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Sicilian Defence With 2.c3: Alapin Variation (PC-DVD)

Sicilian Defence With 2.c3: Alapin Variation (PC-DVD)

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Sergei Tiviakov

GM Tiviakov started playing the line 1.e4 c5 2.c3 in the Sicilian Defense as White in 1988. Since then he has employed it in more than 100 games, achieving a high score. Yet he has also had to face 2.c3, countless times, with Black when opponents wanted to avoid his Dragon. White tries to occupy the centre with a second pawn, and Black must know his stuff very well in order to be able to equalize. This is only possible with 2...Nf6 - all other lines give the first player a small edge.

Against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon since, by controlling the game, White can always play from a position of strength. In contrast, playing for a win with Black is always highly risky, and there have been many games when much higher rated players were completely smashed by White. In comparison with the main lines of the Sicilian, there is much less theory to study and yet a lot of room for improvement for both sides.

Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. He won in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007.

Video running time: 4 hours.

Published 2007, System requirements: Pentium 300 Mhz +, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP/Vista/7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.

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