The Maroczy System – GM Sergei Tiviakov

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[caption id="attachment_2158791" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/the-maroczy-system-sergei-tiviakov.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2158791" title="The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/the-maroczy-system-sergei-tiviakov.jpg" alt="The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2158791" /></a> The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov[/caption]

The <strong>Maroczy System</strong> of the <strong>Sicilian Defence</strong> is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white center mainly with pieces.

After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 the pawns c4 and e4 secure White a space advantage in the middle. However, it is exactly these central pillars that may easily become targets of the black counterattack.

[caption id="attachment_2690790" align="alignleft" width="400"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/the-maroczy-system-sergei-tiviakov-ss.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2690790 size-full" title="The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/the-maroczy-system-sergei-tiviakov-ss.jpg" alt="The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov" width="400" height="310" data-wp-pid="2690790" /></a> The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov Screenshot[/caption]

<strong>Sergei Tiviakov</strong> has been applying this system with Black in his tournament practice since 1991. He is considered one of its greatest experts.

His explanations make it easy to understand the black set-up where recognizing typical recurring piece maneuvers is far more important than concrete knowledge of variations.

The <strong>Maroczy System</strong> can be learned within the shortest of time, and due to its solidity, it is best suited to score good results even against strong opponents.

[caption id="attachment_1912938" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/sergei-tiviakov-2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-1912938" title="Sergei Tiviakov" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/sergei-tiviakov-2.jpg" alt="Sergei Tiviakov" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="1912938" /></a> Grand Master Sergei Tiviakov[/caption]
<h3>About the Author:</h3>
Born in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), <strong>Sergei Tiviakov</strong> was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels.

In the PCA-World Championships, he reached the candidates‘ matches in 1994. In the same year, he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Although he has considered himself a professional chess player since 1989, Tiviakov also finished his degree in agricultural economics.

Since 1997, <strong>Tiviakov</strong> has been living in Groningen and he has become a naturalized citizen of the Netherlands. With his new home country, he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005. He was also victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007.
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The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov
The Maroczy System – GM Sergei Tiviakov

The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defence is one of the modern openings where Black attacks the white center mainly with pieces.

After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 the pawns c4 and e4 secure White a space advantage in the middle. However, it is exactly these central pillars that may easily become targets of the black counterattack.

The Maroczy System - GM Sergei Tiviakov
The Maroczy System – GM Sergei Tiviakov Screenshot

Sergei Tiviakov has been applying this system with Black in his tournament practice since 1991. He is considered one of its greatest experts.

His explanations make it easy to understand the black set-up where recognizing typical recurring piece maneuvers is far more important than concrete knowledge of variations.

The Maroczy System can be learned within the shortest of time, and due to its solidity, it is best suited to score good results even against strong opponents.

Sergei Tiviakov
Grand Master Sergei Tiviakov

About the Author:

Born in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels.

In the PCA-World Championships, he reached the candidates‘ matches in 1994. In the same year, he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Although he has considered himself a professional chess player since 1989, Tiviakov also finished his degree in agricultural economics.

Since 1997, Tiviakov has been living in Groningen and he has become a naturalized citizen of the Netherlands. With his new home country, he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005. He was also victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007.

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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