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The surprising Sicilian

DVD-box, ChessBase, 1. edition 2018.

From the Series »Fritz Trainer Opening«

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Im modernen Schach muss man bereit sein, sich kurzfristig auf beinahe jede Eröffnungsvariante einzustellen. Die Idee dabei ist, die Vorbereitung des Gegners immer wieder durcheinander zu bringen. Dynamische und weniger gebräuchliche Varianten gut zu kennen, kann einfallsreichen Spielern viele, viele Punkte einbringen. Die Kveinys Variante (1.e4 c5 2.Sf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Sxd4 Db6!) wird überraschend selten gespielt, aber bietet Schwarz ausgezeichnete Chancen. Auf seiner neuen ChessBase DVD erklärt Andrew Martin die Ideen dieses Systems.

Starke Spieler haben hier eine Überraschungswaffe, mit der Großmeister wie Svidler, Judit Polgar oder Kveinys immer wieder gepunktet haben. Vereinsspieler, die weniger Zeit zur Vorbereitung haben, können ihre Gegner mit dieser Variante gleich zu Beginn der Partie vor Probleme zu stellen und zwingen, gute Züge zu finden. So spielt man auf Gewinn! Vielleicht wird die Kveinys Variante in Zukunft populärer. Sie hat es nicht verdient, eine vergleichsweise selten gespielte Nebenvariante zu bleiben.

  • Videospielzeit: 5 Std. 19 min (Englisch) Interaktiver Test mit Videofeedback Extra: Datenbank mit 50 Modellpartien Mit ChessBase Reader

In the modern game, a player has to be ready to play almost any opening variation at short notice. The plan is to interrupt the preparation of the opponent at every turn. A knowledge of dynamic and slightly unusual lines could well score many,many points for the resourceful player. The Kveinys Variation : 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6! is surprisingly little-played, yet gives Black excellent chances and on this new ChessBase DVD, Andrew Martin explains how the system works. For the Master, we have a surprise weapon which players of the calibre of Svidler, Judit Polgar and Kveinys have used to defeat tough opposition. For the club player, where preparation is sketchy, we have a line which asks questions of the opponent right at the beginning of the game and creates immediate pressure on White to find good moves. That is the way to win! Perhaps the Kveinys variation will become more popular in the future. It does not deserve to be a comparatively rare sideline.

  • Video running time: 5 hours 21 min. (English)

  • With interactive training including video feedback

  • Exclusive database with 50 model games

  • Including CB 14 Reader

Andrew Martin is an English chess player with the title of International Master. He has won various national and international tournaments and was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000. He is known as a professional chess teacher and head trainer of the English youth team. He is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications. Andrew Martin has recorded extensively for Chessbase since 2004.


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Sample Video


Language English
Author Martin, Andrew
Publisher ChessBase
Series Fritz Trainer Opening
Edition 1.
Medium DVD
Weight 100 g
Width 13.5 cm
Height 19 cm
ISBN-13 978-3-86681-643-5
Year of Publication 2018
Binding DVD-box

The surprising Sicilian