August 3, 2014 | Posted in Chess Lectures | By

The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian

by GM Bryan Smith

The Exchange Sacrifice on c3 in the Sicilian F

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An exchange sacrifice occurs when one player gives up a rook for a minor piece. It is often used to destroy the enemy pawn structure. In the Sicillian Defense it is used where Blacks  knight on c3 with a rook to establish a minor piece on a strong square. In this DVD Bryan explains the sacrifices with both the Scheveningen “small center” structure of pawns on d6 and e6 and as well as the Sicilian Dragon.

Content 2 hours of chess theory and discussion in a series of 3 lectures.

ECO: B90, B56, B35    Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.02 out of 5

Fans on ChessLecture.com said: A very instructive video! I found it informative in all facets of the game.

GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King’s Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska. Brian became a Grandmaster in 2013.

 

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