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I am very interested in the Lowenthal Sicilian, specifically the 5. Nb5 a6 line:

  1. e4 c5
  2. Nf3 Nc6
  3. d4 cxd4
  4. Nxd4 e5 (signalling the Lowenthal)
  5. Nb5 a6 (5 ... d6 is the Kalashnikov variation or what Silman refers to as the Neo-Sveshnikov)
  6. Nd6+ Bxd6
  7. Qxd6

    [FEN ""]
    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 a6 6. Nd6+ Bxd6 7. Qxd6 
    

So variations begin here with ...Qe7 or ...Qf6

Now here is where my problem starts, I can not find a book on this line of the Sicilian for the life of me. It's a fairly popular line among GM's and strong players at my club. I really want to become well versed in it. I have studied a dozen or so GM games from the Lowenthal PGN file I downloaded from chess mentor but I learn much quicker from books where they explain white and black's long-term goals and strategies.

Can anybody recommend resources that will allow me to study this line?

  • Are you interested in playing this as White or Black? – dfan Aug 3 '15 at 2:20
  • I was looking at playing it for black. I have since gone through Aagaard's book on the kalashnikov and he covers it at the end. – enikhelA Aug 4 '15 at 19:26
  • Granted though not anywhere near the level of detail that I am interested in learning it. – enikhelA Aug 17 '15 at 17:40
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Any book covering the Open Sicilian from White's point of view should have a line against it. From memory White has a queen exchange, Qc7 or Qd1 in one of those variations.

EDIT: For starters try Dismantling the Sicilian by De La Villa. As stated above I recommend any complete repertoire book for White with the open Sicilian.

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    Downvoted because it is not an answer to the question. – RemcoGerlich Aug 2 '15 at 20:56
  • Perhaps you need to learn to read better. It is an answer to the question "Can anybody recommend resources that will allow me to study this line?" – magd Aug 2 '15 at 21:26
  • Ie any repertoire book for White on the Open Sicilian will cover the Lowenthal. I know you are strong enough to understand this. – magd Aug 2 '15 at 21:49
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    So recommend some? – RemcoGerlich Aug 3 '15 at 10:01
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    Any well regarded open sicilian book will do. I am sure the OP can search on google or amazon for open sicilian books. – magd Aug 3 '15 at 11:10

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