Sicilian Defense Mastery: For Club Players

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Sicilian Defense Mastery: For Club Players
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"If you plan to enter any tournaments this year, or take part in any competitive chess, there is one opening you simply must know inside-out: the Sicilian Defense."
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Sicilian Defense Mastery: For Club Players

The chess openings that you choose as your main weapons are CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. If you are not frequently achieving positions that are equal (or better!) out of the opening, it is time to switch it up.

So many players try to win safely with white and play for a draw with black. THIS IS COMPLETELY WRONG !!! If you find yourself doing the exact same thing, you need to upgrade your repertoire in the right direction, and there’s no better way to start than learning an opening system for black against 1. e4 that will let you play to win from any position or variation.

The new bundle Sicilian Defense Mastery for Club Players will teach you an opening that the best chess players in the history of the game have employed with great frequency at the highest levels of the game: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, and Bobby Fischer all regularly played the Sicilian Defense in the most critical moments of their careers.

The Sicilian Defense is the most double-edged opening system that you can play, black is going to have chances to win every single game in any of the main lines or sidelines. Diversifying your study of the Sicilian Defense by learning several of the different main variations for black will give you a more holistic understanding of this exceptionally aggressive opening system.

This series of chess videos with several different Grandmaster presenters is guaranteed to provide you a deeper understanding of the most effective systems for black in the Sicilian Defense, and you will find yourself dominating opponents with black against 1. e4.

The 9 volumes will teach you:

  • The “sac, sac, mate!” combination made famous by Bobby Fischer against the Sicilian Dragon.
  • The rapid development trick GM Volokitin (2723) used to beat Magnus Carlsen – explained by the winner himself.
  • Exactly how to play (and defend) the 3.Bb5 anti-Sicilian. If you play 1…c5 you will encounter this and it takes a switching of gears to deal with effectively. GM Lemos’ 2 volumes will show you how to use this subtle system to catch your opponent off-guard early on.
  • How to crush White with the Najdorf variation – the Cadillac of chess openings. Playing the Najdorf can be like walking a tightrope… for both players. With GM Rafael Leitão’s training, you’ll soon find yourself on firm ground, ready to push your opponent off the board.
  • The secret strength of the fashionable Sveshnikov system in which Black allows White a Knight on d5 in return for the 2 Bishops. This opening appears all the time in tournaments nowadays and you’ll have a big edge thanks to training from 2700+ rated FIDE Senior Trainer GM Krasenkow.
  • Plus tons more, all with the professional production we’ve come to expect from Empire Chess and including the PGNs of all the featured games.

The purpose of this DVD is to demonstrate to the beginner and intermediate chess players the basic and advanced principles of one of the most dangerous openings known to the game of chess – the Sicilian Najdorf. Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer are my favorite chess players and I learned an incredible amount about the similarities and differences found in their respective styles, specifically about their ideologies in the Sicilian Najdorf.

What Will You Learn?

  • How Fischer and Kasparov both took the Sicilian to new levels, outclassing their left-behind rivals with a deep understanding of the core principles.
  • GM Sam Shankland’s advice on the one key thing you must do before starting a pawn storm.
  • The easy-to-learn h-file attack Topalov used to crush Carlsen’s Sicilian Dragon.
  • GM Leitao’s secret to understanding the imbalances in the Najdorf that will give you a serious advantage with either color.
  • The easy-to-learn thematic attack that has brought GM Perelshteyn so much success. No need to remember move orders, just control d5, push the f and g-pawns then unleash the stunning sacrifices revealed in the course.

Included Bonuses:

Stomping the Sicilian Defense – GM Sam Shankland

In this DVD series, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. While the opening theory is not the main subject of the series, the seven games come from many different Sicilians, most prominently the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov, and Najdorf variations. All of the chosen games are discussed in their entirety, and all of them were played by world-class players. This series will give the aspiring 1. e4 player knowledge, experience, and inspiration in tackling the most complex of all opening systems.

The Psycho Sveshnikov – GM Michael Krasenkow

In this chess DVD, GM Krasenkow examines one of the most highly theoretical opening variations of all time – the Sicilian Sveshnikov. GM Krasenkow utilizes his experience as an elite Grandmaster to inform viewers about this extremely sharp opening system, strongly emphasizing the main positional concepts and critical tactical patterns.

Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

In ¨Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon¨ GM Perelshteyn focuses on the ideas behind the moves, after this watching this chess DVD, if your opponent deviates from the main moves early in the game – you will have nothing to worry about because you will truly understand the most effective PLANS, instead of memorizing topical move orders!

Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf – GM Rafael Leitao

The Sicilian Najdorf is truly an opening where black maintains opportunities for active play and winning chances in every single line. The only downside of this is that you must be familiar with the theory to achieve great success. However, that doesn’t mean you need to memorize 10 different main lines and sidelines to get good positions from the opening. As presenter GM Leitão explains, you must understand the reasons behind the moves to be truly successful with the black pieces in the Sicilian Najdorf.

Destroy the Sicilian Defense – Master the Bb5 System I – GM Damian Lemos

This DVD (part 1 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti –Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.

Destroy the Sicilian Defense – Master the Bb5 System II – GM Damian Lemos

This DVD (part 2 of 2) covers Bb5 Systems against The Sicilian Defense with an emphasis on the core White strategies involving immediate and sometimes unprovoked Bxc6! This Anti–Sicilian approach will have opponents frightened to play their favorite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.

GM Damian Lemos had this in mind when he decided to record a DVD on “Mastering the Classics”.

Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf – GM Andrei Volokitin

GM Andrei Volokitin presents a 3-hour masterclass on the Sicilian Najdorf – considered the Rolls Royce (or Cadillac) of chess openings. A favorite of Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, the Najdorf variation gives both White and Black many ways to play for a win.

Bobby Fischer vs. Garry Kasparov – Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf

The purpose of this DVD is to demonstrate to the beginner and intermediate chess players the basic and advanced principles of one of the most dangerous openings known to the game of chess – the Sicilian Najdorf. Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer are my favorite chess players and I learned an incredible amount about the similarities and differences found in their respective styles, specifically about their ideologies in the Sicilian Najdorf.

Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System – GM Eugene Perelshteyn

The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an aggressive and positional chess opening. This setup is perfect for the beginner and intermediate chess player because it is driven by an understanding of positional concepts and thematic attacking plans – NOT memorization of move orders! In this chess DVD, Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn presents his deep knowledge and experience of how to crush the Sicilian Defense with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System.

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