The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defence is the chess opening of champions.
Kasparov, Anand, and Bobby Fischer all made this uncompromising opening a central part of their repertoire – with success.
Grandmaster Daniel King is a life-long practitioner of the Sicilian Najdorf.
On this DVD, he explains the fundamental principles of the chess opening. He also offers a repertoire of systems for Black against all of White’s major alternatives.
Whether you are new to the Najdorf or already have experience with the chess opening, this DVD is suitable for you.
The Sicilian Najdorf has a reputation for complexity, but this is undeserved.
Strategy is often determined by pawn structure. And as Black’s structure is often the same in many variations of the Najdorf, this chess opening is actually much simpler to understand compared to others.
Daniel King demonstrates that an understanding of positional principles can lead Black through this seemingly complex chess opening. Up-to-date theoretical information and classic games are examined as well, putting theory in context and demonstrating typical strategies.
About the Author:
Daniel King (born 1963) is a Grandmaster, has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years, and has represented his country in numerous competitions, including the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik.
King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players.
He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio, and the internet, commentating on major chess events.
To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly “Powerplay” show on the world’s largest chess server, Playchess.com.
He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column “Move by Move”. King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.