### Chess: Understanding the Sicilian Defense (Najdorf Variation) Part LXXIII

**1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6**

6 Be2 Nbd7 7 f4 e5 8 Nf5 Nc5 9 Ng3 Qb6

10 f5 Bd7 11 Rb1 Bc6 12 Bf3 Be7 13 Be3

13 ... Qc7 14 O-O b5 15 Bg5 Ncd7 16 a3

16 ... a5 17 Qd2 O-O 18 Nd5 Bxd5 19 exd5

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6 Be2 Nbd7 7 f4 e5 8 Nf5 Nc5 9 Ng3 Qb6

10 f5 Bd7 11 Rb1 Bc6 12 Bf3 Be7 13 Be3

13 ... Qc7 14 O-O b5 15 Bg5 Ncd7 16 a3

16 ... a5 17 Qd2 O-O 18 Nd5 Bxd5 19 exd5

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Sicilian Najdorf Part II

Sicilian Najdorf Part II

**1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6**

5 Nc3 a6 6 Be2:

5 Nc3 a6 6 Be2:

6 ... Nbd7

**6 ... Nc6**

6 ... g6

6 ... e5

6 ... Bd7

6 ... Qc7

6 ... b5

6 ... g6

6 ... e5

6 ... Bd7

6 ... Qc7

6 ... b5

**6 ... e6**7 O-O Be7 8 f4 O-O 9 Kh1 Qc7 10 a4 Nc6

11 Be3 Re8 12 Bf3 Rb8 13 Qd2 Bd7 14 Nb3 b6 15 g4

15 ... Bc8 16 g5 Nd7 17 Bg2 Bf8 18 Qf2 Bb7 19 Rad1

19 ... g6 20 Bc1 Rbc8 21 Rd3 Nb4 22 Rh3 Bg7 23 Be3

23 ... Re7 24 Kg1 Rce8.

**6 ... g6**7 a4 Bg7 8 O-O O-O 9 Be3 Nc6 10 f4 Bd7

11 Nb3 Be6 12 g4 Rc8 13 f5 Bxb3 14 cxb3 Nd7 15 g5

15 ... Nc5 16 Rf4 Be5 17 Rh4 Nb4 18 Bc4 Qc7 19 a5.

7 f4

**7 Be3**

7 g4

7 O-O

7 a4

7 Bg5

7 g4

7 O-O

7 a4

7 Bg5

7 ... e5

**7 ... g6**

7 ... e6

7 ... Qc7

7 ... Nc5

7 ... e6

7 ... Qc7

7 ... Nc5

8 Nf5

**8 fxe5**

8 Nb3

8 Nb3

8 ... Nc5

**8 ... Qb6**

9 Ng3

**9 fxe5**

9 O-O

9 O-O

9 ... Qb6

**9 ... Bd7**

9 ... Be6

9 ... Ne6

9 ... exf4

9 ... Be6

9 ... Ne6

9 ... exf4

10 f5

**10 fxe5**

10 Rb1

10 Qd2

10 Rb1

10 Qd2

10 ... Bd7

**10 ... Be7**

10 ... Ncd7

10 ... Ncd7

11 Rb1

**11 a4**

11 Bc4

11 Bf3

11 Qd2

11 Bc4

11 Bf3

11 Qd2

11 ... Bc6

**11 ... Na4**

11 ... Qc6

11 ... Qc6

12 Bf3

**12 Be3**

12 ... Be7

**12 ... Qc7**

12 ... Na4

12 ... Ncd7

12 ... Na4

12 ... Ncd7

13 Be3

**13 O-O**

13 Qe2

13 Qe2

13 ... Qc7

**13 ... Qd8**

14 O-O

**14 Nd5**

14 ... b5

**14 ... O-O**

14 ... Rc8

14 ... Rc8

15 Bg5

**15 Nh5**

15 Nd5

15 Nd5

15 ... Ncd7

**15 ... O-O**

15 ... Rc8

15 ... Rc8

16 a3

**16 Nd5**

16 Rf2

16 Rf2

16 ... a5

**16 ... O-O**

16 ... Rc8

16 ... Rc8

17 Qd2

**17 Nd5**

17 Qd3

17 Qd3

17 ... O-O

**17 ... Rc8**

18 Nd5

**18 Rf2**

18 ... Bxd5

**18 ... Nxd5**

19 exd5

**19 Bxf6**

**By ChessCoach@care2.com**

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