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.
This is the final part of a 6-part series from IM Robert Ris, in which he explores how to face this popular chess opening from White’s perspective.
In this video, IM Ris looks at play in the Delayed Poisoned Pawn variation.
This is a pretty straightforward variation to play against. In the video, you’ll learn why Black may choose to go for this variation, and how to meet it as White.
If you missed the previous videos in this series, start with Part 1 where IM Ris looked at Black’s Sicilian Najdorf move 7 alternatives.
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