The Sicilian Taimanov (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6) is one of Black's most flexible ways of meeting 1.e4.
It leads to the kind of tense, dynamic positions that appeal to players with counter-attacking inclinations, such as Judit Polgar, Joel Lautier and Vasiliy Ivanchuk. Indeed, Bobby Fischer turned to the Taimanov in the decisive game of his famous match with Boris Spassky.
James Plaskett explains the strategy and tactics of this popular variation.
Through the use of model games for both sides, the author provides a thorough grounding in the key ideas, so that readers can quickly and confidently start to use the Sicilian Taimanov in their own games.
- Written by a leading expert on the Sicilian Taimanov
- Explains the basic elements, strategies and tactics for both sides
- Offers an accessible, digestible blend of explanatory and theoretical material
- Provides everything you need to know to start playing the opening straight away.