The Scheveningen Sicilian – GM Lubomir Ftacnik

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[caption id="attachment_300448" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ftacnik_the_scheveningen_sicilian-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-300448" title="The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ftacnik_the_scheveningen_sicilian-1.jpg" alt="The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik" width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="300448" /></a> The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik[/caption]

The name <strong>Sicilian Defence</strong> (1.e4 c5) describes a number of systems, each of which could easily be considered as an independent opening.

The problems in the <strong>Paulsen, Richter Rauzer,</strong> or <strong>Sveshnikov</strong> are complex, but the <strong>Sicilian</strong> pawn structures tie them all together.

The <strong>Scheveningen Sicilian</strong> is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 - including the related <strong>Najdorf</strong> system.

[caption id="attachment_2694343" align="alignleft" width="400"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/the-scheveningen-sicilian-gm-lubomir-ftacnik-ss.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-2694343" title="The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/the-scheveningen-sicilian-gm-lubomir-ftacnik-ss.jpg" alt="The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik " width="400" height="309" data-wp-pid="2694343" /></a> The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik[/caption]

GM <strong>Ftacnik</strong> sets out to explain the vitality of the key<strong> Scheveningen Sicilian</strong> line, a rich position offering scores of different plans for both sides.

Players will learn to respect the importance of Black’s central pawn structure d6, e6 and its deep and essential relationship to the different d6, e5 formation.

All the grand attacking plans for White, led by the aggressive g2-g4 idea in the form of the <strong>Keres attack</strong> or currently by the wildly popular <strong>English attack</strong>, are explained with the help of the games by the world’s best players.

The <strong>Scheveningen Sicilian</strong> DVD will enhance the way you see and understand all <strong>Sicilian</strong> systems.

[caption id="attachment_2694344" align="alignright" width="220"]<a href="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/gm-lubomir-ftacnik.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2694344 size-full" title="GM Lubomir Ftacnik" src="https://www.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/gm-lubomir-ftacnik.jpg" alt="GM Lubomir Ftacnik " width="220" height="304" data-wp-pid="2694344" /></a> Grandmaster Lubomir Ftacnik[/caption]
<h3>About the Author:</h3>
<strong>Lubomir Ftacnik</strong> is a Slovak grandmaster with decades of experience in international chess.

As a younger member of a strong chess generation in former Czechoslovakia, he helped to win silver at the Luzern Chess Olympiad in 1982.

Most of his fellow grandmasters have been keen defenders of <strong>Gruenfeld Defence</strong> and the author has come up with his share of ideas in various lines.

The work on the <strong>Gruenfeld</strong> DVD is the fruit of 30 years of experience with this active and rewarding opening.
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The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik
The Scheveningen Sicilian – GM Lubomir Ftacnik

The name Sicilian Defence (1.e4 c5) describes a number of systems, each of which could easily be considered as an independent opening.

The problems in the Paulsen, Richter Rauzer, or Sveshnikov are complex, but the Sicilian pawn structures tie them all together.

The Scheveningen Sicilian is central to an understanding of all the individual versions of the most popular response to the move 1.e4 – including the related Najdorf system.

The Scheveningen Sicilian - GM Lubomir Ftacnik
The Scheveningen Sicilian – GM Lubomir Ftacnik

GM Ftacnik sets out to explain the vitality of the key Scheveningen Sicilian line, a rich position offering scores of different plans for both sides.

Players will learn to respect the importance of Black’s central pawn structure d6, e6 and its deep and essential relationship to the different d6, e5 formation.

All the grand attacking plans for White, led by the aggressive g2-g4 idea in the form of the Keres attack or currently by the wildly popular English attack, are explained with the help of the games by the world’s best players.

The Scheveningen Sicilian DVD will enhance the way you see and understand all Sicilian systems.

GM Lubomir Ftacnik
Grandmaster Lubomir Ftacnik

About the Author:

Lubomir Ftacnik is a Slovak grandmaster with decades of experience in international chess.

As a younger member of a strong chess generation in former Czechoslovakia, he helped to win silver at the Luzern Chess Olympiad in 1982.

Most of his fellow grandmasters have been keen defenders of Gruenfeld Defence and the author has come up with his share of ideas in various lines.

The work on the Gruenfeld DVD is the fruit of 30 years of experience with this active and rewarding opening.

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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