The Sicilian Defence is one of the most popular and sharpest replies to 1.e4. After 1.e4 c5, an exciting, unbalanced position is assured, where Black can play for a win from the very start of the game. The Open Sicilian describes all variations where White plays an early d2-d4.

On this all-new ChessBase video course, IM Andrew Martin introduces you to this exciting world, so that you can begin playing the Sicilian in your own games. The main themes and ideas of the Open Sicilian are discussed, followed by a summary of all the accepted main lines. You will be able to make a choice as to which of them you want to play. This video course is full of Sicilian masterpieces that delight and instruct. The author hopes that they will also inspire you to play the Sicilian yourself. Players under 1800 will gain most benefit from this video course.

  • Video running time: 5 h 50 minutes
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Extra: Training with ChessBase apps – Memorize the opening repertoire and play key positions against Fritz onvarious levels

An extra central pawn
Game 1: Stanojoski - Kurajica
Game 2: Zavoronkov - Shulman
Game 3: Blandon - Lu
Game 4: Pflug - Enders
Queenside counterplay
Queenside counterplay
Game 5: Hartston - Westerinen
Game 6: Svidler - Karjakin
Game 7: Bakalchuk - Smirin
Sacrificial possibilites
Game 8: Karpov - Kasparov
Game 9: Large - Basman

System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 8.1, DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 10 or 11 , DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVDROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

How to play the Open Sicilian

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Presentator / Presenter: Andrew Martin
Uitgever / Publisher: Chessbase
Jaar / Year: 2024
Type: DVD / USB / Download
Datum verwacht / Expected: 2-3 werkdagen
Status: Download direct beschikbaar