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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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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian III
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main lines!
    Catalog Code: B0125QT

    The fourth volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series provides a top-class repertoire against the Taimanov, Kan and Scheveningen systems, plus all the other Sicilian lines that were not covered in the previous volumes. Negi takes the established main lines and injects them with his own innovative ideas, making the repertoire a nightmare for Sicilian players and an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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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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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating the Anti-Sicilians
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0118QT

    The Sicilian Defence is the most combative way to meet 1.e4, but Black’s hopes of reaching his favourite Dragon, Najdorf or Sveshnikov are often quashed at an early stage. In Grandmaster Repertoire 6A – Beating the Anti-Sicilians, grandmaster Vassilios Kotronias provides full coverage against White’s many attempts to steer the game away from Open Sicilian territory.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - Beating the Anti-Sicilians

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    The Dragon
    Catalog Code: B0111QT

    In this two-volume work, the world's strongest Dragon specialist guides you through the Black repertoire he has played successfully against world-class opposition. This volume deals with the 9.Bc4 and 9.g4 variations of the Yugoslav Attack.
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    The Dragon

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    The Dragon 2
    Catalog Code: B0112QT

    In this two-volume work, the world's strongest Dragon specialist guides you through the Black repertoire he has played successfully against world-class opposition. This volume deals with the 9.0-0-0 variation of the Yugoslav Attack, along with the Classical and White's various other tries.
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    The Dragon 2

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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian II
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main lines!
    Catalog Code: B0117QT

    The third volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series tackles many challenging Sicilian lines – the Dragons, Rauzer, Sveshnikov and Kalashnikov. Building on a foundation of critical main lines, Negi reveals an arsenal of new ideas, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian II

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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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    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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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0104QT

    In this, the second volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire—1.e4 series, Indian superstar Parimarjan Negi tackles the fearsome Sicilian Najdorf, presenting his own world-class repertoire with 6.Bg5. Building on a foundation of tried-and-tested main lines, the author unveils a wealth of new ideas against the Poisoned Pawn and other critical variations, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - 1. e4 vs. the Sicilian I

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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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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov
    Tired of Bad Positions? Try the Main Lines!
    Catalog Code: B0100QT

    The Sveshnikov is one of the most active and dynamic variations of the Sicilian, and has been used successfully by chess players of all abilities from club level through to world champions. In Grandmaster Repertoire 18 – The Sicilian Sveshnikov, opening connoisseur Vassilios Kotronias places this bold system under the microscope and provides a world-class repertoire for Black.
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    Grandmaster Repertoire - The Sicilian Sveshnikov

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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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    Mayhem in the Morra
    1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
    Catalog Code: B0065QT

    Esserman is the world's leading expert on the Morra Gambit and he shares all his secrets and many novelties in a lively witty style. The Morra leads to exciting gambit play, so some players decline the offer with 3...Nf6 - Esserman also shows how White can attack this cautious defence.
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    Mayhem in the Morra

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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
    Catalog Code: B0039QT

    Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
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    CLEARANCE - The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

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    Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov! - Dejan Bojkov
    Catalog Code: WIN0337CB

    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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    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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    The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0407CB

    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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    The Sicilian Dragon - All Lines Except 9. Bc4 - PETER NIELSEN - VOL. 2

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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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    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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    Sveshnikov Sicilian
    Catalog Code: WIN0197CB

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

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    Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 - Alexei Shirov
    Catalog Code: WIN0267CB

    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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    BEATING THE SICILIAN - A Grandmaster's Repertoire - Victor Bologan - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: WIN0311CB

    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

    $33.95
    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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    How to Play the Sicilian Defence! - Elisabeth Pahtz
    Opening
    Catalog Code: WIN0403CB

    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

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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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    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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    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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    f4 Sicilian - Nigel Davies
    Catalog Code: WIN0220CB

    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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    Smith-Morra Gambit - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0289CB

    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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    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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    The Modern Grand Prix Attack - Lawrence Trent
    Catalog Code: WIN0410CB

    The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most enterprising weapons against the Sicilian Defence, and a favourite among club players and Grandmasters alike. This is an opening that must be treated with both caution and respect. Over the past few years Grandmaster Gawain Jones, arguably the world’s leading expert on the variation, has used the Grand Prix Attack to defeat a number of world class opponents, which demonstrates that underestimating its potential can cause casualties even at the highest level.
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    The Modern Grand Prix Attack - Lawrence Trent

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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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