Four Knights Sicilian with GM Davorin Kuljasevic

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A Repertoire Against 1.Nf3, 1.c4 and 1.g3 – GM Jan Gustafsson

Chess Openings: Four Knights Sicilian with GM Davorin Kuljasevic

GM Davorin Kuljasevic has 15 years of experience playing and coaching one of the most “under the radar” chess openings. In fact, the Four Knights Sicilian helped Davorin to quickly jump from a 2000-rated player to an International Master.

For many club players, the opening is a constant struggle, headache, stress, and pain.

Uncertainty keeps building up in your head: “What if my opponent knows this line better than me?”, “What do I do next?” “I’ve never played this variation before”, “Am I already losing?” and the list goes on and on.

Sounds familiar?

Oddly enough, it takes a second full-time job to prepare all those lines, study the theory, and understand different variations… just to STRUGGLE over the board.

Any club player wants to have a low-maintenance, reliable opening repertoire that wins games. We all want to enjoy the process, instead of drowning in the ocean of opening theory.  Having just a slightly better position brightens your mood and gives that confidence and energy so needed to play at your best.  If you play the familiar lines, it feels like you’re already ahead… having a home-field advantage!

Rightfully so.

What if we told you that you can have this “home-field advantage” in most of your games? And, what if it only required a few DAYS of preparation, not a few WEEKS or MONTHS – as many believe?

Any player would give an arm and a leg for that… but you don’t have to!

Introducing the secret weapon for black – the Four Knights Sicilian Defense.

About the Author

GM Davorin Kuljasevic is a Croatian GM who graduated from Texas Tech University and played in USCL 2007 and 2008 for Dallas Destiny, becoming US champion both years.

He is an experienced coach and a winner of many tournaments: Castelfranco Veneto 2014, Split Open 2013, Mitropa Cup 2013 with the team of Croatia, Lubbock Spice Cup Spring 2011, Rijeka Open 2011, and more.

Is this chess course for me?

In this 8.5-hour course, GM Davorin Kuljasevic provides you with a complete opening repertoire against the Open Sicilian lines with a detailed Grandmaster level analysis, key ideas and over a dozen of powerful opening novelties!

There are very few books and videos covering this opening. It has not been covered extensively in chess literature, making it even more difficult for your opponents to prepare. Armed with this knowledge you will have a substantial edge against any sub-IM opponents!

Why should I play the Four Knights Sicilian?

-It is an excellent opening choice for club players and up to 2400-rated players alike.
-Can be easily added to your opening repertoire whether you are already a Sicilian player or not.
-Lots of opening traps if White is not well prepared [aka a Club Player].
-Plenty of tactical opportunities early on making it possible to get an edge with Black.
-An option to transpose into the very solid Sveshnikov Sicilian if you aim for a more positional game.

What’s Included?

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

Access to Practicum

Train the important tactical motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

Brief Summary of the course [PDF]

Checklist of the key points covered in each of the course’s 12 lessons for quick reference and reviewing. Use it as a quick refresher after studying the course or print it and pin it on the wall.

Practical Application of The Ideas [40-minute video]

Watch GM Kuljasevic playing through some of his most instructive games on Four Knights Sicilian. These fully annotated games are a great supplement for the video course, where GM Kuljasevic shares his ideas and secrets of success. A must-have for any serious chess player.

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Chapter Outline

Introduction to Four Knights Sicilian

Chapter 1: 6.Be3
Chapter 2: 6.Be2
Chapter 3: 6.g3
Chapter 4: Sidelines
Chapter 5: 6.a3
Chapter 6: Nxc6 – Bd3 System
Chapter 7: 6.Nxc6 Sidelines
Chapter 8: 6.Nxc6 Mainline
Chapter 9: 6.Ndb5 Bc5 Part I
Chapter 10: 6.Ndb5 Bc5 Part II
Chapter 11: 6.Ndb5 d6 Sidelines
Chapter 12: 6.Ndb5 d6 Mainline