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The Najdorf Explained (6.Be3 introduction and sidelines)

zingsanity007
Mar 6, 2010, 11:56 AM 2

Hello. In my last blog, I wrapped up white's option of playing 6.Bc4, which is called the Sozin Attack. I am now moving on to white's option of playing 6.Be3, currently the most popular move against the Najdorf. When combined with f2-f3, white has an English Attack. But, white has other options after 6.Be3. We are goin to analyze each of them in turn.

6.Be3

Now, white has three options.
A) 7.Qf3
B) 7.g4
or the English Attack with
C) 7.f3
We are going to analyze lines A) and B) today, for the English Attack is a whole new chapter.
A) 7.Qf3
B) 7.g4
Now white has two options
B1) 8.gxh5
B2) 8.g5
B1) 8.gxh5
B2) 8.g5
In the next installment of TNE, I will begin to analyze the variations of the English Attack.

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