One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is because it promotes bold and aggressive chess. White will often gain a lead in development and, naturally, will want to use this as the basis for an attack. However, the Sicilian is a tough nut to crack and it's not enough to make vaguely threatening gestures - you must know exactly what you are doing and use the appropriate weapons.
Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian introduces, categorizes and studies the deadly sacrifices White has at his disposal. It's impossible to play the Open Sicilian positions with either colour without an intimate knowledge of these sacrifices. Read this book and discover everything you need to know.
- An essential guide to destroying the Sicilian
- A feast of entertaining games and violent sacrifices
- Includes coverage of the main lines
Yury Lapshun is an International Master, a winner of many tournaments, and an experienced coach who has guided individuals and teams to national championships.
US MasterNick Conticello won two Chess Journalist of America awards in 2003 and was named Organizer of the Year by the United States Chess Federation in 1996.
013 The Knight Sacrifice on d5
044 The Knight Sacrifice on e6
068 The Bishop Sacrifice on e6
091 The Knight Sacrifice on f5
120 The Knight Sacrifice on b5
143 The Bishop Sacrifice on b5
163 Miscellaneous Sacrifices
179 Index of Variations
187 Index of Games