Jesus de la Villa & Max Illingworth
Includes important changes in the basic framework of the repertoire and presents lots of new ideas and hundreds of novelties.Sample pages (pdf)
This a completely new edition, updated and extended from the original 2009 publication. It includes important changes in the basic framework of the repertoire and presents lots of new ideas and hundreds of novelties.
The Sicilian Defence is the most widely played chess opening, both at club level as well as among top grandmasters. Since Black gets dynamic play in almost all variations, Black players of all levels will probably continue to play the Sicilian for a long time to come.
It has been difficult for White to obtain any advantage in Sicilian sidelines, and this book therefore presents a complete repertoire for White in the most important main lines: the Open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3. Each variation is presented with its main ideas, its typical tactics and strategies, and with instructive games. The authors always summarize the most important features.
Jesus de la Villa (1958) is a Grandmaster born in Spain. He is a successful author and a well-known chess coach. He has won the Spanish Championship twice. Max Illingworth (1992) is an Australian Grandmaster, author and coach. He won the Australian Championship in 2014.
Published 2017, softback, 367 pages.