Nunn’s Chess Openings, John Nunn, Graham Burgess, John Emms &. Joe Gallagher (Everyman/Gambit ). Sicilian Grand Prix Attack, James Plaskett. John Emms Starting Out: The Sicilian: (B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, (B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, These are the games in John Emms’ introductory book ‘Starting Out: The Sicilian’ by Everyman Chess (buy it here: ).

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John Emms: Starting Out: The Sicilian

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Waterman rated it it was ok Nov 26, With his second move White sets about constructing a strong pawn centre and cleverly sidesteps the labyrinth of opening theory associated with open Sicilians.

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The c3 Sicilian is a logical and sensible way of meeting Black’s most popular defence to 1 e4. I bought this book shortly before tournament and was e,ms to play 20 moves into the game with confidence, knowing exactly what my plan was and what my opponent was trying to do, even though I’ The Sicilian is probably the most common defense you will face, so this is a must for anyone wanting to improve their opening knowledge.

Obviously if you seriously adopt one of these openings you will need to move on to deeper works, but these books succeed at providing that early orientation when you just want to learn the basics.

Jesus de la Villa. I love the layout of the book, explaining just enough on each opening to give you a feel for it. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

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To ask other readers questions about Starting Outplease sign up. The book does have good basic introductions to all the major variations of the Si Bought this as a primer on the opening because I don’t have time to delve into all the Sicilian variations and I kept running into Chess for the Gifted and Busy: Everyman Chess’s Starting Out series has firmly established itself as the leading guide to studying openings for up-and-coming players.


Allan Fisher rated it really liked it Nov 11, Studies for Practical Players. I’ve also browsed in a number of other volumes in the series. Joe rated it really liked it Dec 10, I have read this one completely through, and most of the one o I’m a big fan of this series. The Game of Chess.

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Matt Esser rated it liked it Mar 07, Craig rated it liked it May 14, Beating Unusual Chess Defences: Playing Beyond the Notes. They succeed in my opinion because they give both a word write up of the opening and annotated games to let you see some key variations in action.

John Emms This is an updated and expanded edition of Starting Out: The book does have good basic introductions to all the major variations of the Sicilian, so I recommend it for someone wanting to get started with this opening.

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