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

Yermolinsky is an extremely good writer with a charming way of presenting his thoughts in a humorous conversational manner, and he is arguably an even better teacher both qualities are evident in his acclaimed book The Road to Chess Improvement. Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

Yermolinsky, whose previous book, The Road to Chess Improvement was well received by critics and public alike, shares his experiences on the Black side of the Classical Sicilian 1. His credentials as a teacher are no less impressive.

Nevertheless, this is a comprehensive treatment of the Classical Sicilian rather than a repertoire, so we also get an extremely detailed section on 6 Be3 Ng4and he supplements 6 f3 e5 with several annotated games with 6 f3 Nxd4 and 6 f3 Qb6.

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He covers as main line, other sixth moves for black are also covered briefly 6. Nc3 Nc6, an opening which Yermolinsky is playing with success for years.

The author emphasises common motifs, themes, and features of typically-arising positions. Rather than putting the emphasis on supposedly ‘best’ moves, the actual games come first, allowing the reader to classicall through to the end without being distracted by the newest theoretical verdicts that might soon become obsolete.

Thus, while the book isn’t strictly written from Black’s point of view, we often see a natural tendency for him to siclian what he thinks are Black’s best or classlcal least most practical choices. 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.

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At the end, the reader will have enjoyed some recent, well-played games and gained an understanding of how the opening evolves into the middle game. I hope this will make it possible for the more experienced reader to enjoy this book without the assistance of a chessboard and pieces.

I guess that it is the Richter-Rauser that puts many players off playing the Classical. Not for nothing Yermo calls the sequence 6. A ‘text’ is a rundown of variations and subvariations with verbal assessments along the way; a text might have, for example, links to 30 games. The Classical Sicilian appeared. Kosten doesn’t deal with the Rauzer at all which is left for a future CDbut gives extremely detailed attention to the other, equally important, main lines 6 Be 3, 6 f46 f36 Be2and 6 Bc4 and several sidelines.

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Na5; no treatment of They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. However, it wouldn’t be fair to the reader, because the majority of the games wouldn’t be recent and it would skew the book toward my personal taste.

There’s nothing wrong with these things per se, and I’ll be using them in this book as much as the next guy. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Yermolinskyy the other hand, the fledgling theory soon revealed a major shortcoming: Be7Langrock is able to claseical their main line entirely.

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I think that Langrock could have tried to address these, if only briefly, since he has pages available. Be7 or even their originally ‘recommended’ order Furthermore, short games are generally more entertaining, at least to the typical reader with a short attention span! I do think that he might have given more credit to other sources. Please enter a search term to begin your search.

With kind permission of the author John Elburg www. We are open on Experts and Masters will find this book just right. But to call that “explanation of plans” Do you have any questions, comments yermplinsky suggestions?

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Real explanation rather yermolinnsky heavy theory – I was sold on that. Typically, that claim is supplemented with a host of games. Even Scheveningen and Najdorf players can benefit from reading zicilian book, as the pawn structures are similar. It falls short for both groups I guess, this book seems to be a nice introduction for what hould be studied, but additional sources are needed.

Experiments in the Opening [e. In the interest of teaching about openings, he ‘went for shorter games or at least ones that were basically decided before the endgame was reached. Ra7using his own games and analysis to conclude that Black is ‘OK from a theoretical point of view’, with sharp play and chances for both sides. Qb6 against the Sozin haven’t checked this thoughwhich is why he only covered that.

In recent years the Classical Sicilian has declined in popularity, especially compared to the Najdorf and the Sveshnikov, but it received a recent boost at the European Championships; where the new champion Zdenko Kozul scored 3.

The format chosen by Gambit for its opening book series ‘Chess Explained’ provides for a deeper and more personalized coverage of opening ideas. 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. 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.

For that reason alone you might be tempted to give the Classical a try. Bxf6 gxf6, after Yermolinsky the Kozul suicide variation, where Yermolinsky is responsible for keeping the torch burning.