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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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS
      In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. The critical theme that ties all the games together is that white is best advised to develop his pieces to active squares and create a sound, harmonious position that limits counterplay before launching the trademark pawn storm to break down the defenses to the black king. While opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world class players. It is my hope that this series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.
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      Stomping the Sicilian Defense - EMPIRE CHESS

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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS
      GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations.
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      The Psycho Sveshnikov - EMPIRE CHESS

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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS
      The Accelerated Dragon is an exceptionally effective system for black against 1. e4 because black develops rapidly and achieves strong activity early in the game via minor piece-play in the center. The Accelerated Dragon has been employed by countless top Grandmasters over the last 70 years, including legendary names Viktor Korchnoi, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Khalifman, and many more.
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      Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon - EMPIRE CHESS

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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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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS
      The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. White prepares an attack on the kingside with an early f4, while maintaining the threat of doubling black’s pawns with Bxc6 – applying similar positional concepts as found in the Nimzo-Indian Defense.
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      Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System - EMPIRE CHESS

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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

      Catalog Code: DVD0035EP
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      The Modern Anti-Sicilian. 1.e4 c5 2.a3
      This hefty book offers the results of S.Soloviov's ten-year-long investigation of a nearly virgin territory of chess theory - 1.e4 c5 2.a3. This is a more flexible version of the Sicilian Gambit with 2.b4 as the play often takes original courses.
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      The Modern Anti-Sicilian. 1.e4 c5 2.a3

      Catalog Code: B0099EU
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      The Sveshnikov Sicilian
      The Sveshnikov Sicilian is arguably the most dynamic line in the whole of the Sicilian Defence. Black takes on certain structural weaknesses but gains active piece play as compensation, which is very much in keeping with the modern style of play. Black is not content to equalize but from the very startsets out to wrest the advantage from his opponent's hands.
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      The Sveshnikov Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0042BT
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      Play 2... Nf6 in the Sicilian
      Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation
      On the map of modern chess theory there is a 'blank spot' - The Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation of the Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6) Everyone has heard of it, but no one really knows anything about it. The literature devoted to this topic is extremely scanty. Two or three articles, a few brochures, one ancient monograph (in German) - and that's all. The book of international master Grigory Bogdanovisch fills this gap. The author, a recognized expert on the Variation, has summarized and fully systemized his many years of experience in the given field.
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      Play 2... Nf6 in the Sicilian

      Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation
      Catalog Code: B0050EU
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      Chess Openings for Black Explained
      A Complete Repertoire
      Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings. Three-time U.S. champion and master teacher Lev Alburt, along with his grandmaster co-authors, provides everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves.
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      Chess Openings for Black Explained

      A Complete Repertoire
      Catalog Code: B0009LV
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      How To Play the Sicilian Defense
      This book explains the ideas behind the Sicilian Defense and gives the reader many useful rules of thumb as a guide to playing all the standard types of positions that arise in the Sicilian. Any player who reads and understands the ideas explained in this book will be assured of scoring many more points in Sicilian Defense games.
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      How To Play the Sicilian Defense

      Catalog Code: B0038IS
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      Sacrifices in the Sicilian
      The Sicilian Defense is the most exciting of all chess openings and the most popular at all levels of play. The attacking and tactical possibilities of the Sicilian are numerous. There are many sacrificial ideas that occur time and again in the Sicilian, and it is the task of this book to clarify and analyze them
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      Sacrifices in the Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0070IS
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      Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
      The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
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      Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

      Catalog Code: B0019EM
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      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      In Dangerous Weapons: Anti-Sicilians, prominent opening specialists John Emms, Richard Palliser and Peter Wells take a revolutionary look at a popular group of openings - the Anti-Sicilians.
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      Dangerous Weapons - Anti-Sicilian

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: B0267EM

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      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
      One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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      Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0264EM

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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      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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      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

      Catalog Code: B0039QT
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      The Complete c3 Sicilian
      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
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      The Complete c3 Sicilian

      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      Catalog Code: B0096NIC
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      Sicilian Attacks
      Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
      Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.
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      Sicilian Attacks

      Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0093NIC
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      How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
      The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
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      How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
      Catalog Code: B0327EM
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      SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence
      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
      The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensable weapon. In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level.
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      SHOPWORN - How To Beat The Sicilian Defence

      An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White
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      The Sicilian Dragon
      The Classic How-to-Win Guide on One of the Most Exciting and Powerful Chess Openings Played Today
      Play the Exciting Dragon! Inside this book are the secrets of one of the most exciting and powerful openings in all of chess - the Sicilian Dragon! Used by amateurs and champons alike, the dragon features brilliant combinations, no-holds-barred assasults, wild sacrifices, and uncompromising positions. This new edition features bigger diagrams, the latest moves and developements, and 30 new game examples.
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      The Sicilian Dragon

      The Classic How-to-Win Guide on One of the Most Exciting and Powerful Chess Openings Played Today
      Catalog Code: B0052CZ
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      The Rossolimo Sicilian
      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians.
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      The Rossolimo Sicilian

      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Catalog Code: B0103NIC

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      Mastering the Sicilian Defense
      Quite simply put –the Sicilian Defense is the most popular and most complex of opening systems in chess. It has been the favorite of top players throughout modern times. There are a number of systems and variations to choose from such as the Scheveningen, Dragon, Najdorf, Boleslavsky, Kan, etc. There are also a number of sharp, complex, theoretical systems and that is why it is aptly named “The Sicilian Jungle.
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      Mastering the Sicilian Defense

      Catalog Code: B0056OB
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      Experts on the Anti-Sicilian
      The Sicilian Defense, 1.e4 c5, is one of the popular chess openings. In this book several chess grandmasters present state-of-the-art analysis of lines where White meets the Sicilian by avoiding the Open variations.
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      Experts on the Anti-Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0052QT
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      The Modern Morra Gambit
      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      In this completely revised second edition, the author probes the secrets of this gambit with tactical acuity and strategic objectivity. He concludes that "Most of Black's defensive systems objectively offer acceptable prospects in a complicated battle. Nevertheless, I can promise that every talented attacking player who studies the Morra Gambit will achieve excellent practical results. The positions that arise are extremely difficult to play, especially if the defender is not familiar with them.
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      The Modern Morra Gambit

      A Dynamic Weapon Against the Sicilian
      Catalog Code: B0054RE
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon
      In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.
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      Chess Developments - The Sicilian Dragon

      Catalog Code: B0339EM
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      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess
      This edition is updated in April 2012 and provides complete analysis and the most recent games in this important line.
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      How to Play the Fischer-Sozin Attack in the Najdorf Sicilian in Chess

      Catalog Code: B0129IS
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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0345EM
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      Slay the Sicilian!
      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      Slay the Sicilian!

      Catalog Code: B0347EM
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!
      Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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      SHOPWORN - Slay the Sicilian!

      Catalog Code: SWB0347EM

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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0346EM
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move
      In this book, John Emms examines his favorite Sicilian variation, which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1 e4. He shares his knowledge from over 15 years studying and playing the Sicilian Taimanov at grandmaster level, examines the opening from both sides of the board and offers answers to the all the key questions.
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      SHOPWORN - The Sicilian Taimanov - Move by Move

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      Mayhem in the Morra
      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      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

      1... c5 Wiped Off the Map! - Sicilian Refuted!
      Catalog Code: B0065QT
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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
      Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes.
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      The Sharpest Sicilian 2012

      Catalog Code: B0045EU
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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

      Catalog Code: DVD0022CL
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