Roman's Lab Vol 98: C3 Sicilian Alapin Variation
- Product Review (submitted on November 15, 2016):
The GM clearly laid out the reasons for the Alapin and was very honest that it isn't the best line to play for a win but that it avoids a number of complex prepared lines that the typical Sicilian player may be used to playing. Given the backdrop his analysis is reasonably complete for the white player and he shows the way through the complexities of the opening. He does give several analyzed games to help. I have compared this with other Alapin dvd's and books and it addresses the line as completely or more completely than others. He also shows how a move order can be critical in handling the opening.
I'd recommend this for the white player who wants to avoid the usual lines and isn't ready to move to the Grand Prix variations.