NEW UPDATED ARTICLE

[Apr 03, 2016] Updated Opening Article by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
March 2014 Revisited: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation: English Attack (10… Nb4!?)

When we originally published GM Kovačević’s opening survey two years ago, the key game for this line was (and still is) V. Láznička – R. Wojtaszek, Yerevan 2014. In the meantime, lots of (admittedly – mostly engine) games have been played, most notably S. Karjakin – D. Khismatullin, Kazan 2014, but the verdict remains pretty much the same: players of Black who enjoy the intricacies of the Najdorf Variation will certainly like their chances in this double-edged line.

[Diagram: Black to Move] Black’s compensation for the exchange is obvious, but he can make White’s life even more difficult…

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