So lets start to learn some of strategic and positional ideas and plan in closed Sicilian. First of all white declined d2-d4. This is the main setup of closed Sicilian. Check out Example game at the end.
Black has two choices whether to counter attack with f5 to stop pawn advancing or remain with the classic style playing on queen side. There are no such tactics in the opening, both side develops their pieces. The key to win for both side is strategy who implement better and faster. Closed Sicilian is very closed to grand prix attack. In grand prix white starts after nc3 with direct f2-f4. You must agree to the fact that if you are opponent is unprepared against grand prix he will be crushed quickly.
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Chess Openings [Lifetime Guide]. Magnus Carlsen Breaking the basic rule in chess. Best Games of Capablanca. Chess Traps Updated. Tactics and strategy in closed Sicilian? Grand Prix Attack Closed Sicilian is very closed to grand prix attack. Nc3 d6 3. Bg2 g6 5. Nf3 O-O 8. O-O Rb8 9. Nh4 Nd4 Bg5 b4 Nb1 Nd7 Nd2 Ne5 Kh1 a5 Rb1 a4 Nhf3 Nexf3 Nxf3 Nb5 Qd2 a3 Rbe1 Bc3 Qf2 Bxe1 Rxe1 f6 Bh6 Rf7 Nh4 g5 Nf3 exf5 Nh2 g3 Qxg3 Nxc2 Rg1 Bb7 Bf3 Qd7 Of course, one can also just use the database on the DVD which contains illustrative games. I witnessed how he solved crucial problems in this opening and played it successfully against a huge array of different opponents.
All in all the DVD contains 18 videos. The sixteen videos that are bracketed by the introduction and the conclusion form the theoretical framework one needs to know to play the Sicilian Grand Prix.
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In these sixteen videos Trent shows three games from his own practice. Perhaps these inspired him to put time and work into the opening to find a way to neutralize it. But what did I learn from the DVD? A lot!! The Grand Prix Attack is a sharp opening and has accumulated quite a bulk of theory over the years. However, for amateurs it should be enough to learn the basic ideas of the line and Trent does a good job in explaining them.
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I would like to conclude with the words of a wise GM: Sveshnikov, who tells us why we need to study, play and understand the Sicilian. In the same way the Sicilian is the best opening for Black This DVD can be purchased as a hard copy or it can be downloaded directly from the Internet, that way sparing you the few days needed for it to arrive by post. Order this Fritztrainer in the ChessBase Shop. Not registered yet? On this DVD you will be taken on a journey through what is arguably the sharpest opening line known to men.
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Grand Prix Attack F4 Against the Sicilian
A good choice is the Modern Grand Prix Attack. The line is sound, aggressive, and easy to learn. White avoids theoretical clashes with well-prepared opponents and from the very start steers the game into structures he knows - if he studies Lawrence Trent's DVD on the modern Grand Prix Attack. The "Mega" is the database every serious chessplayer needs.
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