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By John Nunn

The Sicilian Defence is Black's most well liked respond to 1e4 and avid gamers of the white items want to know the right way to win opposed to it. the writer offers an entire armoury of competitive traces that take into consideration contemporary advancements and as a way to defeat the antidotes that Black built lately.

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Losing his vital h6 pawn, but now his king is permanently pinned down in the centre. bxc6 17 �xc6 + 18 �c5! Now White only needs to rip open the d-file by c4 to finish Black off. Although Spassky launches an ingenious counterat­ tack his inability to bring the h8 rook into the game enables Kar­ pov to repulse the threats. 18 K b8 19 b4 H b5 Black's only chance is to eliminate the deadly bishop. :! g5 After 22 24 � e3 �xe3 25 fxe3 •e5 26 dxc6+ fixc6 27 itd7+ White should win easily enough.

Xb6 33 j}_xe4) 33 \11 b2 jj_xd3 (33 jj_ xh l 34 �d4) 34 jj_c6+ '1id8 (or else a knight check wins the queen) 35 �d4+ 'flc7 36 �a8+ '1i b8 37 �d8 mate. (2) 31 . . fc7 32 �xd3 jj_ xd3 33 �xc8 �xc8 34 �xd3 �c l + 35 '1i b4 \Wxh l 36 �xa6 with a won ending. (3) 31 . . fh3 �b8 33 �xe6+ fxe6 34 \Wh8+ win­ ning the queen. =! xd3 (32 �xd3 Axd3 33 Axc6+ lfj f8 is fine for Black) jj_xh I 33 �c4 is about equal. �e7 + (20) 32 33 \WC5! This move was a visible shock for my opponent. xh1 34 b4 �xc5 35 \Wxc5 is not so good as Black can avoid the exchange of queens by 35 "itd8.

18 *bl?! Chess laziness. Of course * bI is a desirable move, but by giving Black a free tempo White's attack loses much of its momentum. The immediate 1 8 f4! was correct, when White has a clear advan­ tage. Now by accurate defence Black survives the immediate cri­ sis. :2) h7 18 Eliminating the g5 bishop makes it easier to flee with the king, should that prove necessary, and ultimately the opposite-col­ oured bishops might provide a drawing mechanism. ifxe5 with an excellent position for White.

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