Uncovering the Anti-Sicilians! A dynamic grandmaster repertoire against 1.e4 Vol.3

Who hasn’t experienced it? You’re prepared for an exciting game in the open Najdorf Sicilian, and suddenly your opponent puts one of the seemingly countless minor variations on the board - in order to avoid the main Najdorf variations. Should you be frustrated? Absolutely not! This Fritztrainer offers you the perfect addition to any Sicilian or Najdorf repertoire, and covers all the minor variations that White has tried to avoid the open Sicilian. If you already have the two Fritztrainers covering the Sicilian Najdorf after 5... a6, you have a complete and seamless grandmaster repertoire against 1. e4 at your disposal!

We start our journey through the Anti-Sicilians with the important and very popular 2nd move alternatives, first and foremost the Grand Prix Attack (2. Nc3) and the Alapin Variation (2. c3), but also all other 2nd move minor variations that White has tried - even if you don’t play the Najdorf when you play the Sicilian, this course is suitable for your repertoire! After the main move 2. Nf3 d6, we continue with the alternatives to 3. d4, in particular the extremely popular move 3. Bb5+. The variations 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4!? and the move 5. f3 (which is popular as a surprise weapon) are also covered and, of course, all the other rare variations that White has played on the way to the main variation - nothing can trouble you until you reach the starting position of the Najdorf after 5... a6!

  • Video running time: 4 h 45 minutes
  • Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels

This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows and Mac
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.
  • New: many Fritztrainer now also available as stream in the ChessBase video portal!

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Sample video


  • Introduction
  • Alapin: 1.e4 c5 2.c3
  • 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6
  • Sidelines
  • Main Line: 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 d6
  • Grand Prix Attack: 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3
  • 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6
  • Sidelines: 3.g3/d4/Alternatives
  • 3.f4
  • 2nd move Sidelines
  • 2nd move Sidelines
  • 2.f4/Bc4/c4
  • 2.Ne2/g3/Be2/Na3
  • 2.b4/b3/a3
  • 3rd move Sidelines
  • 3rd move Sidelines
  • 3.Nc3 and Sidelines
  • 3.c3
  • Moscow Variation: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+
  • 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7
  • Sidelines
  • Main Line: 4.Bxd7 Qxd7 5.c4 Nc6
  • 4th & 5th move Sidelines
  • 4th & 5th move Sidelines
  • 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4
  • 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3
  • Repertoire training
  • Description
  • 2.c3 Alapin Sidelines
  • 2.c3 Alapin Main Line
  • Grand Prix Attack 3.g3/d4/Sidelines
  • Grand Prix Attack 3.f4
  • 2nd move Sidelines - 2.f4/Bc4/c4
  • 2nd move Sidelines - 2.Ne2/g3/Be2/Na3
  • 2nd move Sidelines - 2.b3/b4/a3
  • 3rd move Sidelines - 3.Nc3/Sidelines
  • 3rd move Sidelines - 3.c3
  • 3rd move Sidelines - 3.Bb5 Sidelines
  • 3rd move Sidelines - 3.Bb5 Main Line
  • 4.Qxd4
  • 5.f3
  • Practice Positions
  • Description
  • Alapin Position 1
  • Alapin Position 2
  • Alapin Position 3
  • Alapin Position 4
  • Grand Prix Attack Position 1
  • Grand Prix Attack Position 2
  • Grand Prix Attack Position 3
  • Grand Prix Attack Position 4
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 1
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 2
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 3
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 4
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 5
  • Sidelines on move 2 Position 6
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 1
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 2
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 3
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 4
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 5
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 6
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 7
  • Sidelines on move 3 Position 8
  • 4.Qxd4 Position 1
  • 4.Qxd4 Position 2
  • Sidelines on move 5 Position 1
  • Sidelines on move 5 Position 2
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