The Kopec System – Anti-Sicilian System – IM Danny Kopec

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The Kopec System – Anti-Sicilian System – IM Danny Kopec

The Kopec System - Anti-sicilian System - Im Danny Kopec

International Master Dr. Danny Kopec (Professor of Computer Science, Brooklyn College)

You are about to enter a completely different world … the world of the Kopec System!

The definitive presentation and explanation of the Kopec System. An original and remarkably successful system developed by IM Dr. Danny Kopec which has proven to be effective against all Sicilian set-ups.

Fundamentally sound, it packs a venomous punch. And with the Kopec System, you can spring virtually unknown theoretical gems on your unsuspecting opponents!

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE: ¨Modern Chess Opening – Vol. 3 Sicilian Defense¨ includes over 500 lectures and games from the Sicilian Defense, extensively covering all main variations and sidelines.

This chess training software also includes over 600 tactics exercises from common positions in the Sicilian Defense.

About the Author:

Danny Kopec was an American chess International Master, author, and computer science professor at Brooklyn College.

Kopec was Greater NY High School Champion at the age of 14 and reached master at the age of 17. Kopec won the Scottish Chess Championship in 1980 while pursuing his doctorate.

He lived in Canada for two years during the 1980s and competed there with success, including second-equal in the 1984 Canadian Chess Championship. Kopec achieved the FIDE International Master title in 1985 and had several top-three finishes (including second place ties) in the US Open.

He wrote numerous books on the subject of chess, produced eight chess instructional DVDs, and ran chess camps starting in 1994. Kopec also worked to promote his chess opening, the Kopec System (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bd3!?).

With Ivan Bratko, he was the creator of the Bratko–Kopec Test, which was one of the de facto standard testing systems for chess-playing computer programs in the 1980s.

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The Kopec System - Anti-sicilian System - Im Danny Kopec

The Kopec System – Initial Position.

The Sicilian Defense is one of the most popular openings for black against 1.e4, this is because the Sicilian defense usually brings very dynamic and double-edged positions with winning chances for both players.

Now, if you are a tournament player who don’t have a lot of time to study openings and you don’t want to be surprised by a heavily booked up Sicilian player, you should definitely have your own anti-Sicilian system ready.

That is the reason why the Kopec System would be a perfect choice for you. Not only you will be able to avoid falling victim into any of the traps of The Sicilian Defense and its variations, but you will also have the surprise factor on your side.

In the Kopec System, White plays Bd3 in the 3rd move, no matter what variation of the Sicilian black was planning to play (2… d6, 2… Nc6, 2… e6).

Eventually, White wants to play the move 4.c3, place the light-squared Bishop on c2 where it looks at the Kingside, and advance the d pawn to d4 in order to build up a very nice center.

This video is divided into five parts based on Black’s choice of pawn structure:

  1. Part 1. – Dragon setup with g6
  2. Part 2. – Russian setup with g6 e5
  3. Part 3. – Lopez setup with e5
  4. Part 4. – French setup with e6 d5
  5. Part 5. – Hybrid Structures
The physical version of “The Kopec System” is shipped directly from IM Dr. Danny Kopec in a beautiful collectors jewel case. (This original 2 video set has been converted to fit on one double-layer DVD disc). The cover art may be different from the art on the website.

Now is your turn… Don’t you ever be surprised by any Sicilian Player again!

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... ... ... Okay this sys

... ... ... Okay this system is. Ummm. Huh. I mean seriously it does work I played in a tournament and online and got good results but still. Bd3... really? To be honest I love weird openings and this is one of my favorite little jewels. The opening looks ridiculous but the plan is c3 and Bc2 this gives you something of a ruy lopez type structure. It covers the main replies, the video itself is a little fuzzy I think it's from the eighties maybe nineties. The opening itself in a tournament setting will be a shock, but I wouldn't rely on that to give you much of an advantage. I find Black's position easier to play but white's isn't bad. I recommend this video and opening as a novelty.

M. M.

The DvD is a bit old but proba

The DvD is a bit old but probably (at the moment to my knowledge) the only educational DvD/Book that covers the Bd3 move in the Sicilian. Sadly Kopec died a few years ago and no one reall picked up his opening system. The Opening system is great vs the Standard ideas in the Sicilain for example the Dragon Structure but it clearly struggles against French structures where Black plays an early d5. I bougth this DvD a while ago because I really like these uncommon moves to suprise my opponent. I never play 1.e4 but I wanted to play the Sicilian and avoid a symetrical english so I played 1. Nf3 c5 and then 2. e4 to get to this opening by a little move order change. In Blitz and Online play you can play it without a problem you might even win some time in the opening because your opponent doesnt know the move. In Tournament play I played it once vs a (at that time) higher rated opponent about 1820~ FIDE. The game ended in a draw and I didnt think at all because my position was rather natural to play. I recommend the System if you like Danny Kopec and the unique style that he offers. But lets be honest it is inferior to other anti sicilians like the e4 c5 c3 (alapin) or the grand prix attack. The biggest plus is no one really knows it and you know your moves in less than 1 hour.

alexis fernandez

this sistem is perfect for me

this sistem is perfect for me


weird looking opening system w

weird looking opening system with a certain surprise effect - several opponents tried it against me in online games - I had no difficulties at all with it - then I tried it myself but stopped it after a few tries - the system has its advantages - the white bishop can get quite strong - but one big minus - the bishop manoevre is extremely time consuming