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The Psycho Sveshnikov

CD/DVD-box, OCL, 1. edition 2013.

From the Series »Empire Chess«

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The Sveshnikov is one of the most dynamic possibilities in the Sicilian Defense, as very early in the opening black makes permanent positional concessions in exchange for strong piece activity in the center. GM Michal Krasenkow (FIDE 2643) is a very strong Grandmaster who has achieved outstanding tournament results with the Sicilian Sveshnikov, and in the below chess video excerpt from the Empire Chess DVD ¨The Psycho Sveshnikov¨ the experienced GM explains basic tactical and positional considerations in this extremely complicated opening. GM Krasenkow points out that although black has given himself a long-term weakness with his backward d6-pawn, black has excellent chances of fighting for an advantage in the opening with rapid, targeted development. In the following chess video, GM Krasenkow explains numerous move order transpositions that result in typical Sveshnikov structures for black. Even if you play another line in the Sicilian Defense, it is still extremely useful to understand the basic principles and plans of the Sveshnikov Variation as many of these ideas overlap with other Sicilian Systems.

GM Michal Krasenkow is one of the most respected chess trainers in the world. He is a FIDE Senior Trainer with decades of teaching and playing experience. GM Krasenkow’s crossed the 2700 FIDE rating mark in 2002 and entered the world top ten rating list, and remains a very strong Grandmaster today at over 2640 FIDE. Due to his extensive experience at the elite level, GM Krasenkow is a leading authority on many of the most complicated opening variations. In this chess DVD GM Krasenkow examines one of the most highly theoretical opening variations of all time - the Sicilian Sveshnikov. GM Krasenkow utilizes his experience as an elite Grandmaster to inform viewers about this extremely sharp opening system, strongly emphasizing the main positional concepts and critical tactical patterns. ¨The Psycho Sveshnikov¨ prepares a comprehensive opening repertoire for viewers in just over 2.5 hours of action-packed footage. GM Krasenkow’s analysis and presentation are extremely clear and intended for players of intermediate and advanced levels. If you want to improve your opening play with black and start scoring some huge wins against 1. e4, ¨The Psycho Sveshnikov¨ is guaranteed to give you the tools you need to succeed.


Sample Video

Language English
Author Krasenkov, Mikhail
Publisher OCL
Series Empire Chess
Edition 1.
Medium DVD
Weight 100 g
Width 13.5 cm
Height 19 cm
Year of Publication 2013
Binding CD/DVD-box

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Sidelines: 6.Nf5; 6.Ndb5 d6 7.a4 and 7.Nd5

Chapter 3 – 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5

Chapter 4 – 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nd5 f5 – rare systems (11.g3, 11.Nxb5, 11.Bxb5)

Chapter 5 – 11.exf5 or 11.c3 Bg7 12.exf5

Chapter 6 – 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Qh5

Chapter 7 – 11.Bd3 Be6 12.0-0

Chapter 8 – 11.Bd3 Be6 12.c3 – Modern Ideas

Chapter 9 – Conclusion

Run-time: 2 hours 40 minutes

The Psycho Sveshnikov