The Judit Polgar Method - 3 DVDs
Running Time - 15 hours
Play The Sicilian Defense: Secrets of the Sicilian by GM Judit Polgar
Would you like to learn how to play the Sicilian Defense like one of the strongest players ever?
The Judit Polgar Method is a new 15-hour course by GM Judit Polgar, and also her first video course ever.
In this course, Judit will transform you into a Sicilian Defense master player whether you’re playing with the white or black pieces. She’ll go over all her masterpieces including some beautiful games against Kasparov.
You’ll be able to discover the secrets of the Sicilian Defense directly from one of the opening’s greatest experts, the strongest woman ever to have played chess, Judit Polgar.
In this 15 hour course, Judit reveals everything she learned from an entire career spent playing both sides of the always dangerous Sicilian Defense.
About the Author:
Judit Polgár is a Hungarian chess grandmaster and also the strongest female chess player of all time. She achieved the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 4 months, at the time the youngest GM ever, breaking the record previously established by former World Champion Bobby Fischer.
She was the youngest ever player to join the top 100 players rating list, ranking No. 55 in the January 1989 rating list, at the age of 12.
She is the first woman, and so far the only one who has reached the 2700 Elo, being her peak rating of 2735 and peak world ranking of No. 8, both achieved in 2005.
She was the #1 rated woman in the world from January 1989 to March 2015, when she was overtaken by Hou Yifan; she was the No. 1 again in the August 2015 women’s rating list, in her last appearance in the FIDE World Rankings.
Is this course for me?
If you would like to learn the same ideas that allowed GM Judit Polgar, when she was only a ten-year-old girl, to astonish masters with her prodigious tactical wizardry, then you are just in the right place.
Later in life, these same ideas allowed Judit to reach number 8 in the world ... are you ready to benefit from the very same training?
Here’s what Will You Learn in Judit’s 15-Hour Course:
Positional Chess: How to exploit weak squares, using them to create dominating outposts for your pieces. You’ll learn to encircle the weak square, remove its defenders, establish the outpost, and strangle your opponents! (Examples from Judit herself, plus Fischer, Tal and Karpov included!)
Tactical Chess: Judit reveals her favorite sacrifices so you can model them to score brilliant attacking wins (piece sacrifices on the d5, e6 and f5 squares are all explained in detail, giving you a tactical toolbox that’ll devastate opponents at your next event!)
Attacking Skills: Judit’s attacking “templates” are all revealed – from trapping the King in the center (chapter 9) to dynamic pawn play (chapter 10) and crushing exchange sacrifices (chapter 6). Theme-by-theme analysis makes certain you’ll absorb these strategies logically and efficiently for overnight improvement.
Sicilian Defense Secrets: This course is a holy grail for Sicilian players as Judit shares elite level tactics and strategies you can use to win your games – they were good enough to beat Anand, Kasparov, and Shirov!
Plus, you get the complete PGN file; challenging Puzzles to test your ability; PDF course summary for quick reminders; exclusive Q&A video with Judit; video of her live blitz match against GM Ron Henley AND 18 HD photos too!
What makes this course unique?
Every chapter covers a different theme, each one illustrated with fantastic, instructive games from the likes of Tal and Fischer. How to handle the hole on d5; when to play the e5 advance and how to create winning chances with spectacular sacrifices.
On top of that, Judit analyzes her games against her biggest rivals, including Kasparov, Anand, Topalov, and Ivanchuk.
Secrets of the Sicilian teaches chess, not opening theory, and is a fascinating insight into the world of top-level chess.
Enjoy your lessons with the best female player and an all-time chess legend!
1-My battles against Kasparov (2h 12 min)
1-My battles against Kasparov (2h 12 min)
Linares 1994 and Wijk aan Zee 2000
Kasparov-J.Polgar, Linares 2001
Polgar-Kasparov, Linares 2001
2-The hole on d5 (2h 23 min)
Illescas Cordoba-J.Polgar, 1990
3-Sacrifices on d5 (1h 27min)
4-Sacrifices on e6 (1h 11min)
5-My best games in the Sicilian (1h 15min)
6-The exchange sacrifice (30 min)
7-Sacrifices on f5 (50 min)
Tabban-Boursies, the 1970s
8-The importance of the d5 square (1h 35min)
9-When the King is in the center (1h 22min)
Romero Barreto-Jianu, 2016
Xie Jun-J.Polgar, 1988
10-The e5 advance (1 h)
11-Breaking the central tension (23 min)
12-Memorable games vs. top players (1h 18 min)