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Re: Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Reply #8 - 02/09/21 at 14:40:57
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I have finally got time to read the entire book. I have however not computer checked every line.

This book has convinced me to return to Open Sicilian. My old Qxd4 line vs 2 .. d6 does not work in Corr Chess vs 2100+ elo but it worked decend in online blitz and rapid divisions.

Prins variatiion looks interesting and easy to play as white even through think the position looks equal in more than one line but it is atleast play in the position.

I have tried the books recommendation vs 2 .. e6 and 2 .. Nc6 in several online team matches and I am very surprised that I have not got the chance to try the books anit Svechnikov line yet. I met mosty Taimanov, even after 2 Nc6, some  Kan games and to my surpise many games vs different players in Four Knights variation, probebly with the intention to reach Svechnikov that way. I met Four Knights vs both Nc6 and  e6 move orders. I also met Classical sicilian in several games via a 2 Nc6 move order.
  
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Reply #7 - 12/23/20 at 21:09:44
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Thank you. I always thought this move order is a major drawback if you try to specialise in 5.f3, but if the author´s assessment holds up it might become a bit more interesting to me.
  
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Re: Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Reply #6 - 12/23/20 at 16:13:40
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Fllg wrote on 12/23/20 at 13:42:55:
May I ask what the author suggests against Black delaying the exchange on d4 with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 ?


He plays dxc5 Nxe4 cxd6 Nc6 and grabs the pawn with dxe7. He thnks that whites is a bit better but black has some compenation in the long line with Qxd1
  
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Reply #5 - 12/23/20 at 13:42:55
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May I ask what the author suggests against Black delaying the exchange on d4 with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 ?
  
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Re: Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Reply #4 - 12/23/20 at 09:07:14
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The book looks realy interesting. I am no expert on the the lines and I have not read the entire book or checked anything with computers. This review write based on quik browsning.

The largest part of the book is dedicated to 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 xd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 f3!?.
If black does not react the idea is to play a later c4 before Nc3.

The author concludes that the position is equal but white has two minior pieces vs Rook and pawn in the critical mainline.

There appars to be a few lines that leads to slightly better endgames for white.

The book gives a complete repetour vs Sicilian and also plays d4 vs both 2 .. e6 and 2 .. Nc6.
In most lines the book goes for c4 setups like vs Taimanov (Nb5 d6 c4) , Kan and Kalaschnikov and 2 .. a6
There are also some new ideas vs Accelerated Dragon as well.

Vs Classical the book goes Bg5 and vs Four Knighs the modern Nxc6 followed by e5.
Svechnikov is met by 7 Nd5 like Caruana-Carlsen games.
Schveningen is met by Keres attack.
  
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Re: Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Reply #3 - 12/22/20 at 11:11:43
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Any opinions yet? Smiley
  
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Re: Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
Reply #2 - 12/21/20 at 19:34:42
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I ordered the book yesterday after a long delay from time schedule. I hope I get the book tomorrow.

It will be intersting if he found some good antidoe vs the a line that became popular after Steamrolling the Sicilian was out and thus not covered in that book.

I also think that book plays d4 vs 2  ..Nc6 as well being even more curios to I could not resist it to try it out in Corr Chess, I play completly other lines in over the board games.
  
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Reply #1 - 08/03/20 at 09:32:15
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If one believes at all in nominative determinism, I would have supposed that someone with such an utterly splendid chess name would be more forthright, writing about some of the wilder main lines.

Wonder how this text may differ from the earlier one by Kasparov (S), 'Steamrolling the Sicilian'.
  
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Beating the Sicilian by Hacker
08/02/20 at 11:29:33
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Opening Repertoire - Beating the Sicilian
by Jonas Hacker
Everyman ; 304 pages ; £19 $28 €25 (?)
September/October 2020

In this book, German FIDE master Jonas Hacker provides a complete repertoire for White when facing the Sicilian. The recommended systems are based on solid strategic considerations. The backbone of the repertoire is the line 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 f3!? This is a perfect line to throw Najdorf and Dragon players off their stride. White will (usually) follow up with c2-c4 and establish a useful space advantage. Many of the other recommended lines are also based around the space-gaining c2-c4 advance providing cohesion across the whole repertoire.

https://everymanchess.com/products/opening-repetoire-beating-the-sicilian?_pos=1...

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