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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    1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
    2. GM Bryan Smith (2)
    3. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
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    5. IM Attila Turzo (1)
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    7. IM Valeri Lilov (2)
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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
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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
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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
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