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Santos' White Repertoire against the Sicilian ?
GM Santos has done a White repertoire based on the Open Sicilian.   
It consists of two chessable-courses and it looks like the courses are manageable even for busy ( or lazy Smiley ) people...

Started 01/28/23 at 10:57:54 by emary
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By: kylemeister
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New Najdorf-Repertoire by Blohberger
01      Intro, Motivation & Spielidee      11:32
Abweichungen im 2. Zug
02      Aufbauten mit c4      05:10
03      Wing-Gambit (Flügelgambit)      07:49
04      2.b3    ...

Blohberger recomments e6- and g6-Set-ups.
Against 6.Bg5 -> 6...Nbd7

Started 08/27/21 at 15:51:21 by alyechin
3 2729 Last Post 09/02/21 at 07:46:55
By: alyechin
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Najdorf Poisoned Pawn Repertoire Books
Are there any good (fairly recent) repertoire books, advocating the "Poisoned Pawn" Variation (7...Qb6) vs. 6.Bg5 in the Najdorf, from Black's point of view?

Started 08/05/20 at 14:01:11 by grandpatzer
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Interesting idea in the Goteborg Variation
The Goteborg 
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 h6 9. Bh4 g5
is often said to be refuted, I believe (nowadays) mainly due to 10. fxg5 Sfd7 11. Qh...

Started 01/22/21 at 10:12:04 by Hale-Bopp
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By: Confused_by_Theory
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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: Glenn Snow
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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: fjd
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New Najdorf Book 😞
Is it me or do we think we need a new Najdorf/Scheveningen book to be released!

Started 04/23/18 at 17:48:51 by najdorfslayer
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By: RoleyPoley
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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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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 2503 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 6258 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
3 3225 Last Post 01/30/19 at 04:49:07
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 6082 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 7974 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 6812 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
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By: TN
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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 6117 Last Post 09/29/16 at 03:48:16
By: AntonioAg
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Leitao's Najdorf DVD
Just came across this when browsing:
Leitao is a decent strength GM.
Anyone seen it at all? Lines covered? (not too much...

Started 11/23/15 at 06:13:14 by Bibs
7 7110 Last Post 09/29/16 at 03:21:57
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 7176 Last Post 08/22/16 at 06:59:49
By: nestor
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Najdorf 6 Bg5 e5 ?!
A 2400 player played against me this "impossible" move
After some 20 moves I am probably winning
I could find in my DB nothing convincing , but I have only recent games
Surely there is ...

Started 01/16/14 at 11:58:17 by vallescure
4 5266 Last Post 06/13/16 at 09:53:03
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