The Najdorf Sicilian is an extremely sharp and yet well respected opening with great pedigree. It score s very well in practical play and is particularly dangerous in the hands of dynamic players who like to play to win as Black. John Emms produce s a comprehensive but workable black repertoire against all of White's possible options in the Najdorf .
The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
The soundness of the Najdorf has never been seriously doubted, but some players can be put off by the ever-spiralling amount of theory amassed on this great opening.
John Emms condenses this mountain to produce a workable black repertoire against all of White's possible options. Emms concentrates on lines where Black adopts a very early ...e7-e6, thus establishing the well-known Scheveningen pawn structure.
- Explains an opening championed by Garry Kasparov
- Written by a renowned openings theoretician
- Covers all of White's main replies