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In this book, Grandmaster John Emms examines his favourite Sicilian variation, the Taimanov, (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,e6; 3.d4,cxd4; 4.Nxd4,Nc6;) which is one of Black's most reliable answers to 1.e4. He shares his experience and knowledge grown from over 15 years playing the opening at Grandmaster level, and offers answers to the all the key questions about strategy, tactics and move-order.
The "Move-by-Move" series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the "Move by Move" format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge.
John Emms is a Grandmaster and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads. He is an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams. John is also a highly respected chess writer, with many outstanding works to his name.
Published 2012, softback, 368 pages.