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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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Gelfand Variation Queen Sacrifice: 6. Bg5 Najdorf
In the line 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Rhe1 Qb6 12. Nd5 Qxd4 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Bxb5 Qc5 15. b4 Qxb5 16. Nc7+ Ke7 17...

Started 05/17/12 at 20:40:32 by Gilchrist is a legend
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Another exchange sacrifice in the Polu
After 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cd 4 Nd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 b5 8 e5 de 9 fe Qc7 10 Qe2 Nfd7 11 0-0-0 Bb7 12 Qg4 Qb6 13 Be2 Ne5 14 Qh3 Nbd7 15 Rhe1 h6 16 Bf3 , black could try 16...hg! 17 Qh8 Nf3 1...

Started 02/17/12 at 13:50:31 by jejega
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Poisoned pawn variant - Najdorf
Since I don't play the Najdorf, I don't really know the status of the line. But I noticed it was played several times. Were these games not of interest to anyone in this section? E.g. Berg vs Vachier-...

Started 02/03/12 at 12:24:14 by fling
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Sicilian Najdorf 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bxf6
Is the main move recommended in Experts vs The Sicilian. After ...Qxf6 I didn't know what the best move was earlier, and played 9. f5, thinking that I had to act quickly to exploit the poor Queen plac...

Started 12/07/11 at 21:26:00 by Daniel ODowd
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Exchange sacrifice in the Polugaevsky
To my knowledge it has never been played but I have tried it several times and black looks ok after
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 ...

Started 04/10/11 at 08:21:03 by jejega
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Najdorf 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 Bd7
Najdorf 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 Bd7
In Tony Kosten's guide to the Najdorf here at chesspublishing he gives the game DEEP JUNIOR-Kasparov, 2003 10.Be3 Bc6 11.Bf3 Nbd7 12.a4 with the com...

Started 02/11/10 at 15:23:04 by JhF
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sozin lines and the Bc4 lines in the sicilian
in the Sozin lines and the Bc4 lines to the Najdorf can someone give some advice where or who currently plays these lines amongst GMs with 75% success. Grin

Started 05/27/09 at 04:41:48 by smyslovVchess
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Najdorf English attack
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6,Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 Be7 10.g4 h6 111.0-0-0 b5 12.Kb1 Nb6 13.Qf2 Rb8 14.h4 b4 15.Ne2 Nc4
How  about 16 Ba7 instead of the usual Bc1?

Started 04/18/09 at 05:08:42 by gustaf
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The Sharpest Sicilian (secrets revealed)
This line is intended to serve as one important improvement for black in the 10.e5 line of the (PP) variation.
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 Qa...

Started 04/24/08 at 13:45:31 by Vajken
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By: Vajken
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Najdorf 6 f4
Hi Everyone,
I am sure many of you will recognise this as the recommendation in John Nunn's seminal 'Beating the Sicilian'.
Just been looking at this and have drawn the conclusion that 6...e...

Started 03/24/08 at 17:49:58 by ANDREW BRETT
0 794 Last Post 03/24/08 at 17:49:56
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Najdorf - Interesting reply
Hello:
I was checking the following line
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.Be2 h5 11.Nf5 Bxf5 12.exf5 Nh6 !?
Most of the games that...

Started 04/17/07 at 03:21:16 by jsoza
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By: jsoza
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Najdorf 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3
In the Najdorf 6.Be2 variation after:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 0-0 9.g4 Be6 10.g5 Nfd7 11.Qd2 a5 12.a4 Nc6
Chesspublishing gives the game Khal...

Started 03/15/07 at 13:51:16 by ygramul
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B90  English Attack OPinion Question
After:  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.g4 b5 10.g5 b4 11.Ne2 Nh5 12.Qd2 a5 13.Ng3 Nxg3 14.hxg3 a4 15.Nc1 Qa5 16.f4 g6 17.Nd3 Bg7 18.a3 bxa3 19.Qxa5 Rxa5 2...

Started 08/09/05 at 02:01:39 by AmericanSherlock (Guest)
0 830 Last Post 08/09/05 at 02:01:38
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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
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Gallagher's Najdorf book delayed until May '06?
I just checked the Everyman website. It says that the upcoming Starting Out: The Najdorf by Joe Gallagher has been delayed until May 2006. I was looking forward to purchasing it shortly since it was o...

Started 07/02/05 at 01:23:53 by notyetagm
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By: notyetagm
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AM
Okey...please let me know what you think about this line:
Lg5 e6
f4 Qb6
Qd2 Db2
Rb1 Qa3
f5 b5!?
(my point is that black does not take on e6 (after fe6) with pawn but with...

Started 05/12/05 at 08:25:14 by Poisoned Pawn (Najdorf) (Guest)
0 755 Last Post 05/12/05 at 08:25:13
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Move Order Trick in Najdorf?
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.
f3 Nbd7 9. Qd2 b5 10. a4 b4 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Nb6 13. Bxb6 Qxb6 14. a5
Qb7 15. Bc4 Be7 16. Ra4 Rb8 17. Qd3 Ra8...

Started 04/12/05 at 17:10:12 by Dan (Guest)
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By: Dan (Guest)
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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
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By: Nausikaa
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Karjakin-Kramnik Dortmund 6.Be3
Hi!
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
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