“In order to understand an opening, you need to know the historical background and have a good feeling for the dynamics”, says the GM Dorian Rogozenco in the introduction to this video course. Based on 30 years of personal experience at high level, Rogozenco provides a complete guide for Black in the modern theory of the Sveshnikov Sicilian.
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Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, (DVD-ROM drive), Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.
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The Sveshnikov Variation is built on a revolutionary concept. With his uncompromising advance 5...e5 Black irrevocably weakens the central d5-square, since from now on no black pawn can protect it. That constitutes an open invitation for White to make use of the said square as an outpost for his pieces and in almost all variations a white knight will settle on it. Generations of chess masters would never in their wildest dreams have come up with such a bold plan for Black – and in fact this is a young and modern system. It did not earn recognition until the 1970s, as a result of the untiring analytical work of Evgeny Sveshnikov; today it is one of the most important systems in the Sicilian Defence.=> More products: Sveshnikov Variation
The Sveshnikov Sicilian regained popularity after the World Championship match 2018 between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, where the World Champion used the opening as one of his main weapons. The starting point of this video course is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5. Rogozenco explains the ins and outs of the mainline and sidelines. The course consists of 12 parts, each of them having a video introduction and a database. In the video introduction the author explains some historical background of the variation, its strategic ideas, and gives clear recommendations for Black. In addition to the material in the video introductions, the included databases contain several important annotated games with all necessary theoretical details.
• Video running time: 5 hours 19 minutes(English)
• Extra: Database with extensive analysis and annotations, Training with ChessBase apps - Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz on various levels