Checking Negi 1.e4 vs Sicilian III
This is another must have book for 1.e4 players and Sicilian defenders.
- Ch 1-7 Taimanov(4..Nc6)
- Ch 8-14 Kan (4..e6)
- Ch 15-18 Scheveningen Keres Attack
- Ch 19-22 Sidelines
Here is sample line from Chapter 21 2..e6 Sidelines
Negi gives 8..ab leading to a clear advantage for White, citing Hansen-Jiang Montreal 2012.
Theory has marched on as 8..Bxf2+ was played in Szabo,G-Mihok,O Hun Ch 2016 which was an improvement.
After 14..gf(Diagram) of the Szabo-Mihok game
The game continued with 15.Bxb5+ and was eventually drawn but I propose 15.Qxd5N as an improvement(on the improvement) and White is slightly better
It’s a nice book but I don’t play 1.e4 so that is all the work I feel like doing on this line.