Why Simon Loves the Sicilian

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian

Learn to wield the Dragandorf with the Ginger GM!

Are you looking for a fighting answer to 1.e4? There’s nothing better for winning as Black than the Sicilian Defense! Simon Williams, the Ginger GM, demonstrates a sharp and lesser-known defense, the Sicilian Dragodorf Variation! Simon combines the sharp Dragon and Najdorf variations to make a flexible and sharp defensive system.

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn the key move orders and ideas for the Sicilian Dragodorf!
  • Learn how to reach good positions against all of White’s main anti-Sicilian options!
  • Learn the common tactics that can score you quick wins!

"Great video! We need more content from GM Simon Williams! he gives us the "why" are we doing things rather than the "what." He has a very nice style to approach with themes instead of individual games." - Chess.com member Rlopez05

"Simon, all of your videos have been pure gold for my chess game! I've been playing the Sicilian for a long time now and have always stubbornly played my opening lines regardless of my opponent's play. I can't wait to crush anti-Sicilian lines now!" - Chess.com member GameChangerWAB

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: The Dragodorf

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: The Dragodorf

GM Simon Williams taught you a repertoire of spicy openings with the white pieces, but what about when you’re playing as Black? In this new series, learn how GM Williams responds to 1.e4 with the ever-aggressive “Dragodorf.” Learn how to attack from this promising set-up in this can’t-miss lesson.
27 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: The Accelerated Dragodorf

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: The Accelerated Dragodorf

GM Simon Williams is back with more crucial information on the Dragodorf, a relatively unknown hybrid between the Dragon and the Najdorf. Use this new opening idea to surprise your opponents and attack them mercilessly. Learn how GM Williams shocked one of the best players in the world with this novel set-up.
21 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: More Accelerated Dragodorf

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: More Accelerated Dragodorf

GM Simon Williams concludes his comprehensive lesson on the aggressive hybrid Sicilian system known as the Dragodorf. Learn what to do when White tries to counterpunch with the move a4, and how you can maintain your attacking initiative in this opening. Find out where GM Williams studies chess the most — is it in a pub or in his office?
20 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: An Anti-Sicilian Introduction

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: An Anti-Sicilian Introduction

The Sicilian is great, but what happens if your opponent refuses to enter the Open Sicilian? You have ventured into anti-Sicilian territory. Join GM Simon Williams in his characteristically "spicy" introduction to the various anti-Sicilian systems, which you simply must know if you play the Sicilian! It may be the anti-Sicilian, but Simon shows us it doesn't have to be "anti-fun!"
21 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Busting The Yawn

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Busting The Yawn

GM Simon Williams is back with another video on the anti-Sicilian openings, and he starts off today with one of the most annoying ways White can avoid the Open Sicilian while still fighting for an edge. Learn how to use a “crazy” pawn push inspired by Garry Kasparov to deliver the decisive counterpunch in this wild anti-Sicilian system.
23 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Busting The Grand Prix

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Busting The Grand Prix

Have you ever faced an opponent who played the Grand Prix? GM Simon Williams shows you how to bust open this annoying anti-Sicilian system, gaining the wild and entertaining game you want. Learn how to play against jolly old England’s favorite anti-Sicilian in this enlightening video lesson.
17 min
5 Sfida
Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Crushing The c3 Sicilian

Why Simon Loves the Sicilian: Crushing The c3 Sicilian

Every Sicilian player knows that one of the most annoying responses by White is the move c3. White threatens to build a powerful pawn center, so what can Black do about it? Never worry — GM Simon Williams is here to show you an aggressive way to punish the c3 Sicilian, shifting the game back onto your terms. Learn how to blast this opening off the board and rack up wins in the most active opening for Black.
24 min
5 Sfida

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Why Simon Loves the Sicilian

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7 Mësime
153 Minuta
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Shperndarë June 26, 2019