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Anti Sicilian

The Sicilian is the most common reply on 1. e4. By playing 1... c5 black is not afraid for a sharp, imbalanced game. If white doesn't feel like playing a Open Sicilian, he can choose several Anti-Sicilians, e.g. the c3-Sicilian or Alapin (1.e4 c5 2. c3), The Smith-Morra Gambit (1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3) The Rossolimo or maybe even something such as 1.e4 c5 2. a3 or the Sicilian Wing Gambit (1.e4 c5 2. b4). With the rising popularity of the many anti-Sicilians, it can be useful for the 1... c5-player to specifically prepare against these variants. Many chess authors shed their expert light on a black repertoire against these many anti-Sicilians, e.g. Richard Palliser, Cyrus Lakdawala, Dorian Rogozenko and Vassilios Katronias. Also the Closed Sicilian and the Kings Indian Attack are considered Anti-Sicilians, but those openings they have their own chapter. Almost all top players and world champions played the Anti-Sicilian with one or both colours. So, are you fed up with long, theoretical lines in the open Sicilian? Or do you want to broaden your repertoire against the Sicilian? In that case one of the many anti-Sicilians might be something for you. The 1.e4-player can choose between a wide range of systems that suits his playing style and will find books in these specific openings.



Beating The Anti-sicilians: Grandmaster Repertoire 6a - Vassilios Kotronias
2016 Quality Chess Beating The Anti-sicilians: Grandmaster Repertoire 6a-Vassilios Kotronias

Whether it's the Rossolimo, Morra Gambit, Wing Gambit, c3-, or Closed Sicilian, this book shows the black player he shouldn't be too overly concerned about neither of them. Beating The Anti-Sicilians: Grandmaster Repertoire treats all these anti-Siclian with great care and respect, but shows that with precise play white should be glad to meet an Anti Siclian instead of a proper, Open Sicilian. The author shows black the most principled, but at the same time very practical replies on most of white attempts to catch the opponent off guard.
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Mayhem In The Morra - Marc Esserman
2012 Quality Chess Mayhem In The Morra-Marc Esserman

The Morra Gambit occurs after the moves 1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3. White offers a pawn and claims to have compensation due to quick piece development, space advantage and open lines. Black has to be very precise to equalise. A fun opening to play against Sicilian-players, who usually don't like giving away the initiative in an early stage of the game. In almost 400 pages the author dives into great detail of the Morra, offering the white player a brand new, sharp repertoire against the Sicilian.
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The Grand Prix Attack: Fighting The Sicilian With An Early F4 - Evgeny Sveshnikov
2013 New In Chess The Grand Prix Attack: Fighting The Sicilian With An Early F4-Evgeny Sveshnikov

The Grand Prix Attack is a closed version of the Sicilian characterised by an early f4 by white. The well-respected Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov offers interesting and promising new ideas for both colours. Although this anti Sicilian can be reached after different move orders, Sveshnikov prefers after 1. e4 c5 the move 2. f4 over 2. Nc3, not being afraid of 2... d5. The author thinks that with suitable preparation, it´s easier for white to rack up the points in the 2. f4-Sicilian than in the main lines, on which most players spend their great majority of time.
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The Rossolimo Sicilian: A Powerful Anti-sicilian That Avoids Tons Of Theory - Victor Bologan
2011 New In Chess,Csi The Rossolimo Sicilian: A Powerful Anti-sicilian That Avoids Tons Of Theory-Victor Bologan

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Fighting The Anti-sicilians: Combating 2 C3, The Closed, The Morra Gambit And Other Tricky Ideas (everyman Chess) - Richard Palliser
2007 Everyman Chess Fighting The Anti-sicilians: Combating 2 C3, The Closed, The Morra Gambit And Other Tricky Ideas (everyman Chess)-Richard Palliser

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Anti-sicilians: Move By Move - Cyrus Lakdawala
2016 Everyman Chess Anti-sicilians: Move By Move-Cyrus Lakdawala

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Starting Out: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack - Gawain Jones
2008 Everyman Chess Starting Out: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack-Gawain Jones

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The Complete C3 Sicilian - Evgeny Sveshnikov
2010 New In Chess The Complete C3 Sicilian-Evgeny Sveshnikov

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Chess Explained: The C3 Sicilian - Sam Collins
2007 Gambit Publications Chess Explained: The C3 Sicilian-Sam Collins

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The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against The Sicilian - Hannes Langrock
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Modern Morra Gambit: A Dynamic Weapon Against The Sicilian-Hannes Langrock

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How To Beat The Sicilian Defence: An Anti-sicilian Repertoire For White - Gawain Jones
2011 Everyman Chess How To Beat The Sicilian Defence: An Anti-sicilian Repertoire For White-Gawain Jones

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The Chameleon Variation: Confronting The Sicilian On Your Own Terms - Carsten Hansen
2017 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Chameleon Variation: Confronting The Sicilian On Your Own Terms-Carsten Hansen

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Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 5: Anti-sicilians: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess) - Carsten Hansen
2017 Independently Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 5: Anti-sicilians: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess)-Carsten Hansen

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Starting Out: The C3 Sicilian - John Emms
2008 Everyman Chess Starting Out: The C3 Sicilian-John Emms

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Experts On The Anti-sicilian -
2011 Quality Chess Experts On The Anti-sicilian-

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Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (everyman Chess) - James Plaskett
0000 Everyman Chess Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (everyman Chess)-James Plaskett

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Bb5 Sicilian: Detailed Coverage Of A Thoroughly Modern System (everyman Chess) - Richard Palliser
2005 Everyman Chess Bb5 Sicilian: Detailed Coverage Of A Thoroughly Modern System (everyman Chess)-Richard Palliser

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The Bb5 Sicilian: Move By Move - Carsten Hansen
2018 Everyman Chess The Bb5 Sicilian: Move By Move-Carsten Hansen

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C3 Sicilian - Joe Gallagher
1999 Everyman Chess C3 Sicilian-Joe Gallagher

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Alapin C3 Sicilian - 2…e5: The Maine Line: Book #5/21 Of Series (alapin's Manual Of Chess Learning) - Aleksandr Melekhin
2018 Independently Alapin C3 Sicilian - 2…e5: The Maine Line: Book #5/21 Of Series (alapin's Manual Of Chess Learning)-Aleksandr Melekhin

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Grand Prix Attack F4 Against The Sicilian -
2013 Ishi Press Grand Prix Attack F4 Against The Sicilian-

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Sicilian Defence: Portsmouth Gambit: 1. E4 C5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. B4 - David Robert Lonsdale
2017 Independently Sicilian Defence: Portsmouth Gambit: 1. E4 C5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. B4-David Robert Lonsdale

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Sicilian Defence: Romanishin Variation: 1. E4 C5 2. Nf3 D6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. C4 - David Robert Lonsdale
2017 Independently Sicilian Defence: Romanishin Variation: 1. E4 C5 2. Nf3 D6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. C4-David Robert Lonsdale

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