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any books that exclusively deals with sicilian alapin (for white) thanq
"The Complete c3 Sicilian" by Evgeni Sveshnikov (who played nothing else against the Sicilian in his entire carreer, afaik).
There's also a Starting Out: The c3 Sicilian and Chess Explained: The c3 Sicilian.
Is 1. e4,c5 2. Nf3,Nc6 3. c3 considered Alapin?
Are either of these books recommended for beginners (Starting Out: The c3 Sicilian and Chess Explained: The c3 Sicilian) as one being better than the other to help getting into the middlegame and explaining the ideas behind the alapin so that I can understand it better?
Sorry I thought I had a book then I realized it was the Alapin French for White by Tim Taylor.
I have been playing the Alapin for a few years now.
What I have found works best for me is the ChessBase Fritz Trainer, "GM Tiviakov - Alapin Variation. I use this to get the lines and ideas behind them, for White.
I also have the Sveshnikov book and use it as a reference and cross reference to see what lines he suggest.
If I remember correctly, there was a multi-part series on 1 e4 c5 2 c3 in the Informants from 119 to 125. Perhaps the whole thing will eventually be available as a book. I think some comments on the Tiviaov thing can be found with the weekinchess link that I posted earlier. Here is a review of the Sveshnikov book
and a review of a Collins DVD.
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