Dismantling the Sicilian - A Complete Repertoire for White by Jesus de la Villa Garcia
Publisher: New In Chess, 2009
Edition: Paperback medium
The Sicilian Defence is the most widely played chess opening, both at club level and among top grandmasters. Since Black gets dynamic play in almost all variations, black players of all levels will probably continue to play the Sicilian for a long time to come.
It has been difficult for White to obtain any advantage in Sicilian sidelines, and this book therefore presents a complete repertoire for White in the most widely played main lines: the Open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3.
All of Black’s possible answers are covered.
Dismantling the Sicilian is clearly organized, and each variation is presented with its history, its main ideas, its typical tactics and strategies, and with instructive games. Jesus de la Villa thoroughly explains the relevant themes and always summarizes the most important features.
+ A reliable system for White to dismantle Black’s most widely played chess opening
+ Main ideas, tactics and themes clearly explained
+ Packed with crystal-clear analysis and summaries
Jesus de la Villa (1958) is an International Grandmaster born in Spain. He is a successful author and a well-known chess coach. He has won the Spanish Championship twice.
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