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How to play the Sicilian Defence!

DVD-box, ChessBase, 1. edition 2013

From the series »Fritz Trainer Opening«

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Please note that an Internet connection for program activation is necessary to use this DVD!

It’s your move! The new Fritztrainer generation

Interactive, communicative and efficient. These are the distinguishing features of the recently developed training format by ChessBase. You are transformed from a spectator into a participant! Answer every one of your trainer’s questions by entering a move. It doesn’t matter whether you score a bullseye or not: your trainer will provide you with feedback. Like that, you assimilate variations and motifs with every move!

The Sicilian Defense is an old but ne vertheless very modern opening. T he continuous stream of new ideas in the Sicilian mak es 1..c5 the most popular answer to 1.e4. On this DVD I do giv e an introduction to the most important Sicilian s ystems. However, the focus lies not on memorizing v ariations. Instead, I present some of m y own games to show typical plans and s trategies and to indicate typical and important tactical motifs, which can be used in v arious systems. The DVD is divided int o three parts. In the firs t part I annota te six illustrative games from my own practice, which provide a good o verview about the v arious possibilities to play and to attack with both c olours. The second part is based upon the first and contains a number of e xercises. The third part finally r eveals a number of typical opening traps for those who lik e a little bit of theory . Knowing these traps helps you to avoid catastrophes in the Sicilian and might allo w you to score an occasional quick win yourself.
  • Video running time: 3 hours 30 minutes (English)

  • Exclusive training database with 100 selected games

  • New: Now with interactive video training

  • Including CB 12 - Reader

Elisabeth Pähtz:

  • 2002 World Champion U18

  • 2004 Vice World Champion U20

  • 2005 World Champion U20

  • 2012 Vice European Champion in Blitz Chess

  • Member of the German National Team

  • since 2001 Woman Grandmaster (WGM)

  • since 2004 International Master (IM)


Minimum :

  • Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM

  • Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3) ®

  • DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM

  • DVD-ROM drive

  • Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.


  • PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz,4 GB RAM

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 ®

  • DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better

  • 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card

  • Windows Media Player 11

  • DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

More Information
Weight 100 g
Manufacturer ChessBase
Width 13,5 cm
Height 19 cm
Medium DVD
Year of Publication 2013
Author Elisabeth Pähtz
Series Fritz Trainer Opening
Language English
Edition 1
Binding DVD-box


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