Yakovich: Sicilian Attacks
Against most Sicilian variations, White's sharpest and often best weapon is queenside castling, a strategy that frequently leads to spectacular fireworks. Regrettably, these powerful charges have never been properly categorized. Until this book.
In Sicilian Attacks, Grandmaster Yuri Yakovieh, who has more than thirty years of experience with complex Sicilian systems, analyses the Najdorf, the Scheveningen, the Dragon, the Taimanov and the Richter-Rauzer Variations. He teaches how their pawn structures dictate typical methods of attack for White, but he also gives the best defending techniques for Black.
This book provides cutting-edge analysis full of original ideas, but also contains useful verbal guidelines to help you to recognize typical Sicilian plans and counlerplans. An abundance of highly instructive games illustrate the various strategic and tactical themes. At the end of each chapter you will find practical conclusions.
007 Preface by Sergey Rublevsky
008 Introduction - A Fight to the Death
011 Part 1 - Scheveningen Structure: Black Pawns on d6 and e6, White Pawn on e4
095 Part 2 - Taimanov Structure: Black Pawns on d7 and e6, White Pawns on e4 and f3
105 Part 3 - Rauzer Structure: Black Pawns on c6, d5 and e6, White Pawn on e4
111 Part 4 - d6/e5 Structure: Black Pawns on d6 and e5, White Pawn on e4
137 Part 5 - dragon Structure: Black Fianchettoes his Bishop to g7
203 Index of Players
207 List of Games