Quality Chess · May 2011
Paperback · 216 pp.
Serbian grandmaster Milos Pavlovic continues
his survey of the cutting edge of Open Sicilian opening
theory. In this installment he shines the light on the
hot topic of the Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be3.
Stay on top of the latest developments in these critical
tabiya, and sharpen up your games when the challenge
is on the table.
Some of the lines covered in this volume include
the Topalov Variation, (6...e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 b4 9.Na4/Nce2), the e6 main lines with h6,
a rapid Nb6, and in the Nc6 (Kasparov) system,
After 6... e5, there is an examination of
the positional Nf3, and the razor sharp
Vallejo Pons Variation,
7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.Qd2 0–0
10.0–0–0 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.g5 b4
13.Ne2 Ne8 14.f4 a5 15.f5.
Pavlovic also looks at the offbeat Topalov
anti-English Attack system,
7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 h5,
its mirror image 10... a5,
and ideas for White with f4.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd 4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3
(6... e6, 6 ...e5)
The next installment promises to address
the quick-changing super-sharp Najdorf