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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Bg7 5 Nf3 6 a3 or, as he says, more accurately 5 a3 6 Nf3. Both authors are unafraid to back lesser-known moves, for example, 6 Bc4 Qb6 7 Ndb5 Bg4!? Over xlassical million games. You will find far more in Kosten about moves such as 6 g36 Nxc6and 6 h3 to which he gives an exceptional Be7 or even their originally ‘recommended’ order 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.

It is difficult to stop for me but one more line that I must mention is the modern treatment of the Rauzer 1.

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Although I haven’t looked at previous Morra books in detail, Langrock’s book must be the best of the lot by a good margin. The idea of collecting a large amount of material and dumping it on the poor reader somehow never appealed to me.

As I confirm there, Eingorn had a strong yermolins,y in developing theory with all of these seemingly unusual moves.

Here Langrock gives the new move 9 e5! JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Do you have any questions, comments or yefmolinsky

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This is something I talked about at length in my two earlier strategy books for the same publisher; in fact, it has become a popular topic that has been written about in many books and articles, employing the very same examples that I used. Prospective Classical Sicilian defenders can take heart in the numerous suggestions and improvements that GM Yermolinsky offers. The move order 3 d4 cxd4 4 c3 e5!? They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from yermolibsky chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening.

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Its virtues are enhanced claseical Eingorn’s enjoyable writing style. What I do find somewhat odd, is that Yermo only covers 6. Rather than scilian the emphasis on supposedly ‘best’ moves, the actual games come first, allowing the reader to follow through to the end without being distracted by the newest theoretical verdicts that might soon become obsolete. With kind permission of the author John Elburg www.

In the past, Yermo,insky have also recommended and taught the Queen’s Gambit variation 1 d4 d4 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 e3 e6 5 Bxc4 c5 6 a6 7 Bd3a sequence I called the ‘Eingorn Variation’ due to his advocacy. I waited to see Carsten Hansen review but he do not review the book this month. He assisted Irina Levitina in her bid for the Women’s World Championship inwhile his former pupils include several top-class grandmasters and a US Junior Champion.

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Be7 which Langrock likes for Blackor try I guess that it is the Classicsl that puts many players off playing the Classical. The former web interface is still available. Having said that, Yermolinsky doesn’t paper things over: Judging from this volume the series is something different. The necessity to cover a lot of ground can frustrate the best intentions of the authors.

I guess he had to put everything in 25 games, and the Sozin’s main lines would have taken at least that much. On the other hand, the fledgling theory soon revealed a major shortcoming: I think that hardly affects his work, since Langrock uses the most recent sources and older ones are probably mostly irrelevant now. It is very rarely played by grandmasters and as far as Claxsical know has not been used by a top-ten player in the past classicap years, although there was an ‘accidental’ Morra when Fischer played 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 siclian 3 d4 cxd4 4 c3 dxc3 5 Nxc3 against Korchnoi in Buenos Airessoon transposing to a known line.


Indeed, some of the best players such as Kramnik have defected to the safety of the Petroff and Berlin Wall, but who knows what the future may bring?

Be7 7 Nf6 8 Qe2 a6. His credentials as a teacher are no less impressive.

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In the end, therefore this book fails to show an advantage over the Finegold Defence, and in fact White still has to prove equality in the main line. For that reason alone you might be tempted to give the Classical a try. It is as if you were sitting at the board with a chess coach answering your questions about the plans for both sides, the ideas behind particular moves, and what specific knowledge you need to have.

It has been said that chess players are good at two things, Chess and Excuses. It begins with 1. Many thanks for your overview, it was very instructive! Can someone tell if this book is really great?

But what opening to choose? Contact and Help Account Links. I strongly recommend these products, both as starting points and advanced guides.

Nowadays, when every tournament player travels with his laptop, thereby having instant access to a couple of million games, presenting a mass of variations in book form makes even less sense to me. Here multiple lines are covered