Powerful Charges & Typical Tactics
by Yury Yakovich
Publisher: New In Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
Learn how to attack in the sharpest lines of the most widely played chess opening!
Against most Sicilian variations, White’s sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.
In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovich, who has more
than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems,
analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the
Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations.
He teaches how their pawn structures dictate typical methods of attack for White, but he also gives the best defending techniques for Black.
This book provides cutting-edge analysis full of original ideas,
but also contains useful verbal guidelines to help you to
recognize typical Sicilian plans and counterplans.
An abundance of highly instructive games illustrate the various
strategic and tactical themes. At the end of each chapter you
will find practical conclusions.
Yuri Yakovich is a highly esteemed chess trainer and a
wellknown grandmaster from Samara, Russia, who has won
a number of strong tournaments such as San Antonio 1999.
Yakovich has written two opening books:
‘The Complete Sveshnikov Sicilian’ and
‘Play the 4 f3 Nimzo-Indian’.
Sergey Rublevsky, 2005 Russian Chess Champion:
"A brilliant middlegame textbook"