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Sicilian Defence

1.e4 c5 are the moves which define the Sicilian Defence. Black fights for the d4-square, but unlike with the double move of the black e-pawn the symmetry is immediately destroyed and Black is indicating that he is not simply aiming to achieve equality. Then things can continue in quite different directions. 2.Nf3 followed by 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 leads to the Open Sicilian. But before that, Black has the option of laying down the direction in which the opening will go, according to whether he plays 2...d6, 2...e6 or 2...Nc6. But nowadays systems in which White does without an early d4 are also very popular.

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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
The Open Sicilian Bundle
The Open Sicilian Bundle
Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers and International Master Nico Zwirs created a complete repertoire against the Sicilian that is based on the Open Sicilian and that is easy to learn. They show patterns you should know when playing the Open Sicilian
by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
€99.90
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.3. - 2...e6 and others
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.3. - 2...e6 and others
Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers and International Master Nico Zwirs created a complete repertoire against the Sicilian that is based on the Open Sicilian and that is easy to learn.
by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
€29.90
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.2 - 2...Nc6
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.2 - 2...Nc6
Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers and International Master Nico Zwirs created a complete repertoire against the Sicilian that is based on the Open Sicilian and that is easy to learn.
by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
€29.90
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.1 - 2...d6
How to slay the Sicilian Vol.1 - 2...d6
Dutch Grandmaster Roeland Pruijssers and International Master Nico Zwirs created a complete repertoire against the Sicilian that is based on the Open Sicilian and that is easy to learn.
by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
€29.90
Tactic Toolbox Open Sicilian
Tactic Toolbox Open Sicilian
3.d4 is the most popular response to the Sicilian, both at grandmaster and club level. The theory of the opening is huge and grows continually. Knowing typical tactical patterns is important to keep the upper hand in these sharp lines.
by Roeland Pruijsses, Nico Zwirs
€29.90
The Rossolimo and Moscow Variation Bundle
The Rossolimo and Moscow Variation Bundle
These DVDs will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combatting the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6/d6 3.Bb5(+), with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main
by Jan Werle
€54.90
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 modern approach against the Sicilian Vol.2: The Moscow Variation
A modern approach against the Sicilian Vol.2: The Moscow Variation
This DVD will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combatting the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+, with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main lines.
by Jan Werle
€29.90
The Shining Sveshnikov Sicilian
The Shining Sveshnikov Sicilian
Always wanted to play like a World Champion? Search no further! With Magnus Carlsen using the Sveshnikov variation as his weapon of choice in the World Championship match against Fabiano Caruana, this DVD could not be better timed.
by Erwin l'Ami
€29.90
How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian
How Bobby Fischer battled the Sicilian
Fischer liked to play aggressive but basically sound lines against the Sicilian and many of his variations are still very much alive and a good choice for players of all levels.
by Adrian Mikhalchishin
€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
Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen
Tactic Toolbox Scheveningen
All players meeting the Sicilian with White or playing it with Black will be entertained, surprised and their knowledge enriched by spending moments with this selection of the best tactical positions.
by Lubomir Ftacnik
€27.90
The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen
The Sicilian Tajmanov-Scheveningen
The Sicilian has been known for decades as the most reliable way for Black to obtain an unbalanced but good position. Among the most popular Sicilians at the top level the two that certainly stand out are the Najdorf and the Paulsen.
by Alejandro Ramirez
€29.90
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
New ideas in the Najdorf
New ideas in the Najdorf
Such a dynamic and popular opening as the Najdorf is developing the whole time. On this download, Daniel King updates lines that were included on his DVD but also responds to viewers’ requests, considering lines that he omitted from his original repertoir
by Daniel King
€9.90
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 2: All Lines except 9.Bc4
The Sicilian Dragon Vol. 2: All Lines except 9.Bc4
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.
by GM Peter Heine Nielsen
€29.90
How to play the Sicilian Defence!
How to play the Sicilian Defence!
The continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian makes 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do give an introduction to the most important Sicilian systems.
by Elisabeth Pähtz
€27.90
Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf – a repertoire for Black
Power Play 18: The Sicilian Najdorf – a repertoire for Black
Learn the opening of the masters from the world’s most popular master trainer! Daniel King shows you a rock-solid and powerful Najdorf repertoire.
by Daniel King
€29.90
An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire
An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire
by Loek van Wely
€9.90
Try the Sicilian Kalashnikov!
€29.90
Play the Sicilian Najdorf
Play the Sicilian Najdorf
by Loek van Wely
€9.90
The Smith-Morra Gambit
The Smith-Morra Gambit
by Lawrence Trent
€27.90
The Sicilian Rossolimo for White
€27.50
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5
by Alexei Shirov
€32.90
The Sicilian Kan Variation
€27.50
The f4 Sicilian
The f4 Sicilian
by Nigel Davies
€27.50
The Sicilian with 3.Bb5
The Sicilian with 3.Bb5
by Alexei Shirov
€32.90
The Scheveningen Sicilian
The Scheveningen Sicilian
by Lubomir Ftacnik
€26.99
My best games in the Sveshnikov
€29.99
The Accelerated Dragon
The Accelerated Dragon
by Nigel Davies
€26.99
The Maroczy System
The Maroczy System
by Sergei Tiviakov
€26.99
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 3
€39.99
The Sveshnikov Variation of the Sicilian
€29.99
My best games in the Najdorf
My best games in the Najdorf
The genius from Riga presents and explains his best games
by Alexei Shirov
€29.99
My best games in the Sicilian
My best games in the Sicilian
A peronal selection combining highest chess quality with aesthetic pleasure.
by Alexei Shirov
€29.99
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 2
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 2
A defensive weapon for Black.
by Garry Kasparov
€29.99
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1
How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1
A great moment when the world‘s leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening.
by Garry Kasparov
€29.99