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Sicilian Sharpest


"The Sharpest Sicilian"by GM Kiril Georgiev and GM Atanas KolevPublished by Chess Stars (2007)272 pages - PaperbackISBN: 9789548782562This ambitious book aims to arm you with a complete reper­toire against 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3. It is based on the Najdorf system with Black employing the ...e5 approach against most major choices of White. The only exception is the open fianchetto variation 6 g3, where 6...e6 is the main line. The book follows the structure of another Chess Stars publication, The Safest Sicilian. Every system is examined in a separate part which contains three chapters. First, Quick Repertoire provides you with the vital information that you need to start playing the variation. Step by Step is the reference chapter with all branches covered in depth. The Complete Games chapters include altogether 50 commented games which display typical ideas or pawn structures. You'll find a lot of original analysis on the most critical positions of the Najdorf. The material is up-to-date as of February 10, 2007. Chapters about the English Attack 6 Be3 and the Classical 6 Be2 as well as 6 a4 are written by grandmaster Atanas Kolev. He has played many times for Bulgarian Olympic team. He also worked as coach of Bulgarian women's team. His current Elo is 2538. The rest of the book is written by grandmaster Kiril Georgiev. Kiril has been in the chess elite for 20 years with rating above 2650. He participated in 12 Olympiads, mostly as Bulgarian first board. In 2006, he took the bronze at the European championship.