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    • Day 150

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Video Lessons



  • Sicillian Defense, Flohr Variation

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    The Flohr Variation of the Sicilian Defence arises after the moves  Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence

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    The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that followed. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking contro... Read More »

  • Siclian

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    In this Chessopedia Article we will be talking first about the simplest Sicilian Defence, so here's the lines:  You can even get more advanced on this. Read More »

  • Sicilian Najdorf

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    The Najdorf Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of openings and is the sharpest and most analysed opening of chess. Read More »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... Read More »