The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s deadliest weapons against the Sicilian Defence. It continues to be highly popular with tournament chess players all over the world. While earlier publications mainly focused on tactics, this book the finally gives the GPA the coverage it deserves.
Evgeny Sveshnikov, who has extensive experience playing the Grand Prix Attack himself, not only points out the combinative opportunities, but also explains the plans, the purposes and the positional impact of the various lines in a clear and systematic way.
In a special chapter, Sveshnikov explains his own, highly original ideas about the Sicilian Defence, presenting the ‘Sveshnikov System’ – not to be confused with the Sveshnikov Variation!
In this comprehensive book about all lines with an early f4, Sveshnikov looks at possibilities for both colours, brings you up to date on the latest developments and presents a number of cunning new ideas, many of which come from his own games. You will get a completely new view on attacking the Sicilian with an early f4!
Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov, a former trainer of world champion Anatoly Karpov, is one of the most respected opening experts in the world. He recently published the bestselling opening monograph The Complete c3 Sicilian.
Uwe Bekemann, German Correspondence Chess Federation: "Sveshnikov gives special attention to the strategical features. Step by step the reader is being made to feel at home in the system (..) An excellent book."
Max Euwe Center, Amsterdam: "This is not purely an attacking system, but positional aspects play an important role as well (..) A book that will inspire club players."
Martin Rieger, Rochade Europe Magazine: "The author explains quite a lot and doesn't bother the reader with unnecessary variations (..) A very good book on the Grand Prix Attack, written by an absolute top-expert."
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe: "This book gives you an opportunity to take your heavily-loaded opponent out of mainstream Sicilian theory and into territory where you know the plans from very early on... You can face the Sicilian on your terms, and in order to do that you really do not need to study all that much. Thus, this book is the vessel that will provide you everything you need to play this opening with confidence. Overall, another excellent book by Sveshnikov."
IMGarry Lane, Chess Moves Magazine: "This book has lots of Sveshnikov's own games to help inspire players of the White pieces and the 256 pages will serve as an excellent reference tome."
IM John Donaldson, jeremysilman.com: "The intensive explanatory prose approach should make this book more accessible to club level players."
Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine: "A very good book that will please White players who want to play this variation!"
John D. Warth, Chess Club of Southern Indiana: "Sveshnikov’s book is now the theoretical standard for the Grand Prix and should remain the definitive guide to its practice for years to come."
Marsh Tower Chess Reviews: "I like this book; it strikes a very sensible balance between hard analysis and engaging prose. The author is very honest in his appraisal of the respective chances for both colours.' Dennis Monokroussos, The Chess MInd: " If you're looking for something fresh and off the beaten track, this could be a book worth considering. Sveshnikov's presentation is thorough and seems unbiased, and you'll have a good sense for what sorts of things you should and shouldn't do."