Young Dutch star Robin van Kampen is providing something we all need – a complete repertoire against the Sicilian for White.
In this second installment, he covers 2…d6 (which he likes to answer with 3.Bb5+), 2…e6, 2…g6 and the rarer moves 2…Nf6 and 2…a6.
In the first video series, the Rossolimo Sicilian, Robin already dealt extensively with the 2…Nc6 3.Bb5 system.
After studying this series you should feel right at home in the positions arising out of the different lines covered, knowing both specific moves and the key plans that both sides are trying to implement. Together with the first series, you have a complete grandmaster-level repertoire against the Sicilian for White at your disposal. Tackle the Sicilian with confidence!
1) Introduction and 3.Bb5+ Nd7 side lines
2) 3.Bb5+ Nd7 Main line with 6…b5
3) 3.Bb5+ Bd7 Main line with 4…Qxd7 & 6…g6
4) 3.Bb5+ Bd7, 4…Qxd7 Black plays without g6
5) 3.Bb5+ Bd7, 4…Nxd7
6) 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 b6
7) 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 Other moves for Black
8) 2.Nf3 g6
9) 2.Nf3 Nf6
10) 2.Nf3 a6