29 Jul '07 19:06>
Originally posted by mcreynoldsYeah I have it!
Yes the Bg5 lines look like a lot of fun, I got the starting out book just to give me a basis and now I am thinking of checking out Nunn's book on the Bg5 variations, anyone have it?
Other good books on the Najdorf include:
Winning with The Najdorf (King)
Complete Najdorf 6.Bg5 (Nunn)
Complete Najdorf Modern Lines (Nunn & Gallagher)
Easy Guide to the Najdorf (Kosten)
Play the Najdorf Scheveningen style (Emms)
Starting Out the Najdorf (Palliser)
Mastering the Najdorf (Arizmendi/Moreno)
The Sharpest Sicilian (Georgiev/Kolev)
The first book............ah my first book on the Najdorf and one of the best opening books I ever read, really good intorduction to the Najdorf and the book I learned the Najdorf from. Insterestingly he recommends the 6.f4 Qc7 approach with the later K-side fianchetto.....which you don't see in any other Najdorf repertoire book, shame as i rather like this method of defence.
The two Nunn books give complete lines with both White & Black and thier only problem is they may be slightly out of date!
The Kosten & Palliser books are good for beginners and give the basic plans/ideas whist are not overly theoretical. I prefer the Palliser book as it is more recent and more comprehensive (e.g. Kosten doesn't talk about the 6.Be3 Ng4 lines only 6.Be3 e5 lines).
Play the Najdorf Scheveningen Style is a repertiore book and one of my favourites and follows the tree system of analysis, however it does not cover 6...e5 lines onlt lines with 6...e6 transposing to a Scheveningen after 6.f4, 6.Be2, 6.Be3 an 6.g3.....which I like to play sometimes as achange to the usual 6...e5 lines. He recommends 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 in the Fischer Attack and 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qc7 in the Old Main Line.
Mastering the Najdorf is again a repertiore book but does not folllow the tree system as Emms book does but follows the whole game approach. The authors here recommend 6...e5 to nearly all white 6th moves except 6.Bc4 where they recommend the sharp 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 system and the same 7...Qc7 system against 6.Bg5 T.he Old Main Line.
The Sharpest Sicilian is the newest book on the market covering the Najdorf. It recommends the 6...e5 approach to 6.f4, 6.Be2 and 6.Be3, 6...e6 against 6.g3, the authors recommend the same approach to 6.Bc4 as the Emms book with 7...b5 and The Poisoned Pawn against 6.Bg5. The approach to writting is quite different. For every one of White's 6th moves there is a chapter with a quick overview on the theory, then a more detailed chapter of the theory and a chapter of recent complete games.
Sorry for the rant but hopefully someone may have found it remotely useful.
As well as me giving away some of my trade secrets!