|Are you searching for a new weapon against 1 e4? Look no further - choose the Killer Sicilian!|
In this book, opening expert Tony Rotella presents a Sicilian repertoire for Black, the backbone of which consists of the Kalashnikov Variation. The Kalashnikov is an ideal choice for those looking to take up the Sicilian. Black follows an easy-to-learn system of development, with clear strategic aims. What's more, in many lines Black can choose between aggressive and positional options. It's no coincidence that the Kalashnikov has attracted such attacking talents as World Championship candidate Teimour Radjabov and multi-time US Champion Alexander Shabalov.
Rotella critically examines the main lines and lucidly explains the key positional and tactical ideas for both sides. He also shows what Black should do against White's various Anti-Sicilian options. Read this book and unleash the Killer Sicilian!
Tony Rotella is an experienced correspondence player, teacher, analyst and openings theoretician, from Ohio, USA.
- A Killer Sicilian repertoire for Black
- Also includes Anti-Sicilian coverage
- Packed with new ideas and critical analysis.
003 About the Author
028 1 6.N1c3 - The Critical 8.Nc4
066 2 6.N1c3 - White’s Other 8th Moves
095 3 6.c4 - The Main Line 7.N1c3
154 4 6.c4 - The Natural 7.Be2
171 5 6.c4 - The Clever 7.b3
189 6 6.c4 - 7.Bd3 and Friends
212 7 White’s Lesser 6th Moves
238 8 Other Knight Hops
268 9 The Anti-Kalashnikov - 3.Nc3
285 10 The Rossolimo - 3.Bb5
327 11 The Alapin - 2.c3
256 12 The Closed - 2 Nc3
285 13 The Grand Prix Attack and Siblings
425 14 White’s Odd 2nd Moves
458 Index of Variations