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Starting Out: Classical Sicilian - Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik

Starting Out: Classical Sicilian - Alexander Raetsky, Maxim Chetverik
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The Classical variation of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most reliable responses to white's first move 1.e4, therefore it is included in the repertoires of world class players like Viswanathan Anand, Alexei Shirov and, at the time of writing, World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. This book deals with all the popular, aggressive replies, like the Richter-Rauzer Attack, the Sozin Attack, favoured by the great Bobby Fischer and also the razor-sharp Velimirovic Attack. Also some less popular and sometimes tricky sidelines are coverd.

The authors, established players Alexander Raetsky and Chetverik have made a very clear overview of the Classical Sicilian, starting with the early moves and eventually going deep into the middlegame and sometimes even the endgame. For all players that are planning to use the Classical Sicilian as a defence to 1.e4, this book is a must have!

*Written by two renowed theoreticians.
*Covers all the main lines, as well as some interesting side lines.
*A must have for all Classical Sicilian players

International Grandmaster Alexander Raetsky lives in Russia and is an experienced writer of all kinds of chess books.

Maxim Chetverik is also a strong Russian player and well known for his contribution to Sicilian theory. He owns the title of International Master.

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