Atanas Kolev & Trajko Nedev
This book presents a Black repertoire with 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6, based on the most aggressive Sveshnikov lines. The, somewhat strange, title of "Easiest Sicilian" comes about because the authors believe that the Sveshnikov is easy to include in your repertoire and strategically simple! As well as recommending a Black repertoire in the Sveshnikov the book also offers ideas against the Rossolimo (3 Bb5) and Alapin (3 c3 systems).
The main body of the book is devoted to the Chelyabinsk variation (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e5 6 Ndb5 d6 7 Bg5 a6 8 Na3 b5 and now either 9.Nd5 or 9.Bxf6). The authors propose major novelties in practically all topical lines and the repertoire avoids solid, but passive variations. They are left for backup lines while the authors' recommendation goes for the most challenging options. "Currently I do not see any serious theoretical problems for Black" claims Kolev in the foreword.
In the Rossolimo Variation the authors also share completely new ideas, developed by them after 3..Nf6; for Black.
The layout of the book follows other Chess Stars books with each chapter having "Quick Repertoire", "Step-by-Step" and "Complete Games" sections. The material is up-to-date to April 10, 2008.
Atanas Kolev is a Bulgarian Grandmaster. Trajko Nedev is a Grandmaster from FYR Macedonia.
Published 2008, softback, 240 pages.View sample pages (pdf)