e4ChessNews Blog Posts March 1-2 2013

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Keeping Up With The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
2 Featured games on the Najdorf.


TWIC 939
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 is a very popular line. The kingside restraint plan slows down the traditional kingside pawn storm allowing time for black to get going on the queenside.

In the featured game, the slow plan 13.a3 is not dangerous and the result was not related to the opening so black has nothing to worry about.


Gabrielian,A (2592) – Neverov,V (2494) 
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 [B90]
Chigorin Memorial St Petersburg RUS (9.21), 04.11.2012

TWIC 926
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 is a very popular line. The kingside restraint plan slows down the traditional kingside pawn storm allowing time for black to get going on the queenside.

In the featured game, Bologan chose 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.Nd5 and went for a positional game. 16…a5 conceded an outpost on b5 which allowed Bologan to start a strong massaging game which resulted in victory.

Bologan,V (2732) – Wang Hao (2739) 
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 [B90]
45th Biel GM Biel SUI (9), 01.08.2012

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