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Friday, December 21, 2012

Trends in the Sicilian Najdorf 6.Bg5 e6(B96)

Here is a recent game(TWIC 944) in the topical Sicilian Najdorf. The game was won by GM Sandipan,Chanda in the recent Kolkata Open in India.

Sandipan Chanda (born 13 August 1983) is a chess Grandmaster hailing from the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sandipan became grandmaster in 2003. He played for India in the Chess Olympiads of 2004, 2006 and 2008.-Wikipedia Chanda_Sandipan

Sandipan was the Indian Co-Champion 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Best results
  • Leinfelder Open 2000, 2nd
  • Wiesbaden 2001, 1st
  • Dhaka and Delhi GM 2004, 3rd
  • Curacao Open 2004, 1st
  • World Open 2007, 1st-6th;
  • Hogeschool Zeeland 2008, 1st-4th
  • Kavala Open 2009, 1st-6th
  • Artic Chess (NOR) 2010, 3rd-5th
  • Gibraltar Masters 2010, 1st-9th
He also represented India in the Olympiads between 2004 and 2008 and in the 2009 World Cup.- Chessnc

Akshayraj,K (2459) - Sandipan,C (2613)
Sicilian Najdorf Delayed Poisoned Pawn[B96]
5th Kolkata Open IND (6), 08.12.2012

Position 1
White has just played the novelty 24.0-0. How do you assess the new move?

Black to Play


Position 2
White is under pressure and has just challenged the intrusive g-pawn with 29.h3. What should black do?

Black to Play


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