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Sub-variations

In the meantime Sicilian opening theory has grown so much that many players seek refuge in sub-variations. Whether with the Morra Gambit (2.d4), the Grand Prix Attack (2.f4) or the Closed Sicilian (2.Nc3), White has many interesting possibilities. But Black too can flee after the main move 2.Nf3 into variations which involve much less theory, one of these being the O'Kelly Variation 2...a6!?

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A surprise weapon against the d6-Sicilian
A surprise weapon against the d6-Sicilian
In this 60-Minutes Markus Ragger presents a repertoire which has been tested at top level that takes your opponents into more unfamiliar territory. The basic system is introduced with the rather unusual capture on d4 with the queen.
by Markus Ragger
€9.90
A Black Repertoire versus the Anti-Sicilians
A Black Repertoire versus the Anti-Sicilians
In this video series Pert gives a strong and practical Black repertoire against the Anti-Sicilians such as the Bb5 Sicilian, the Grand Prix Attack, the Alapin and many more, from my years of experience playing the Sicilian.
by Nicholas Pert
€29.90
A modern approach against the 2...e6-Sicilian
A modern approach against the 2...e6-Sicilian
Don't you have time to follow the latest and aggressive developments inthe main lines of the Sicilian? But do you want to obtain a comfortable position with White? In that case you should aim for the solid but venomous lines of 3.b3 against 2...e6.
by Jan Werle
€9.90
A nightmare for the Najdorf
A nightmare for the Najdorf
Fighting against the Najdorf is always difficult, but GM Tiviakov demonstrates a very effective way to combat this popular opening. Crafty players take the fight to their opponents on their own terms, and starting with 2.Nc3 you’ll learn how to take Najdo
by Sergei Tiviakov
€29.90
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit
Smash the Sicilian with the Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit (1.e4 c5 2.d4!) is a great attacking weapon against the popular Sicilian . On move two White sacrifices a pawn for fast development and good attacking chances, and Black can easily fall into one of the many devious opening traps.
by Michael Rahal
€29.90
The Löwenthal Variation in the Sicilian Defence
The Löwenthal Variation in the Sicilian Defence
In this 60 minutes video GM Nadezhda Kosintseva offers White a repertoire to counter the Löwenthal Variation.
by Nadezhda Kosintseva
€9.90
The surprising Sicilian - Shock your opponent with an early ...Qb6
The surprising Sicilian - Shock your opponent with an early ...Qb6
The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works.
by IM Andrew Martin
€29.90
A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
A dangerous Anti-Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3!
Play like Carlsen, avoid theory but without being passive or losing the initiative.
by IM Andrew Martin
€9.90
A Repertoire against the Sicilian
A Repertoire against the Sicilian
Avoid long theoretical battles by playing 3.Bb5 or 3.b3/3.g3 against the sicilian. Lorin D’Costa and Nick Murphy show you, how you play for an advantage in these systems and how to punish knowledge gaps of your opponent.
by Lorin D'Costa, Nick Murphy
€27.90
Power Play 21: A repertoire for black against the Anti-Sicilians
Power Play 21: A repertoire for black against the Anti-Sicilians
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.
by Daniel King
€29.90
The modern Grand Prix Attack
The modern Grand Prix Attack
This DVD will provide you with a comprehensive repertoire that explores all of Black’s ideas against the Grand Prix set up. My recommendations include a number of lines which are relatively unexplored by theory, and I have analysed them extensively.
by Lawrence Trent
€27.90
An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire
An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire
by Loek van Wely
€9.90
The Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit
by Lawrence Trent
€27.90
The f4 Sicilian
The f4 Sicilian
by Nigel Davies
€27.50
The closed Sicilian
The closed Sicilian
by Nigel Davies
€26.99
King’s Indian Attack
King’s Indian Attack
by Nigel Davies
€26.99