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

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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The Grand Prix Attack: Fighting The Sicilian With An Early F4 - Sveshnikov, Evgeny
2013 New In Chess The Grand Prix Attack: Fighting The Sicilian With An Early F4-Sveshnikov, Evgeny

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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Alapin C3 Sicilian - 5...bg4: The Main Line: Alapin's Manual Of Chess Learning (book #17/21 Of Series 17) - Melekhin, Aleksandr
2019 Alapin C3 Sicilian - 5...bg4: The Main Line: Alapin's Manual Of Chess Learning (book #17/21 Of Series 17)-Melekhin, Aleksandr

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The Bb5 Sicilian: Move By Move - Hansen, Carsten
2018 UNKNO The Bb5 Sicilian: Move By Move-Hansen, Carsten

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

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

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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) - Hansen, Carsten
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)-Hansen, Carsten

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

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

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

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Grand Prix Attack F4 Against The Sicilian - Barden, Leonard
2013 Ishi Press Grand Prix Attack F4 Against The Sicilian-Barden, Leonard

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The Modern Morra Gambit - Langrock, Hannes
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Modern Morra Gambit-Langrock, Hannes

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The Rossolimo Sicilian - Bologan, Victor
2011 New In Chess,Csi The Rossolimo Sicilian-Bologan, Victor

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

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Experts On The Anti-sicilian - Aagaard, Jacob, Shaw, John
2011 Quality Chess Experts On The Anti-sicilian-Aagaard, Jacob Shaw, John

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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