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IM Mat Kolosowski Reveals...

How to Dominate the Sicilian Without Memorizing Complicated Variations.

The Sicilian defense is one the most frequently used defenses from club players to Grandmasters.

In this course, you’ll learn the general guidelines for the pawn structures resulting from the Sicilian.

The course is suitable for all levels of players and it breaks down the necessary principles of the Sicilian defense.

By the end of the course, you will have a clear idea about all the main Sicilian lines.

In this 3-hour course will you will receive highly instructive and interactive lessons on how to approach the different pawn structures that could appear on the board with any of the Sicilian Defense variations.

How can this course help me?

If you want to start winning more tournament games and also gain some juicy extra Elo points, you definitely need to be armed with an opening system for Black that allows you get dynamic positions on the board with winning chances.

The Sicilian Defense is perfect for you.

Here are some of the key lessons you will learn with this course:

The Hedgehog pawn structure in the Sicilian Defense

The Hedgehog is one of the most frequently seen structures as it can result from a huge variety of move orders and, in fact, this is a position that has been seen even at the highest levels of chess. It appeared in the World Championship match played between Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in 1985.

It’s one of the most famous matches for the World Championship title in the history of chess. First of all, what is the Hedgehog pawn structure? Why do we call this structure the Hedgehog? You can see a typical structure in the image to the right.

White has a space advantage and very nicely positioned pieces. On the other hand, Black is restricted to his last 3 ranks, as you see, and what is very typical for this pawn structure are these pawns: e6, d6, a6 and, very often b6, sometimes; you might even see an additional pawn on g6.

The Pawn Structures in the Rauzer

The second structure in the Sicilian Defense that you will explore is one which arises from the so-called Richter-Rauzer variation of the Sicilian.

The Richter-Rauzer can be seen after the following sequence. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5

Already at this point, we can see that this is the Richter-Rauzer. Although, in the majority of games, Qd2 is the only move that is played in this position nowadays. 7.Be2 can also be tried, but this is pretty much harmless.

  • The hidden power of the hedgehog. Kasparov’s favorite, this ultra-secure formation allows you to place your pieces optimally without interference. Well-timed pawn breaks see your bishops and rooks come to life with devastating effect.
  • Sicilian mastery with either color. Whether you play as White or Black, you need to understand your opponent’s plans as well as yours. IM Kolosowski covers the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, including breathtaking tactics like Ivanchuk’s Bf5!!
  • The most dangerous attacks… and how to deal with them. Essential knowledge whichever side you’re playing. Master the Keres and Yugoslav Attacks to score quick and easy wins against people who haven’t studied this course!

If you are ready to leave the old you behind and transform your game - LET'S GET STARTED!

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  • Chapter 1


    Illustration of the structure, why it’s called like that and why it’s so poisonous. Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 2


    This lessons pays special attention to Black’s pawn formation in the center on the Bg5xf6 line.

  • Chapter 3


    In this chapter, you will learn the most unique (e.g. poisoned pawn, Polugaevsky variation) + possible transposition to Scheveningen.

  • Chapter 4


    This lesson shows White’s setups (classical, Keres Attack, Yugoslav Attack). Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 5


    This chapter explains the similarities and possible move transpositions. Lack of a6 – importance of good timing regarding playing a6. Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 6


    This lesson explains the difference between the Kan and the Taimanov. It shows systems with/without g6 + introduction to the Maroczy Bind. Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 7


    In this chapter, you will learn the structure and its similarities to the Sicilian Kalashnikov. Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 8


    This lesson teaches you the classical and the Accelarated Dragon and the difference of White’s pawn formation if White castles kingside/queenside. Pros and cons for both sides.

  • Chapter 9

    d6-d5 breaκ

    Black’s d5-break is one of the most typical ways of bringing life to minor pieces. Often it’s worth sacrificing a pawn in order to open the position if White starts a kingside attack.

  • Chapter 10


    The summary of all lessons.


Master Sicilian Pawn Structures - 10 Video Lessons (180 minutes)

Master Sicilian Pawn Structures teaches you the defensive setups, pawnbreaks, piece maneuvers and sneaky tactics in the 9 most critical pawnstructures including the Najdorf, Scheveningen, Taimanov and Dragon!

Special Tasks & Games Access

Built from the ground up to make sure the lessons in the videos stick and to help you develop the necessary skills, these special tasks and games are deeply analyzed and commented for maximum learning potential.

Comprehensive eBook [110 pages]

Along with the video files you also get a comprehensive PDF  covering everything covered in the course.

KEY Materials For Printing

To further reinforce what you have learned, you get diagrams and other key materials for printing that you can pin in your chess library or computer room.

Detailed Instructions On WHAT And HOW Exactly You Should Train

I’m a step-by-step kind of guy & I hate leaving my students in the dark. I will show you what skills you should train to get the best bang for your time and how precisely you should train it. No stone is left unturned!

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs files of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must have treasure chest for any serious player.

Completely Standalone

When you get the course, you get all of the programs necessary for using it. No need to buy anything else!

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IM Mat Kolosowski (FIDE 2451)

Mat Kołosowski is an International Master from Poland. He is a multiple Polish youth championship medalist. In 2010 he took 5th place in European U-18 Championship. During the course of his chess career Mat won many international tournaments. Apart from being a player he is also a chess coach who has experience in working with students from more than 20 countries. So far he helped a few of them in obtaining their own international titles. Mat has also performed live commentary of Polish and European Rapid and Blitz Championships.

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    The video is an instant download. The endgame practicum is accessed via the secure area on the server.

  • q-iconWhat package should I get?

    Combination of the video course with the endgame practicum will lead to faster results. If budget is an issue, the video by itself is also great.

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