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.
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.