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The Taimanov-Scheveningen Hybrid

264 pages, paperback, Chess Stars, 1. edition 2022

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This book offers a full repertoire based on the Taimanov move order 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6! 5.Nc3 Qc7. It is especially effective against the English attack and early kingside pawn storms. However, the fianchetto 6.g3 and the Classical system with 6.Be3 a6 7.Be2 pose certain problems. I propose to meet them with the Scheveningen set-up ...d6. Thus we take the best of two different worlds.

In 20014 I wrote The Most Flexible Sicilian with Delchev. It was based on my coauthor’s repertoire, with a focus on the Kann (without Nc6). On the opposite, I have always preferred the Scheveningen set-up whenever possible. The biggest problem is to avoid the Keres Attack and the system with f4, Qf3. The Taimanov move order is perfect for that aim.

My new book practically does not overlap with the Most Flexible Sicilian or with Pavlidis’ The Sicilian Taimanov as I recommend other lines, which are better or keep more tension, in my opinion.

I have been a devoted Sicilian player all my life and I have played at least 10 000 blitz games featuring 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. Since a good half of them featured 3.c3, 3.g3, 3.d3 or other anti-Sicilians, I included these lines in the book.

More Information
Weight 290 g
Manufacturer Chess Stars
Width 14,5 cm
Height 21,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2022
Author Semko Semkov
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-619-7188-36-3
Pages 264
Binding paperback

004 Bibliography

005 Preface

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7

Chapter 1. The Main Line Scheveningen

007 Step by Step

018 Annotated Games

Chapter 2. Classical Scheveningen with a4

025 Step by Step

031 Annotated Games

Chapter 3. The Fianchetto

037 Step by Step

049 Annotated Games

Chapter 4. The Third Rank Set-up

057 Step by Step

067 Annotated Games

Chapter 5. 6.f4

073 Step by Step

086 Annotated Games

Chapter 6. The cunning 6.a3

089 Step by Step

096 Annotated Games

Chapter 7. The English Attack

103 Step by Step

121 Annotated Games

Chapter 8. The Hot 7.Qf3

135 Step by Step

149 Annotated Games

Chapter 9. The Early g4

161 Step by Step

167 Annotated Games

Chapter 10. The Straightforward Nxc6

171 Step by Step

178 Annotated Games

Chapter 11. Rare 6th Moves - 6.Qd3, 6.Ndb5

181 Step by Step

187 Annotated Games

Chapter 12. Taimanov with 5.Nb5

191 Step by Step

207 Annotated Games

Chapter 13. Alapin 3.c3

213 Step by Step

227 Annotated Games

Chapter 14. King’s Indian Attack

231 Step by Step

235 Annotated Games

Chapter 15. Rare Third Moves

241 Step by Step

250 Annotated Games

256 Index of Variations