Play the Najdorf with the help of Garry

by ChessBase
8/19/2020 – There is probably no other opening as deeply studied as the Najdorf Variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is crucial to know this opening well, if you want to improve your chess skills. But we are lucky because former World Champion Garry Kasparov took a very close look at the Najdorf: on three DVDs he offers more than 10 hours of entertaining and encouraging material to master this opening. This week, all three DVDs are available in a bundle for a reduced price. Moreover, one lucky buyer will win a DVD signed by Garry Kasparov in a raffle.

How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1 to 3 How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1 to 3

A great moment when the world's leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening.


How to play the Najdorf with Garry Kasparov

The Najdorf system in the Sicilian Defence has a legendary reputation as a defensive weapon for Black. It is an opening where people often strive for a full point, instead of simply defending the position with the black pieces. Many great players have contributed to the development of this complex opening. There were two world champions who formed much of their careers using the Najdorf system as their weapon of choice against 1.e4: Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov celebrated spectacular successes with it. Both players used the Najdorf (pronounced “ny-dorff”, rhyming with “high-dwarf”) during their child prodigy years and retained it as an important part of their repertoire during their entire careers.

For Garry Kasparov this added up to experience with the Najdorf at the very highest levels of chess. For chess amateurs and professionals alike it is a great moment when the world‘s leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening. In part one Garry Kasparov introduces the various sub-systems of the Najdorf, including the central “Poisoned Pawn” variation. The development of each line is placed in historical perspective and examined in great depth, with Kasparov‘s characteristic intensity. More than two 2.5 hours of first-class private tuition. The package includes the latest ChessBase 9.0 Reader, a big reference database featuring more than 16,000 Najdorf games, as well as a complete opening book that can be used to practice what you have learnt with Fritz.

System Requirements:

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation. Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.

How to play the Najdorf Vol. 1 to 3

A great moment when the world's leading expert shares all the secrets in his favourite opening.

Who won the raffle of last week's bundle offer?

Last week we had the ChessBase Master Class Bundle 1-12 on offer and raffled away three signed DVDs by Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Here is the video of the raffle with the help of our cats. Well, at least it felt like they helped:

Congratulations to the three lucky cats! The DVDs are on their way and should arrive in one of the next two weeks.

Anyway, whoever buys the "How to play the Najdorf - 1-3 Bundle" this week (until Sunday, August 23, 2020 / 23:59 CEST) automatically gets the chance to win one DVD of "Deep Fritz 13" signed by Garry Kasparov! A huge treat!

Good luck!


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