More About Izhevsk RUS Izhevsk is the Administrative Center of Republic of Udmurtia, Russia. Nisipeanu vs Topalov, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2, Motylev vs R Nechepurenko, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0, Z Almasi vs F Berkes, 2006(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2, [Offbeat Ideas] 8. Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0, C [6 ...Ng4] [15 Ne3! ...e6] [N Sac on b5] [11.Ndxb5! Na5!] Black might prefer 5...d6 when 6 g4 is the so-called Pseudo-Keres Attack. Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2, B. Nf3!? [6. Leko vs Topalov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2, [Main Lines] ...e6] [7. The English Attack is a popular way to accomplish this. It has always been a fascinating and a favourite opening for most of the top Grandmasters. Although the battle can be extremely sharp, more often than not, playing by general principles should be enough for a reasonable level of success. ...b5!?] ...e6] [Main Lines] ...e6 in the mainline is often reached by a Scheveningen move order. ...e6] [Offbeat Ideas] [10. (NIC76) [Tranposition to Main Line] Open Sicilians Homepage Shirov vs S Chanda, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2, A1 [8. Vachier Lagrave doesn't always uphold the 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Nc6 variation, and at the World Junior he preferred the more solid 7...Qc7, which was, of course, advocated by Emms and then by Arizmendi and Moreno in their respective repertoire works. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Spearhead L Christiansen vs Reshevsky, 1977 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0. (9 a5 remains a common alternative) 9...0-0 10 0-0 b6 isn't as bad for him as theory had thought: In Bologan - Naiditsch the aggressive 11 a5!? I.e. M Paragua vs A Udeshi, 2012 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0. Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] [11. Devastating quiet move After 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be3 a6 7 Bd3 Nf6 8 0-0 Black has a few options, including the ambitious 8...h5!? ...Be7] [Piece exchange on d5] 14. [6. 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. Najdorf Variation. ...e6] [8. Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0, C [6 ... Ng4] [6. Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2, [Taimanov] [Allowing exchange on c3] [11. ...b4!?] The sharper 7 Nb3 was preferred in Leko - Ivanchuk in which Black decided to test a rather forgotten variation: 7...Be7 8 f3 Be6 9 Qd2 0-0 10 0-0-0 Qc7 11 g4 Rc8 12 Qf2 Nbd7 13 Kb1 b5 14 g5 Nh5: Evidently Leko was caught off guard for his 15 Nd5 allowed Black easy equality. Qsac] ...e6] I've also devoted some attention to the 6 g3 Najdorf against which Black has been struggling a little of late, before touching finally on some high-level developments in the Kalashnikov. Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0, B. The English Attack is a universal weapon for White against the Sicilian Defense, inviting for a nail-biting & double-edged battle 👀. ...e6] [12. ...e6] [7. Carlsen vs A Adly, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 68 moves, 0-1, B. ...e6] ...e5]; [8. A collection of recent games illustrating ideas in the English Attack (ECO B90)- a system in the Najdorf / Scheveningen Sicilian characterised by White developing his dark-squared Bishop to e3. a5!? Rxc3!? Najdorf, English Attack Compiled by AdrianP A collection of recent games illustrating ideas in the English Attack (ECO B90)- a system in the Najdorf / Scheveningen Sicilian characterised by White developing his dark-squared Bishop to e3. Na5! Na5!] [Perenyi Attack Refused] 9 h3 Bd6?! ...a5!?] ...e6] [Play in the Centre] 12. Leko vs Kasparov, 1999 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2, A2 [8. Study the Sicilian Defense: Open, Najdorf, English Attack Opening with free tools and analysis. The position after 6. ...h5!?] !N] [10 Be2!?] Kramnik vs Topalov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0, A1 [8. A Sokolov vs C Marzolo, 2005(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1-0, C [6 ...Ng4] Shirov has twice preferred 10 0-0-0 b4 11 Nce2, but after 11...h5! Ndxb5 ...h5] ...e6] [Exchange Sac on c3] 13...Rxc3! a4?! Leko vs Kasparov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2, [Main Lines] ...Nb6!?] Anand vs Kasparov, 2002 