A Rossolimo Brilliancy

It pays to think for yourself in chess rather than follow particular fashions. Here we see Nicolai Rossolimo playing 3.Bb5 against the Sicilian before everyone else realized what an interesting move it is and he wins a most exquisite game:

That doesn’t mean that we should now rush out and play 3.Bb5 ourselves as times have changed and people know much better how to play against it. But it’s interesting to consider what other interesting openings are being neglected…


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: