The Complete Sveshnikov SicilianThe Complete Sveshnikov Sicilian.
Type: BOOKS. Detail: Yakovich, Y. Product Code: 9781901983715.
Category: CLEARANCE. Publisher: .
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The Sveshnikov Variation is one of the most uncompromising lines of the Sicilian Defence. Black accepts an apparently loose pawnstructure in return for a great deal of piece activity. Decades of experience have shown that it is far from easy for White to neutralize Black's active play, and the Sveshnikov is now firmly established as a favourite weapon for players who wish to win games as Black. Leading grandmasters who have relied on the Sveshnikov include John Nunn, Michal Krasenkow, Joel Lautier, Miguel Illescas, Alexei Shirov, Peter Leko and, most notably, Vladimir Kramnik. An online reviewer wrote : The stock of the variation 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 e5, popularised by Sveshnikov in the 1970s, has risen steadily over time, to such a point that it now appears in the practice of many of the world's strongest players. The Sveshnikov combines solidity, Black's king tends to be much safer than in most other variations of the open Sicilian, with considerable imbalance , in the main line Black gains the bishop pair and a central pawn majority, compensating for White's sounder pawns and an outpost at d5. It is therefore ideal for playing for a win with Black. A first class opening manual on a popular opening by a leading practitioner, a super book. Softback 272 pages. Dimensions 147.8 x 209.3 x 20.6mm, 354g
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