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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #10 - 09/29/16 at 19:02:27
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Anton Korobov seems to be doing fine in the 7.Qe2 lines, how exactly is Black under pressure?
  
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #9 - 09/29/16 at 09:49:07
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Hello.

6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qe2!

Is also given by Parimarjan Negi in 1.e4 vs the Sicilian I, Quality Chess 2015, p. 26-80. The exclamation is Negi's as well, even though I suspect it is mostly for enthusing the reader.

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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #8 - 09/29/16 at 06:13:22
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I wouldn't know if "7.Bc4 is the test" (though that's how I learned it decades ago -- think Spassky-Petrosian) ...but skipping to the latest thing I'm aware of, CBM 174 (Igor Stohl) apparently prefers 7. Qe2, and sees Black as "under pressure."
  
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #7 - 09/29/16 at 04:56:44
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I recently encountered 6.Bg5 Nbd7 in correspondence and found it interesting.
7.Bc4 is the test, but some players may try to play in normal 6.Bg5 fashion which is thought not to be so good.

So if you want to keep things a little bit less known and with room for creativity you should look at the 6...Nbd7 lines.
  
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #6 - 05/22/16 at 11:41:41
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@Zatara

1. No, both moves are fine, just play the normal theoretical moves.

2. 6...Ng4 is the easiest to learn but you have to be ready to repeat, yes. It's a matter of taste, 6...e5 has more theory but also more ways to avoid particularly forcing play. For instance, 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 has a pretty solid reputation, not sure why it hasn't been seen more of late.
  

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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #5 - 05/22/16 at 08:07:19
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I like 6.Bg5 Nbd7 for Black. I think most White players (at the amateur level) will try to play the same moves against the old 6...e6 7.f4 Be7 line, and Black can delay pushing the e-pawn because ...e5 might be good later on.
  
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #4 - 05/07/16 at 07:59:38
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Hi Martin C,
Yes your probably right with f4 e5!!  I was probably exaggerating a bit!  Qc7 maybe good practically as white may have an attack with e5 more so then Qc7? 
AND Bg5 that most won't prepare just to draw!!
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #3 - 05/07/16 at 07:16:18
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As far as I remember he doesn't make 6 f4 e5 out to be bad so much as offering white sort of what he wants.

Think King would have had (through playing in England in congresses etc) quite a bit of first hand experience of playing vs 6 f4, so I'd be inclined to trust that sort of judgement.

Unless you're really quite good, don't worry about forced draws after 6 Bg5 - no one is going to bother preparing something just to draw!
  
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #2 - 05/07/16 at 06:28:46
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Thank you for your reply Kyleimeister!!
Yes King makes 6...e5  look like an error with some games and comments, so he suggests Qc7 with a dragon structure. 
As far as the  Be3 line Tony Kosten in his book on the Najdorf brought up the draw with be3 Bc1 ect.  Also white can play f3 first but I guess Qb6 is good? 
Finally what do you suggest vs Bg5? 
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Re: 6.Bg5 in najdorf
Reply #1 - 05/07/16 at 03:43:30
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How dangerous does King make 6. f4 e5 out to be?  As far as I know 6...e5 7. Nf3 Nbd7 has pretty much been the main line for decades.  (In "olden times" 7...Qc7 was standard.)

Of course after 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 either side can abstain from repeating ...
  
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6.Bg5 in najdorf
05/06/16 at 23:50:55
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Hi All,
What to play as Black vs 6.Bg5 in Najdorf?  I am thinking 6...e6 7f4 Qc7!?  Richard Palliser in his book on Najdorf said this is a good winning try for Black. I would rather not have "forced draws"  so maybe poisoned pawn gone. 

Also, two more questions:
1. after 6.f4 is 6....e5 really as dangerous as Daniel King makes it out?  Is 6...Qc7 really that important to play?
2. After 6.Be3 I guess e5 is most practical?  e6 leads to Pereni  attack and all those Shevy lines, But what about Ng4?  or is Bg1 Nf6 ect a forced draw? 
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