Publisher: Everyman Chess
Author: John Emms
Year of Publication: 2009
Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
Book DescriptionThe Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence. This repertoire book recommends the critical main lines and reveals Black's greatest fears to you. Experts vs. the Sicilian is the no-nonsense opening repertoire for players of all strengths who want to teach the Sicilian players a lesson or two...
Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen vs. the Accelerated Dragon
Peter Heine Nielsen is 31 years old and currently Scandinavia's number one. Peter has won many international tournaments, with the participation of such players as Ivanchuk, Short, Svidler and Beliavsky. He also won a bronze medal at the 1994 Olympiad in Moscow. Peter co-authored the book The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon in 1998 with fellow Dane Carsten Hansen. They are currently contemplating an updated edition.
Grandmaster Sune Berg Hansen vs. the Taimanov and the Paulsen
Sune Berg Hansen is 33 years old and one of Denmark's strongest grandmasters for some years. He has competed in several Olympics and once in the World Championship. He is well known in Denmark for the high quality he puts into his chess annotations and as the daily column writer for the large newspaper Politiken. His article in this book is his first larger contribution to a chess book. His great knowledge of opening theory will become apparent to anyone who reads his contribution to this book.
Grandmaster Viktor Gavrikov vs. the Scheveningen
Viktor Gavrikov is 47 years old an famous on the tournament circuit for his large knowledge of opening theory. As a player he has played at the highest level for many years, against all the best players, and won games against players such as Karpov, Beliavsky, van Wely, Lautier, Andersson and Adams. Currently he contributes with theoretical articles to Chessbase Magazine and is working on a book on the middlegame.
Grandmaster Mikhail Golubev vs. the Sicilian Dragon
Mikhail Golubev is a strong 34-year old grandmaster from Ukraine who mainly considers himself a journalist. He is known as a diligent chess writer and the author of some well received opening books. Mikhail contributes often to New In Chess yearbook with theoretical surveys, and mainly on the Sicilian Dragon. In the recent years a great number of books on the Sicilian Dragon was released, but none caught the attention of the editors of this book, as Golubev's little book, Easy Guide to the Dragon.
Grandmaster Thomas Luther vs. the Najdorf
35-year old Thomas Luther from Erfurt in Germany (Where Martin Luther went to university.) is twice German champion and a multiple participant at his country's Olympic team, including in 2000 when they were close to winning the tournament, but in the end had to settle for silver medals. All though this is Thomas' first contribution to a chess book, his 20 years of playing 6.Bg5 against the Najdorf at a high level cannot but impress