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A handy guide to the c3 Sicilian aimed at club and tournament players who want to take up the opening for the first time. I.M. Sam Collins explains the strategy and tactics of the opening using extensive verbal descriptions as well as concrete analysis.
The body of the book is made up of 25 recent, instructive games in the c3 Sicilian which are discussed in detail. Chapter introductions and conclusions summarise the key points of each variation of the opening. The six chapters include main lines in both the 2..Nf6; and 2..d5; systems as well as Black's 2nd move alternatives. Indexes of games and variations are included.
Sam Collins is an Irish International Master and won a gold medal for Ireland at the Bled 2002 Olympiad.
Published 2007, softback, 111 pages.