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

     

    Year of Publication
    1976 2014 2006 to 2006
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Delchev (1)
    2. Alexander Khalifman (1)
    3. Alexander Raetsky (1)
    4. Ali Mortazavi (1)
    5. Andrew Greet (2)
    6. Andrew Martin (2)
    7. Atanas Kolev (1)
    8. Craig Pritchett (1)
    9. Danny Kopec (1)
    10. David Levy (2)
    11. Eduard Gufeld (1)
    12. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    13. Eric Schiller (2)
    14. Eric Schiller (2)
    15. Eugene Perelshteyn (1)
    16. Evgeny Sveshnikov (2)
    17. Garry Kasparov (1)
    18. Gawain Jones (2)
    19. Gewain Jones (3)
    20. Grigory Bogdanovisch (1)
    21. Hannes Langrock (1)
    22. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    23. Jacob Aagaard (1)
    24. James Rizzitano (1)
    25. Jeremy Silman (1)
    26. Johan Hellsten (2)
    27. John Cox (3)
    28. John Cox (3)
    29. John Donaldson (1)
    30. John Emms (14)
    31. John Nunn (1)
    32. John Shaw (1)
    33. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    34. Kevin O'Connell (1)
    35. Kiril Georgiev (1)
    36. Lev Alburt (1)
    37. Lorin D'Costa (3)
    38. Lubomir Ftacnik (1)
    39. Marc Esserman (1)
    40. Mark Taimanov (2)
    41. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    42. Neil McDonald (2)
    43. Nick Conticello (2)
    44. Nigel Davies (1)
    45. Peter Lalic (1)
    46. Peter Wells (2)
    47. Richard Palliser (18)
    48. Roman Dzindzichashvili (1)
    49. Semko Semkov (1)
    50. Sergei Soloviov (1)
    51. Sergey Kasparov (1)
    52. Simon Williams (1)
    53. Timothy Taylor (3)
    54. Tony Rotella (1)
    55. Valery Neverov (1)
    56. Victor Bologan (1)
    57. Yuri Yakovich (1)
    58. Yury Lapshun (2)
    59. Zaven Andriasyan (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (42)
    2. AN - Algebraic (30)
    3. DN - Descriptive (3)
    Topics
    1. Opening (7)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Chess Developments (2)
    2. Dangerous Weapons (5)
    3. Move by Move (6)
    4. Starting Out (23)
    Host
    1. FM Dennis Monokroussos (1)
    2. GM Alejandro Ramirez (1)
    3. GM Alexei Shirov (5)
    4. GM Bryan Smith (2)
    5. GM Chris Ward (4)
    6. GM Damien Lemos (2)
    7. GM Daniel King (2)
    8. GM Dejan Bojkov (1)
    9. GM Eugene Perelshteyn (3)
    10. GM Garry Kasparov (3)
    11. GM Gawain Jones (1)
    12. GM James Plaskett (2)
    13. GM Jesse Kraai (1)
    14. GM Loek Van Wely (1)
    15. GM Lubomir Ftacnik (2)
    16. GM Michal Krasenkow (1)
    17. GM Niclas Huschenbeth (1)
    18. GM Nigel Davies (9)
    19. GM Peter Nielsen (2)
    20. GM Rafael Leitão (1)
    21. GM Roman Dzinzichashvili (34)
    22. GM Ronen Har-Zvi (1)
    23. GM Sam Shankland (1)
    24. GM Sergei Tiviakov (2)
    25. GM Simon Williams (2)
    26. GM Timur Gareev (8)
    27. GM Victor Bologan (4)
    28. IM Andrew Martin (23)
    29. IM Attila Turzo (1)
    30. IM Bryan Smith (1)
    31. IM Danny Kopec (3)
    32. IM Gary Lane (2)
    33. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    34. IM Lawrence Trent (1)
    35. IM Sam Collins (1)
    36. IM Valeri Lilov (3)
    37. NM Dana Mackenzie (1)
    38. WGM Elisabeth Pahtz (1)
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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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      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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      Sicilian Rossolimo for White - Victor Bologan

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon
      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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 45 - Sicilian Dragon

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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind
      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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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 89 - Highly Instructive and Educational games for Black against the Maroczy Bind

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian
      Get your opening on the board at move two! IM Gary Lane presents new ideas and attacking lines to lead Black out of familiar territory and into positions that are treacherous to defend!
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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 16 - c3 Sicilian

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 46 - Sicilicide
      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
      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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      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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      Paulsen System

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      FOXY OPENINGS VOLUME 141 - The Sicilian Dragon Series Vol 2
      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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian
      The f4 Sicilian is a particularly dangerous weapon against the Sicilian which GM James Plaskett has used to launch blistering attacks against many of his grandmaster colleagues. He reveals his favorite plans and suggests new ideas for you to exploit. A top-notch anti-Sicilian weapon!
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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 23 - f4 Sicilian

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers
      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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 71 - 20 Deadly Sicilian Shockers

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

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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS
      The Smith-Morra Gambit is an extremely effective surprise weapon because many Sicilian Defense players wrongly believe the Smith-Morra to be outdated and easily refutable. While the Smith-Morra Gambit is rarely seen at the elite Grandmaster level, it remains a strong opening for white against the Sicilian Defense as black is guaranteed to face long-lasting, unpleasant pressure in every part of the board.
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      Smith-Morra Gambit - Shattering the Sicilian - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Killer Dragon - DVD 1 with Grandmaster Simon Williams
      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
      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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      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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      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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      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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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian
      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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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 41 - New Lines & Novelties in the Scotch and f4 Sicilian

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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player
      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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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 86 - Highly Instructive and Educational Games for the Grand Prix Player

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

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      FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
      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
      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
      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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      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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      Classical Sicilian

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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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems
      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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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 8 - Beating all the Anti-Sicilian Systems

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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon
      On this DVD Roman discusses a new and improved version of the Accelerated Dragon, one of the most ambitious way for Black to play against 1.e4. Roman, Larry Kaufman and Rybka (the World's Strongest Chess Program) have spent countless hours improving on lines that were previously thought to be better for White, but which now in fact have little or no advantage at all. Roman will also provide the latest updates as well as his own personal recommendations.
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      E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 66 - New and Improved Accelerated Dragon

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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained
      The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1. e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside.
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      E-DVD FOXY OPENINGS - VOLUME 105 - Accelerated Dragon Easily Explained

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      Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS
      If you are looking for an opening for black against 1. e4 where you are guaranteed to be able to fight for a win in every variation, look no further! The Sicilian Najdorf is the most aggressive weapon for black against 1. e4, consistently providing the most double-edged positions in chess over the last 70 years.
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      Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf - EMPIRE CHESS

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      ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 31 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire For Black - PART 1
      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
      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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