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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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The Closed Sicilian
The Closed Sicilian offers White a set of easy-to-understand plans, the chance of a kingside attack and little danger of being outgunned by tactics in the opening.
por Andrew Martin
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.
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.
por Nicholas Pert
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.
por Jan Werle
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
A Repertoire against the Sicilian
La Siciliana es el principal motivo por el que algunos ajedrecistas no juegan 1.e4. Un maestro y un aficionado le muestran mediante un interesante y entretenido diálogo cómo superar ese miedo y dar esquinazo a la preparación siciliana de su rival.
The modern Grand Prix Attack
El Ataque Grand Prix es una de las armas más potentes contra la Defensa Siciliana, puesta a prueba no solo en combates entre aficionados, sino también entre jugadores de nivel mundial. Aprenda a asestar los golpes letales que dan fama a esta variante.