Starting Out: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack

Overview

The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most aggressive ways of fighting the Sicilian. It leads to a sharp, complex battle from the very beginning, and White’s play is characterized by its lightning attacks against the black king. The opening became a powerful weapon to use in the cut and thrust of weekend tournament chess, where victory is everything and draws are not enough. It steadily became more popular and even gained the seal of approval from some of the world’s elite such as the UK’s top two Grandmasters,...

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Overview

The Grand Prix Attack is one of White’s most aggressive ways of fighting the Sicilian. It leads to a sharp, complex battle from the very beginning, and White’s play is characterized by its lightning attacks against the black king. The opening became a powerful weapon to use in the cut and thrust of weekend tournament chess, where victory is everything and draws are not enough. It steadily became more popular and even gained the seal of approval from some of the world’s elite such as the UK’s top two Grandmasters, Nigel Short and Michael Adams, who have both utilized it with success. In this book Gawain Jones, a Grand Prix Attack expert, studies this opening in a clear-cut and enjoyable way, introducing the key moves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them – something that has often been neglected or taken for granted.

Everyman Chess’s Starting Out series has firmly established itself as the leading guide to studying openings for up-and-coming players. These books are distinguished by their easy-to-read layout, the lucid explanations of the fundamentals, and the abundance of notes, tips and warnings to help the reader absorb vital ideas. Starting Out opening books are ideal for enthusiastic chess players who have little experience of the openings in question and who wish to appreciate the essential principles behind them.

*All the main lines are covered
*Includes bonus chapters on the fashionable 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Bb5
*Ideal for improving players

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Editorial Reviews

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‘The ideal opening training manuals.’
- Grandmaster Glenn Flear reviewing the Starting Out series in New In Chess.

‘The first books I browse when I go to the bookstore.’
- Chess Cafe reviewing the Starting Out series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857445473
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 907,703
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gawain Jones is an International Master, a many-time British Junior Champion and one of the UK’s leading young players. Recently he has scored two Grandmaster norms and achieved the individual silver medal playing top board in the European Club Championships. He is resident in the UK.

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