A fresh System for White: 1.e4 c5 2.b3 vs. the Sicilian!
There are a number of good Anti-Sicilian options out there, however I believe the 2.b3 Sicilian to be one of the most overlooked and underrated systems available to White. This modest move came back to the fore as a legitimate Anti-Sicilian weapon when none other than Vladimir Kramnik used it in a few games to frustrate his Sicilian diehard opponents.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, 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.
In this DVD, I have refined a number of key lines which will bamboozle a lot of Sicilian players who are used to getting their favourite systems on the board and instead will have to think on their feet from the start. This opening is by no means a refutation to the Sicilian, nevertheless this ostensibly harmless move has a more venomous bite than one would suspect and therefore is an excellent addition to any first player’s repertoire.
• Video running time: 5 hours 49 (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Database with more than 50 instructive model games
• Including CB Reader