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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Verifying The Sharpest Sicilian 2012 6.Bc4-Part 1

Part 1 11...b4
The 6.Bc4 Najdorf requires detailed preparations for the defence.

Georgiev and Kolev give this line and the Najdorf as a whole a thorough analysis. Now these findings are verified in light of recent games.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0–0 b5 8.Bb3 Be7 9.Qf3 Qb6 10.Be3 Qb7 11.Qg3

Here is a recent game in the 11...b4 line which is the Georgiev/Kolev repertoire.

The game is a short draw where white never was in a threatening position. Georgiev/Kolev conclusions are verified in the notes.

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bc4[B87]
40th Olympiad Open Istanbul TUR (2.5), 29.08.2012

Position 1
Black has just made a useful prophylactic king shuffle 15..Kh8(now there is no Bh6). What are white's options now?

White to Play


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