The Modernized Svesnikov
325 pages, paperback, Thinkers Publishing, 1. edition 2020
The Sveshnikov is undeniably one of the most dynamic and aggressive Sicilians available these days.
Most recently, it was made popular again by World Champion Magnus Carlsen in his match against Fabiano Caruana at the end of 2018.
The main lines lead to complex positions, and a deep knowledge and understanding of the opening is a real necessity for any player who wishes to enter this battlefield.
Our author, Robert Ris, focuses on all the current developments, highlighting the most important and instructive games from recent years, using his own over-the board experiences.
Ris is well known for his theoretical knowledge and overall opening expertise. And we are quite convinced that he provides Sicilian players with an up-to date arsenal for playing the Sveshnikov.
004 Key to Symbols & Bibliography
007 Foreword by Loek van Wely
PART I – The Dynamic 9. Bxf6 (with 11. Bd3)
025 Chapter 2 – 12.0-0 without 14.Re1
057 Chapter 3 – 12.0-0 with 14.Re1
075 Chapter 4 – 12.c3
PART II – The Dynamic 9. Bxf6 (without 11. Bd3)
111 Chapter 6 – 11.Bxb5
119 Chapter 7 – 11.g3
129 Chapter 8 – 11.exf5
PART III – The Positional 9. Nd5 (without 11.c4)
167 Chapter 10 – 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3
PART IV – The Positional 9. Nd5 (with 11.c4)
PART V – The Modern 7. Nd5
245 Chapter 13 – 9.c4
PART VI – Early Deviations
PART VII – Test Your Knowledge
319 Chapter 16 – Solutions