Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf (download)

The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian has been one of the mos t popular openings for decades. Players of every level like it and it also w as an important part of the Black opening repertoire of two legendary World Champions: Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov.
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The Najdorf is not only health y but it also off ers Black chances to play for a win. Studying and playing the Najdorf will help t o improve your chess as it teaches important strategic concepts such as fighting f or the initiative, defending, and playing on black or white squares. Of course, you do need a good unders tanding of positional ideas and strategic plans to master this opening. With illustrative games GM Yannick Pelletier tells you everything you need to know about the Najdorf Variation. You do get a complete and logical repertoire which gives you a good weapon against the main lines and the side lines which curr ently are very popular, even on top level. In addition you do get a da tabase with 250 carefully selected games, a lot of them with analyses and annotations by Yannick Pelletier. In this database you will find a lot of recommendations to deepen your theoretical knowledge. At the end ther e is an int eractive test that helps to test your knowledge. You are given a number of critical positions and y ou are asked to enter a move. Afterwards your proposal gets feedback from the author.

• Video running time: more than 7 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Model Games with annotations by Pelletier
• Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features



  1. Introduction
  2. Structure and thematic games
  3. Byrne-Fischer (6.Bc4)
  4. Anand-Kasparov (6.Be2)
  5. Mamedyarov-Gelfand (6.Bc4)
  6. Alekseev-Dominguez (6.g3)
  7. Carlsen-Vachier-Lagrave (6.f3 English attack)
  8. Anand-Sadler (6.Be3 English attack)
  9. Georgiadis-Mamedyarov (6.Be2)
  10. Tari-Ding (6.Be2)
  11. Petrovic-Tringov (6.f4)
  12. Dolmatov-Ribli (6.f4)
  13. Kagan-Polugaevsky (6.g3)
  14. Shirov-Anand (6.Bg5)
  15. Theory
  16. 6.g3
  17. 6.f3 - English attack
  18. 6.Be3
  19. 6.Bc4
  20. 6.f4
  21. 6.Be2
  22. 6.Bg5
  23. 6.h3
  24. Alternatives
  25. Overview and Exercises
  26. Overview
  27. Exercise 1
  28. Exercise 2
  29. Exercise 3
  30. Exercise 4
  31. Exercise 5
  32. Exercise 6
  33. Exercise 7
  34. Exercise 8
  35. Exercise 9
  36. Exercise 10
  37. Conclusion
Systém Win 7 a vyšší
Systém Mac OS X
Jazyk Anglicky
Autor Yannick Pelletier