That’s where FM Zaur Tekeyev’s new training Unleashing the Rossolimo Attack will help you. FM Tekeyev went through the standard responses that Black plays against the Rossolomi and shows you how to always have the upper hand over your opponent. With in-depth analysis and easy-to-understand commentary, this will make your study of the Rossolimo an enjoyable affair over the weekend.
Black does not play the Sicilian to play the meek lamb against White’s e4. It’s getting ready for some action. Then he plays the knight to c6, grabbing the exact squares that White’s f3-knight is trying to control. Oops! It’s not going to be easy it seems.
You get that light-squared bishop out and challenge that knight right away. If Black threatens the bishop with a6, who cares? You exchange the knight for your bishop and damage Black’s pawn structure for good.
Yep, there goes the attacking chances of Black in the Sicilian.
That’s Rossolimo Attack for you.
What if Black responds with 3…g6 that takes on a dragonish turn? Or 3…d6/e6 with more Ruy and Nimzo-like middlegames? Rossolimo is one of the most successful White responses against the Sicilian. But it is hardly game over for Black.
You simply landed a blow to the side of his head and disoriented him for a while. Don’t think that he is not going to retaliate with a combo of his own.
That’s where FM Zaur Tekeyev’s new training Unleashing the Rossolimo Attack will help you.
FM Tekeyev went through the standard responses that Black plays against the Rossolomi and shows you how to always have the upper hand over your opponent. With in-depth analysis and easy-to-understand commentary, this will make your study of the Rossolimo an enjoyable affair over the weekend.
What you will learn:
- Paralysis over the board. That’s what Black’s position will be like. Almost locked except for opportunities for White. Black will be left to take a defensive posture in a closed game. And we know how it usually ends. Look at the position above. I feel sorry for Black. Let Tekeyev show you how to finish it.
- Favorable endgames. White often gets the odds in his favor by the 40th move. Why? Because of the active pieces, gain in tempo and an active king. However, the right ideas are crucial to follow to end up with an endgame advantage. Discover the fundamental ideas of the Rossolimo Attack in this training.
- Exchanges that work for you. It’s a basic theory where you have to exchange your bad pieces for your opponent’s good pieces. In the above position, White wants to trade that dark-square bishop for Black’s light-square one. Why? Was that even needed? Learn the inner workings in Chapter 2.
Chapter 1. 3…d6
Chapter 2. 3…g6
Chapter 3. 3…e6
Chapter 4. 3…Nf6
Chapter 5. Black’s Minor Options
About The Author:
FM Zaur Tekeyev [FIDE 2409]
is a FIDE Master with one International Master norm. FM Tekeyev has been coaching chess players of different ages and levels for many years. As a player, he has won multiple tournaments, one of the best results being 1st place in the Russian National Students’ Chess League Championship (Moscow Open, 2017). Zaur is also a big online blitz player, with an online rating of over 2800.