How to slay the Sicilian Vol.3. - 2...e6 and others

Do you struggle against the Sicilian? And would you like to play the Open Sicilian but shy away from it because you fear the many lines you might have to learn? Then this video is a must for you! 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 recommend the Maroczy set-up (e4-c4), the English Attack (Be3,f3 and Qd2) and set-ups with Be3/Qf3. Fighting the Sicilian with one of these three setups makes the Open Sicilian much more easy to play. Sometimes this opening approach will lead to transpositions that will baffle players with Black, e.g. if they wanted to play the Najdorf but suddenly find themselves in a line of the Taimanov!

This video offers a strong and safe repertoire against the Sicilian and comes with a lot of new and fresh ideas. It is ideal for club players and titled players alike! The whole series is divided in three parts that deal with 2…d6, 2…e6 and 2…Nc6 respectively. The entertaining presentation of Pruijssers and Zwirs help to understand this powerful recipe against one of the most popular openings against 1.e4. Watch the video and get ready to slay the Sicilian! Vol.3: 2…e6 and others Taimanov, Paulsen/Kan, Hybrid System, Pin-Variation, Nimzowitsch 2…Nf6, O‘ Kelly 2…a6, Hyper-Accelerated Dragon 2…g6

• Video running time: 10 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features


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  • 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.
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  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
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  • Assisted Analysis
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Sample video


  • Introduction
  • Taimanov
  • 6...Nf6 Part 1
  • 6...Nf6 Part 2
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 7th move alternatives
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Nf6 Part 1
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Nf6 Part 2
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Nf6 Part 3
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Bd6 Sidelines
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Bd6 Main Line
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 h5
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 b5 Part 1
  • 6...a6 7.Qf3 Ne5 8.Qg3 b5 Part 2
  • Hybrid System
  • 6...bxc6 Part 1
  • 6...bxc6 Part 2
  • 6...dxc6
  • Paulsen/Kan
  • 5...Nf6
  • 5th move alternatives
  • 5...Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7
  • 5...Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7
  • Pin-Variation 5...Bb4
  • 5...Bb4
  • Nimzowitsch 2...Nf6
  • 4...Nxc3
  • 4...e6
  • O'Kelly 2...a6
  • 3...Nf6 and e6
  • 3...d5 Part 1
  • 3...d5 Part 2
  • Hyper Accelerated Dragon 2...g6
  • 3...Bg7 4.dxc5 Qa5+ 5.c3 Dxc5
  • Repertoire training
  • Practice positions
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