Sicilian Defense - Najdorf

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9 Total lessons
3.7 Hours of video
0 Exercises
Beginner Level
PGN-Files Available

About the course

The Sicilian Najdorf is one of the most complex and at the same time one of the most popular openings in chess. The Najdorf is characterized by the following move order: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 a6 and is rather an aggressive opening. In this course, GM Mac Molner will bring to you the theory and general plans for the most important variations of the Sicilian Najdorf. As this opening is trusted by many chess players, it is a must to have the Najdorf in your opening repertoire.

Course structure

Lesson 1 6.Bg5 Mainline
30:36
  • 6.Bg5 Mainline
    30:36
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 2 The English Attack: 6.Be3 Variation
28:27
  • The English Attack
    28:27
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 3 6.Be2 Variation
33:11
  • 6.Be2 Variation
    33:11
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 4 6.Bc4 Variation
26:13
  • 6.Bc4 Variation
    26:13
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 5 Variations with 6.g3 and 6.h3
25:02
  • 6.g3 and 6.h3 Variations
    25:02
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 6 Sidelines involving 6.f4 and 6.a4
20:26
  • 6.f4 and 6.a4 Sidelines
    20:26
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 7 6th move alternatives for White
18:34
  • 6th move alternatives for White
    18:34
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 8 Instructive Master Games - Part I
23:10
  • Master Game - Bok vs Molner
    23:10
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
Lesson 9 Instructive Master Games - Part II
17:42
  • Master Game - Molner vs Corrales
    17:42
  • 0 Exercises
  • PGN Files and Summary
  • GM Mackenzie Molner

GM Mackenzie Molner

Mac Molner is an American chess player and gained the grandmaster title in 2013. Besides being an active chess player he also works as a chess coach and commentator at chess tournaments. He has many national titles to his name, including being the 2013 US Open Co-Champion. He also represented the US in the World Junior Championships and started recently writing for the American Chess Magazine.

2447
ELO (Peak: 2528)
1375
World Rank

What you’ll learn:

  • 6.Bg5 Variation
  • 6.Be3 Variation (The English Attack)
  • 6.Be2 Variation
  • 6.Bc4 Variation (Fischer-Sozin Attack)
  • 6.g3 and 6.h3 Variations
  • Sidelines
  • 6th move Alternatives
  • Instructive Master Games

Target Audience

Beginner (ELO 1000-1200)

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