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The Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian has been one of the mos t popular openings for decades. Players of every level like it and it also w as an important part of the Black opening repertoire of two legendary World Champions: Bobby Fischer and Gary Kasparov.

The Najdorf is not only health y but it also off ers Black chances to play for a win. Studying and playing the Najdorf will help t o improve your chess as it teaches important strategic concepts such as fighting f or the initiative, defending, and playing on black or white squares. Of course, you do need a good unders tanding 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 curr ently are very popular, even on top level. In addition you do get a da tabase 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 ther e is an int eractive test that helps to test your knowledge. You are given a number of critical positions and y ou are asked to enter a move. Afterwards your proposal gets feedback from the author.

• 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


This is what is delivered:

  • Fritztrainer App for Windows and Mac
  • Available as download or on DVD
  • Video course with a running time of approx. 4-8 hrs.
  • Repertoire database: save and integrate Fritztrainer games into your own repertoire (in WebApp Opening or in ChessBase)
  • Interactive exercises with video feedback: the authors present exercises and key positions, the user has to enter the solution. With video feedback (also on mistakes) and further explanations.
  • Sample games as a ChessBase database.
  • New: many Fritztrainer now also available as stream in the ChessBase video portal!

That's what the FritzTrainer App can do for you:

  • Videos can run in the Fritztrainer app or in the ChessBase program with board graphics, notation and a large function bar
  • Analysis engine can be switched on at any time
  • Video pause for manual navigation and analysis in game notation
  • Input of your own variations, engine analysis, with storage in the game
  • Learn variations: view specific lines in the ChessBase WebApp Opening with autoplay, memorize variations and practise transformation (initial position - final position).
  • Active opening training: selected opening positions are transferred to the ChessBase WebApp Fritz-online. In a match against Fritz you test your new knowledge and actively play the new opening.

Even more possibilities: Start FritzTrainer in the ChessBase program!

  • The database with all games and analyses can be opened directly.
  • Games can be easily added to the opening reference.
  • Direct evaluation with game reference, games can be replayed on the analysis board
  • Your own variations are saved and can be added to the own repertoire
  • Replay training
  • LiveBook active
  • All engines installed in ChessBase can be started for the analysis
  • Assisted Analysis
  • Print notation and diagrams (for worksheets)

Muestra de vídeo


  • Introduction
  • Structure and thematic games
  • Byrne-Fischer (6.Bc4)
  • Anand-Kasparov (6.Be2)
  • Mamedyarov-Gelfand (6.Bc4)
  • Alekseev-Dominguez (6.g3)
  • Carlsen-Vachier-Lagrave (6.f3 English attack)
  • Anand-Sadler (6.Be3 English attack)
  • Georgiadis-Mamedyarov (6.Be2)
  • Tari-Ding (6.Be2)
  • Petrovic-Tringov (6.f4)
  • Dolmatov-Ribli (6.f4)
  • Kagan-Polugaevsky (6.g3)
  • Shirov-Anand (6.Bg5)
  • Theory
  • 6.g3
  • 6.f3 - English attack
  • 6.Be3
  • 6.Bc4
  • 6.f4
  • 6.Be2
  • 6.Bg5
  • 6.h3
  • Alternatives
  • Overview and Exercises
  • Overview
  • Exercise 1
  • Exercise 2
  • Exercise 3
  • Exercise 4
  • Exercise 5
  • Exercise 6
  • Exercise 7
  • Exercise 8
  • Exercise 9
  • Exercise 10
  • Conclusion


It is astonishing that today’s most important system in the Sicilian starts with the unlikely move 5...a6. The move by the rook’s pawn does nothing for the development of the pieces, so why then does Black play it? Well, it is almost also useful to prevent White’s minor pieces from getting on the b5-square, and in addition it prepares a counter-attack on the queenside with …b7-b5. In certain circumstances there is the threat of ...b4 driving away the Nc3, which puts the e4-pawn under pressure e4. Seen like this, 5...a6 is a preparation for the attack on the white centre! The great rise of the Najdorf Variation – named after the Polish-Argentinian grandmaster Miguel Najdorf (1910–1997) – began in the 1950s. World champions Petrosian, Tal and Fischer played this opening, and Kasparov too was feared because of his precise treatment of the sharp Najdorf lines.

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