How to Play the Sicilian Defence
Improve Your Chess with Elisabeth Pähtz
by Elisabeth Pähtz
Publisher: ChessBase, 2013
NEW : Fritztrainer generation
Video running time: 3 hours 30 mins
The Sicilian Defense is an old but nevertheless very modern opening. The continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian makes 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do give an introduction to the most important Sicilian systems.
However, the focus lies not on memorizing variations. Instead, I present some of m y own games to show typical plans and strategies and to indicate typical and important tactical motifs, which can be used in various systems. The DVD is divided into three parts.
In the first part I annotate six illustrative games from my own practice, which provide a good overview about the various possibilities to play and to attack with both colours. The second part is based upon the first and contains a number of exercises.
The third part finally reveals a number of typical opening traps for those who like a little bit of theory. Knowing these traps helps you to avoid catastrophes in the Sicilian and might allow you to score an occasional quick win yourself.
• Video running time: 3 hours 30 minutes (English)
• Exclusive training database with 100 selected games
• New: Now with interactive video training
• Including CB 12 – Reader
Elisabeth Pähtz: 2002 World Champion U18, 2004 Vice World Champion U20, 2005 World Champion U20, 2012 Vice European Champion in Blitz Chess, Member of the German National Team, since 2001 Woman Grandmaster (WGM), since 2004 International Master (IM).
System requirements: Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
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