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Reply #3 - 02/22/08 at 15:04:23
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Thanks to both of you.  I will get the Tiviakov DVD to start - ease myself into it!
  
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Reply #2 - 02/22/08 at 14:49:44
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I own all.
The ultimate c3 book yet to be written. Gaps, problems in all sadly.

Rogozenko plus Tiv for sure, maybe Gallagher c3 or Harley too, should short you out. Too many omissions from Collins - though may be as much a fault of the minimalist series as his.

  
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Re: 2.c3 Sicilian - Books, CDs, DVDs?
Reply #1 - 02/22/08 at 11:04:56
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There is probably a previous thread on this topic, but I can't really be bothered finding it, so here are some books on this topic:

"Fighting the Anti-Sicilians" - Palliser

"Beating the Anti-Sicilians" - Gallagher

"Anti-Sicilians: A Guide for Black" - Rogozenko

"The Safest Sicilian" - Delchev/Semkov

The above books are aimed at how to meet the Alapin, but I assume that you are after books from White's point of view as well, so here they are:

"Play the c3 Sicilian" - Rozentalis & Harley

"c3 Sicilian" - Gallagher

"Chess Explained: The Alapin Sicilian" - Collins

"Alapin Sicilian" - Rogozenko CD

"Play the 2.c3 Sicilian" - Tiviakov DVD.

As you can see from this lengthy list, there are a lot of books on the Alapin in view of its vast popularity with club players/amateurs, but my advice would be to pick two good sources (I would suggest Collins' book and Tiviakov's DVD in view of their publication date of 2007, although I don't own either product) and study them. I think Rozentalis's book would offer a more complete coverage in relation to the number of variations covered (again I could be wrong; you will have to see for yourself), but most of the above sources have improvements over their analysis, which is why I recommend the more recent products.

Hope this helps!
  

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02/22/08 at 08:49:15
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What are the best books, CDs and DVDs available on the 2.c3 Sicilian?

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