Basic Guide to the Sicilian Scheveningen - Vol 4

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 4 looks at White's less common 6th move options. These include the dangerous f4 which was common in the 70's and 80's, the Sozin variation with Bc4, the positional move g3 and lastly Bg5. Andrew's recommendations guarantee Black good play against all these systems.

Chapters include:

  1. Spassky - Tal (Moscow 1971)
  2. De Firmian - Ehlvest (Reggio Emilia 1989)
  3. Pineault - Spraggett (Montreal 1983)
  4. Nielsen - Nielsen (Copenhagen 2007)
  5. Schneider - Gutman (Bad Woerishofen 2004)
  6. Fernando - Suba (Mondariz 2000)


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