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The Sicilian Taimanov

480 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2019.

From the Series »Grandmaster Repertoire«

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The Sicilian Taimanov arises after the opening moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6, and is an ideal weapon for Black in the modern era. It is theoretically sound, and strikes a perfect balance between solidity and dynamic counterattacking potential, which makes it a popular choice among club players and top grandmasters alike.

GM Antonios Pavlidis is the ideal guide to this opening. A keen theoretician, he has been using the Taimanov as the backbone of his repertoire for many years. As a lifelong 1.e4 player, he is also adept at seeing the position from White’s perspective, making his insight all the more valuable to the reader. In this book, Pavlidis shares top-class analysis as well as the expert knowledge he has gained from his many years of experience with the Taimanov.

Antonios Pavlidis is one of the brightest talents in Greek chess. He became a Grandmaster in 2014, at the age of 21. Amazingly, he has won the Greek Championship three times in three attempts, all before his 24th birthday. He is an expert on the Taimanov, having played both sides of it for most of his chess career.

Language English
Author Pavlidis, Antonios
Publisher Quality
Series Grandmaster Repertoire
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 1.1 kg
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 480
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-059-5
Year of Publication 2019
Binding hardback

004 Key to symbols used & Bibliography

005 Preface

007 Introduction

Early Deviations

013 1) Rare 5th Moves


025 2) 6.Bf4

046 3) 6.c4 - Introduction

061 4) 11.Be3

5.Nc3 Qc7

086 5) 6.f4

110 6) 6.Qd3!?

124 7) 6.Ndb5 & 6.g4!?

137 8) 6.g3


163 9) Various 7th Moves

194 10) 7.0-0 Nf6

214 11) 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Nxc6

237 12) 9.Na4

251 13) 13.e5

283 14) 13.Bd4


303 15) Introduction to 7.Bd3

324 16) 7.Bd3 - Main Line

339 17) 7.Qd2 & 8.f4!?

354 18) English Attack

380 19) English Attack - 11.Qe1

403 20) The Trendy 7.Qf3

433 21) 10.f4

449 22) Main Line with 14.h3

474 Variation Index


The Sicilian Taimanov