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Sicilian Najdorf Chess Opening

The Sicilian Najdorf begins with the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 (see the diagram).

Many players throughout history have sworn by the Sicilian Najdorf, including arguably the two greatest players of all time, both Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov (though Kasparov often transposed into a Scheveningen). The opening was named after Grandmaster Miguel Najdorf.

In more recent times, the opening has been relied on by players like Veselin Topalov and Vishy Anand.

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Sicilian Defense, Najdorf with 6…b5

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 b5

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Sicilian Defense, Najdorf with 6…Nbd7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7

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