The Grand Prix with Grandmaster Gawain Jones

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The Grand Prix Attack: Play Against the Sicilian – GM Gawain Jones

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The Grand Prix Attack is one of the most popular sidelines for white to play against the Sicilian Defense because it is a naturally aggressive chess opening system.

Experienced British Grandmaster Gawain Jones has used the Grand Prix Attack with unparalleled success and is one of the world’s leading experts in this attacking opening system.

GM Jones shares his deep insights about the Grand Prix Attack in this chess DVD, featuring 26 video lectures and over 5.5 hours of action-packed chess instruction!

Grandmaster Jones prefers well-explained basic principles over lengthy theoretical variations – an extremely effective format for teaching opening concepts.

GM Jones presents the material with a very confident and clear style – all the more enhanced by the extremely high production values of this chess DVD.

About the Author:

Gawain Jones is an English chess grandmaster and chess author. He won the British Chess Championship in 2012 and 2017. Jones also participated in the FIDE World Cup in 2013 and 2017.

With a peak FIDE rating of 2667, Jones has represented England in the World Junior and World Youth Championships on many occasions. He has been one of England’s highest rated players since 2008.

Jones is an active player on the tournament circuit, he accomplished his Grandmaster title with successful results at the 2nd EU Individual Open Championship in Liverpool in 2006, 2006 European Club Cup in Fügen and 4NCL 2006/7 season.

Jones shared first place with Simon Williams at the London Chess Classic FIDE Open 2010. In 2011, he won the Bunratty Masters, ahead of Nigel Short, whom he defeated in their individual encounter and the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Ekurhuleni. Gawain also Jones won the 2012/13 Hastings International Chess Congress.

In team competitions, Jones has played for England in the Chess Olympiad, the European Team Chess Championship and the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad.

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The Killer Grand Prix With Gm Gawain Jones

Grandmaster Gawain Jones explains the Grand Prix Attack and how you can start using it to rack up those easy attacking victories with white against the Sicilian Defense while avoiding the immense theory of the main lines.

GM Jones is currently the world´s leading expert on the Grand Prix Attack and has used this system to topple many elite grandmasters. Although the basic attacking pattern involving Qe1-h4, f5, Bh6, and Ng5 is very direct – it is still very difficult to defend against!

The ¨Killer Grand Prix¨ will teach you one of the most effective sideline systems for white to play against the Sicilian Defense – guaranteed to take your game to the next level and drastically improve your results in tournament play.

The Grand Prix Attack is a very effective sideline for white to play against the Sicilian Defense, typically generating a very dangerous attack early in the game against black’s king.

Packed with exciting and instructional games, this chess DVD is a must for any player wishing to be inspired by some of the world’s best attacking players.

Find out how MAGNUS CARLSEN was able to use the Killer Grand Prix to defeat former World Chess Champion Veselin Topalov.

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5 hours 30 minutes


Standard H. 264, compatible with all PC and Mac computers and devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod and all Android devices.



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Chapter List

Chapter Outline:

Part 1: Introduction and Typical Ideas

  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: More on the move order
  • 3: Plan 1 –The caveman attack! – Introductory Game: Jones- Zartaj Qd1-e1, Qe1-h4, f4-f5, Bc1-h6, Nf3-g5 and checkmate!
  • 4: Plan 2 – The positional plan. – Introductory Game: Jones-Wall Bb5xc6 and then gang up on the c6 and c5 pawns.
  • 5: Plan 3 – A typical Grand Prix Endgame. – Introductory Game, Jones-Rublevsky.

Part 2: 2…Nc6 3 f4 g6: The Main Line

  • 6: Introduction to 2…Nc6 3 f4 g6
  • 7: 1st Introductory Game: Jones-Bates: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bb5 Nd4 6 0-0 Nh6
  • 8: 2nd Introductory Game: Jones-Van der Nat: 6…a6
  • 9: Theory: The main line: 5 Nb5 Nd4 6 0-0 Nxb5

Part 3: 2…d6 3 f4!: A dream come true!

  • 10: Introductory Game: Jones-Garner: 3…g6 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bb5 ! with Bc4 to follow
  • 11: Theory

Part 4: 2…e6 3 f4: Even the great will fall!

  • 12: 1st Introductory Game: Jones-Rublevsky: 3…d5 4 Nf3 dxe4
  • 13: 2nd Introductory Game: Jones-Satyapragyan: 3…d5 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bb5!
  • 14: Theory: Plans involving Black playing …e6 …d5 and …a6

Part 5: 2…a6: A flexible and modern defense

  • 15: 1st Introductory Game: Jones-Orlov: 2…a6 3 f4 b5 4 g3
  • 16: 2nd Introductory Game: Jones-Ashwin, WJun Yerevan, ARM, 2007, 1-0: 2…a6 3 f4 b5 4 g3
  • 17: Theory

Part 6: 2…Nc6 3 Bb5!?: The new and fashionable Grand Prix

  • 18: 1st Introductory Game: Jones-Abhishek: 3 Bb5 g6 4 Bxc6 dxc6 5 f4!
  • 19: 3 Bb5 Nd4 4 Bc4 g6: 1st Tricky Line for Black.
  • 20: 2nd Introductory Game: Jones-Nijboer: 2nd Tricky Line for Black
  • 21: Theory

Part 7: Move Order Tricks and Important Side Lines (I am not entirely sure if I have the next couple of parts in the right order, Simon)

  • 22: Introduction
  • 23: Introductory Game: Jones-Carlin, London League, 2010, 1-0: 2 Nc3 e6 3 f4 Nc6 4 Nf3 Nge7!?

Part 8: The McShane Big Clamp

  • 24: Introductory Game: McShane-Cheparinov
  • 25: 2 Be2!?: A future possibility?

Part 9: An Overview of the Grand Prix!

  • 26: A quick look at what White should do in all situations
  • 27: Conclusion