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SICILIAN SOZIN
I know that Ivanchuk won a nice game with White ( see the update April 2008) in this variation, but Black’'s play can be improved at some stage, of course.
But what about the simplier 8.., h6?<b...

Started 10/09/08 at 16:07:14 by Templare2
1 2035 Last Post 06/09/09 at 19:46:17
By: Novosibirsk
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Najdorf: why not 7...h6 against 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3
This seems to be a logical move to prevent whites whole plan of controling the d5 square, instead the majority of games go:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nf3 Be...

Started 06/03/09 at 06:54:54 by kingpingpong
1 1329 Last Post 06/06/09 at 00:45:30
By: Spree K
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The line 5...a6 6. Be3 e6 7. g4!?
Hello, I am interested in checking out White's prospects in this line after seeing Polgar smash more than one world class player. Is there any material on this line (for White) in print or on the net?...

Started 08/06/08 at 21:19:59 by TonyRo
13 5010 Last Post 08/15/08 at 20:13:17
By: MNb
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Poisoned Pawn Najdorf 8. a3!?
What is the status of this line? I think it's interesting that White prevents Qxb2 since the Queen would be trapped. Then, White can decide how to proceed.

Started 05/28/07 at 01:04:26 by exigentsky
7 4366 Last Post 05/29/07 at 11:03:05
By: Dji
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Bender - Senff Is it a forced draw
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. f5 Nc6 11. fxe6 fxe6 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. e5 dxe5 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Ne4 Qxa2 16. Rd1 Be7 17. Be2 O-O 18....

Started 04/30/06 at 14:59:39 by snakebite
2 1760 Last Post 05/01/06 at 20:17:07
By: Semkov(Guest) (Guest)
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6 Bg5 Najdorf: state of play
Tony's excellent recent updates suggest that 6 Bg5 is doing rather well, although I'm sure he'll be correcting the balance soon!
After 6...e6 7 f4, as we all know on here, 7...Nc6 is holding up ...

Started 07/19/05 at 04:13:34 by IMRichardPalliser
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48 22818 Last Post 03/01/06 at 14:54:28
By: lnn2
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A new old move
Ok so a little while back I thought and wrote about looking at old Najdorf Positions( I was inspired by the thread on Topalovs counter attack); The ones that were frowned upon by theory. So I plugged ...

Started 10/09/05 at 18:04:27 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
10 4536 Last Post 10/13/05 at 23:15:21
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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English Attack - the Topalov counter-attack
While trying to do a bit of chess preparation for once in a blue moon I looked at the current state of the English attack for White.
It seems to me that critical now is a new move-order introduce...

Started 07/14/05 at 08:24:43 by Keano
12 4886 Last Post 10/07/05 at 18:24:45
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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A Move I can't find in the Gothenburg
For those that don't know.. the Gothenburg runs 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 10 fxg5 and then the normal move is ...Nfd7. What is wrong with the s...

Started 06/05/05 at 23:29:51 by Andrew Voss (Guest)
7 3381 Last Post 10/05/05 at 23:41:28
By: woofwoof
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Svider-Topalov Game
In the game FIDE Wch game played today between Svidler and Topalov which began
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bg5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Bg3 Bg7 10. h3 Ne5 11. Nf5 ...

Started 10/03/05 at 14:46:05 by OstapBender
4 2398 Last Post 10/03/05 at 17:20:36
By: Willempie
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Poll: What you play against Najdorf
I'd like to know what system people employ against the najdorf..i play 6.Be3(English attack) myself Wink

Started 07/31/04 at 11:30:12 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
7 4010 Last Post 07/06/05 at 20:59:41
By: woofwoof
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English attack with 8.f4 in 6..e5 line
I'm an 1.e4 player and i play the normal english attack against najdorf/scheveningen/Taimanov with very good results.Now i have a question regarding the 6...e5 variation after 6.Be3.The line goes 1.e4...

Started 07/04/05 at 10:03:15 by armtwister
0 1124 Last Post 07/04/05 at 10:03:14
By: armtwister
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English Attack 6..e5 line without f3
I'm an 1.e4 player and i play the normal english attack against najdorf/scheveningen/Taimanov with very good results.Now i have a question regarding the 6...e5 variation after 6.Be3.The line goes 1.e4...

Started 07/03/05 at 09:41:37 by armtwister
2 1591 Last Post 07/04/05 at 03:05:26
By: alumbrado
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Najdorf 6.Be3 English Attack or Defense?
After...
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.0–0–0 0–0 11.g4 b5 12.g5 b4 13.Ne2 Ne8
A few moves have been played, which I have studied v...

Started 04/14/05 at 01:10:28 by helicon
9 4431 Last Post 04/28/05 at 05:50:10
By: itsme jaguar (Guest)
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Najdorf 6.Be3 Ng4
I was wondering if the Nadjorf with 6. Be3 Ng4 has gone out of style or what? I have found a line that I run into trouble with and I wonder if it is because of that. Unfrotunately, I don't have update...

Started 03/08/05 at 15:27:31 by avoss (Guest)
1 1511 Last Post 03/09/05 at 06:14:08
By: alumbrado
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Najdorf, English Attack
Hi,
I recently played a game with the white pieces in the English Attack where my opponent refused to castle and I found myself soon in a rather unpleasant position since I didn't really know ho...

Started 03/02/05 at 16:37:15 by Nausikaa
0 1420 Last Post 03/02/05 at 16:37:14
By: Nausikaa
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Najdorf e-book?!
TK mentioned some Najdorf e-book..where I can get it..?  ???

Started 02/23/05 at 08:54:47 by AM (Guest)
4 2903 Last Post 02/28/05 at 05:56:19
By: AM (Guest)
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a claim for a novelty
Hi all,
         I remember some time ago, Felix Kwiatkowski made a claim for a novelty in the Sveshnikov variation.  Here I was wondering if I have a similar claim.
Button-Hopwood, Woodho...

Started 02/14/05 at 14:06:32 by Paul Hopwood (Guest)
1 1785 Last Post 02/14/05 at 14:10:12
By: Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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What is the proper response to 5.Bg5 e5 in Najdorf
I'm assuming e5 is bad against Bg5 but It's not in NCO and it doesn't appear to be a trivial advantage. It looks like the Shveshnikov but when I play Bxf6, after either Qxf6 or xf6 my knight looks pre...

Started 01/22/05 at 23:01:48 by arthur (Guest)
3 2497 Last Post 01/23/05 at 21:16:22
By: MNb
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Topalov's Najdorf Novelty
I followed Kramnik-Topalov with some interest this morning, and was stunned by how quickly Topalov finished off the world champion.  11 ... Ne5 seems new.  Thoughts?  I noticed that at Chessbase, they...

Started 01/16/05 at 20:15:55 by HgMan
2 2515 Last Post 01/17/05 at 07:45:54
By: TalJechin
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