Play for a Win with 5.f3!
Experienced Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov presents a surprising way to combat the Sicilian Defence, Black's most popular choice against 1.e4.
After 1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,d6; 3.d4,cxd4; 4.Nxd4,Nf6; he recommends the "Prins Variation" 5.f3! By playing in this way White unbalances the game right from the start, gains space and prepares for a positional squeeze - frustrating the attacking hopes of Sicilian exponents.
In this ground-breaking book he sets out to explain the ideas and plans behind White's unusual 5th move and shows how to play against Black's main responses 5 ..e5; Dragon structures with ..g6; and Hedgehog structures with pawns on e6 and d6. He also examines Black's attempt to avoid the Prins Variation with 3..Nf6.
With 167 annotated games, 30 exercise positions and conclusions to each chapter Kasparov's book is complete, easy-to-follow and encourages reader participation. This repertoire contains many new ideas and improvements on existing opening theory and Kasparov writes lively, personal and highly instructive prose.
Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov (1968) was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and now lives in Belarus. He has won many tournaments throughout the world and is a regular contributor to the New In Chess Yearbooks.
Published 2013, softback, 239 pages.View sample pages (pdf)