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I want to play and learn the Najdorf Sicilian. I know that white has three main options:

6.Bg5 6.Be3 6.Bc4

But I don't know much more than that. Furthermore, I want to play the Open Sicilian as white and against the Najdorf play 6.Bg5, so I think for me it's worth learning these variations.

Should I get Starting Out: Najdorf Sicilian?

  • This link might be useful for the question on the book "Starting Out: Najdorf Sicilian" (it also contains comments on some other popular Najdorf books). – Zvonimir Oct 9 '15 at 8:39
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Probably(I haven't read it) , other options are a video series eg

https://chess24.com/en/learn/advanced/video/a-complete-najdorf-repertoire/najdorf-introduction

or a more detailed book eg

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/49/grandmaster_repertoire_6_-_the_sicilian_defence_by_lubomir_ftacnik/

or

https://www.newinchess.com/The_Sharpest_Sicilian_2012-p-1523.html.

In general I would recommend the Starting Out repertoires for anyone under 2000 FIDE.

  • Yeah, I am in the 1400's USCF – R3dder Jul 30 '15 at 21:46
  • Also, if you are 1400 USCF I would definitely recommend a Starting Out book but also trying to find whatever model games you can, maybe Fischer's to start with. – magd Jul 30 '15 at 21:49
  • Sorry, I am new to this site. Do you think the chess24 video series would be too advanced for me? Is it good? – R3dder Jul 30 '15 at 21:51
  • It is pretty good, I'm not sure if it is too advanced or not to be honest. The presenters are usually pretty clear. – magd Jul 30 '15 at 21:51
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    Yeah, and that girl is kinda hot, lol – R3dder Jul 30 '15 at 21:52

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