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. c4! Shirov vs Wojtaszek, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1, Rybka vs Shredder, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0, Leko vs Gelfand, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0, Shirov vs Van Wely, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1, Karjakin vs Anand, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 0-1, Svidler vs Topalov, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0, Svidler vs Karjakin, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1, Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2, Leko vs Anand, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 0-1, Leko vs Topalov, 2008 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1, Morozevich vs Ponomariov, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1, I Cheparinov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1-0, Svidler vs Van Wely, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2, 19 Nf5!N Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1, C [6 ...Ng4] [Exchange sac on c3] [19. ?N] ...Nc6; A6...d5?!). Black advances on the kingside! [9. ...e6] [7. [Mainline] [8. Z Almasi vs Anand, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2, A2 [8. Leko vs Topalov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2, B. Na5!] Najdorf variation Sicilian defence 34 Master games 16 Opening 16 Advanced 15 King's pawn (e4) 10 Fischer, bobby 8 Kasparov, garry 7 Anand, viswanathan 4 Carlsen, magnus 2 Strategy 2 Linares 2 Featured in "my 60 memorable games" 2 Chess olympiad 2 World chess championship 1 Traps 1 Middlegame 1 2013 1 Game analysis 1 Nakamura, hikaru 1 Tal, mikhail 1 Ivanchuk, vassily 1 Sacrifice … ...h5!?] ...h5!?] In the notes to that game we also examine developments after 9 Qe2, while 9 Re1 is the subject of Tiviakov - Balogh. Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0, [Main Line] [8. The variation 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Be3 e5 7 Nf3 retains its plus-equals-loving adherents, but is much less popular than it was two or three years ago. D Liu vs Ponomariov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 67 moves, 0-1, A2 [8. ...e6] [7. ...e6] [7. S Thavandiran vs S Bercys, 2005(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0, B. Adams vs Zhong Zhang, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] 13 Qe1!? 8. He recommends the English Attack, one of the strongest ways to fight the Najdorf and the Scheveningen. ...e6] [7. 6. f3 is often played to prevent 6. Anand vs Svidler, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1-0, A1 [8. ...e6] [Exchange Sac on c3] 15...Rxc3!? Rhe1!? Anand vs V Akopian, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0, B. Na6?! Timman vs J Smeets, 2006 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 22 moves, 1-0, [6. ...b5] ...e6] [Play in the Centre] 11...d5!? I'm not too sure, though, what Ivanchuk had ready for 15 h4!, which appears to give White good chances of emerging with the advantage. Playable eBooks Nisipeanu vs Gelfand, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0, Offbeat Ideas [Nisipeanu's 7. Nc3 a6 6. Be3. And are you looking for an effective weapon against the Sicilian? Ndxb5!? ...h5!?] Black should study the English Attack 6.Be3 (instead of Be2) followed by f3, g4, Qd2 and 0-0-0. Here are the two recent examples. Nd5!? Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2, B [6. ...e6] [N Sac on b5] [11.Ndxb5!?] Hydra vs Shredder, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0, [6. Even the legendary Kasparov used it regularly with huge success and contributed a lot in the development of this opening theory. If White likes to play it quietly he can play 6.Be2 (instead of 6.Bg5) the game will be more positional then and Black can branch out with 6…e6 to the Scheveningen Variation or stay in the Najdorf playing 6…e5. ...Be7] ...h5!?] 