Jones does a wonderful job of covering the material most needed by the reader; he even adds ideas which would assist professionals to get by some irritating roadblocks.
The Grand Prix Attack has been a standard tool on the English weekend tournament circuit for years, and almost a rite of passage for aspiring juniors. But isn’t it something we grow out of when we start to play proper chess?This book convinces me otherwise. It is quite a coup for Everyman to get Jones to write this book: he is one of the leading exponents of the GPA, and has brought many fresh ideas to the opening, in particular in the crafty side-line 1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Bb5. The idea is to damage Black’s pawn structure, and only then play for the traditional kingside attack.
I found this book thoroughly enjoyable and instructive. This is the way all books should be written.Whether you already play the Grand Prix Attack, or if you are thinking about taking up the opening for the first time, or even if you just face it as black, you should definitely buy this book. It will benefit anyone who takes the time to read it, strong players included.
There’s a lot of wisdom, advice and terrific attacking games packed into the 174 page. It provides an excellent, easy to learn system against one of Black’s most popular defences. Highly recommended!
Starting Out: Sicilian Grand Prix Attack is a solid first effort by GM Jones and a good introduction to this Anti-Sicilian weapon but is not meant for the hard core GP specialist.