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    Sicilian Defense

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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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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: DVD0102RM

      One of the most valuable chess game collections ever! Roman's own games feature the most common continuations for Black against the Grand Prix and how to handle them. As White you'll enjoy lots of unexpected crashes and devastating results from your opponent with the Black chess pieces.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 102 - Killing The Sicilian With The Grand Prix Attack

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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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      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 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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      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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
      Catalog Code: DVD0008FX

      Sicilian expert GM Chris Ward recommends dynamic lines for Black against all of the anti-Sicilian systems.

      Part 1: 2.c3

      Part 2: 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3

      Part 3: Closed & Fianchetto Systems - 2.Nc3 & 3.g3/2.g3/2.Ne2/2.b3

      Part 4: Grand Prix Attack - 2.Nc3 & 3.f4

      Part 5: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3

      Part 6: 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4

      Part 7: 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+/3.c4

      Part 8: Smith-Morra Gambit & Wing Gambit Ward blasts holes in systems favored by many club players!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems

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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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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
      Catalog Code: DVD0089RM

      On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman and Rybka gives a thorough analysis of games played for Black against the Maroczy Bind. These games have been selected by Roman because they are very typical for those that feature the Accelerated Dragon: Maroczy Bind and extremely insightful for players of all skill levels. You will see the key ideas of the opening integrated in every game.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind

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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 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
      Catalog Code: DVD0031RM

      This DVD expands on the Black opening repertoire recommended by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili. He spends one hour on the topic of The Dragons Accelerated Return and another hour on The Dragons Accelerated Battle Over the Maroczy Bind.
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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1

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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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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 113 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2
      Catalog Code: DVD0113FX

      This completes a comprehensive set of repertoire notes which equip Black players of the Sicilian for all levels of competition
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 113 - Complete Repetoire Against White's Anti-Sicilian Systems Easily Explained Part 2

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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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      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 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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      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 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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 1 - EMPIRE 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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