The Sicilian Defense, 1.e4 c5, is one of the most popular chess openings. In this book several chess grandmasters present state-of-the-art analysis of lines where White meets the Sicilian by avoiding the Open variations.
The editors, 2007 British Champion Jacob Aagaard and three-time Scottish Champion John Shaw, have recruited a line-up of strong grandmasters to share their expert opinions both on how to play the Sicilian Defense and how to play against it.
Jacob Aagaard is a grandmaster and former British Chess Champion, who has won the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe book of the year awards, as well as many international tournaments.
John Shaw is a grandmaster and three-time Scottish Chess Champion.