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Secrets of the English Attack

Secrets of the English Attack

Blow away the Sicilian with the English Attack!

Struggling against the Sicilian? Try the Grandmaster approved, English Attack! The setup with f3 and e4 is one of the most popular ways to take on the Najdorf and many other Sicilian variations. White castles queenside and launches pawns at the Black king, but that's not the only strategy to know. Join WGM Tatev Abrahamyan as she demonstrates one of her favorite lines with her games and those of top Grandmasters.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to attack against Black’s h7-h5 setups!
  • Take down Black’s Nbd7 defenses!
  • Stomp Black’s a5 counterplay!


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How the English Attacks

How the English Attacks

Your opponent just played the Sicilian — now you have to decide how to attack it. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan recommends the powerful English Attack against the Najdorf, and you won’t believe how in-depth her lesson on this opening gets. In the introduction, learn the options and move orders you need to know for your Sicilian repertoire.
22 min
5 Challenges
How The English Attacks: More Early h5

How The English Attacks: More Early h5

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her extensive primer on how to use the English Attack against the extremely popular Najdorf Sicilian by Black. Learn how the crushing move in games resulting from this opening might not be spectacular but instead subtly powerful, winning the game for you on the spot before your opponent even realizes what happened.
23 min
5 Challenges
Secrets Of The English Attack: vs The Najdorf

Secrets Of The English Attack: vs The Najdorf

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her comprehensive lesson series on the English Attack against the Sicilian, this time taking on the most popular variation of all, the fearsome main line Najdorf. Learn how to use this aggressive weapon for White to take down what many consider the strongest Sicilian variation.
31 min
5 Challenges
How The English Attacks: Early Nbd7

How The English Attacks: Early Nbd7

You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as she continues her advanced lesson on this complex and dangerous opening. In this exciting video, learn how to not worry about Black’s counterplay and launch your own attack to win.
22 min
5 Challenges
How The English Attacks: 10. Qc7 And a5

How The English Attacks: 10. Qc7 And a5

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian. Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack. If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series.
25 min
5 Challenges

Secrets of the English Attack

Openings
5 Lessons
123 Minutes
25 Challenges
Released July 22, 2019
1,676 Students