J. Doknjas, J. Doknjas - Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf (K-5588)

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The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black’s most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the repertoire of many elite players.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsJohn Doknjas, Joshua Doknjas
PublisherEveryman Chess
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages352
ISBN9781781944837
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height24 cm / 9.45 inch

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This rich opening creates a wealth of opportunities for vigorous attacks, causing most games to be tense and engaging. The Najdorf is that very rare thing – an opening for Black that is highly aggressive but is also recognised as being objectively sound. In this book, FIDE Master John Doknjas and National Master Joshua Doknjas navigate through the main lines of the Najdorf and provide the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening, and contains instructive commentary on typical middle-game plans. With thorough variations and explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt.

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J. Doknjas, J. Doknjas - Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf (K-5588)

J. Doknjas, J. Doknjas - Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf (K-5588)

The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black’s most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the repertoire of many elite players.

Content

005 About the Authors

007 Bibliography

008 Foreword by Grandmaster Emil Sutovsky

009 Introduction

Part One: Sharp Lines

014 1 The English Attack: 6.Be3

065 2 Theoretical Paths: 6.Bg5

111 3 The Sozin: 6.Bc4

Part Two: Quieter Systems

159 4 The Classical: 6.Be2

209 5 The Fianchetto: 6.g3

239 6 Patient Prophylaxis: 6.a4

258 7 Early Skirmish: 6.f4

Part Three: New Developments

289 8 The Adams Attack: 6.h3

309 9 Offbeat Trails: 6.Qf3, 6.Rg1, 6.h4, 6.Bd3, 6.Nb3

346 Index of Variations

351 Index of Complete Games

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