Publisher: Quality Chess, 2005 Edition: Paperback large ISBN: 91-875243-5-2 Pages: 341 Language: English
Over the last ten years the Sveshnikov variation of the Sicilian Defence has become an immensely popular opening, which is regularly played at all levels. Top players of various styles have used it frequently, including Kramnik, Leko, Shirov and Kasparov.
In this book Romanian grandmaster Dorian Rogozenko describes the current state of affairs in this important opening. With clear understanding of the opening Rogozenko comprehensively reviews modern practice and adds his own original analysis and conclusions. Though impeccable in its theoretical accuracy, the real strength of this book lies in Rogozenko's talent for lucid explanation. With great care he guides the reader through what would otherwise seem like a maze, to the heart of each position.
With a bright future ahead, Dorian Rogozenko has already accumulated a lifetime of achievements. He has represented both Moldova and Romania at various Olympiads, played on high boards for several seasons in the tough German Bundesliga and won numerous Romanian Team Championships. He has edited four well-received CD-ROMs, one of these on the Sveshnikov, as well as written a previous opening manual. Furthermore, his day-to-day activities include editing the Romanian chess magazine Gambit.
In 2003 Rogozenko advised FIDE World Champion Ponomariov on the Sveshnikov prior to his (later cancelled) title match with Garry Kasparov. With this book he offers his advice to you.