This is an updated and largely expanded edition of "Starting Out: The Sicilian", the highly acclaimed guide to the most popular and famous opening in chess. In this user-friendly book, Grandmaster John Emms goes back to basics, studying the fundamental principles of the Sicilian Defence and its many variations. Throughout the book there are an abundance of notes, tips, warnings and exercises to help the improving player, while key strategies, ideas and tactics for both sides are clearly illustrated. The greatest attraction of the Sicilian is that it allows Black to unbalance the position and play for a win, without having to take any unjustified risks. Its many variations range from the super-solid Scheveningen to the dangerous and ultra-sharp Dragon. For those playing Black it should be easy to find one that suits your style, while those playing White can choose from the range of options given against each line. Features include: expanded to include new developments and more variations; concentrates on the key principles of the Sicilian; and, ideal for the improving player. John Emms is one of the UK's leading Grandmasters and has captained the English Team at two Chess Olympiads.
He's an experienced coach who has worked with many top players, including World Championship finalist Michael Adams. He's also a highly respected writer; previous works for "Everyman Chess" include "Discovering Chess Openings" and "The Survival Guide to Competitive Chess".
Publisher: Everyman Chess