White tries to occupy the centre with a second pawn, and Black must know his stuff very well in order to be able to equalize. And this is only possible with 2...Nf6 – all other lines give the first player a small edge everywhere. Especially against stronger opponents, 2.c3 is an excellent weapon. If White doesn‘t risk anything, he cannot lose! Controlling the game, he can always make a draw from a position of strength. In contrast, playing for a win with Black is always connected with a extremely high risk, and we have seen many games when much higher rated players were completely smashed by White. In comparison with the main lines of the Sicilian, there is much less theory to study – and yet a lot of room for improvement for both sides. Video running time: 4 hours. See you too – with 2.c3!
Born in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. 1994 he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Since 1997 Tiviakov has been living in Groningen (Netherlands). With his new home country he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007.
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Zustand Neu Produktart ChessBase DVD Seitenzahl Nein EAN 9783866810471 ISBN 978-3-86681-047-1 Maße (Länge x Breite) 19 x 14,5 cm Gewicht in g 0,80 g ca. Sprache Englisch Autor/en Sergei Tiviakov Herausgegeben Nein Verlag ChessBase Schachprogramme Schachdatenbank Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage