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Today the Rossolimo Variation is the most important option for White after 2...Nc6 if he does not want to open up the centre at once with 3.d4. Born in Kiev, Nicolas Rossolimo (1910–1975) who went on to live in France and in the USA, played the move successfully in various tournaments from the late 1940s on. In recent years, 3.Bb5 was above all popular as an anti-Sveshnikov weapon. If White is inclined to play 3.d4, he has no good way to deviate from the move order of the Sveshnikov. This led to those players who did not like going in for sharp and long theoretical variations giving their preference to 3.Bb5.
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The Rossolimo and Moscow Variation Bundle
These DVDs will show you dangerous new sidelines that are ideal for combatting the Sicilian after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6/d6 3.Bb5(+), with your author giving you the positional ideas behind less well-trodden Sicilian paths that avoid the main and winding main
A Repertoire against the Sicilian
Avoid long theoretical battles by playing 3.Bb5 or 3.b3/3.g3 against the sicilian. Lorin D’Costa and Nick Murphy show you, how you play for an advantage in these systems and how to punish knowledge gaps of your opponent.