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English Attack -- What are the Themes ?
In the English Attack, various analysts, including I believe JF, have indicated that after: 1.e4 c5  2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd  4.Nd4 Nf6  5.Nc3 a6  6.Be3 e6  7.f3 b5  8.Qd2 Nbd7  9.g4 Nb6  10.Qf2 Nfd7  11.0-0...

Started 01/21/03 at 15:12:06 by cap
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By: cap
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Najdorf 6.f4!?
I can't find 6.f4 mentioned in the Naj e-book - but it seems to crop up quite a lot.  I tend to play 6...Qc7 and then take it into a Dragon-type set up with ...g6 and ...Bg7 - reserving the option whe...

Started 03/02/03 at 16:13:39 by alumbrado
2 2944 Last Post 03/07/03 at 01:51:13
By: Bilbo Baggins
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Good line against the 6.Bg5 Najdorf?
I recently started playing the Sicilian Najdof, and I was wondering if someone could recommend a good line against 6.Bg5?  I'd like to learn a dynamic line, but one without as much theory ...

Started 03/28/03 at 21:33:32 by Rochnowski
5 4006 Last Post 07/15/03 at 09:00:25
By: Fernando Semprun
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In the Poison Pawn variation of the Najdorf after 9.Rb1 Qa3 what plans should white have?  Who is said to be better?  Even if you just read this please respond in some way.  Thanks so much for everyon...

Started 07/03/03 at 17:58:23 by Ilikethedragon
4 3169 Last Post 10/20/03 at 14:14:29
By: AmateurDragoneer
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Najdorf poisoned pawn variation
I have a question about the Poisoned pawn variation
I saw some games of IGM Loginov in the next variation
1 e4 - c5 2 Nf3 - d6 3 d4 -xcd4 4 Nxc4 - Nf6 5 Nc3 - a6
6 Bg5 - e6 7 f4 - Qb6 8...

Started 07/29/03 at 03:05:59 by franck Steenbekkers (Guest)
1 2634 Last Post 11/22/03 at 12:24:49
By: badknight
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Najdorf 9. ... O-O
1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O O-O recently came up in a game. 
Are there any tactical reasons why O-O is almost never seen?  I know it's defi...

Started 12/13/03 at 16:04:00 by nexirae
0 1570 Last Post 12/13/03 at 16:03:59
By: nexirae
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Najdorf Gothenburg var
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!?
Me and a couple others just spent about an hour analyzing this variation...using our minds, databases, comput...

Started 12/21/03 at 21:13:07 by nexirae
5 5117 Last Post 12/27/03 at 17:32:55
By: M.Nieuweboer (Guest)
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forced draw in poisoned pawn?
I know there are several ways white can force draws in the poisoned pawn of the nadjorf, but I do not know all of them. If you do can you please post them, or recommend famous games which show this? T...

Started 03/08/04 at 12:55:59 by KingDan
2 2527 Last Post 03/15/04 at 15:50:18
By: KingDan
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Nadjorf be3 e5 line
e4 c5 nf3 d6 d4 cxd4 nxd4 nf6 nc3 a6 be3 e5 nb3 be6 f3
nbd7 qd2 b5 a4 b4 nd5 bxd5 exd5 nb6 bxb6 qxb6 a5 qb7 bc4 be7 ra4 rb8 qd3 ra8 nc1?! (this normal with queen on d2) the best i came up with w...

Started 04/01/04 at 16:46:10 by KingDan
1 1866 Last Post 04/01/04 at 16:48:05
By: KingDan
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Forthcoming Najdorf book!!!!
Hi everyone!
I have just seen that gambit is forecasting a book called "Mastering the Najdorf" written by Arizmendi and Moreno for September 2004!!!
It would be great if someone had an inkli...

Started 04/06/04 at 13:51:48 by krugman
2 2406 Last Post 04/15/04 at 19:19:25
By: never1b4
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Karjakin-Kramnik Dortmund 6.Be3
I´am new here. I saw a great game today in the Dortmund tournament between the great young talent Karjakin and the actual champion Kramnik. Kramnik is now playing the Najdorf and it seems tha...

Started 07/25/04 at 17:44:40 by Mortal Games
0 1993 Last Post 07/25/04 at 17:44:39
By: Mortal Games
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English attack with 8.f4 insted of 8.f3
I;d like to know your thoughts on the english attack like with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nd4 Nf6  5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6(Be7) 8.f4!!..with Qe2 0-0-0 and h3,g4...please let me know what you thin...

Started 07/29/04 at 09:08:53 by Sumit Balan (Guest)
4 3049 Last Post 07/30/04 at 07:04:40
By: Martin RJ Carpenter (Guest)
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Najdorf opening
I usually play 6 Rg1, Nc6 7 g4... against the Najdorf but I think i could do with changing so could anybody suggest a good attacking opening against the Najdorf. Thanks  Smiley

Started 07/30/04 at 14:38:29 by lil_jimmy
2 2225 Last Post 07/31/04 at 13:37:16
By: KingDan
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Inferior Najdorf variations?
I've been playing the Najdorf with black for many years now, mainly based on King's book Winning with the Najdorf.  This is a great book for a basic understanding of the Najdorf, but since it...

Started 11/18/04 at 10:09:57 by Joris Pelemans (Guest)
13 8649 Last Post 11/22/04 at 03:06:53
By: ygramul
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"New" way of combating the English Attack
I have Winning with the Najdorf by Danny King and was wondering if his recommendations still is viable. It goes 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6! 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 O-O 9.Qd2 Be6 10...

Started 09/18/03 at 20:53:26 by Najdorf Player (Guest)
1 1885 Last Post 12/25/04 at 03:30:55
By: slangevar
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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 2260 Last Post 01/17/05 at 07:45:54
By: TalJechin
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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 2248 Last Post 01/23/05 at 21:16:22
By: MNb
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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 1630 Last Post 02/14/05 at 14:10:12
By: Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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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 2608 Last Post 02/28/05 at 05:56:19
By: AM (Guest)
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Najdorf, English Attack
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 1292 Last Post 03/02/05 at 16:37:14
By: Nausikaa
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