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The Complete Najdorf 6.Bg5
by John Nunn
The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) is the most important, popular, and talked about opening in chess. Its name is synonymous with such luminaries as Tal, Fischer, and Kasparov.
As would be expected by the preceding three names, Black plays soundly for a win, with a full-scale battle developing with no scope for drawish simplifications. Th...more
Published by International Chess Enterprises
(first published November 15th 1996)
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There was a brief period in my teens when I was obsessed with the 6. Bg5 Najdorf. I studied it morning, noon and night. If only I could have read this book then, I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven! Alas, I found it far too late, and it just looks like another openings book, albeit an extremely competent and well-written one. Love stories are often like that.
John Denis Martin Nunn is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician. He is one of England's strongest chess players and once was in the world's top ten.More about John Nunn...