Gambit Verlag, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 1-904600-36-0, 160
This book is in every way a definitive guide: Efstratios Grivas provides the
inside story on a variation of the Sicilian Defence that he has worked for more
than 20 years to perfect, and which rightly bears his name. The Grivas Sicilian
(1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6) has proved itself sound and
reliable in practice, but is also far less well investigated than most Sicilian
systems. This gives it an extra sting in practice, which readers will be able to
use to their advantage over the board - it is most unlikely that their opponents
will have a well-worked-out response ready. The Grivas Sicilian generally leads
to positions akin to the Scheveningen, but with some subtle differences. Grivas
explains these subtleties at length, helping readers to exploit all their
chances to seize the initiative.
Grandmaster Efstratios Grivas lives in Athens and is also a Senior
FIDE Trainer, International Arbiter and Organizer. He has represented his
country on a great many occasions, winning an individual gold medal at the 1989
European Team Championship and an individual silver medal at the 1998 Olympiad.
He is a federal trainer and an experienced writer, though this is his first book
in the English language.