The Sicilian Sveshnikov

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3 Total lessons
1 Hour of video
9 Exercises
Improver Level
PGN-Files Available

About the course

The Sicilian Sveshnikov variation is an increasingly popular opening in the Sicilian Defense. The variation is named after the Russian Grand Master Evgeny Sveshnikov who made the opening popular in the 1970's. The Sveshnikov variation is a rather aggressive opening with the following move order: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5.

Course structure

Lesson 1 Sidelines after 5...e5
19:36
  • Sidelines after 5...e5
    19:36
  • 3 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 2 Mainline 9.Bxf6
21:59
  • Sveshnikov Mainline 9.Bxf6
    21:59
  • 3 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 3 2nd Mainline 9.Nd5
21:39
  • Sveshnikov 2nd Mainline 9.Nd5
    21:39
  • 3 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
  • GM Zoltan Medvegy

GM Zoltan Medvegy

Zoltan Medvegy is a passionate Hungarian chess player who gained the grandmaster title in 2002. In his ongoing chess career he won several national and international tournaments. He also works as chess coach and provides professional chess training.

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What you’ll learn:

  • Sidelines after 5...e5
  • 9.Bxf6 Variation
  • 9.Nd5 Variation

Target Audience

Improver (ELO 1200-1400)

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