Taming the Sicilian: A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening

Taming the Sicilian: A Repertoire for White Against the Most Popular Black Opening

by Nigel Davies

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857443011
Publisher: Everyman Chess
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Series: Everyman Chess
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.82(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.23(d)

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

Bibliography6
Introduction7
1The Najdorf Variation9
2The Classical Variation22
3The Scheveningen Variation39
4The Paulsen and Taimanov Variations58
5The Kan Variation73
6The Pelikan-Sveshnikov Variation82
7The Lowenthal, Kalashnikov and other ...e7-e5 Lines96
8The Dragon and other ...g6 Lines107
9Other Lines124
Index of Variations139
Index of Complete Games143

Interviews

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.

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