The Queens Gambit Declined (known as the ‘QGD’) is the “Mr. Reliable” of responses to 1.d4. A favourite of many of the world champions, both past and present, its reputation has never been called into question.
For years the only correct way to play against the Sicilian was to tackle it head-on with the Open Sicilian (i.e. when white plays an early d4). However, the amount of theory required is colossal and not to everyone’s taste. In recent years, some of the worlds best players have started to essay some dangerous anti Sicilian lines, with great success. New ideas have been found which immediately put black on the back-foot, without the need to learn reams of theory. In this Master & Amateur DVD, International Master Lorin D’Costa and chess software expert Nick Murphy outline the various “anti-Sicilians”. These openings can give you a potential advantage, whilst avoiding your opponent’s favourite Sicilian line. DVD includes: A complete repertoire for white after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 and the following continuations: 2…d6 3.Bb5 2…e6 3.g3/b3 2…Nc6 3.Bb5 2…g6 3.d4
• Video running time: 6 hours
• With interactive training including video feedback
• A database containing 68 games played by the world’s best players
• Including CB 12 Reader
Lorin D’Costa is an International Master from London, England. He is a professional chess coach and author of three chess books. He has coached some of England’s best young talent, and the England youth squad at both the World and European Youth Championships, with pupils winning medals at these prestigious events.
Nick Murphy is an actor and chess enthusiast - and an acknowledged chess software expert. Born in Yorkshire and living in London, he has released two DVDs: “Guide to ChessBase” & “Guide to Fritz” and regularly provides videos for chessbase.com on how to get the most from new ChessBase software.