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The Sicilian Dragon - IM Valeri Lilov - 80/20 Tactics Multiplier

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80/20 Tactics Multiplier #01


If you want to know an opening, you should be familiar with its typical positional ideas and remember the most important theoretical lines. But this is not enough. Every opening has its own stock of tactical motives. Therefore, you also have to know the typical tactical patterns which frequently recur in your opening.

IM Valeri Lilov’s course on the essential tactics in the Sicilian Dragon gives you a complete understanding of typical tactical patterns for both sides. The Sicilian Dragon is a strategically and dynamically complex opening full of tactical possibilities. Both sides have a multitude of tactical shots and ideas at their disposal thanks to the asymmetrical pawn structure, with Black’s play generally focusing on the queenside while White tends to play on the kingside.

The aim of this DVD is to improve your understanding of the typical tactical themes of the Sicilian Dragon, as well as to practice them in six different quizzes featuring 100 carefully selected test positions.


Chapter 1: Recurring tactical themes

  1. Sherwood – Wang
  2. Van Dael – Bunyatov
  3. Leser – Leeb
  4. Mueller – Ewert
  5. Dietz – Wu
  6. Mikulenka – Bar Or
  7. Sadubayev – Thybo
  8. Malinovsky – Bargel
  9. Rydstrom – Bogdanov
  10. Uuriintuya – Hu
  11. Chumak – Donso Diaz
  12. Ghvamberia – Beradze
  13. Nomalungelo – Wickramasinghe
  14. Blagojevic – Kovacevic


Chapter 2: Model games, part 1

  1. Naroditsky – Nakamura
  2. Derakhshani – Jones
  3. Korneev – Jones
  4. Fang – Lu


Chapter 3: Faulty combinations, part 1

  1. Wan – Lu
  2. Klein – Reinderman (1)


Chapter 4: Faulty combinations, part 2

  1. Klein – Reindermann (2)
  2. Obregon – Flores


Chapter 5: Attacking White’s king, part 1

  1. Pichot – Flores
  2. Canales Garcia – Gonzalez Perez


Chapter 6: Attacking White’s king, part 2

  1. Bobadilla – Bacallao
  2. Cigan – Cvitan
  3. Kulaots – Petursson
  4. Dubrovin – Mikhalevski


Chapter 7: Model games, part 2

  1. Van Eijk – Smerdon
  2. Malloni – Mogranzini (Crushing The Classical Dragon)


Chapter 8: Piece coordination

  1. Zakharov – Skorchenko
  2. Folkova – Vasilev
  3. Blomqvist – Tari
  4. Godoy Olazabal – Liascovich
  5. Alonso Bouza – Gonzalez Acosta
  6. Rouffignac – Chabanon
  7. Piorun – Cubas


Chapter 9: Key tactical ideas

  1. Novais – Hoffman
  2. Dimov – Zhou
  3. Firman – Svane
  4. Sheykhali – Starostits
  5. Trepat Herranz – Gonzalez Perez
  6. Pitra – Kuderinov
  7. Konoplev – Javakhadze
  8. Ruiz Sanchez – Perez Mitjans


Chapter 10: Structure

  1. Pablo Marin – Gonzalez Perez


Chapter 11: Active piece play

  1. Ghvamberia – Beradze
  2. Burovic – Schreiner
  3. Vujacic – Ristic
  4. Zhou – Pert

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Additional Information

Host IM Valeri Lilov
Popular Collections 80/20 Tactics Multiplier
Publication Date May 14, 2018
Runtime 8 hours
Hardware Requirements Standard DVD Player
Region Lock None - Playable Anywhere