Paperbook · 432 pp. · 2010
Slovakian Grandmaster and Sicilian expert Lubomir Ftacnik
enthusiastically presents a thorough and uncompromising
opening repertoire for Black, to meet 1.e4,
based on the super sharp Najdorf Sicilian.
Ftacnik comes close to achieving a nearly impossible task,
providing an answer to every serious White effort to
shatter this favorite of Kasparov, Anand, and Fischer.
Realists will not leave hungry, but filled with ideas
they will be eager to test the next time their theoretical
knowledge and preparedness is challenged.
Ftacnik offers a variety of paths for Black to follow,
which helps to mitigate the risk of the repertoire
getting raided! In the criticial English Attack
he gives coverage to both 6... e6 and 6... e5,
and provides two alternatives in the latter: the main line,
and the Topalov line with h5.
This book is clearly geared for players who are ambitious,
advanced, and not easily intimidated!
1.e4 c5. (Black Repertoire)