The Black Lion: An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense – Simon Williams

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The Black Lion: An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense - GM Simon Williams
The Black Lion: An Aggressive Version of the Philidor Defense – GM Simon Williams

Looking for an interesting, exciting, aggressive and flexible opening to play against 1 e4!? Then the Black Lion is just the opening for you!

The Lion gets ready to roar after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 c6 – and now Black wants to attack with an early …g5.

This opening, first brought into the limelight by Dutch amateur players Jerry van Rekom and Leo Jansen, now gets the Grandmaster treatment.

Grandmaster Simon Williams suggests a simple to learn, yet deadly system of development for Black.

Simon explains the main ideas of this opening in an easy and entertaining manner, using examples from such maverick players as Baadur Jobava.

In what other opening do you get a chance to attack White’s castled King with an early …g5? Let the Lion roar and the fun commence!

  • Video running time: 5 hours 27 minutes (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive database with 50 model games
  • Including CB 12 Reader
GM Simon Williams
Grand Master Simon Williams

About the Author:

GM Simon Williams became an IM in 1998 and a grandmaster in 2008.

For the last 15 years, he has concentrated on teaching, playing, and making instructional chess DVDs.

His playing style is very aggressive, preferring attacking chess to positional grinds, hence why he is perfect for DVDs such as the London System and the Chigorin!

Williams is the author of numerous chess books. His first chess book, ‘Play the Classical Dutch’ got voted in New in Chess as one of the top 10 chess books of all time.

System Requirements:

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.


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Chapter List

I. Introduction Canal,E – Brinckmann,A [19:01]

  1. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 Qc7 8.h3 h6 9.Be3 Nf8 Lenier,J – Williams,S [20:52]
  2. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 Qc7 8.Qe2 h6 Collins,S – Williams,S [15:45]
  3. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 Qc7 8.Re1 h6 David,A – Williams,S [18:11]
  4. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 a5 8.Re1 h6 Lindberg,B – Ponkratov,P [07:04]
  5. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 a5 8.Re1 0-0 9.Ba2 h6 Grosar,K – Navinsek,T [04:11]
  6. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0-0 c6 7.a4 Qc7 8.h3 h6 9.Bb3 Nf8 Buchicchio,G – Williams,S [11:38]
  7. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Nc3 c6 5.Be2 Be7 6.0-0 Ngf6 7.h3 h6 Campos Hernandez,A – Melendez Fierro,J [10:53]
  8. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.0-0 Be7 6.a4 h6 7.Nc3 Ngf6 Aponte,A – Ramirez,C [11:48]
  9. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.a4 c6 7.0-0 Qc7 8.Ba2 h6 Bok,B – Rapport,R [09:18]
  10. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Bxf7 Kxf7 7.Ng5+ Kg8 Rabinovich,I – Ilyin-Zhenevsky,A [15:52]
  11. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Ng5 0-0 7.Bxf7 Rxf7 8.Ne6 Qe8 Radulski,J – Mchedlishvili,M [12:56]
  12. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Qxd4 c6 7.Be3 d5 8.exd5 Bc5 Dastan,B – Laznicka,V [23:35]
  13. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Qxd4 c6 7.Bd2 d5 8.0-0-0 Bc5 Roberson,P – Laznicka,V [26:19]
  14. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Nxd4 g6 Andriasian,Z – Vachier Lagrave,M [10:38]
  15. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.f4 e5 5.Nf3 exd4 6.Qxd4 c6 7.Be3 d5 8.e5 Ng4 Karjakin,S – Nepomniachtchi,I [16:00]
  16. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.g4 h6 5.h3 e5 Kornev,A – Morozevich,A [16:19]
  17. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.g4 h6 5.h3 e5 6.Nge2 Be7 7.Be3 c6 Howell,D – Williams,S [14:01]
  18. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.g4 d5 6.exd5 e4 Wieczorek,O – Jobava,B [13:45]
  19. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Be3 e5 5.f3 c6 6.Qd2 Be7 7.0-0-0 0-0 8.g4 b5 Polgar,J – Bauer,C [17:57]

II. Conclusion [05:53]

III. Interactive positions

IV. Tests

  1. Test 1 [04:12]
  2. Test 2 [01:13]
  3. Test 3 [01:31]
  4. Test 4 [03:56]
  5. Test 5 [02:39]
  6. Test 6 [03:04]
  7. Test 7 [04:52]
  8. Test 8 [03:35]
  9. Test 9 [02:16]
  10. Test 10 [02:10]
  11. Test 11 [02:40]
  12. Test 12 [02:02]
  13. Test 13 [01:18]
  14. Test 14 [01:11]
  15. Test 15 [01:56]
  16. Test 16 [01:40]
  17. Test 17 [01:46]
  18. Test 18 [01:31]
  19. Test 19 [02:27]