Nxf8 0:44:24 Kxf8 0:43:08 14. Main Line Spassky vs E G Eliskases, 1960 Nc3 a6 6. The resulting exchange is three pawns for a piece, but black’s position is much worse in this position. If black does capture the knight on f5, then white can still get the knight into d5 by playing Bg5 or beginning a pawn storm via g2-g4-g5. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts. 0:44:11 Qc4 0:41:24 16. [ECO "B98"] The Najdorf Variation in the Sicilian Defense is the most popular line and has been favorited by some of the greatest chess minds that have ever played the game. Save 1_4909238204483239997.pdf For Later. ♗lack resigns Kc3 0:43:40 So, why 13.Bb5! Well, clearly the bishop is immune from immediate capture due to the threat of 14.0-0 mating, but why put it en prise to begin with? 0:31:27 20. h3 0:40:58 Bf5 0:31:38 21. 0:41:33 Rc8 0:16:18 25. c4 0:41:26 Ne4 0:14:42 26. to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. [Time "18:00:25"] Nxe6 fxe6 12.Qh5+ Kf8. Rh2 0:41:35 Kd1 0:08:58 72. O-O-O Nbd7 - Chess Opening explorer. From your diagram 11.fxg5 is met by …Ne5 hitting the queen; next black's Nf6 will usually hop to g4 and black plays to recover his pawn on g5. and it's a game again. Bg5 – “Main Line” Sicilian Najdorf. Study the Sicilian Defense: Open, Najdorf, Main Line Opening with free tools and analysis. 0:06:25 61. Rh8 0:31:51 Ke7 0:02:14 55. g8=Q 0:32:32 Bxg8 0:02:58 56. When playing 6 Bc4, black may sometimes counter with e6 (transposing into the Scheveningen). Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. 0:10:41 27. g4 0:40:44 Rxd5 0:10:14 28. cxd5 0:41:27 Nc5 0:09:47 But Mohammed's gotta come to the mountain, you know? White was able to trade all minor pieces except the “good knight” and black’s bad bishop. Qf3 0:44:22 Ra1 0:36:51 h4 0:08:04 65. Kxh3 0:39:24 Ke1 0:07:00 69. Ra8+ 0:30:55 Kf7 0:02:18 46. Kf5 0:05:08 59. Bc4 0:44:04 Qc7 The Najdorf Variation (/ ˈ n aɪ d ɔːr f /) of the Sicilian Defence is one of the most respected and deeply studied of all chess openings. But oddly enough, in the Richter-Rauzer (5...Nc6 instead of 5...a6), 7.Qd2 is the main line by far. The Chameleon Variation Confronting the Sicilian on Your Own Terms (Carsten Hansen) (1) Unlike the Sicilian Dragon, it is not generally a sharp opening (though there are some very sharp side lines like the poisoned pawn variation), so you won’t find a ton of tactical “quick wins” in this opening. Ng8 0:00:57 50. d7+ 0:29:36 Kd8 0:01:40 51. Because of this, should the game go to an endgame, black will be able to tighten the grip on the queen side and potentially break through. Adams Attack; English Attack; Main line Bg5; Fischer Sozin Attack; Classical opocensky Variation; O’Kelly … Because the c pawn is traded off early, black needs to gain control of d5. Qd2 0:40:19 Nxd5 0:23:47 Ra2 0:30:56 Bb3 0:02:02 42. Let me know which you’d like to see me dive into and I will be sure to add it to the queue. Rhe1+ This prevents black from accomplishing the thematic d6-d5 break in the center easily. Some of the variations that can occur are e.g. Nc3 0:45:44 a6 0:48:12 In many lines of the Sicilian, b5 becomes a tense square for black to gain control of because there are three white pieces eyeing it up early on: Both knights and the bishop on c1. 6. Ra7 0:30:52 Ke8 0:02:57 47. g6 54. visit the Kibitzer's Café. B99: Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 main line - 1. e4 c5 2. And his compatriots followed suit. Because the d pawn has already been captured, the only way to defend it with a pawn is the f pawn. Below are some great games to check out played by Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov, There are tons of variations in the Sicilian Najdorf, but below are some of my favorites I will be diving further into in future articles. the Poisened Pawn Variation, the English Attack and the Fischer-Sozin Attack. If the queen moves, black will develop the Bishop to g5 and continue with a slight advantage. Bxe7+ 0:44:45 Kxe7 0:42:07 17. Bg5 Nbd7, after which interesting theoretical battles are probable to appear on the board. Uploaded by. The Najdorf got its name from Moishe Mieczslaw (Miquel) Najdorf in the late 1940s. do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. After a long think here: Kotov banged out 13.Bb5! All reached above position, at which point two of them left the boards, not to return until they saw how Kotov, their best opening theoretician, handled the position. Rd5 0:41:53 Rc5 Once again I find myself having to explore 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 e5 h6 11 Bh4. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Bd3 h6 11.Bh4 g5 12.fxg5 Ne5 13.gxf6 Nxf3 14.gxf3 Bf8 15.Rhg1 (
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