Young Dutch star Robin van Kampen is providing something we all need - a complete repertoire against the Sicilian for White. In this second instalment he covers 2...d6 (which he likes to answer with 3.Bb5+), 2...e6, 2...g6 and the rarer moves 2...Nf6 and 2...a6. In the first video series, the Rossolimo Sicilian, Robin already dealt extensively with the 2...Nc6 3.Bb5 system.
After studying this series you should feel right at home in the positions arising out of the different lines covered, knowing both specific moves and the key plans that both sides are trying to implement. Together with the first series, you have a complete grandmaster-level repertoire against the Sicilian for White at your disposal. Tackle the Sicilian with confidence!
Welcome, everybody! In this first of two videos about 3.Bb5+ Nd7, I am going to take a look at all the variations after 4.0-0 a6 5.Bd3 except for what I consider the main line, which will be covered in the next video.