Sicilian Najdorf for White – ..Be7 Setups – IM Robert Ris (iChess Club)

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Najdorf Sicilian
Najdorf Sicilian

The Sicilian Najdorf is a chess opening that starts with the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 (diagram).

It is 5..a6 that distinguishes this opening as the Sicilian Najdorf – 5..g6, for example, would be the Sicilian Dragon.

The sharp continuation is 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4.

This is part 2 of an exclusive iChess Club video series from IM Robert Ris on the Najdorf Sicilian from White’s perspective. In Part 1, IM Ris looked at Black’s move 7 alternatives. This time, he looks at play after 7..Be7.

This move used to be played at even the highest level of chess, but that is no longer the case because it is not very precise. You are most likely to come across this move at the club level, so you need to be well prepared.

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