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2. Countering All the Sicilian Sidelines

2. Countering All the Sicilian Sidelines

The mainlines of Sicilian Defense, starting after 2.Nf3, are often sharp with many complex variations. Studying them is too time-consuming.

So many 1.e4 players, who don’t have much time to study openings, will prefer to play an Anti-Sicilian Setup. 

Even at ChessMood we recommend playing the Closed Sicilian with 2.Nc3 for the White pieces.

So if you play the Sicilian you need to be well prepared against its sidelines too! 

In this course you'll see how to play against sidelines lines like Alapin (2.c3), Anti-Sicilian (2.Nc3 variation), Morra Gambit (2.d4) and rare moves like 2.b4, 2.b3, 2.g3, 2.f4.

Below are some of the positions taken from the course:

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Once you finish the course, you’ll be well-equipped to handle any Sicilian sideline that you face.

Let’s jump in!

What you'll learn

  • A move-by-move guide to playing against 2.Nc3 Anti-Sicilian, including how to counter our own ChessMood repertoire with White!
  • How to counter the Alapin Defense with 2.c3 and Morra Gambit with 2.d4, without spending too much preparation time.
  • How to fight for an opening advantage against surprising 2nd moves like 2.b3, 2.f4, 2.b4, 2.g3. 

Lesson Plan

94 episode(s) 4 hours 16 min
5

Students give this course an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

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Franck steenbekkers
Captain Hook
Captain Hook
David Hakhinyan
David Hakhinyan
Ovi S
Ovi S
Very complete, thanks G!
Very complete, thanks G!
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall
Artyom Manukyan
Artyom Manukyan
WIM_Susanna Gaboyan
WIM_Susanna Gaboyan
David Du Pont
David Du Pont
Noah G
Noah G
Nevan Ashad
Nevan Ashad
Giorgos Kechagias
Giorgos Kechagias
GS
GS
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md. redwan ullah
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sasmi sithumsa
good course...
good course...
Cristina Svensson
Cristina Svensson
GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes

Hovhannes Gabuzyan became a U-16 Olympic Champion in 2010. Two years later, at 17, he achieved the Grandmaster title.

He was the World University Chess Champion in 2016, the Armenian Champion in 2017 and 2021, and has represented his country at the prestigious Chess Olympiad.

He believes time is a person’s most valuable resource. This philosophy reflects in his swift play on the chessboard and his training methods that focus on squeezing the most out of one’s time.

Hovhannes Gabuzyan became a U-16 Olympic Champion in 2010. Two years later, at 17, he achieved the Grandmaster title.

He was the World University Chess Champion in 2016, the Armenian Champion in 2017 and 2021, and has represented his country at the prestigious Chess Olympiad.

He believes time is a person’s most valuable resource. This philosophy reflects in his swift play on the chessboard and his training methods that focus on squeezing the most out of one’s time.

Course 94 episodes (4 hours 16 min)
Creators GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
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