The Anti-Sicilians

The Anti-Sicilians

TigerChess
Apr 18, 2015, 12:00 AM |
3 | Opening Theory

Are you tired of tackling the Sicilian Defense as White? There are just so many variations — The Dragon, the Najdorf, the Sveshnikov, the Scheveningen... It's exhausting! There are so many variations and ideas you have to know if you don't want to get blown off the board. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili is here to help with a series of Anti-Sicilians that give White simple options to get Black out of book and onto your home field. Black players will also benefit from this series as Roman offers a balanced take, revealing best play for both sides.

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The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 1: 2... d-Pawn Moves! The Alapin (2. c3) Sicilian is one of White's most reputable Anti-Sicilians. Roman shows you tricks and traps against Black's most common replies 2...d5 and 2...d6. (Intermediate

The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 2: 2... Nf6 & Others! 2...Nf6 is Black's sharpest reply to the Alapin Sicilian. Roman shows you how to keep the pressure on with plenty of fun attacking lines! (Intermediate

The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 3: The Wing Gambit The Wing Gambit is not an Anti-Sicilian that Roman can recommend; good play from Black will leave White lacking in both compensation and pawns. Roman's analysis will dissuade White and prepare Black. (Intermediate

The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 4: Smith-Morra Gambit The Smith-Morra has been very topical of late. Roman dives into the brilliancy Esserman vs. Van Wely, showing you the power of White's attack. (Intermediate

The 'Anti' Sicilians - Part 5: System for Black! It's time for some recommendations for Black. 2...g6 is a handy Anti-Anti-Sicilian that takes the sting out of both the Smith-Mora and the Alapin! (Intermediate

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