Bogdanovich: Play 2.Nf6 in the Sicilian
On the map of modern chess theory there is a 'blank spot' - the Nimzowitsch-Rubinstein Variation of the Sicilian Defence (1 .e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6). Everyone has heard of it, but no one really knows anything about it.
The literature devoted to this topic is extremely scanty. Two or three articles, a few brochures, one ancient monograph (in German) - and that's all.
The book of international master Grigory Bogdanovich fills this gap. The author, a recognised expert on the Variation, has summarised and fully systemised his many years of experience in the given field. His views are subjective - but this is what makes them valuable. His conclusions are paradoxical, but they, so to speak, 'grab' the reader and do not leave him indifferent. You want to argue with him, but - and this is the main thing! - his presentation of the Variation makes you want to study it and play it.