There are few opening systems that have been undergoing such a fast and furious renaissance as the 6.Bg5 Variation of the Sicilian Najdorf.
Inspired by Radjabov’s victories over Anand and Karjakin in 2006, a great number of games have been played since then. This means that the theory has developed enormously.
But even before then it stretched to such distant horizons that makes it all the more important to have someone who can explain the ideas which underlie the variations.
That is exactly what Alexei Shirov does on his DVD. His explanations are all the more valuable because they are delivered by a player who himself has been responsible for developing the theory of the Sicilian Najdorf.
The author also makes use of games played by others in lines where he himself has not played any.
About the Author:
Alexei Shirov was born in Riga just like world champion Mihail Tal. Also, his playing style reminds many chess fans of the young Tal.
At the beginning of the 90s, a comet-like rise brought the young Latvian to the world top within the shortest of time.
Being no older than 22 years, he already had an ELO rating of nearly 2750 and belonged to the absolute elite.
Since then Shirov has been one of the best players in the world, delighting all chess fans with original and amazing ideas on the board.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive, and internet access for program activation.