Dismantling the Sicilian by Jesus de la Villa

By Jesus de la Villa

The Sicilian security is by means of a long way the preferred chess establishing, either at membership point in addition to with most sensible grandmasters. Former Spanish Champion and capable chess trainer Jesus de l. a. Villa offers a whole repertoire for White after 1.e4 c5 2. Nf3. each one version is obviously equipped with its historical past, rules, information, examples of strategies and methods, and instructive video games. With widespread summaries of the fabric offered, this can be a very available ebook for informal and bettering chess gamers. Dismantling the Sicilian hasn't ever been more uncomplicated

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F4 is not enough: lS ... ~xdS! gl ~xc2 and Black again has tremendous compensation for the piece. 15 ... tt:Jxd5 Black keeps complicating the game. 0 1S ... e6? 0-0! 1id4+-; 0 lS ... he1! ~xd5 lt:JxdS±. tt:J5d4? From this point onwards, Black's compensation looks difficult to ward off. f4! was the last chance to fight for the advantage. For example: 17 ... lt:Jc7! 1ig4! lt:Jc7±. a5! f4!? ±. 18... 0-0 1id7! 19 ... e5? ti:Jf5+-; 19 ... +-. l::rd8?? 20 ... +; 20 ... tLlcl1ig4+. h3?? ~f2! a4 (21.. tLlxa5!

F4! guarantees some pressure on the This is the point of the whole plan. The natural move ... d6 is prevented, due to the threat ~xf6 followed by ti:JdS. But, furthermore, that threat will be renewed after f2-f4. Black has an unpleasant choice among different moves unsuitable for his plans. The result is a clumsy, though still playable, position. 10... a6 The most natural option: Black prepares ... bS, which would also make possible a check on a7, delaying White's threat. •a5 forces White to choose between surrendering the b4-square to the black knight or allowing his own knight to be expelled.

Moreover, its strategic simplicity makes it more 'sympathetic' than other main lines such as the Pelikan or the Najdor£ For these reasons, amateur players as well as grandmasters have it in their repertoire, and the reader will probably have to face it quite often. The line I recommend against the Accelerated Dragon is the most consistent set-up with the rest of the repertoire proposed in the book. Though the Maroczy Bind is considered the 'bogeyman' of the Accelerated Dragon, the prospects of getting an advantage are similar with the line I present.

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