Starting Out: Classical Sicilian.
Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverik
c/o The Globe Pequot Press
PO Box 480, Guilford, CT 06437
9781857445374, $24.95 www.everymanchess.com 1-800-243-0495
In the game of chess, the opening move is always with White. The Classical Sicilian is one of the most popular Black opening responses to White and has been the preferred opening for such luminary players as Vladimir Kramnik, Alexei Shirov and Vishy Anand. White has a variety of defensive moves to the Classical Sicilian opening that range from Bobby Fischer's Sozin Attack to the often utilized Richter-Rauzer Attack. In "Starting Out: Classical Sicilian", chess masters Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik collaborate to provide novice players with an instructive survey and tutorial in its uses by elaborating on critically important early moves and plans for Black when employing it and White when defending against it. All the main lines are thoroughly covered and provide clear, step-by-step explanations of the fundamentals of Classical Sicilian, along with copious notes, tips and warnings with respect to the ideas and concepts that underlay it. A thoroughly 'user friendly' how-to manual, "Starting Out: Classical Sicilian" is a core addition to all personal or community library chess reference collections..
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|Date:||Feb 1, 2008|
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