Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sicilian Defence: 1.e4 c5

Sicilian Defence: 1.e4 c5 in Chess Openings includes 112 analyzed games. This expanded version has updated commentary and an Index of Names to Games. This book covers this most popular chess opening, especially the Najdorf, Dragon, and Sveshnikov variations. Also included are the 2.c3 Alapin, 2.d4 Smith-Morra Gambit, 2.Nc3 Closed or Grand Prix variations, 2.b4 Wing Gambit, and others.

The author played most of these games against masters, experts and club players over 45 years of play. The author shows examples of typical variations. Of special note is the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Declined Sicilian Defence. One position occurs in both openings after 1.d4 d5 2.e4 c5 (BDG) or 1.e4 c5 2.d4 d5 (Sicilian Defense). Follow ideas to surprise your opponent and win. Enjoy this book!

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