The Sicilian Defence is Black's most popular reply to 1.e4. But what if White does not respond the way most Black players hope and expect? In roughly one third of the cases White players opt for one of the numerous "Anti-Sicilian" lines on offer.
These Anti-Sicilians vary considerably but they have one thing in common: they are all dragging Black into territory where he doesnt want to be, and where it is easy to get ambushed.
Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov presents practical and effective recipes against a broad range of annoying variations. Black players will learn how to fight back when White tries to spoil their game.
Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov, a former trainer of world champion Anatoly Karpov, is one of the most respected chess opening experts in the world. He recently published the bestselling opening monographs The Complete c3 Sicilian and The Grand Prix Attack.
Published 2014, softback, 251 pages.Sample pages (pdf)