The Sozin Attack is White´s most overtly aggressive counter to the Sicilian. White puts his bishop on c4, and often follows up with direct play against the black king. Unless Black defends with the utmost precision, the bishop´s influence often fuels a deadly attack leading to a cascade of sacrifices and a brutal king-hunt.
The Sozin set-up can be employed against the Classical Sicilian, the Najdorf and even the Scheveningen. Mikhail Golubev is a young grandmaster who has employed the Sozin with devastating effect thoughout the whole of his adult chess career. Here he explains how White carries out the atack in its various forms (including some relatively positional lines), and presents in detail the theory of all its variations, including the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack.