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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  14. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
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    Smith Morra Gambit Declined: Nf6
    Details the Smith-Morra Gambit Declined Variation. 2081 games given in 48 variations.
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov

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    Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely
    The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian also known as Lasker-Pelikan or Cheliabinsk Variation – is one of the most popular and fascinating replies to 1.e4
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    Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian - Loek Van Wely

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 1
    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
    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 3
    The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defense has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces.
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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
    The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov
    Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
    The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white centre mainly with pieces.
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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov

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    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov
    On this DVD, Shirov focuses on his most outstanding achievements in the Sicilian, a personal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
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    My Best Games in the Sicilian - Alexei Shirov

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    ABC of the Sicilian Dragon - Andrew Martin
    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

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    My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov
    In more than four hours of video, the genius from Latvia presents and explains his best Sveshnikov games, from his first successes in 1992 to his latest achievements in the year 2007.
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    My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov

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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    The Closed Sicilian, by Nigel Davies is produced by Chessbase as part of the Fritz Trainer Opening series.
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    Closed Sicilian - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Dragon 1
    When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1.
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    Sicilian Dragon 2
    The Dragon system of the Sicilian Defence belongs to those openings, which you do not simply play casually, but about which you become passionate.
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    Modern Ways of Playing the Sicilian
    The Cuban grandmaster Amador Rodriguez introduces six modern, partially rediscovered systems with which Black without extensive theoretical knowledge can cause his opponent some very unpleasant problems.
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    Modern Ways of Playing the Sicilian

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    Classical Sicilian
    This is the position which has been examined by our English author. GM Kosten's very commited work is an exclusive database with "only" 942 entries.
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    Sicilian Alapin System
    There is little doubt that, with its numerous sub-systems, the Sicilian Defence represents a powerful challenge for anyone who plays 1.e4.
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    Sicilian Alapin System

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    Paulsen System
    The CD offers to the player of the black pieces an almost complete repertoire against 1.e4, but is also well suited to the player with White, since the author also offers the latter his recommendations.
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    Dragon for Experts
    His first CD is intended first of all for players who already have some experience with the Dragon.
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    Dragon for Experts

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    Accelerated Dragon
    The Accelerated Dragon is much more than just a dynamic yet solid means of countering 1.e4
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    Accelerated Dragon

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    Sveshnikov Sicilian
    The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is a increasingly popular line in the Sicilian Defense.
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    Sveshnikov Sicilian

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    Sicilian with 3. BB5 - Alexei Shirov
    During his career he has played the 3.Bb5 system with both colours and he shares with you on this DVD his valuable experience in the form of video lessons which take up a total running time of more than seven hours.
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    Scheveningen Sicilian - Lubomir Ftacnik
    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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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    On this DVD Davies makes a cogent argument for White playing 2.Nc3 rather than 2.f4 because of the gambit line with 2...d5!
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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies

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    Sicilian Kan - Valeri Lilov
    he Kan's many innovative ideas combine with the fool-proof teaching approach of FIDE Master Valeri Lilov on this new Fritz Trainer DVD - The Sicilian Kan Variation.
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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov
    There are few opening systems which have been undergoing such a fast and furious renaissance as the 6.Bg5 Variation of the Najdorf System.
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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov

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    O'Kelly Sicilian - Andrew Martin
    Cl­u­b pl­a­yer­s w­i­l­l­ enjo­­y a­d­d­i­ng the O­­’Kel­l­y to­­ thei­r­ r­eper­to­­i­r­e a­nd­ ma­ny o­­ppo­­nents w­i­l­l­ be u­nfa­mi­l­i­a­r­ w­i­th the u­nu­su­a­l­ pr­o­­bl­ems tha­t Bl­a­ck i­s po­­si­ng.
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    O'Kelly Sicilian - Andrew Martin

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    Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan
    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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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent
    The Morra Gambit, characterised by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 is one of the least played, yet according to IM Trent most underrated Anti-Sicilians that White has at his disposal.
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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1
    With the help of this DVD one can forget about fears concerning the tons of theory in the Open Sicilian and can get straight into the real fight!
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 1

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
    The second volume of the Open Sicilian is dedicated to two very important areas: the most interesting opening of all time the Najdorf Variation, and also to the most romantic line in the Sicilian - the Dragon Variation.
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2

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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3
    In the third volume of the Open Sicilian we will deal with Black's second move 2....e6 which he usually adopts when striving for a complex game full of subtleties in order to outplay White, especially when his opponent is lower rated.
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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 3

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    Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
    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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    How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz
    Opening
    The Sicilian Defense is an old but nevertheless very modern opening. The continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian makes 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do give an introduction to the most important Sicilian systems. However, the focus lies not on memorizing variations. Instead, I present some of my own games to show typical plans and strategies and to indicate typical and important tactical motifs, which can be used in various systems.
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    How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz

    Opening
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    FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1
    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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    FRITZ TRAINER - The Sicilian Dragon - Main Line with 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 1

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