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Re: Learning c3 against Sicilian. Best book?
Reply #4 - 07/15/16 at 21:16:58
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I would think that the ChessPublishing Antis column would be hard to beat. Lots of annotated Alapin games, even decent novelties for the top guys.
  

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Reply #3 - 07/15/16 at 11:33:05
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I agree - I'd always recommend Emms's book as the very best starting point. (I won 800 euros in an international open by using one of his lines.)

However, 2 c3 has now acquired its own extensive theory, some of it very concrete, and it can no longer be regarded as a short-cut.

A transitional approach might be to learn and play 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 c3 and see if you feel that the positions suit you, while playing your previous repertoire against other second moves by Black.
  
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Re: Learning c3 against Sicilian. Best book?
Reply #2 - 07/14/16 at 08:25:05
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The Starting Out book by John Emms is very good and gives several White options in the main lines.
  

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Re: Learning c3 against Sicilian. Best book?
Reply #1 - 07/13/16 at 18:54:59
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Pingudon wrote on 07/13/16 at 17:33:03:
Hi I give up. So many variations against the sicilian. I am not a pro player and I do not have enough time to study. Please tell me a good book to learn it well from scratch.


If you are looking for books, both of Collins' repertoire books cover it. He also has a chess explained book in the opening and I seem to remember a book by rozentalis which was very popular about 15 years ago but maybe dated now.

Sveshnikov has written a large book on the opening, and is supposed to be very good...I just don't know how suitable it is for those new to the opening.
  

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Learning c3 against Sicilian. Best book?
07/13/16 at 17:33:03
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Hi I give up. So many variations against the sicilian. I am not a pro player and I do not have enough time to study. Please tell me a good book to learn it well from scratch.
  
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