Sniper: Play 1..g6; ..Bg7; & ..c5!

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Acknowledgments 5
Bibliography 6
Introduction 7
1 Main Line 1: Queenside Knight - 3 Nc3 c5! 16
Sniper Dragons: Delaying ...0-0 16
Sniper Dragons: Kupreichik’s ...Qb6! 24
Magnus Carlsen's Sicilian Dragon 34
The Sniper Sacrifice: 4...Bxc3+ 46
Other Fourth Moves for White 64
2 Main Line 2: Kingside Knight - 3 Nf3 c5! 70
The 4 c4 Maroczy with ...Qb6! 70
White grabs the c5-pawn with 4 dxc5 75
White plays 4 c3 87
White plays 4 d5 88
3 White Plays 3 c3 - The Deferred Sniper 91
The Storey Gambit 91
The Main Line - White Plays 4 exd5 95
Less Popular Moves 98
4 White Grabs the Centre with 3 f4 99
The ...d5 Neutralizer 99
The f4 Schmid Benoni 104
5 Other 1 e4 Lines for White 108
Closed Sicilian versus the Sniper 108
Scholar’s Mate-Style Attack 112
Grand Prix Attack versus the Sniper 114
1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Be3 119
1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Bc4 124
6 White Plays d4 and c4 129
Bermuda Triangle versus the White Arrow 129
The Broken Arrow: ...Bxc3! 151
The Sniper: Benko Style 157
7 Miscellaneous Lines 161
Anti-Snipers 161
The English Opening: A Simple Sniper Antidote 167
Conclusion 169
Index of Variations 171
Index of Complete Games 174