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 Empire Chess 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
1. Stomping the Sicilian Defense
2. The Psycho Sveshnikov
3. Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon
4. Crushing White with the Sicilian Najdorf
5. Winning with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System
6. Destroy the Sicilian Defense – Master the Bb5 System – Part 1
7. Destroy the Sicilian Defense – Master the Bb5 System – Part 2
8. Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf
9. Bobby Fischer vs. Garry Kasparov – Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf
STOMPING THE SICILIAN DEFENSE – GM SAM SHANKLAND – VOL 6
In this volume, we will review seven carefully chosen games in which white mounted a successful attack against the Sicilian Defense. While 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 MICHAL KRASENKOW – VOL 8
In this chess volume 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 – VOL 13
In ¨Destroy White with the Accelerated Dragon¨ GM Perelshteyn focuses on the ideas behind the moves, after this watching this chess volume, 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 LEITÃO – VOL 16
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 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.
WINNING WITH THE GRAND PRIX ATTACK BB5 SYSTEM – GM EUGENE PERELSHTEYN – VOL 18
The Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System is both an agressive and positional chess opening. This setup is perfect for the beginner and intermediate chess player because it is driven by understanding of positional concepts and thematic attacking plans – NOT memorization of move orders! In this chess volume, Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn presents his deep knowledge and experience of how to crush the Sicilian Defense with the Grand Prix Attack Bb5 System.
DESTROY THE SICILIAN DEFENSE – MASTER THE BB5 SYSTEM – PART 1 – GM DAMIAN LEMOS – VOL 64
This volume (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 – PART 2 – GM DAMIAN LEMOS – VOL 65
This volume (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 favourite Sicilian once the Bb5 Mastery is reached.
MASTERING THE SICILIAN NAJDORF – GM ANDREI VOLOKITIN – VOL 86
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 – FM WILLIAM STEWART
The purpose of this volume 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.
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