"I got to know Sethu more closely a few years back when we trained together a few times. I found him to be meticulous in his preparation and especially at home in complex positions. These qualities make him perfect for these two Sicilans and I am sure after reading this book, you (the reader) will be ready to confidently explore…
"At first, you start wondering why Black weakens the d5-square (5…e5) and then step by step you realize the dynamic potential of Black’s opening strategy. The ensuing positions contain a lot of imbalances, which makes it a very attractive opening to play for a win at any level." ~ Robert Ris Teaser [PDF] - Robert Ris - The Modernized Sveshnikov
Do you prefer to avoid symmetrical games against white's 1. d4? And do sharp and complex positions not frighten you? If the answer is yes, the Modernized Dutch Defense might be a worthy surprise weapon to add to your opening repertoire!
"Learning the Najdorf will help all players to understand Sicilians in a better way. Different aspects of chess such as defence, attack and sacrifice, positional themes and tactical storms, can be found in this book." ~ Milos Pavlovic