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How to Play the Najdorf (Kasparov) missing 6.Bc4?
I noticed that Kasparov's dvd on the najdorf seems to cover all of white's main aggressive options Bg5, Be3 but doesn't cover Bc4. Is there some source that mainly covers Bc4 that would be ideal to co...

Started 03/07/11 at 23:48:53 by kevinfat
1 2049 Last Post 03/08/11 at 12:28:10
By: fling
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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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"Starting Out: 1.e4!" vs the Najdorf
I've decided it's time I started playing open Sicilians as White. And I thought I might use McDonald's "Starting Out: 1.e4!" as an outline repertoire, plugging the holes (of which I know there are man...

Started 09/06/14 at 20:44:09 by Straggler
5 3635 Last Post 09/08/14 at 19:55:52
By: bragesjo
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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 5083 Last Post 06/09/19 at 09:14:17
By: gsgs
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6 Bg5 e6 Najdorf Query
Hi, Everyone
I'm trying to understand the position arising from 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Qb6 8 Nb3 Be7 9 Qf3 Nbd7 10 O-O-O h6
11 Bh4 g5 12 fxg5 Ne5 13 Qe...

Started 01/15/07 at 15:48:52 by chessic
2 1736 Last Post 01/16/07 at 11:44:00
By: Keano
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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 20114 Last Post 03/01/06 at 14:54:28
By: lnn2
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6)Be2 Najdorf with 7)Nf5
A little while back I posted a topic on my issues with the Sicilian as white. SInce that time I came across some Najdorf works that I decided to buy into and see what I could learn. Well I must admit...

Started 03/08/07 at 04:35:31 by The Mechanic
3 2373 Last Post 03/12/07 at 13:21:05
By: woofwoof
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6. Be2 e5 Najdorf main line
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 Be6 9. 0-0 0-0 10. Qd2 Nbd7 11. a4
Which plan is the best here? 11...Nb6, 11...Rc8 with the idea of ...Nc5 and exchanging queen...

Started 09/10/11 at 20:40:44 by Gilchrist is a legend
7 4781 Last Post 09/23/11 at 08:12:24
By: chk
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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 6476 Last Post 08/22/16 at 06:59:49
By: nestor
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6. Bg5 Najdorf for Black vs. Low Rated Players
I was looking at some games by some top players (Ding Liren, Wojtaszek) and they played the Najdorf against low-rated players. The opponents played something harmless I think but what would they do on...

Started 05/25/16 at 05:06:43 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
13 8293 Last Post 06/18/16 at 15:17:10
By: kylemeister
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6. Rg1
the variation of najdorf for white which runs 1.e4, c5 2. Nf3, d6 3. d4, cd 4. Nxd4, Nf6 5.Nc3, a6 6. Rg1... Ive been researching but games are really hard to find. does anyone here know anything abou...

Started 07/11/05 at 21:00:02 by antianti
2 1762 Last Post 07/12/05 at 05:22:32
By: MNb
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Poll: 6...e5 or 6...e6 in Najdorf?
I was interested to see which system people prefer to play as Black in the Najdorf, 6...e5 or 6...e6. Obviously this does not pertain to lines where 6...e6 is a necessity, such as 6. Bc4 or 6. Bg5.

Started 07/08/11 at 22:03:47 by Gilchrist is a legend
11 7904 Last Post 07/11/11 at 23:08:15
By: OrangeCounty
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6.Be2 in Easy Guide to the Najdorf
I am reading Easy Guide to the Najdorf by Tony Kosten and Javier Moreno book, Mastering the Najdorf and I have a question about 6.Be2 variation.
In Easy guide, on page 75 we have this va...

Started 11/16/05 at 16:43:24 by Mortal Games
6 3220 Last Post 01/26/06 at 06:03:52
By: lnn2
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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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21 11288 Last Post 02/19/19 at 10:45:43
By: gsgs
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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
1 1135 Last Post 05/19/20 at 09:14:01
By: mn
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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 2576 Last Post 01/30/19 at 04:49:07
By: Leon_Trotsky
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6.Bg5 in Najdorf
Hi AlL.
What do people recommend vs 6.Bg5 as Black in the Najdorf?

Started 03/07/08 at 04:57:01 by Zatara
10 4035 Last Post 03/09/08 at 08:19:01
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6.Bg5 or English Attack a/g najdorf
Hey guys,
This is Teyko. As most of you guys know I am a blackmar diemar gambit player. I have recently decided to take up 1.e4.
I am starting to develop my repetoire against the Najdorf an...

Started 08/15/05 at 03:09:52 by Teyko
13 9097 Last Post 09/07/05 at 12:47:25
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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6.f3 in the Najdorf
Some time ago I saw the three Leko-Carlsen-games in the 6.Be3 Ng4 line, and since then I've tried to integrate this dynamic line into my repertoire. However there seems to be a strange proble...

Started 01/30/11 at 12:21:27 by huibui
4 3206 Last Post 01/31/11 at 09:57:31
By: MartinC
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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 5241 Last Post 11/30/17 at 08:11:47
By: TN
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