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The Classical Sicilian

Languages: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-86681-492-9
Delivery: Download, Post
Level: Advanced Tournament player Professional
€29.90
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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. Now the English Attack, a dreaded weapon against Najdorf- and Scheveninger variations, is completely inoffensive. Moreover, the Richter-Rauzer Attack, a traditional main line in the Sicilian, does not give White the irrational attacks he might try against other Sicilians. The system of defence and counterattack recommended on this DVD leads to positions where strategic elements are at least as important as tactics. Against the positional systems Black has a relatively wide choice, including transpositions to peaceful Dragon and Scheveninger variations. But the most typical setup for the classical Sicilian is the Boleslavsky system (...e7-e5), examined on the DVD. 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.

• Video running time: 5 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Exclusive training database with 150 games
• Including CB 12 – Reader

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 12/Fritz 13 or included Reader and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Sample video

Contents

  1. 01: Presentation [03:36]
  2. 02: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 Generalities & particularities [05:57]
  3. Richter Rauzer Main Line:
  4. 03: 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 (11.f5 Qb6) - Video analysis [11:08]
  5. 04: 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 (13.fxe6 fxe6 14.Qf4 h5) - Video analysis [11:54]
  6. 05: 13.Kb1 b4 (14.Ne2 e5 15.Ng3 h5) - Video analysis [05:23]
  7. 06: 16.h4 Bh6 17.Qxd6 - Video analysis [10:02]
  8. 07: 17.Qe2/Qe1 - Video analysis [10:12]
  9. 08: 13.Bd3 b4 (14.Ne2 h5 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Kb1) - Video analysis [11:05]
  10. 09: 15.Kb1 - Video analysis [05:48]
  11. 10: 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 (12.Qe1 Ra7) - Video analysis [15:43]
  12. 11: 12.Qe3 Qe7 (13.Bd3 Qa7) - Video analysis [06:16]
  13. 12: 14.Qh3 - Video analysis [08:22]
  14. 13: 14.Qe1 Qc5 (15.Nd5) - Video analysis [10:11]
  15. 14: 15.Kb1 Be7 - Video analysis [07:43]
  16. 15: 11.Kb1 Qb6 12.Nf3 Be7 - Video analysis [09:17]
  17. 16: 12.Nce2 - Video analysis [03:03]
  18. 17: 10. Miscellaneous - Video analysis [09:43]
  19. 18: 9.Be2 h6 (10.Bh4 Rc8) - Video analysis [05:24]
  20. 19: 11.f4 Nxe4 - Video analysis [06:13]
  21. 20: 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 - Video analysis [03:36]
  22. 21: 11.Rhe1 Be7 - Video analysis [04:37]
  23. 22: 11.Bg3 Be7 - Video analysis [09:16]
  24. 23: 9.f3 Be7 - Video analysis [10:08]
  25. 24: 10.h4 h6 (11.Be3 h5) - Video analysis [05:04]
  26. Sozin/Velimirovic
  27. 25: 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Bd7 10.Bb3 b5 (11.Nxc6 Bxc6) - Video analysis [13:37]
  28. 26: 11.g4 b4 - Video analysis [06:16]
  29. 27: 11.f3 b4 - Video analysis [06:06]
  30. 28: 11.Rhe1 Be7 - Video analysis [04:21]
  31. 29: 11.Kb1 b4 - Video analysis [05:38]
  32. Positional systems
  33. 30: 6.Be2 e5 (7.Nb3) - Video analysis [06:13]
  34. 31: 7.Nf3 - Video analysis [12:15]
  35. 32: 6.f4 e5 - Video analysis [09:56]
  36. 33: 6.Be3 Ng4 - Video analysis [06:21]
  37. 34: 6.f3 e5 - Video analysis [08:28]
  38. 35: 6.h3 e5 - Video analysis [06:48]
  39. 36: 6.g3 e5 - Video analysis [04:30]
  40. 37: 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 - Video analysis [09:08]
  41. 38: 6.Bg5 e6 7. Miscellaneous - Video analysis [08:34]
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