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Sveshnikov Sicilian

The Sveshnikov – introduced by Evgeny Sveshnikov in the 1970 ‘s – is a popular Sicilian with some clear cut ideas. Like in most openings there are quit some theoretical lines, but this opening avoids crazy variations seen in the Najdorf or Scheveningen. Normally black gives away control over de d5-square in exchange for the bishop pair and attacking ideas on the kingside, often including the move f5. In and out of fashion during the course of time, the Sveshikov already exist for more than half a century, proving the tenaciousness of the variation, even in the computer era. The opening is adopted by non others than Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Peter Leko and Alexander Grischuk. For the Open Sicilian player with the white pieces it can be very useful to specifically prepare for the Sveshnikov. For the black player there are quit a lot of potential teachers, such as Cyrus Lakdawala, Vassilios Kotronias and John Cox. The white player often bails out and tries an Anti-Sicilian to avoid the Sveshnikov. On this matter the master himself, Evgeny Sveshnikov, wrote a very instructive book - you’ll find below too - with answers for black. If you prefer imbalance on the board, but the most sharp Sicilians are a bit too heavy for your taste, the Sveshnikov can be a great alternative.

Sveshnikov Vs The Anti-sicilians: A Repertoire For Black - Sveshnikov, Evgeny
2015 New In Chess,Csi Sveshnikov Vs The Anti-sicilians: A Repertoire For Black-Sveshnikov, Evgeny

If you play the Sicilian with black, about half of the times the white player will avoid the Open Sicilians and play a so called Anti-Sicilian. White has many of these Anti-Sicilians to his disposal. This book deals with all of them in a very convincing matter, being one of the most profound books on the Anti-Siclians. Originally written for the black Sveshnikov-player, it offers all one should know for all black Sicilian players on the subject of lines that avoid the Open Sicilian. Who can teach you better on the Sveshnikov, than the person who the opening was named after in the first place?

The Sicilian Sveshnikov (grandmaster Repertoire) - Kotronias, Vassilios
2014 Quality Chess The Sicilian Sveshnikov (grandmaster Repertoire)-Kotronias, Vassilios

According to the author the Sveshnikov can be considered part of the chameleon category of chess openings. It can be dull and colourful, logical and irrational, and systematic and unpredictable at the same time. These transformations can even happen during a game, starting with a fixed pawn structure – the trade mark of the Svehnikov – and transposing to another type of game just the very next moment. The more you dig in, the more you’ll get a grip on these transformations and ideas.

The Sicilian Sveshnikov: Move By Move (everyman Chess) - Lakdawala, Cyrus
2017 Everyman Chess The Sicilian Sveshnikov: Move By Move (everyman Chess)-Lakdawala, Cyrus

A straightforward guide to the Sveshnikov, that what this book is all about. The chapters speak for itself: Sixth Move Alternatives, The Positional Line: 9. Nd5, Eleventh Move Alternatives, 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5, White Plays 7. Nd5, and The Ulfie: 6… h6!?. In the introduction the author explains the basic ideas in a clear matter. The square d5 plays an essential part, as well as the pawn structure as a whole. Black is well positioned to challenge the d5-square later, and has ideas to play f7-f5 and launch a queenside attack with a6 and b5.

Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov - John Cox
2007 Everyman Chess Starting Out: Sicilian Sveshnikov-John Cox


Sveshnikov Sicilian - Everyman Chess
1996 Everyman Chess Sveshnikov Sicilian-Everyman Chess