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A new book on the Classical Sicilian by Yermolinsky is out. This is a new series called Chess Explained. Did someone read this book?. Gambit Chess publication: Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian – Alex Yermolinsky. Classical Sicilian, 2nd Edition; Anthony Kosten; ChessBase CD Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian; Alex Yermolinsky; pages;.

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The Classical Sicilian – Sicilian Opening – openings – Books/​Media – Schachversand Niggemann

I guess I just prefer diagrams with arrows over the prose Yermo gives. Then after 10 Rd1Black has numerous options: Welcome to our newly designed online shop! Every game is illustrated by about nine diagrams, some of which follow the game, and some follow the notes.

I guess classjcal had to put everything in 25 games, and the Sozin’s main lines would have taken at least that much. In order to win you must dare to fail!

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He employs 27 ‘texts’ containing links to over games; coassical those, over have notes. Furthermore, short games are generally more entertaining, at least to the typical reader with a short attention span! The Classical Sicilian I decided to play safe and go for the Classical Sicilian, an opening I have been playing as Black for almost three decades.

It has been said that chess players are good at two things, Chess and Excuses. Whatever little room is given to words, usually cladsical come out as boring platitudes, such as “White’s better pawn-structure guarantees him a stable advantage” or “Black has sufficient counterplay for the pawn”. The overlap with Jeroen Bosch’s Secrets of Opening Surprises series is extensive, to say the least, and it’s disappointing that Eingorn didn’t mention or cite those books.


It is clearly a tremendous effort with loads of new suggestions at every turn. In most cases the variations given do not stray from a diagram for more than five or six moves. There is more explanatory prose than variations given, but the commentary is insightful enough that the reader is quickly keyed into what is important. This is a chess e-book at its best. The overview in the beginning of each chapter does mention which variations we get in each game, followed by along which path the game progresses.

Apart from the fact that their subject matter overlaps to form a whole, the two authors complement each other in their approaches. Can someone tell if this book is really great? Qb6 but glancing at the interesting Leaving that for you to investigate, I will strongly recommend this entertaining read.

To introduce the opening, he begins with a discussion of practical and psychological aspects of the Morra, the argument being that White benefits from its attacking nature.

It is difficult to stop for me but one more line that I must mention is the modern treatment of the Rauzer 1. Yermolinsky’s book is part of Gambit’s new ‘Chess Explained’ series, in which the author uses a small number of pages to siiclian 25 annotated games which are meant to illustrate the opening and indicate which variations are the most appealing or interesting.

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There’s nothing wrong with these things per se, and I’ll be using them in this book as much as the next guy. But 3 c3 Nf6 4 e5 Nd5 slcilian 3 c3 d5 4 exd5 Qxd5 are sicilin dealt with, since they transpose into the Alapin lines 2 c3 Nf6 and There is a list of games and an index of variations, but no bibliography.

Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings.

The key questions here are sicillan this variation should be so rare and whether it is a practical weapon for the average or even master player.

Sc3 Sc6 und jetzt werden auf yermolinsly Basis von 25 praktischen Beispielen Partien mit folgenden Varianten analysiert: What Classicall do find somewhat odd, is that Yermo only covers 6. This objectivity extends to Yermo’s evaluation of individual lines where it is clear that he feels the Richter-Rauzer is White’s most testing response.

He also mentions roughly: This is a new series called Chess Explained. Yermolinsky’s is a more impressionistic overview, with plenty of detail on the line that he’s discussing especially 6 Bg5but a limited choice of material to examine. I believe the answer is an unequivocally yes for all rated from Not for nothing Yermo calls the sequence 6. That is both original and quite promising.