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The Najdorf Sicilian (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,d6; 3.d4,cxd4; 4.Nxd4,Nf6; 5.Nc3;a6;) has a unique place amongst chess openings, having been a favourite of World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and playing a vital role in the repertoires of current top players such as Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov.
In this book International Master James Rizzitano presents a repertoire for Black against all White's options including the Fischer Attack (6.Bc4), 6.Bg5, 6.f4, the English Attack (6.Be3), the Classical System, the Fianchetto Variation and all White's move 6 alternatives. He uses complete, annotated games for his coverage so the reader can get an idea of the middlegame play which arises from the Najdorf. In some lines, such as 6.Bg5, he offers several alternative defences for Black so readers with different styles can find something suitable for themselves.
The opening chapter examines some positional and tactical themes in the Sicilian Najdorf.
Author James Rizzitano is a strong International Master who dominated chess in the New England region during a 14-year period from 1976 to 1989 - he won 157 out of 336 events in which he competed. His career highlights include victories over Lev Alburt, Joel Benjamin, Pal Benko, Larry Christiansen, Maxim Dlugy, I.Gurevich, and Patrick Wolff. In recent years Rizzitano has made a return to competitive chess and written several successful books on openings.
Published 2010, softback, 143 pages.