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The Najdorf Explained (6.Bc4 with 9.Qf3)

Hello. In my last blog, I explained white's continuation C4) 8.0-0. Today, I'm going to analyze white's most dangerous option in the Sozin Attack. It was played by Bobby Fischer with huge success. It's the modern main line of the Sozin Attack.

 

 Now, black has two main options

The solid

A) 9.Qc7

or the more aggressive

B) 9.Qb6

I will look at line A) today, and leave line B) for next time. There are many continuations after line A) 9.Qc7.

 

A) 9.Qc7

 

Now white has two options

A1) 10.Re1

A2) 10.Qg3

 

A1) 10.Re1!?

 

A2) 10.Qg3

 

Believe it or not, white now has two options again!

A21) 11.Nf5!?

A22) 11.Nxc6

 

A21) 11.Nf5!?

A22) 11.Nxc6
Now, white has two options.
A221) 13.a3
Or, he can accept the pawn by
A222) 13.Qxg7!?
A221) 13.a3
A222) 13.Qxg7!?
In my next blog, I will analyze black's option of B) 9.Qb6.

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