Mastery: Openings

Secrets of the English Attack

Secrets of the English Attack

The English Attack is one of the most popular ways to take on the Najdorf and many other Sicilian variations. White castled queenside and launches pawns at the White king, but that's not the only strategy you need to know. Join WGM Tatev Abrahamyan as she demonstrates one of her favorite lines with her games and those of top Grandmasters.

  • How the English Attacks

    Your opponent just played the Sicilian — now you have to decide how to attack it. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan recommends the powerful English Attack against the Najdorf, and you won’t believe how in-depth her lesson on this opening gets. In the introduction, learn the options and move orders you need to know for your Sicilian repertoire.

    • 22 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How The English Attacks: More Early h5

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her extensive primer on how to use the English Attack against the extremely popular Najdorf Sicilian by Black. Learn how the crushing move in games resulting from this opening might not be spectacular but instead subtly powerful, winning the game for you on the spot before your opponent even realizes what happened.

    • 23 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Secrets Of The English Attack: vs The Najdorf

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan continues her comprehensive lesson series on the English Attack against the Sicilian, this time taking on the most popular variation of all, the fearsome main line Najdorf. Learn how to use this aggressive weapon for White to take down what many consider the strongest Sicilian variation.

    • 31 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How The English Attacks: Early Nbd7

    You’ve learned the basics of the English Attack vs the Najdorf Sicilian, but what do you do when Black delays castling and launches into immediate counterplay with Nbd7? WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has the answer as she continues her advanced lesson on this complex and dangerous opening. In this exciting video, learn how to not worry about Black’s counterplay and launch your own attack to win.

    • 22 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How The English Attacks: 10. Qc7 And a5

    WGM Tatev Abrahamyan is back with her advanced look at the English Attack against the Najdorf Sicilian. Learn what to do in either case where Black can choose two good moves in this very complex opening attack. If you’re looking to add a deeply analyzed and sharp opening to your arsenal, you’ve come to the right video series.

    • 25 min
    • 5 challenges
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