Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents an attacking repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess - the Sicilian Defence. His repertoire is based on the Open Sicilian, (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,d6/Nc6; 3.d4) and in particular on the repertoire of former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. Karpov's emphasis was always on establishing a lasting positional advantage for White rather than following 30 moves of razor-sharp theory and this suits the club and tournament player with limited time for memorising complicated lines of play.
The seven chapters deal with the Classical Sicilian, Najdorf Variation, Dragon Variation, Scheveningen Variation Taimanov/Kan Systems, the Sveshnikov Variation and finally, other second moves for Black.
The repertoire is illustrated using 70 annotated key games with commentary and explanation throughout.
International Master Timothy Taylor is an experienced tournament player who has enjoyed several notable successes. He is an accomplished chess writer who is renowned for his entertaining and thought-provoking style.
Published 2012, softback, 287 pages.View sample pages (pdf)