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Starting Out: The c3 Sicilian

Starting Out: The c3 Sicilian

Ref: p4570

Product type: Printed book

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John Emms

The c3 Sicilian is an increasingly popular way of meeting the Sicilian Defence, sidestepping the labyrinth of opening theory associated with open Sicilians. 2.c3 also keeps White on "home territory" and away from Black's pet lines in the Dragon, Najdorf, Sveshnikov etc. The positions that are reached can be either tactical or positional in nature, and the c3 Sicilian particularly appeals to players who enjoy open positions with active piece play and clear objectives for both sides.

In this book, c3 Sicilian expert John Emms goes back to basics: he explains in depth the reasoning behind the critical early moves - something that is often neglected - and uses 35 instructive games to demonstrate key plans for both White and Black. He examines the main lines with both 2..d5; and 2..Nf6; as well as more unusual move 2 alternatives. The book includes indexes of variations and games.

As with all the Starting Out series, the book is distinguished by it's easy-to read layout, lucid explanations of the fundamentals, and the abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the reader absorb vital ideas. Starting Out opening books are aimed at experienced chess players who have little experience of the openings in question and who wish to incorporate them into their repertoire.

John Emms is one of the UK's leading Grandmasters and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads. He’s an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams.

Published 2008, softback, 207 pages.

Price:14.99


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