Webinar 49. How to Beat Sicilian Defense with Alapin Variation (for white)

Webinar 49. How to Beat Sicilian Defense with Alapin Variation (for white)

FM Gertsog

My Dear Chess Friends!

How often do you have to play with white pieces against Sicilian Defense? According to the statistics 50% of all club players has at least one of Sicilian Defense lines in their black repertoire! Why? Because Sicilian Defense is the most competitive opening where black can easily overtake the initiative if only white makes a mistake or just doesn’t know how to play the concrete variation properly. And, of course, positions there can be very complicated, that’s why white is likely to make a mistake or at least to lose a tempo!

Some players even reject the idea of playing 1.e4, because they want to avoid Sicilian Defense lines! Are you one of them? Or just want to learn simple opening against Sicilian and obtain good play? If so, join my 49th webinar: “How to Beat Sicilian Defense with Alapin Variation (for white)”

What exactly will be covered on this webinar?

1. e4 c5 2. c3

In this position black has 2 good options: 2… Nf6 & 2… d5. All other deviations don’t deserve attention and/or can be analyzed by yourself.

If 2… Nf6 I suggest to play 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bc4

After this move black has 3 options 7… Nb6, 7… e6 & 7…dxe5. I’m going to show how to get the advantage (or at least obtain good play) in all these 3 lines.

If 2... d5 (what, in my opinion, is stronger) – we take the pawn 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4

Here black has 2 common plans: first – with Nc6 & Bg4 and second with e6 & Nf6. Anyway, I’m going to teach you how to play in these variations.

Come to the webinar & learn how to beat Sicilian Defense playing Alapin Variation!

The webinar starts on Sunday (20th of September) at 10 a.m. (EDT), 2 p.m. (GMT), 5 p.m. (Moscow time). This webinar is free.

Please, register for the webinar with this link:


Please, don’t forget to register in advance and reserve your spot in case of high number of attendees.

See you on the webinar!

FM Victor Neustroev