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6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 theoretical status & sources
Whats the theoretical status of the Gelfand Variation? Any recent books on it?

Started 05/19/20 at 07:12:45 by mxstoe
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By: mn
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Playing the Najdorf - Vigorito
In the other thread someone complained that there's discussion about 4 books at once, so here's a new one. ...

Started 12/06/19 at 15:50:36 by IsaVulpes
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By: nestor
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Najdorf dvd by Pelletier
Has anyone got this yet ? From the informative video sample, it would appear to complement the Vigorito book. Both go for ..., e5 against almost all options other than Bc4 and Bg5.

Started 03/07/20 at 10:58:55 by Laramonet
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By: mxstoe
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Polugaevsky variation busted?
[pgn][Event "Interzonal IT2E"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2016.06.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Rebord, Mauricio"]
[Black "Rubery, Mark"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B96"]
The quiet, untested so far move 18.Kh1! (instead of 18.c4 where Black is doing rather well) does look like a killer.
So, this leaves 14...Qg6 (which is quite unpleasant for Black, and well analysed by Negi and Goh), and 15...Qc7, which may well be Black's last hope, but to be honest Black's position does look very unpleasant to me.

Started 11/13/17 at 18:11:13 by PANFR
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By: exmaestro
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Sharpest Sicilian book and 6.Bd3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bd3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ng3
The sharpest sicilian book says the following:
9.Ng3 is interesting, because Black cannot continue with the...

Started 10/20/19 at 06:38:00 by kevinfat
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By: RdC
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Probably dubious novelty in 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Bc4
Today chat reminded me of one of my first ICCF games, which I had finished last year (game moves will be in bold, while variations will be in regular font face). The game began with:
1. e4 c5 ...

Started 07/25/19 at 17:37:43 by smatija
2 1081 Last Post 07/26/19 at 11:11:17
By: smatija
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6 Bd3 against the Najdorf
It's not something I've ever considered playing or indeed seen any serious theoretical discussion. There however are a number of games that have been played in it and it can transpose to or perhaps fr...

Started 11/11/15 at 00:43:03 by RdC
6 3311 Last Post 06/09/19 at 09:14:17
By: gsgs
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6.Be3 e6 7.a3
I was a bit concerned to post this here, because there are so few computer-engine
analyses here. These are maybe in "competition" to human analyses
and not gladly seen here ?!? Although obvi...

Started 08/01/18 at 07:23:04 by gsgs
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By: gsgs
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6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qc7 line
What’s the theoretical status of 7...Qc7 in the 6.Bg5 line? I remember liking the coverage of this line in the book “Mastering the Najadorf” but I haven’t seen it played that much now. It seemed like ...

Started 01/30/19 at 01:23:39 by BobbyDigital80
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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Which book for a new player to the Najdorf ?
Modernised Najdorf ? Everyman's book by the Doknjas's ? The Najdorf in Black and White ? Starting Out The Najdorf ?
My friend, rated 2100 ELO has asked me which book has the best reviews for some...

Started 12/06/18 at 18:10:14 by Laramonet
6 3202 Last Post 12/08/18 at 16:38:39
By: LeeRoth
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The Modernized Najdorf
Recently there is "a lot of inactivity" at the homepage of Thinkers Publishing
but the usually well informed shop Niggemann annouces for tomorrow
The Modernized Najdorf  by Milos Pavlovic
308 pages, paperback,...

Started 10/29/18 at 13:11:08 by tracke
6 4483 Last Post 11/09/18 at 10:14:29
By: AntesInferno
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Lazy Najdorf
There is a Ginger GM DVD on the Najdorf: . Interestingly, you can buy the PGN separately (very lightly annotated) for 1 pound (the DVD is 20 pounds and that ...

Started 07/13/18 at 09:00:34 by gwnn
8 3582 Last Post 08/02/18 at 13:33:37
By: Keano
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6.h3 h5
I recently-ish started playing 1.e4 again, and, following "Modernized: The Open Sicilian", I chose the Adams Attack (6.h3) as my weapon against the Najdorf.
I'm having some decent suc...

Started 11/27/17 at 03:11:37 by IsaVulpes
7 3608 Last Post 11/30/17 at 08:11:47
By: TN
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Motylev-Giri 6.Bd3
They played a couple of games in the FIDE World Cup blitz/rapid just now with 6.Bd3 Nbd7 7.0-0 g6. Seems like weird play by both sides, any thoughts? I thought 6...e6 was very comfortable for Black.

Started 09/08/17 at 18:04:17 by TN
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By: TN
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8... h5 Najdorf
Hi All,
I'm playing in a tournament soon and I think I will have a couple of English Attack games. I think that they will go 9. Qd2 against 8... h5. What's the best way to play against this plan ...

Started 11/22/15 at 23:51:30 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
1 2653 Last Post 06/27/17 at 09:18:15
By: Horatio
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Najdorf 6. Nb3 and 6. a3
The latest New in Chess Year Book contains some material about the latest two attempts against the Najdorf, namely 6. a3 and 6. Nb3. A point seems to be that against the natural response of 6. .. e5, ...

Started 03/23/17 at 19:17:11 by RdC
10 4349 Last Post 03/25/17 at 16:34:59
By: kylemeister
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Bg5 Najdorf - do you play a3?
In many lines of the Bg5 Najdorf, Black will play .. b5. In his annotations in 60 Memorable Games, Fischer would reckon that a3 was mandatory. Later in one of this 1980s books, Nunn thought it best av...

Started 01/08/17 at 22:30:18 by RdC
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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TN in the ...a5 line against the English Attack
The following position has been reached in 5 games between players rated between 2194 and 2582, with 17.Be2 being played 3 times, and 17.Nd4 twice.  Those five games turned out fine for White (4.5-0.5...

Started 01/01/16 at 20:14:17 by George Jempty
3 3709 Last Post 09/29/16 at 15:28:25
By: AntonioAg
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Main Line 6 Bg5 Najorf :!?/?!/?
Apologies if this line has been discussed here before...
Last week, I found in my closet a crumpled up sheet of paper, presumably from a while ago with some brief thoughts scribbled down about th...

Started 05/25/14 at 17:12:09 by Mainline_Novelty
5 4725 Last Post 09/29/16 at 03:48:16
By: AntonioAg
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6. Bg5 - Completely Safe and Strong Line!
There is a safe and strong line for Black with 7... Qb6 followed by ...Nc6 which seems to give Black a nice Rauzer structure with easy equality. Many people think Black is worse because of th...

Started 08/20/16 at 19:23:56 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
8 5223 Last Post 08/22/16 at 06:59:49
By: nestor
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