SICILIAN DEFENSE

    The Sicilian Defense, a chess opening that begins with the moves 1. e4 c5, is one of the most popular and highest scoring Black responses to the King's Pawn Opening - 1. e4. With 1... c5, Black asserts control over the critical d4 square and launches an aggressive counter-attack to seize control of the center of the chess board. By choosing to play the Sicilian Defense, Black is willing to offer White both the initiative of the Kingside and an advantage in piece development opportunities in exchange for an advanced Queenside pawn and a spatial advantage that often lead to flank attacks. 

    Popular Variations of the Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Sicilian, Schveshnikov Sicilian, Scheveningen Sicilian

    Practitioners of the Sicilian Defense: Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, Mikhail TalViswanathan Anand, Boris Gelfand and Alexei Shirov

     

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    1. Remove This Item Manufacturer: Gambit Publishing
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    Year of Publication
    2001 2013 2001 to 2013
    Author(s)
    1. Alexander Yermolinsky (1)
    2. Efstratios Grivas (1)
    3. Evgeny Sveshnikov (1)
    4. James Rizzitano (1)
    5. Mikhail Golubev (1)
    6. Sergey Kasparov (1)
    7. Victor Bologan (1)
    8. Yuri Yakovich (1)
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      The Sicilian Sozin
      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
      This book presents in detail the theory of the Sozin in all its forms, including the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack.
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      The Sicilian Sozin

      A Life-Long Sozin Devotee Explains the Subtleties of this Aggressive System for White
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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian
      4... Qb6 - A Subtle and Reliable System for Black Explained in Detail
      This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian systems.
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      A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian

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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explain - The Sicilian Taimanov

      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Catalog Code: B0046GB

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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian
      A New Approach to Understanding the Chess Openings
      Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to which it leads, enabling you to find the right moves and plans in your own games.
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      Chess Explained - The Classical Sicilian

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      The Complete c3 Sicilian
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      It is not difficult to understand why the Alapin Sicilian is such a popular opening with amateur and professional chess players all over the world. Against Black’s most dangerous reply to 1.e4 it simply offers everything you need if you are looking for a reliable scheme that does not take much time to learn.
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      The Complete c3 Sicilian

      The Alapin Variation by it's Greatest Expert
      Catalog Code: B0096NIC
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      Sicilian Attacks
      Powerful Charges & Topical Tactics
      Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.
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      Sicilian Attacks

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      Catalog Code: B0093NIC
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      The Rossolimo Sicilian
      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Play real chess instead of trying to memorize endless database lines! That is what the Rossolimo Sicilian offers and why this opening has become so popular with chess players all over the world. If you play 3.Bb5 in the Sicilian, you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in all kinds of Open Sicilians.
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      The Rossolimo Sicilian

      A Powerful Anti-Sicilian that Avoids Tons of Theory
      Catalog Code: B0103NIC

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      Steamrolling the Sicilian
      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Are you looking for a way to outwit theory-sharks in the Open Sicilian? Then this may just be the book for you. The concept is simple: surprise your opponent with 5.f3, build up a strong pawn centre, avoid all of Black’s main lines and steamroll his Sicilian! Experienced grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a complete repertoire for White which has all the right features for ambitious and creative chess players:
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      Steamrolling the Sicilian

      Play For a Win with 5. f3!
      Catalog Code: B0135NIC
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