Cutting Edge 2: Sicilian Najdorf 6.Be3

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The Cutting Edge 2 considers the Sicilian Najdorf - a favourite opening of ambitious players at every level. This book concentrates on lines where White chooses 6.Be3, heading for the English Attack. The variations covered are:

• Topalov: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 b4 9.Na4 Nbd7
• Topalov: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.Qd2 b4 10.Nce2 e5
• Perenyi Attack: 6...e6 7.g4 e5 8.Nf5
• Perenyi Attack: 6...e6 7.g4 h6 8.Bg2
• Perenyi Attack: 6...e6 7.g4 h5 8.g5 Ng4 9.Bc1 Qb6 10.h3 Ne5 11.Nb3
• Main line: 6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.g4 h6 9.£d2 Nbd7 10.0-0-0 Bb7 11.h4 b4 12.Na4 Qa5 13.b3 Nc5 14.a3
• Main line: 6...e6 7.f3 Nbd7 8.£d2 b5 9.g4 Nb6 10.a4
• Scheveningen: 5...Nc6 6.Be3 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.f3 d5 10.Be2!?
• 6...e5: Positional line: 7.Nf3
• 6...e5: Vallejo Pons variation: 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.g5 b4 13.Ne2 Ne8 14.f4 a5 15.f5
• 6...e5: line with 10...a5: 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 Be6 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 a5
• 6...e5: Topalov variation: 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 h5
• 6...e5: f2-f4 lines