The Sicilian Sveshnikov comes after the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Cf3 Cc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Cxd4 Cf6 5.Cc3 e5, and is an ideal weapon based on solid principles of rapid development and central space occupation. Decades of testing and practical analysis have demonstrated the theoretical robustness of the system for black, and its dynamic counterattack potential makes it a popular choice among club players and top grandmasters alike.
Serbian grandmaster Milos Pavlovic is a lifelong Sveshnikov player as well as an experienced chess coach, making him the ideal guide for this opening. Playing the Sveshnikov offers a complete repertoire for black, including secondary recommendations against certain key variants. With first-class analysis, many novelties and well-thought-out explanations, this book provides everything you need to learn and play Sveshnikov successfully.
Milos Pavlovic is a former yugoslav champion who has held the grandmaster title since 1993. An experienced tournament competitor, theorist and FIDE coach, he is an expert in the Sveshnikov, having played both sides for most of his chess career.