By Nibaldo Calvo Buides
The variant 1.e4 c5; 2.b3 is very interesting to fight against the very popular Sicilian defense.
In your chess career, how often have you changed your repertoire to avoid confrontation of the Sicilian defense? Frequently my students and readers say: "I do not know how to play against the Sicilian defense!"
With 2.b3 against the Sicilian you will find a variant easy to understand.
This system has been played occasionally by some very strong Grand Masters, such as Magnus Carlsen, Nigel Short, Boris Spassky, Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian and Alexander Morozevich. Also it has been the main anti-Sicilian weapon of such strong players GM Tamaz Gelashvili, IM Moshe Czerniak, and IM/WGM Eva Repkova.
The book has 48 pages.
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About the author
Nibaldo Calvo Buides (Cuba), lives in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).
He is Cuban Chess Expert, with International rating (FIDE). Also he has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Diploma in Journalism.
From 2007 to 2011 he was the president and coach of Capablanca chess club, in Oaxaca Mexico, where he taught chess to more than 1000 people (including schools and jails).
His chess blog is in the top 5 in the Spanish language in the World: www.nibaldocalvo.com
He teaches chess in Louisville.