How to Beat the Sicilian Defence: An Anti-Sicilian Repertoire for White

  • A Grandmaster's repertoire against the Sicilian
  • Packed with new ideas and critical analysis
  • Highlights key tactical and positional ideas
You will earn 20 Points for purchasing this product.

Availability: In stock

eBook $19.95

Product Description


The Sicilian Defence is by far the most popular chess opening. If you play 1 e4 as White, on average you are likely to meet the Sicilian in virtually every other game! You need to be prepared to face the Sicilian at all times, and a ready-to-use repertoire against it is an indispensible weapon.

In this book, Gawain Jones confronts the challenge of meeting the Sicilian head on. He has constructed a comprehensive Anti-Sicilian repertoire for White, which is based on lines that are successfully employed at grandmaster level. These are sound, reliable options for White, but don't be fooled - they also contain more than a drop of poison. Variations covered include the popular King's Indian Attack, various Bb5 systems and weapons against Black's offbeat tries.

Additional Information

Additional Information
eBook Price from $19.95
Book Pub Date 25 May 2011
Book Pub Date (US) 15 May 2011
eBook Pub Date No
Format Paperback
Pages 352
ISBN 9781857446630
Author Gawain Jones
Updates No
Openings e4, Sicilian
ePub Yes
Chess Viewer Yes
Kindle Yes


Customer Reviews (2)

The ScotsmanPaul Motwani
...an excellent Everyman book from 2011 by super-GM Gawain Jones, the now-reigning British Champion. A decade before writing his great work, Jones was already scoring very successfully with the same weapons that he recommends in his book... Incidentally, I do wonder whether the world's top player, Magnus Carlsen, might have visited www.everymanchess.com to also get a copy of Jones' book, since I couldn't help noticing that Carlsen has been enjoying employing similar weapons recently!
The TelegraphMichael Adams
Gawain Jones has written an excellent repertoire book. It is very well researched, with a substantial amount of explanation as well as a large amount of analysis.