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Ivan Cheparinov – the Sicilian Najdorf

Ivan Cheparinov has been Veselin Topalov’s second for some of his best years and we all know one of the favorite weapons of Topalov – the Sicilian Najdorf. Now Cheparinov shares his knowledge with the chess world via a Chessable course – Lifetime Repertoires: Cheparinov’s Najdorf.

Lifetime Repertoires: Cheparinov’s Najdorf infuses Black’s best weapon against 1.e4 with fresh novelties and versatile plans — so you can mold the position and squeeze the maximum advantage against every response by White. The best chess players in the world agree. If you want to consistently win against 1.e4, then the Sicilian Najdorf and its spirited counterattacks are your best bet. But while every grandmaster can play it, no one can teach like Grandmaster Ivan Cheparinov. Cheparinov is a four-time Bulgarian champion, a former 2700-player, and a lifelong Najdorf connoisseur.

The Najdorf can be played in many ways. Some head straight for exchanges, and bank on a favorable ending to bring the point home. Others boldly grab a pawn, after which all hell breaks loose. With this Lifetime Repertoire, however, you’ll play the Najdorf a la Cheparinov. That means heading for flexible positions, while staying alert. So you can switch gears at just the right time, and launch a swift counter strike after White has committed to a setup.

Get your copy of Cheparinov’s Najdorf here

Cheparinov explains everything in 809 trainable variations and over 21 hours of video. Here’s a sneak peek of the major variations covered:

? Against the main line 6.Bg5, the versatile 6…Nbd7 will give you active play across all three areas of the board. And you’ll be shown which plan works best in every scenario.

? Against the English Attack with 6.Be3, you’ll harass the bishop right away with Garry Kasparov’s favorite, 6…Ng4. This knight leap leaves you with a “draw in hand” should you need it, and a sharper continuation for those must-win situations.

? Against the Adams Attack with 6.h3, you’ll sidestep reams of theory with 6…Nc6!?. Then you’ll follow up with a kingside fianchetto, the central pawn thrust …e7-e5, or both to gain iron-clad control of the dark squares.

? Against the positional 6.Be2 and 6.g3, you’ll grab valuable central space with 6…e5, which enables your pieces to flow to the center with natural, easy-to-remember moves.

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