Jim West Talks Chess: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5

JimWest
NM JimWest
Mar 29, 2008, 8:47 AM |
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At a recent tournament, knowing that my opponent likes to play the King's Gambit, I tried the Sicilian defense, rather than responding to 1.e4 with my usual 1...e5. What followed was a sharp tactical line in the 6.Bg5 Najdorf variation.  Instead of the imprecise 19.Re1+, White should have played 19.Rg7 which would have given me more problems.