern Examples-Mastering the sharpest theoretical variations and understanding White's attacking motives. Material is made easy to understand and learn by avoiding long complicated lines.
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 140 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 1

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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 141 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 2
    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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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 142 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 3
    The Chinese Dragon is a solid way for Black to get a Winning edge against the Yugo-Slav Attack. Black's attack is quicker and rich with tactics and sacrifices. Easy to learn less to memorize after white plays 9.Bc4 Black can Play N-a5, B-d7, R-b8, b5! This system has recorded great results at the highest level. Now White has to be worried about getting checkmated!
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 142 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 3

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    FOXY OPENINGS - The Sicilian Dragon Series Complete Set - Volumes 1-4
    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
    VOLUME 2
    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 143 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 4
    The Sicilian Dragon Series - Volume 4 of 4 (Bonus DVD) The Classical Sicilian Dragon The Chinese Dragon is a solid way for Black to get a Winning edge against the Yugo-Slav Attack. Black's attack is quicker and rich with tactics and sacrifices. Easy to learn less to memorize after white plays 9.Bc4 Black can Play N-a5, B-d7, R-b8, b5! This system has recorded great results at the highest level. Now White has to be worried about getting checkmated! This Series covers lines for both White and Black 6.f4 6.Be2 6.Be2 6.g3 9.g4 Accelerated dragon Alekhine-Botvinnik Nakamura-Robson
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    FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 143 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 4

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    FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 149 - White Repertoire Against the Sicilian, Center-Counter and Pirc
    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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    Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
    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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    The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
    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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    Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
    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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    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
    If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years.
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    Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

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    Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
    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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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
    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

    Catalog Code: DVD0035EP
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    The Accelerated Dragon - Chess Lecture - Volume 22
    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
    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
    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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    Playing the Maroczy Bind For White - Chess Lecture - Volume 63
    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
    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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    Beating the Sicilian with the Tiviakov Grand Prix - Chess Lecture - Volume 78
    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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    An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player Lectures 5-9 - Chess Lecture - Volume 81
    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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    An Anti-Sicilian Line b3 before d4 - Chess Lecture - Volume 92
    With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
    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

    With FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos
    Catalog Code: DVD0092CL
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    The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian - Chess Lecture - Volume 98
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    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

    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0098CL
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    The Najdorf Poison Pawn - Then and Now - Chess Lecture - Volume 99
    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    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

    Hosted by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0099CL
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    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 1 - EMPIRE CHESS
    Master the Bb5 System
    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 1 - EMPIRE CHESS

    Master the Bb5 System
    Catalog Code: DVD0064EP
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    Destroy the Sicilian Defense - PART 2 - EMPIRE CHESS
    Bb5 Systems
    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

    Bb5 Systems
    Catalog Code: DVD0065EP
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