Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Mistake in the Sveshnikov

The Sveshnikov variation is an aggressive way of playing the Sicilian. Just in the opening, Black chooses the sharpest move, which is 5…e5 voluntarily leaving back the d-pawn.

After few moves, Black’s pawn structure seems miserable, but chess theoreticians claim that Black’s compensation is the pair of bishops. However, there are some traps on the way which Black must know.

The theory of Sicilian Defense is abundant and plenty of traps, which is worth to know.

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