11 Bxd4 Nc6, but retreating the knight with 9 Nf3 or 9 Nb3 allows Black decent-enough counterplay with a quick ...Na5-c4. Falcon vs Shredder, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. g4!?] ...e6] [12 b3] [14...Nxf3!? The good news for Black is that it remains less scary than the Keres proper. [6. Previous Updates The English Attack is one of the most popular ways to take on the Najdorf and many other Sicilian variations. [6. [6. Adams vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0, C [6 ...Ng4] Don’t let the innocent-looking move Be3 fool you – white has violent intentions! ...e6] [8. ?N] Indeed, after 6...a6 7 Be3 Nge7! Ni Hua vs M Dzhumaev, 2012 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1-0. ...Nbd7 - Nb6] [13. ...Nbd7 - Nb6] [13. Z Almasi vs K Szabo, 2006(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 1-0, B [6. Qc7!? ...e6] [Pawn Gambit on b4] 10 a5!? Sadvakasov vs Sutovsky, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 0-1, C [6 ...Ng4] a5!? ...Nbd7] Nde2!?] October '20 Update ...Nbd7] [14. g4!?] Sicilian Najdorf (English Attack 6... Ng4) - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. a4!?] Anand vs Topalov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 59 moves, 1-0, [6. Sic Najdorf. J Rowson vs Illescas Cordoba, 2003 (B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 0-1, [Star Games] ...e6] [Pawn Gambit on b4!?] This is called the English Attack, because it was popularised by English grandmasters Murray Chandler, John Nunn and Nigel Short in the 1980s. Z Almasi vs C Lutz, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0, B [6. ...e6] [7. ...Nbd7] [16. Naiditsch vs O Cvitan, 2006(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. [8. ...Ng4 (Line C above). Najdorf Variation. Ne2] Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. 6. Adams vs Topalov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. Nowadays, White players almost universally respond with the move: 7. f4. ...h5!?] Bc1!N] Explores the Sicilian Defence, Najdorf variation with the English Attack line from white (BE3 on move 6). ...Rxc3?!] This week we shall return to the Sicilian Najdorf English Attack. ...Nbd7] [8. Timman vs Portisch, 1987 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0, [6. The main move. ...a6. The Sicilian is one of black's strongest defensive lines to the King's Pawn opening from white. E Najer vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0, [Main Line] [8. ...Be7] [Q sac for R and N] Anand vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2, A1 [8. [Perenyi Attack] Annotated by mybookrunsdeep (1431): This game features one of the sharpest lines in the Najdorf/English Attack. Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0, B [6. Karjakin vs Ponomariov, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2, A2. The database can be searched via many criteria, including chess players, chess opening, player ratings, game result, and the year the chess game was played. Nisipeanu vs Areshchenko, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 72 moves, 1-0, A. g4!?] Z Almasi vs F Berkes, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0, [6. About the Authors ...e6 are, in fact, transpositions - the move actually played will often have been 6. ...Nbd7] [Exchange sac on c3] [14. Kb1N] [8. g4!?] f4!? Chess Database Usage. Be6 8 f3 bad FEN: rn1qkb1r/1p3ppp/p2pbn2/4p3/4P3/1NN1BP2/PPP3PP/R2QKB1R Nde2!?] 8 f4 b5 Black should be OK: In Bacrot - Navara 9 Qd2 allows Black to equalize with 9...Bb7 10 0-0-0 Nxd4! : Black should be OK if White goes after d6 with 8 Nc4 Nf6 9 Bg5, but that is certainly more challenging than the 8 Nd5 Nf6 9 Be3 of Socko - Radjabov. Stefansson vs J Rowson, 2003(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. Radjabov employed it again in Novi Sad, and comfortably equalized with the fairly rare sideline 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 e5 5 Nb5 d6 6 N1c3 a6 7 Na3 Be7!? ...e6] [8. Grischuk vs Topalov, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2, A3 [8. Ni Hua vs E Karavade, 2012 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0. Karjakin vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1, A2 [8. (NIC76) Shirov - Papaioannou. GM King analyzes ...e6] [Offbeat Ideas] 8. English GM Daniel Gormally might help you. ...Qb6!? Motylev vs Efimenko, 2005(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0, A1 [8. What's New- January '21 [Allowing exchange sac on c3] Topalov vs Anand, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0, B [6. P Almagro Llamas vs Anand, 2001(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 0-1, B [6. g4!?] ...Nbd7] [Exchange Sac on c3] 18...Rxc3?! [Perenyi Attack] Nxd4 Nf6 5. ...e6] [N Sac on b5] [11.Ndb5! Ni Hua vs M Dzhumaev, 2012 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1-0. [Perenyi Attack] [6. d5!? [6. Leko vs Topalov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1, [6. Svidler vs Ponomariov, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0, B [6. On his first ChessBase DVD Gormally teaches how to play against the Sicilian and entertains by showing ="[Post:view_link]">famous and exciting games. when Black was certainly fortunate to survive in Dgebuadze - Movsesian. Nd5!? Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 42 moves, 1-0, [6. Z Almasi vs F Berkes, 2003 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0, B. 7. Qe2!? : However, I'm not wholly convinced by the bishop development in view of the powerful response 10 Re1! Rated Medium. Amsterdam Variation Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 (B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1. [6. This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 3|2. I never have any problems playing Sicilian as Black, and I've upset a lot of high rated players with Sicilian. Shirov vs Kasparov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2, A2. Ndxb5!? November '20 Update Ponomariov vs Karjakin, 2002(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2, A3 [8. Svidler vs Gelfand, 2005(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0, B. ...e6] [8. The Chess Tempo Chess Database provides over two million searchable chess games. The main purposes of the Najdorf variation is to be able to expand in the centre with e5. ...e6] [N Sac on b5] [11.Ndxb5!?] Study the Sicilian Defense: Open, Najdorf, English Attack, 6...e5 Opening with free tools and analysis. Anand vs Khalifman, 2000 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0, B [6. (NIC76) ...b5] [8. Motylev vs Grischuk, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1, B. ...e6] [7. [13...Rc8N] (NIC76) I quit playing e4 a long time ago when I … Nde2] Grischuk vs Dvoirys, 2002 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1-0, B. Adams vs S B Hansen, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] English Attack (B90) 0-1 Black puts 6 pieces Qside H Zieher vs H Huenerkopf, 1982 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1. ...Nbd7] [Piece exchange on d5] 11. Be3 introduces a very popular line called the English attack. Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2005 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 48 moves, 1-0, [6. g4?! ...Be7] ; 12 b3N g4!?] ...b5] 📱💻 Get “The Sicilian Najdorf - The English Attack” and 311 other lessons in Magnus Trainer now! [Perenyi Attack] The Najdorf Variation is Black's most popular system in the Sicilian Defence. [6. ?N] [6. Shabalov vs I Novikov, 2005 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 61 moves, 1-0, [6. D Dochev vs V Petkov, 2005(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 0-1, [Main Lines] [10. a4] [13. The ECO code for the Sicilian Defence Najdorf is B90. Against the Najdorf Sicilian, white often wants to “strike while the iron is hot” and seek to attack before black catches up in development. (NIC76) 🗓️🔁! Often, 6. f3 just transposes to the lines with 6. ...e6] [Piece Sac on b5] 11. ...Be7; A3: 8. I suspect that the rook move is White's best try for an advantage, although currently Black is in quite good health in this variation. Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 2006 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 1-0, B [6. f4!?] ...e6] [7. Jonathan Schrantz teaches how to play the "Cadillac" of openings, the Sicilian Najdorf. Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2000 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0, [Offbeat Ideas] [Nisipeanu's 7. ...Be7] [Main Lines] f4!?] ...Nbd7 - Nb6] [13. ...Be7] J F Cubas vs D Valerga, 2005(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. His king will never castle, at least not on the kingside, however, his pieces can develop freely and White is unable to stop Black's freeing d5 break. [6. Leko vs Karjakin, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2, A1 [8. Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 1-0, [6. ...Be7] [Main Lines] Ndxb5!? Notes on transpositions:- Estudia la Apertura Sicilian Defense: Open, Najdorf, English Attack con herramientas y análisis gratuitos. Kasparov vs Topalov, 2001 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] ...e6] [Knight Sac on b5] [17 Ndb5!?] White threatens 8.e5, but Black has several options: Motylev vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1, [Main Lines] TWIC 971 The English Attack against the Najdorf continues to be popular. G Vescovi vs Gelfand, 2005(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2, B [6 ...e6[Offbeat Ideas] [10. Na5!?] Svidler vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1-0, C [6. Karjakin vs Anand, 2003 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2, B. ...Nbd7 - Nb6] [13. ?N] (NIC76) Na5!] Sutovsky vs F Amonatov, 2005(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0, B. g4!?] Please feel free to share any of your thoughts with me, whatever they are, suggestions, criticisms (just the polite ones, please), etc. only leads White into trouble, but even after Short's calmer 11 Qd3 Black may well be able to equalize. [Perenyi Attack] [6. [6. Nb3 (7. ...Be7] [Offbeat Ideas] [11 a4! ...Nbd7] ...e6] [Risky pawn-grab] 16 Qxb4!? Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0, A1 [8. An overview for the english attack when black responds 6...Ng4 to 6. I want to prepare the h5 variation to prevent him from going into typical pawn pushing (g2-g4 … Qg3!] A1 [8. g4!?] Feedback, Download PGN of November '09 Open Sicilian games. J Becerra Rivero vs I Novikov, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 0-1, B. English Attack Be3 e5 Topalov vs de Firmian, 1995 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0. Annotated by byakuugan3 (1200): This game features a nice attack with my favorite variation of the Sicilian Najdorf. [9. [Perenyi Attack] Nde2!?) Drop me a line at the Open Sicilians Forum, or subscribers can write directly to richard@chesspublishing.com. Najdorf Variation. ...b5; A5: 8. Leko vs Anand, 2008 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0, [6. English Attack E Schiller vs G Kahane, 1997 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0. Leko vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 (B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0, [Taimanov] ...Rxc3!?] Black chooses the continuation 8...h6, where, as Finnish IM Tapani Sammaluvo puts it, Black burns his boats behind him. Topalov vs Zhong Zhang, 2001 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0, A3 [8. M Paragua vs A Udeshi, 2012 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0. ...e6] [7. [10. L Kritz vs J Sprenger, 2006(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0, [Main Line] [8 ...Nbd7] [9. a3! This opening remains very much in the shadow of the Sveshnikov, and yet continues to look in decent health. ...e6] [7. Svidler vs Ponomariov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2, C [6 ...Ng4] [Positional Approaches] Anand vs Ponomariov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 62 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] [Exchange Sac on a2] 18...Rxa2!? Nbd7] [18. Be3, but Black can try to take advantage of the move order with 6. White's idea is to play f3, Qd2, g4 and 0 … a4!?] A Volokitin vs Pelletier, 2005 (B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0, [Offbeat Ideas] [Nisipeanu's 7. ...b4!?] Be2!?] Najdorf; The Najdorf: the English Attack. S Azarov vs R S Jones, 2003(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0, [6. ...h5; A4: 8. PGN Games Archive [9. Nakamura vs C Bauer, 2005 (B56) Sicilian, 78 moves, 1-0, A2. Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 62 moves, 1-0, A2. ...e6][Offbeat Ideas] [10. Sicilian Defense Najdorf: English Attack. ...e6] [7. ; 7. [6. ...e6] [Piece Sac on b5] 11. jrobichess Opening Sicilian defence Najdorf variation English attack. Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1, [6. ...Bg4] Bologan vs M Freitag, 2004(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0, A3 [8. [8. [8. g4!?] ...Be7] [9. ?N] Open Sicilians Forum Na4] [14. [11. gxf6] [Perenyi Attack] ...Nbd7 (A1), (A2: 8. Rh2!?] Svidler vs Gelfand, 2000 (B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0, [6. Book Reviews Leko vs Kasparov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2, B [6. [10. Check out how to play this popular variation of the Sicilian Najdorf! ...d5!?] Qe2!?] Karjakin vs V Gashimov, 2006(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2, A2. ...Nbd7] The English Attack rather dominates this month, as we pay attention to its two forms: the traditional anti-Najdorf weapon and the fresher but no less exciting version against the Taimanov. Do enjoy the rest of the Tal Memorial! ...Be7] [Offbeat Ideas] [9. Na4] [16. ...e6] ...Nbd7 - Nb6] [13. ...e6] [7. Bd3!!? Anand vs Topalov, 2008 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0, B [6. ...e6] [9. ...Nbd7] [Perenyi Attack] [13 Bxd4!N] GM Caruana tried to play the whole board but overextending allowed black to fight back with some tough defence. December '20 Update Motylev vs D Obolenskikh, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0, [Main Lines] Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0, A2 [8. g4!?] Leko vs Morozevich, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2, [6. Vachier-Lagrave vs V Gashimov, 2006(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2, Svidler vs Grischuk, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1, [10. Svidler vs Gelfand, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 1-0, A1. One reason for this may be that Black has discovered that 7...Qc7 8 a4 Be7 9 Be2!? Bologan vs Gelfand, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2, A. My opponent is roughly 1800 USCF and will play the English Attack vs my Najdorf. [14 Bxb5!?] Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2000 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1, [6. Short vs Movsesian, 2004 (B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 36 moves, 0-1, [Taimanov] [11...Be7] [13. ...b5] Motylev vs I Cheparinov, 2006 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0, B. Want to terrify opponents and delight spectators with super-aggressive chess like Garry Kasparov? (NIC76) Deep Junior vs Fritz, 2004 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2, [Main Lines] 17. Najdorf Sidelines and Variations. After 8 Qf3 b5 9 Bxf6 gxf6 we reach an important divide: 10 a3 is trickier than it looks, especially should Black continue with 10...Bb7, but in Robson - Vachier Lagrave he preferred the solid 10...Nc6 and was fine after 11 Nxc6 Qxc6 12 f5 Qc5 before going on to outplay his younger opponent. Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0, A2 [8. ?N] ...Bxa4! Kramnik vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0, A2 [8. Karjakin vs E Alekseev, 2007 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0, Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC, Clone this game collection (copy it to your account). So the longest chapters are those dealing with 6 Be3/f3 (the English Attack), 6 Bg5, which is no longer considered the main line, and Fischer's 6 Bc4, which still retains its popularity. Black continues to face problems after 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 a6 5 Nc3 b5 6 Bd3 Qb6 7 Nf3!, but 6...Bb7 7 0-0 Nc6 8 Nxc6 Bxc6 is a decent alternative: The fairly rare 9 Bf4 causes problems in Adhiban - Vachier Lagrave, but only because Black hurries to place his bishop on c5 without delay. ?N] Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1, Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0, Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1, [Taimanov] [11 ...O-O!?] S Nikolov vs V Petkov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1, A1 [8. That's all for now. Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 (B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 0-1, B. Adams vs Topalov, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0, [6. V Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0, C [6 ...Ng4] [Piece Sac on b5] 13. Qc1! Search the chess games database, download games, view frequent practitioners and browse the Opening Explorer Grischuk vs Kasparov, 2004 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2, C [6 ...Ng4] ...e6] [7. a4!?] I Cheparinov vs Lagno, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0, [Main Line] [8. 12 Ng3 h4 13 Nh5 Nd7 14 g4 Bb7 Black appears to be fine, as we'll see in . ...Be7] [Q sac for R and N] ...e6] [Pawn Gambit on b4] 11. ...e6] [Piece Sac on b5] 11. S Kriventsov vs Joel Benjamin, 2004(B56) Sicilian, 20 moves, 0-1, [Main Lines] ...Be7!?] Topalov vs Leko, 2006 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1, A1 [8. Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004 (B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0, A2 [8. g4!?] ?N] (NIC76) In the early days of the Najdorf 7.Qf3 was popular, but the reply 7...h6 did not allow White to obtain any advantage. Morozevich vs Judit Polgar, 2005 (B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2, C. [6 ...Ng4] [15 Ne3! 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