The Sicilian Defence is Black's most ambitious and popular defence to 1 e4. Finding a suitable weapon against it has taxed many a grandmaster's brain. Should White dive into the labyrinth of mountainous theory and complications, in which the player who knows the latest theoretical wrinkle is likely to prevail, or should White abstain and instead head for the more tranquil waters of the various Anti-Sicilians on offer? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in-between! In this book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies tackles the Open Sicilian head on, but still develops an easy-to-use system for White based upon the fianchetto of the king's bishop. He arms the readers with an impressive repertoire which enables them to face the Sicilian Defence with renewed confidence.
*Covers all Black's possible Sicilian defences
*Ideal for club and tournament players
*Written by an experienced openings expert
About the Author
Nigel Davies is an experienced grandmaster, chess trainer, and former British Open Quickplay Champion. He is highly experienced in chess publishing and an author of several successful chess books, including Alekhine's Defence and The Grünfeld Defence.
Table of Contents
|1||The Najdorf Variation||9|
|2||The Classical Variation||22|
|3||The Scheveningen Variation||39|
|4||The Paulsen and Taimanov Variations||58|
|5||The Kan Variation||73|
|6||The Pelikan-Sveshnikov Variation||82|
|7||The Lowenthal, Kalashnikov and other ...e7-e5 Lines||96|
|8||The Dragon and other ...g6 Lines||107|
|Index of Variations||139|
|Index of Complete Games||143|
In this revolutionary new book, Grandmaster Nigel Davies tackles the Sicilian head on in open variations, but still develops an easy-to-use system for White based upon the fianchetto of the king's bishop. Davies arms the readers with an impressive repertoire which enables them to face the Sicilian Defence with renewed confidence.