Chess Explained: The c3 Sicilian - download book
The Chess Explained series seeks to provide the reader with a basic understanding of an opening line through the use of 25 games, annotated with relatively few variations but plenty of verbal commentary. I think the c3 Sicilian is a pretty good candidate for such a format, for two reasons:
1) There is less theory than in, say, the Najdorf Sicilian or Griinfeld. In extremely sharp openings, the assessment of many positions depends critically on specific and often complex variations. The opening in this text, however, lends itself to verbal explanation because the positions are inherently more rational than in those sharper lines.
2) There is quite a lot of thematic overlap between individual variations - positions with an isolated queen's pawn or e5-spearhead, for instance, come up extremely frequently, and knowledge is readily transferable from one line to the next.
Author: Collins Sam
Title: "Chess Explained: The c3 Sicilian"
Number of pages: 113
Size: 7 Mb