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The Rossolimo Variation (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,Nc6; 3.Bb5) is one of the most popular and successful Anti-Sicilian weapon around today. It is a great way for White to avoid super sharp Open Sicilians like the Sveshnikov and Accelerated Dragon and is being used by top players like Ivanchuk, Adams, Svidler and Grischuk, as well as by thousands of amateurs all over the world.
In the fifteen chapters of this book Moldovan Grandmaster Victor Bologan examines the type of positions which can arise from the Sicilian Rossolimo and the plans associated with them. He considers all Black's defences and highlights the most dangerous options for White in each case.
If you play the Rossolimo you do not need to keep up-to-date with the dazzling theoretical developments in the Open Sicilian and you will get a position in which playing is more important than remembering specific variations.
Victor Bologan is one of the world's strongest Grandmasters and author of several successful chess books.
Published 2011, softback, 238 pages.