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Playing the Najdorf

544 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2019.

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The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black’s best and most combative responses to 1.e4. The Najdorf was championed by Fischer and Kasparov during their respective periods of dominance over the world chess scene, and has been used extensively by many other World Champions and elite GMs, including Anand, Gelfand, Topalov and Vachier-Lagrave to name but a few.

Despite the Najdorf’s obvious pedigree, many players are intimidated by the highly tactical and theoretical nature of some of its main lines. In Playing the Najdorf, IM David Vigorito shows that this need not be a problem, as he offers a complete repertoire for Black based on positional principles, offering sound recommendations which lead to a fighting game without turning the battle into a memory contest.

David Vigorito is an experienced International Master and a respected chess author and coach, who has had the Najdorf as the backbone of his repertoire for most of his career, making him ideally qualified as a guide to this opening.

Language English
Author Vigorito, David
Publisher Quality
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 640 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 544
ISBN-13 978-1-907982-66-8
Year of Publication 2019
Binding hardback

004 Key to Symbols used & Bibliography

005 Introduction


011 1) 6...e5 7.Nf3!? & 7.Nb3

037 2) 9.Be3

067 3) Other 9th Moves


103 4) 6...e5 7.Nde2!? & 7.Nf3

130 5) The English Attack

155 6) 9.Nd5

190 7) 7.Nb3 without f2-f3


219 8) Introduction

243 9) 10.Bd3

275 10) 10.g4


315 11) 6...e6 7.Bb3 Nc6!? 8.Be3 Be7 9.0-0

340 12) 9.f4

356 13) 9.Qe2


392 14) 6...e5 7.Nb3

414 15) 7.Nde2

Minor Lines

449 16) 6.g3

479 17) 6.f4

506 18) Odds and Ends

537 Appendix - Anti-Sicilians


Playing the Najdorf