Basic Guide to the Sicilian Scheveningen - Vol 3

by IM Andrew Martin

 The Sicilian is Black's most popular defence to 1.e4. The Scheveningen variation, reached after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6, is a flexible and fighting weapon and was a favorite of former world champion Garry Kasparov. Black retains many options with his solid pawn structure - he can repel immediate White attacks and start active counterplay at the correct moment. In this exclusive four-part ChessCube series, IM Andrew Martin will teach you the basics of this popular opening.

Volume 3 examines setups where White plays an early Be3. This includes the dangerous English Attack (with f3) which is popular at all levels, as well as the follow-up Be2, Qd2 and 0-0-0 (without f3) which can be dangerous if Black is careless. Andrew shows that Black has good fighting chances against both these systems.

Chapters include:

  1. Sanchez Jerez - Longa Yauca (Almansa 2009)
  2. Danin - Grigoryan (Belgorod 2008)
  3. Lakos - Honfi (Hungary 1993)
  4. Herbrechtsmeier - Volke (Germany 1995)
  5. Ivanov - Mikhaletz (Khmelnitsky 2008)
  6. Tseitlin - Sakaev (Ubeda 2001)


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