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The Cadillac of defenses: The Najdorf Sicilian

Opening tastes differ from person to person but some trends never die. The Najdorf is an opening that stands the test of time and has been a popular choice of the world’s best players. Kasparov, Fischer, Carlsen, Topalov, Anand have all used it and with great results. It continues to be one of the most feared defenses in response to White’s 1. e4. It is an active opening which gives black good counterplay by quickly pushing on the queenside. Read this article to see if you’d like to join the chess royalty by playing this great opening.

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