GM Repertoire 18 - The Sicilian Sveshnikov
The Sveshnikov is one of the most active and dynamic variations of the Sicilian, and has been used successfully by players of all abilities from club level through to world champions.
It belongs to a chameleon catagory: it can be dull and colourful, logical and irrational, systematic and unpredictable. Its transformations border on the miraculous.
Nowadays many players are so afraid of meeting it that they resort to sidelines against the Sicilian. Even Vishy Anand abandoned the open Sicilian after one single Sveshnikov encounter in his world title match against Boris Gelfand.
In Grandmaster Repertoire 18 – The Sicilian Sveshnikov, opening connoisseur Vassilios Kotronias places this bold system under the microscope and provides a world-class repertoire for Black.
Kotronias' Sveshnikov is sound, adventurous, dynamic and brilliant.
Vassilios Kotronias is a nine-time Greek Champion and mainstay of the Greek national team, as both a player and a coach. He is feared for his profound opening preparation.