The Sicilian Najdorf is considered the Rolls-Royce of chess openings: sharp, complex, full of tactical and strategic considerations. It has been used by virtually every World Champion and was a favorite of the greats Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer.
However, it can be unforgiving. One small slip can be enough to turn a good position into defeat. Master the Najdorf, however, and you will be a feared opponent who regularly gains wins as Black.
In this 4h 17m series, WGM Sopiko Guramishvili, a big fan of this opening, reveals the theory and ideas behind all the main variations as well as the sidelines.
This series is a must for anyone who plays or ever faces the Sicilian Najdorf.
2. 6.Be2 – sidelines
3. 6.Be2 – main lines
4. 6.Bc4 – sidelines
5. 6.Bc4 – main lines
6. The 6.h3 Najdorf
7. 6.Bg5 Nbd7 – Part 1
8. 6.Bg5 Nbd7 – Part 2
9. 6.Bg5 Nbd7 – Part 3
10. Rare lines – Part 1
11. Rare lines – Part 2
12. 6.f3 Qb6
13. 6.Be3 Ng4
14. Model Najdorf games: Keres – Fischer
15. Model Najdorf games: Unzicker – Fischer
16. Model games: Anand – Kasparov
17. Model games: Movsesian – Kasparov