The Judit Polgar Method - Secrets of the Sicilian

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In this 15 hour course, Judit reveals everything she learned from an entire career spent playing both sides of the Sicilian. Discover the secrets of the Sicilian Defense directly from one of the opening’s greatest experts, the strongest woman ever to have played chess, Judit Polgar.
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The Judit Polgar Method

Sicilian Defense Mastery, The Judit Polgar Method is a new 15-hour course by Judit Polgar, her first video course ever. In this course, Judit will transform you into a Sicilian Defense Master player whether you’re playing with the white or black pieces. She’ll go over all her masterpieces including some beautiful games against Kasparov.

Discover the secrets of the Sicilian Defense directly from one of the opening’s greatest experts, the strongest woman ever to have played chess, Judit Polgar.

In this 15 hour course, Judit reveals everything she learned from an entire career spent playing both sides of the Sicilian.

Every chapter covers a different theme, each one illustrated with fantastic, instructive games from the likes of Tal and Fischer. How to handle the hole on d5; when to play the e5 advance and how to create winning chances with spectacular sacrifices.

On top of that, Judit analyzes her games against her biggest rivals, including Kasparov, Anand, Topalov, and Ivanchuk.

Secrets of the Sicilian teaches chess, not opening theory, and is a fascinating insight into the world of top-level chess.

This is Judit’s only video course and includes over 15 hours of material, puzzles, a course summary, the PGN containing over 50 games and the video of a Q&A session with Judit.

What’s Included:

Judit Polgar Method [15-hours]

In this 15 hour course, Judit reveals everything she learned from an entire career spent playing both sides of the Sicilian.

Challenging Puzzles

The puzzles are designed to test your knowledge to the limit!

Course Summary

Summary in PDF format makes navigation a breeze, assuring that every lesson is easily accessible!

Complete PGN Files

All PGNs so you can print or browse the ideas on your favorite chess software.

Exclusive Q&A video

Q&A with Judit where we ask her all the tough questions and reveal the secrets and stories behind her amazing career.

Bonuses

BONUS #1: Polgar vs Henley Live TV Blitz Match pits then 16-year-old Judit’s pure aggression against GM Ron Henley’s calm positional play in a wildly entertaining bonus video.

BONUS #2: 18 HD Images of Judit you can use as desktop wallpapers or even print out to be signed if you ever get to meet her!

Study the course and you will:

  • Positional Chess: How to exploit weak squares, using them to create dominating outposts for your pieces. You’ll learn to encircle the weak square, remove its defenders, establish the outpost, and strangle your opponents! (Examples from Judit herself, plus Fischer, Tal and Karpov included!)
  • Tactical Chess: Judit reveals her favorite sacrifices so you can model them to score brilliant attacking wins (piece sacrifices on the d5, e6 and f5 squares are all explained in detail, giving you a tactical toolbox that’ll devastate opponents at your next event!)
  • Attacking Skills: Judit’s attacking “templates” are all revealed – from trapping the King in the center (chapter 9) to dynamic pawn play (chapter 10) and crushing exchange sacrifices (chapter 6). Theme-by-theme analysis makes certain you’ll absorb these strategies logically and efficiently for overnight improvement.
  • Sicilian Defense Secrets: This course is a holy grail for Sicilian players as Judit shares elite level tactics and strategies you can use to win your games – they were good enough to beat Anand, Kasparov, and Shirov!

Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 My battles against Kasparov
  • CHAPTER 2 The hole on d5
  • CHAPTER 3 Sacrifices on d5
  • CHAPTER 4 Sacrifices on e6
  • CHAPTER 5 My best games in the Sicilian
  • CHAPTER 6 The exchange sacrifice
  • CHAPTER 7 Sacrifices on f5
  • CHAPTER 8 The importance of the d5 square
  • CHAPTER 9 When the King is in the center
  • CHAPTER 10 The e5 advance
  • CHAPTER 11 Breaking the central tension
  • CHAPTER 12 Memorable games vs. top players

GM Judit Polgar (2735 Elo)

Judit Polgár is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time. In 1991, Polgár achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, at the time the youngest to have done so, breaking the record previously held by former World Champion Bobby Fischer.