Jacob Aagaard & John Shaw (Editors)
The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play. It is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov and many other leading players. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence. This repertoire book for White recommends critical lines and reveals Blacks greatest fears to you. Experts vs. the Sicilian is the no-nonsense opening repertoire for players of all strengths who want to teach the Sicilian players a lesson or two...
The Writers of this book are:
Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen vs. the Accelerated Dragon recommends 5.c4 followed up with 6.Nc2.
Grandmaster Sune Berg Hansen vs. the Taimanov and the Paulsen recommends 5.Nc3 against both lines.
Grandmaster Viktor Gavrikov vs. the Scheveningen recommends the Keres Attack 6.g4.
Grandmaster Peter Wells vs. the Classical Sicilian recommends the Richter-Rauzer 6.Bg5.
Grandmaster Mikhail Golubev vs. the Sicilian Dragon recommends the Rauzer Attack with 9. 0-0-0.
Grandmaster Thomas Luther vs. the Najdorf recommends 6.Bg5.
International Master Alexander Raetsky vs. the Four Knights Sicilian advises 7.a3 winnig the two bishops.
International Master Jan Pinski vs. the Kalashnikov suggests 6.N1c3 as White's best.
International Master John Shaw vs. several minor lines.
International Master Jacob Aagaard vs. the Sveshnikov & several minor lines.
Each author illustrates his recommendation with annotated games covering divergences as well as the main line. The book offers plenty of food for thought for club and tournament players. This revised edition is in a larger format and includes new ideas for both White and Black. Mikhail Golubev has revised his chapter on the Dragon.
Published 2006, softback, 228 pages.View sample pages (pdf)