The Classical Sicilian – Mihail Marin

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[caption id="attachment_2219239" align="alignleft" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/the-classical-sicilian-mihail-marin.png"><img class="size-full wp-image-2219239" title="The Classical Sicilian - GM Mihail Marin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/the-classical-sicilian-mihail-marin.png" alt="The Classical Sicilian - GM Mihail Marin" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2219239" /></a> The Classical Sicilian - GM Mihail Marin[/caption]

The Sicilian Defense family is big but the one that puts the most pressure on White’s centre is the<strong> Classical Sicilian Variation</strong> – Black quickly develops both knights to their most active squares.

Now the English Attack, a dreaded weapon against Najdorf- and Scheveninger variations, is completely inoffensive.

Moreover, the Richter-Rauzer Attack, a traditional main line in the Sicilian, does not give White the irrational attacks he might try against other Sicilians.

The system of defense and counterattack recommended on this DVD leads to positions where strategic elements are at least as important as tactics.

Against the positional systems, Black has a relatively wide choice, including transpositions to peaceful Dragon and Scheveninger variations.

But the most typical setup for the classical Sicilian is the <strong>Boleslavsky system</strong> (...e7-e5), examined on the DVD.

This DVD offers Black a complete repertoire against all weapons White may employ on move six.

The recommended repertoire is not as risky as other Sicilians but still offers Black plenty of counter-play. It is an ideal system for players who want to enter the wonderful world of the Sicilian.
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 	<li>Video running time: 5 hours (English)</li>
 	<li>With interactive training including video feedback</li>
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[caption id="attachment_2011375" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/mihail-marin.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2011375" title="GM Mihail Marin" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/mihail-marin.jpg" alt="GM Mihail Marin" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2011375" /></a> Grandmaster Mihail Marin[/caption]
<h3>About the Author:</h3>
<strong>Mihail Marin</strong>, born in 1965, has several times been Romanian champion and first made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2600 in 2001.

Marin possesses a rare gift for a grandmaster - he is able to explain in readily comprehensible terms the ideas behind moves, variations, and positions.

This ability is there for all to admire in his contributions to ChessBase Magazine.

Marin has written some books which have earned the highest of praise, among which are 'Secrets of Chess Defence' and 'Learn from the legends'.
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The Classical Sicilian - GM Mihail Marin
The Classical Sicilian – GM Mihail Marin

The Sicilian Defense family is big but the one that puts the most pressure on White’s centre is the Classical Sicilian Variation – Black quickly develops both knights to their most active squares.

Now the English Attack, a dreaded weapon against Najdorf- and Scheveninger variations, is completely inoffensive.

Moreover, the Richter-Rauzer Attack, a traditional main line in the Sicilian, does not give White the irrational attacks he might try against other Sicilians.

The system of defense and counterattack recommended on this DVD leads to positions where strategic elements are at least as important as tactics.

Against the positional systems, Black has a relatively wide choice, including transpositions to peaceful Dragon and Scheveninger variations.

But the most typical setup for the classical Sicilian is the Boleslavsky system (…e7-e5), examined on the DVD.

This DVD offers Black a complete repertoire against all weapons White may employ on move six.

The recommended repertoire is not as risky as other Sicilians but still offers Black plenty of counter-play. It is an ideal system for players who want to enter the wonderful world of the Sicilian.

  • Video running time: 5 hours (English)
  • With interactive training including video feedback
  • Exclusive training database with 150 games
  • Including CB 12 – Reader
GM Mihail Marin
Grandmaster Mihail Marin

About the Author:

Mihail Marin, born in 1965, has several times been Romanian champion and first made the leap over the Elo barrier of 2600 in 2001.

Marin possesses a rare gift for a grandmaster – he is able to explain in readily comprehensible terms the ideas behind moves, variations, and positions.

This ability is there for all to admire in his contributions to ChessBase Magazine.

Marin has written some books which have earned the highest of praise, among which are ‘Secrets of Chess Defence’ and ‘Learn from the legends’.

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

  1. Presentation [03:36]
  2. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 Generalities &amp; particularities [05:57]
  3. Richter Rauzer Main Line:
    1. 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 (11.f5 Qb6) – Video analysis [11:08]
    2. 12.Nxc6 Bxc6 (13.fxe6 fxe6 14.Qf4 h5) – Video analysis [11:54]
    3. 13.Kb1 b4 (14.Ne2 e5 15.Ng3 h5) – Video analysis [05:23]
    4. 16.h4 Bh6 17.Qxd6 – Video analysis [10:02]
    5. 17.Qe2/Qe1 – Video analysis [10:12]
    6. 13.Bd3 b4 (14.Ne2 h5 15.fxe6 fxe6 16.Kb1) – Video analysis [11:05]
    7. 15.Kb1 – Video analysis [05:48]
    8. 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 (12.Qe1 Ra7) – Video analysis [15:43]
    9. 12.Qe3 Qe7 (13.Bd3 Qa7) – Video analysis [06:16]
    10. 14.Qh3 – Video analysis [08:22]
    11. 14.Qe1 Qc5 (15.Nd5) – Video analysis [10:11]
    12. 15.Kb1 Be7 – Video analysis [07:43]
    13. 11.Kb1 Qb6 12.Nf3 Be7 – Video analysis [09:17]
    14. 12.Nce2 – Video analysis [03:03]
    15. 10. Miscellaneous – Video analysis [09:43]
    16. 9.Be2 h6 (10.Bh4 Rc8) – Video analysis [05:24]
    17. 11.f4 Nxe4 – Video analysis [06:13]
    18. 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 – Video analysis [03:36]
    19. 11.Rhe1 Be7 – Video analysis [04:37]
    20. 11.Bg3 Be7 – Video analysis [09:16]
    21. 9.f3 Be7 – Video analysis [10:08]
    22. 10.h4 h6 (11.Be3 h5) – Video analysis [05:04]
  4. Sozin/Velimirovic
    1. 6.Bc4 e6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qe2 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Bd7 10.Bb3 b5 (11.Nxc6 Bxc6) – Video analysis [13:37]
    2. 11.g4 b4 – Video analysis [06:16]
    3. 11.f3 b4 – Video analysis [06:06]
    4. 11.Rhe1 Be7 – Video analysis [04:21]
    5. 11.Kb1 b4 – Video analysis [05:38]
  5. Positional systems
    1. 6.Be2 e5 (7.Nb3) – Video analysis [06:13]
    2. 7.Nf3 – Video analysis [12:15]
    3. 6.f4 e5 – Video analysis [09:56]
    4. 6.Be3 Ng4 – Video analysis [06:21]
    5. 6.f3 e5 – Video analysis [08:28]
    6. 6.h3 e5 – Video analysis [06:48]
    7. 6.g3 e5 – Video analysis [04:30]
    8. 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 – Video analysis [09:08]
    9. 6.Bg5 e6 7. Miscellaneous – Video analysis [08:34]