2005, 192 Seiten, kartoniert, englisch
The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian.
The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
Significantly, this opening weapon has the seal of approval from many of today's elite Grandmasters, including Vishy Anand, Mickey Adams and Peter Leko.
Richard Palliser provides a comprehensive study of the Bb5 Sicilian and its many variations.
Using illustrative games, he examines both the crucial main lines and the more unusual tries for White and Black, highlighting tactical and positional ideas as well as move order nuances.
A study of this book will allow the reader to play both sides of this opening with confidence.
Part One 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bb5 + - The Moscow Variation
- 3...Nc6: Connecting both Variations
- 3...Nd7: Bold and Dynamic
- 3...Bd7 4 Bxd7+ Nxd7: An Underrated Line
- 3...Bd7 4 Bxd7+ Qxd7: 5 0-0 and Quick Development
- 3...Bd7 4 Bxd7+ Qxd7: 5 c4 and the Maróczy Bind
Part Two 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 - The Rossolimo Variation
- Rare Third Moves for Black
- 3...Nf6: The Fashionable Line
- 3...e6: Creative and Dynamic
- 3...g6 4 Bxc6: The Modern Treatment
- 3...g6 4 0-0: The Main Line Rossolimo