By writing this book, Attila Schneider, the excellent specialist, who deceased recently, has undertaken not less than to create the full cross-section of one of today's most liked openings, the Sicilian Defence. He has produced a work covering both the popular and the rarer variations.
Following the historical overview connected with the formation of the openings, as well as the analysis of each substantial variation, always two sample games are shown, which demonstrate the subtleties inherent in the variations, carefully pointing out the possibilities of both sides. In the first game it is White, and in the second, Black, whose strategy prevails.
On account of the voluminous size, the material had to be divided in two tomes.
The present, second, tome contains the DRAGON, the SCHEVENINGEN and the NAJDORF VARIATIONS (which latter enjoys undiminished popularity since Bobby Fischer).