Paperback, 272 pages, New in Chess
The Sicilian Defence is Black’s most popular reply to 1.e4. But what if White does not respond the way most Black players hope and expect? In roughly one third of the cases White players opt for one of the numerous ‘Anti-Sicilian’ lines on offer. These Anti-Sicilians vary considerably but they have one thing in common: they are all dragging Black into territory where he doesn’t want to be, and where it is easy to get ambushed.Evgeny Sveshnikov presents practical and effective recipes against a broad range of annoying variations. Black players will learn how to fight back when White tries to spoil their game.