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Re: Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
Reply #4 - 06/18/10 at 09:56:57
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TNich wrote on 06/15/10 at 17:44:11:
Maybe 6...Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6 transposing to the dragon is the best.
Also in the 6...e5 line you give, 10...Na7 is a reasonable option too.
If you want complete equality more than you want counterplay, I would suggest you play something else besides the Sicilian Wink



Actually I don't agree with Yermo about this line. I think 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 a5 10. Bb5 Be6 11. O-O d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Qxd5 14. Qxd5 Bxd5 15. Rad1 Bxb3 16. axb3 Nd4 17. Bd3 Rac8 is fine for black.
  
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Re: Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
Reply #3 - 06/15/10 at 18:25:53
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Well if you think that this line is negative then what ever did you make of his Rauser coverage?

Its a genuinely commendably objective book really. Quite a rare thing that. Black doesn't equalise trivially with anything if white plays well and the Classical doesn't have a perfect reputation. (still very playable of course!).
  
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Re: Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
Reply #2 - 06/15/10 at 17:44:11
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Maybe 6...Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6 transposing to the dragon is the best.
Also in the 6...e5 line you give, 10...Na7 is a reasonable option too.
If you want complete equality more than you want counterplay, I would suggest you play something else besides the Sicilian Wink
  
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Re: Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
Reply #1 - 06/12/10 at 12:47:42
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Well, it's not a repertoire book. In the Introduction he says that the format for the "Chess Explained" series "provides for a deeper and more personalized coverage of opening ideas. Rather than putting the emphasis on supposedly 'best' moves, the actual games come first, allowing the reader to follow through to the end without being distracted by the newest theoretical verdicts that might soon become obsolete." His analysis of 11.0-0 d5 seems to be a momentary departure from this stated objective. You can't really blame him if, having pointed out an improvement for White, he doesn't feel obliged to say how he recommends meeting it.
  
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Yermo's book on Classical Sicilian
06/12/10 at 02:27:35
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In Yermo's book Chess Explained: The Classical Sicilian, he says white is better in the following line:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 a5 10. Bb5 Be6 11. O-O d5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Qxd5 14. Qxd5 Bxd5 15. Rad1
But he doesn't give any alternatives for black. Why would he write a book advocating a certain opening and not give an alternative to a line he thinks is better for white?
  
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