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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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    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

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    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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    CLEARANCE - Grand Prix Attack
    Catalog Code: CB0026CD

    When faced with the Sicilian Defense, you have to make the choice to either wade through a maze of variations in the main line or diverge early into a relatively lesser known system. The early advance of white's f-pawn fits this objective perfectly. White gains more space in the center and kingside with 2.f4, forming the basis for lasting pressure and often leading to violent attacks against the black kingside. After 1.e4 c5 2.f4, this variation fell out of fashion int he early 90's due to 2..d5. But take heart! Smith and Hall show that this variation still has some venom!
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    CLEARANCE - Grand Prix Attack

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    CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf
    Catalog Code: CB0057CD

    The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf
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    CLEARANCE - The Fischer Attack in the Najdorf

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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black
    Catalog Code: CB0081CD

    The world's leading players take the Black side and seem to be unbeatable! With this analysis you can have access to Black's system introduced by Spassky and used prominently by Kasparov and many of the world's elite.
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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Scheveningen for Black

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    CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian
    Catalog Code: CB0085CD

    The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian
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    CLEARANCE - The Aggressive Nimzowitsh Sicilian

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    CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4
    Catalog Code: CB0089CD

    Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4
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    CLEARANCE - Play the Sicilian Defense: Winning Against 1. e4

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    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits
    Catalog Code: CB0025CD

    GM Soltis: ''If white gets to attack in the Sicilian Defense anyway, why should he offer a pawn or two for the privilege? The answer is that black gets to counterplay in the Sicilian and his counterplay is usually as good as white's. That, in fact, is what makes the Sicilian popular. There are plenty of familiar Sicilian gambits(like the Smith Morra and Wing, which this book doesn't even cover). But in the last few years, a number of new ideas arising out of positional variations, have been discovered and found to pack a wallop for white''. Here are six new white gambits against the Sicilian that the reader will have to attempt to destroy black!
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    CLEARANCE - New Sicilian Gambits

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack
    Catalog Code: CB0037CD

    Wanted: Opening system needed to combat the most popular defense to 1.e4. Must be sound, flexible, and aggressive. Experience against all Black formations essential. GM's Short and Nunn came forward in the late 1980's and early 1990's to give us one catch-all system. First it was proven successful against one Black setup, and then against another and another. Its successes were registered at the highest levels. Fischer played it against Spassky in the 1992 return match! Still the most popular system against the Najdorf today.
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense with the Short-Nunn Attack

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    CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit
    Catalog Code: CB0050CD

    Part One:1.e4 c5 2.c3 has gained a wide following through the years. White enjoys the central space advantage conferred by a classical pawn center. With rapid piece development, White will get the advantage against anything Black can play. Part Two: 1.e4 c5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 and Black declines with 3..Nf6, or 3..d3, or 3..d5. We show you how one system transposes into another and when it can't. In all cases, White will obtain promising vistas for dynamic play.
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    CLEARANCE - 2. c3 vs the Sicilian and the Smith Morra Gambit

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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation
    Catalog Code: CB0049CD

    The title is to make it strong and clear it is written from the White side. You do not have to wade through page after page, suggestion after suggestion, to find the best White continuations. The analysis will show you how to get an advantage with White by getting you through the opening against all Black variations. White plays 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 followed by 3.Ne2, with the flexible option to break through with d4 if desired.
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    CLEARANCE - Beating the Sicilian Defense Chameleon Variation

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    The Sicilian Flank Game
    Catalog Code: CB0401RB

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    The Sicilian Flank Game

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    My Best Games in the Sicilian Najdorf - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0093CB

    Shirov’s uncompromising style of play is also reflected in his manner of commenting his own games.
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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
    Catalog Code: WIN0099CB

    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
    Catalog Code: WIN0101CB

    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 1

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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

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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: WIN0103CB

    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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    MR. KASPAROV - How to Play the Najdorf - VOLUME 3

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    Accelerated Dragon - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0104CB

    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
    Catalog Code: WIN0109CB

    Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon.
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    Sicilian Defense with 2. c3 Alapin Variation - Sergei Tiviakov

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    Maroczy System - Sergei Tiviakov
    Catalog Code: WIN0110CB

    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
    Catalog Code: WIN0130CB

    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
    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

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    My Best Games in the Sveshnikov - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0139CB

    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
    Catalog Code: WIN0145CB

    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
    Catalog Code: WIN0151CB

    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 1

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    Sicilian Dragon 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0152CB

    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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    Sicilian Dragon 2

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    Classical Sicilian
    Catalog Code: WIN0154CB

    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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    Classical Sicilian

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    Sicilian Alapin System
    Catalog Code: WIN0155CB

    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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    Dragon for Experts
    Catalog Code: WIN0177CB

    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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