As early as move four, Black lashes out in the centre and sets the tone for the rest of the game.
Play can often become quite sharp and as is normal with many Sicilian lines, the best prepared player is usually the successful one.
In this handy battle manual Jacob Aagaard and Jan Pinski take a deep look at all the critical ideas and variations of an opening which has received little coverage in chess publishing until now.
Part One: White plays 6.c4 - 1 Main Line 8...Be6 9 Nc2
- 2 Main Line 8...Be6 9 Be2
- 3 Main Line 8...Be6 9 Nd5 and Ninth Move Alternatives
- 4 Main Line 8...f5!?
- 5 White plays 7 Be2
- 6 White plays 7 b3
- 7 White plays 7 Bd3
Part Two: White plays 6 N1c3
- 8 Black plays 8...Nce7
- 9 Black plays 8...Nge7 and Eighth Move Alternatives
- 10 Black plays 7...Be6?! and 7...Be7!?