Sicilian Defense: The Maroczy System - Chess Opening Software on DVD
Sicilian Defense: The Maroczy System
The Maroczy System of the Sicilian Defense is a modern opening where Black attacks the White center with pieces. After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 the pawns c4 and e4 secure White a space advantage. Ironically, it is exactly these central pillars that become targets of the Black counterattack. Sergei Tiviakov has been utilizing this system with Black since 1991 and is considered one of its greatest experts. Tiviakov breaks down Black's battleplan, highlighting the piece manoeuvres that are repeatedly effective. An understanding of when and why to apply these maneuvers will prove far more effective than concrete knowledge of variations. The Maroczy System can be learned quickly, and its solid nature will tax even the strongest opponent. Video running time: 3 h 15 min.
Born in Krasnodar (Soviet Union), Sergei Tiviakov was a member of the Smyslov school and gained the titles of World Youth Champion at U16 and U18 levels. In the PCA-World Championships, he reached the candidates' matches in 1994; in the same year he represented Russia in the Chess Olympiads. Although he has considered himself a professional chess player since 1989, Tiviakov also finished his degree in agricultural economics. Since 1997 Tiviakov has been living in Groningen and he has become a naturalized citizen of the Netherlands. With his new home country he won the title in the European Teams Championships in both 2001 and 2005 and was victorious in the championship of the Netherlands in 2006 and 2007.
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