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Sunday, March 3, 2013

e4ChessNews Blog Posts March 3 2013

This is my blog for e4 news, analysis and games.

Today two recent games in the topical Sicilian Najdorf English Attack 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 are examined.

TWIC 953
Cheparinov won with a brilliant attack after first subduing white's pawn storm idea with a quick ...h5. Restraining the kingside and delaying  ...0-0 is the defensive method advocated in The Sharpest Sicilian 2012(Chess Stars 2012) so this is a key game for keeping up with current theory.

Berescu,A (2495) - Cheparinov,I (2709) 

Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6(10.f3 h5) [B90] 
35th Georgi Tringov Open Plovdiv BUL (8.3), 09.02.2013

Black to Play


TWIC 955
Bu won a model ending after white made small structural compromises in the normally sharp English Attack in a Sicilian Najdorf. The big fashion is 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 h5 but Bu used the ...a5-a4 queenside attack plan.

Hagen,Andr (2411) - Bu Xiangzhi (2675)
Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7(10...a5) [B90]
Reykjavik Open 2013 ISL (8.18), 25.02.2013

Black to Play


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