The subject of this book is the Najdorf Sicilian, which arises after 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6. The Najdorf has been and continues to be a tremendously popular opening at all levels. It is sharp, unbalanced, with many theory-laden lines – and fun. The main lines after 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 are steeped in theory, making them tricky to play, especially for players with limited time to study.

The material is split up into the following chapters:

  1. 6.h3, 6.a4 and 6.g3
  2. 6.Be3
  3. 6.Be2
  4. 6.f4
  5. 6.Bg5 – Minor Lines
  6. 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 – Poisoned Pawn
  7. 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 – Main Lines

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