3. Anti-Sicilian with Nc3!? Part 1

Hello ChessMood Family! Welcome to the video course Anti-Sicilian with 2.Nc3!? - Part 1

About This Course

I see almost every chess player meet difficulties when deciding to learn the Sicilian defense and it is clear why. The Sicilian is too sharp, and almost all its variations, like Najdorf, Sveshnikov, Paulsen, Dragon themselves are not smaller than only one opening like French defense or Caro Kann.

So when you learn to play against Sicilian- in real, you learn against 5-7 openings at the same time. Here is the problem- that many chess players face. Some of them decide to go to some sidelines and agree not to fight for the opening advantage, some chess players in principle go to main lines, and very often get in bad positions, because the lines are very complicated, and even if you've learned there everything, for human being it is very hard to remember all of them.

Here is the solution that I offer you in this video course series. Against Sicilian instead of the main Nf3, I'll provide you material with the 2nd most popular move Nc3!

The lines that occur after Nc3, are very interesting, and it's very hard to play with black pieces if they don't know the theory. And if they know, or somehow find all the right moves in a row, all the positions that occur after that are very playable, interesting and the most important thing is that the initiative is almost everywhere in White's hands.

Below, you can see some of the diagrams of this video course. 


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I can 100% confidently say that the 2nd move Nc3 is a perfect weapon against Sicilian for all of you until you become an International Master or Grandmaster. My students' statistics prove my words, and soon will your statistics too when you finish all 3 parts of the video course series and start crushing your opponents.

Sicilian defense is very sharp; therefore I separated it into 3 parts.

In the first part, we will play against Sicilian with d6, in the 2nd - with Nc6, and in the 3rd part against e6.

So, make your tea, fasten your seatbelts, the journey of crushing the Sicilian with 2.Nc3 begins!

About Coach

GM Avetik Grigoryan
Name GM Avetik Grigoryan
Title GrandMaster
Rating 2568

In 2010 Avetik won Armenian National Championship and joined their national team.

After 2 years he stopped playing chess professionally and started coaching career.
Now he is the coach and the second of more than 10 GMs, co-author of video courses "Right Mood Openings", and the author of the book "Right Mood - Right Move"  which will be published soon. 

In 2018 he founded ChessMood.  

What do you think about this course?


Erik-Hakobyan ErikHakobyan
1 year ago
David Hakhinyan
1 year ago
Vahe Suqiasyan
1 year ago
Ovi S
1 year ago
Thank you for a terrific course Avetik!
Giorgos Kechagias
1 year ago
Kevin M
1 year ago
Avetik is very talented at making complex concepts very understandable.
Md Bashiq Imrose
11 months ago
skipper chess
9 months ago
Love it!
WIM_Siranush Ghukasyan
8 months ago
Christian Eriksson
8 months ago
Sidharth Sreekumar
6 months ago
Great Course!
Suren Ghazaryan
5 months ago
Satish Nair
4 months ago
Great course. Have been looking for something like this for ever!!!!
Vishnu Warrier
2 months ago
In the last advanced section video 8...e6 at minute 1:00 in the video where Black has just played 10...dxe5, in the main video course you did cover this move earlier where you recommended 11. Bxc5 by White. However in the advanced video course you give the line 11. fxe5 by White, which is why you recommended the change to 10. Bb5 to avoid this. Is the 11. Bxc5 move instead playable?
Aida Alvanjyan
1 week ago