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    Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas

    Product Code: B0157EM

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    Publisher: Everyman Chess
    Author: Richard Palliser
    Year of Publication: 2007

    Pages: 254
    Notation Type: Figurine (FAN)


    Book Description Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and other tricky ideas

    The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.

    Faced with this problem, along with the fact that Open Sicilians generally carry a massive build-up of theory, it's unsurprising that many White players prefer to play one of the various 'Anti-Sicilian' lines on offer. These numerous alternatives to 2. Nf3 include the primitive but dangerous Grand Prix Attack, one or two wild gambits, and also some tedious and niggling variations such as 2. c3 and the Closed Sicilian, which are designed to stamp out any fun Black was envisaging when playing 1...c5.

    These annoying lines have become the scourge of Sicilian players, but in this book Richard Palliser, a lifelong Sicilian devotee, decides it's time for Black players to finally fight back! Drawing upon his vast experience and understanding of Anti-Sicilians, Palliser creates a dynamic and practical repertoire for Sicilian players to use against these possibilities. In many instances he offers more than one solution for Black - ambitious or solid - and he pays special attention to tricky move orders, weapons that present-day players are likely to use.

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    Product Details

    ISBN 9781857445206
    Manufacturer Everyman Chess
    Author(s) Richard Palliser
    Pages 254 Pages
    Publication Date Jan 1, 2007
    Notation Type FAN - Figurine
    Book Edition N/A
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