[March 11, 2018] Updated Opening Article by GM Aleksandar Kovačević:
July 2015 Revisited: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation (6. h3 e5)
This is the second updating of this article, and this time we have added the most recent theoretically relevant over-the-board, correspondence and engine games. The theoretical verdict (as well as the key game) remains the same as before, but there’s a number of improvements that you’ll certainly find interesting.
[Diagram: Black to Move] The diagrammed position is from F. Caruana – W. So, Dortmund 2015, just like the encounter we saw in the opening round of this year’s Candidates Tournament. How can Black make use of his opponent’s poor piece coordination and create some serious winning chances?
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