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NEW: Mastering the Sicilian Najdorf

by ChessBase Shop - 21/02/2020

The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6) has been one of the most popular openings for decades. Players of every level like it and it also was an important part of the Black opening repertoire of two legendary World Champions: Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov. To know about one of the most popular variation at the very top and also at club level, this dvd by GM Yannick Pelletier is the latest addition to ever evolving Najdorf variation as he explores the latest theoretical developments. Photo: ChessBase

Yannick Pelletier's latest

The Najdorf is not only healthy but it also offers Black chances to play for a win. Studying and playing the Najdorf will help to improve your chess as it teaches important strategic concepts such as fighting for the initiative, defending, and playing on dark or light squares. Of course, you do need a good understanding of positional ideas and strategic plans to master this opening. With illustrative games GM Yannick Pelletier tells you everything you need to know about the Najdorf Variation. You do get a complete and logical repertoire which gives you a good weapon against the main lines and the side lines which currently are very popular, even on the top level.

The starting position of the Sicilian Najdorf

In addition, you do get a database with 250 carefully selected games, a lot of them with analyses and annotations by Yannick Pelletier. In this database you will find a lot of recommendations to deepen your theoretical knowledge. At the end there is an interactive test that helps to test your knowledge. You are given a number of critical positions and you are asked to enter a move. Afterwards your proposal gets feedback from the author.

About the series

• Video running time: more than 7 hours (English)

• With interactive training including video feedback

• Extra: Model Games with annotations by Pelletier

• Further Training chapter with repertoire and play features

System requirements

Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX 9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.

 

Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 / 8 or 10, DirectX 10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11 and internet connection for program activation.

About Yannick Pelletier

Born in 1976 Yannick Pelletier is a Grandmaster and a chess professional. He’s a regular member of the Swiss national team and a six-time Swiss Champion (1995, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2014 and 2017). He won several open tournaments throughout his career and in 2015 beat Nakamura and a month later the reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen in tournament games. Yannick Pelletier also organises the Biel Chess Festival and is known on the chess circuit as a lively commentator. He’s fluent in five languages (French, German, English, Spanish and Russian).

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