Chess 215: Opening Repertoire for Intermediate Players Part 5, Sicilian Defense!

Mar 30, 2013, 5:54 PM |

Hi chess friends!

The new schedule for University seminar Chess 215: Opening Repertoire for Intermediate Players Part 5,  Sicilian Defense 1 has been finalized.

Level: This seminar is aimed at players rated between 1250 and 1800 USCF/FIDE.

When:  Saturday, April 6th, 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Format: The total seminar consists of two 1-hour sessions that are separated by a 15 minute break.

Course Description:

Do you have trouble playing against the Sicilian as White? Do you let Black equalize easily or even find yourself in an inferior position right out of the opening? If so, you are not alone! Even some strong masters avoid playing 1.e4  because they fear the Sicilian! If you would like to gain important opening knowledge, learn relatively unknown traps, and get prepared to face the strongest Sicilian systems, Chess 215 is for you!

Because the Sicilian is the most important opening for 1.e4 players to be prepared for, I have decided to split coverage of the Sicilian into two different seminars.

In Chess 215, I will teach how to play against the Sveshnikov Sicilian, Kalashnikov, Hyperaccelerated Dragon, Accelerated Dragon, and the famous Sicilian Dragon.


Tuition: $25/person

NEW Registration: has disabled the entire "Coach Payments" system meaning you can no longer purchase University seminars from the coaching page.

You may now purchase this seminar via PayPal or credit/debit card.

Follow these steps to register for Chess 215:

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Click on the PayPal button.

Step 3: If you want to pay using a PayPal account, just log in and you should be able to purchase Chess 215. If you don't have a PayPal account and would like to purchase using a credit/debit card, you must click on "Don't Have a PayPal Account?" and then enter your credit/debit card info to purchase Chess 215. Payment is processed by PayPal and your information is 100% safe.

Step 4: Send me a message that way I know which human name corresponds to which username!

Yes, the payment procedure is odd because I have no other way of allowing students to pay via credit/debit. This method is a temporary solution that allows students to pay using PayPal or credit/debit. I can use my work-in-progress tutoring site to process payments for University courses.

For those of you wanting to take Chess 215, please purchase more than 1 hour in advance otherwise I may not know you registered!

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions:

The seminar will take place on my livestream channel. University seminars are interactive so you may certainly ask questions.

Students will also receive a video recording of the seminar!


If you have further questions, you may message Kairav Joshi or comment on this news post.