Nadjorf Sicilian

The Nadjorf Defence in the Sicilian is one of the strongest openings for Black. It has stood the test of time and is played by many, many grandmasters. There is an immense amount of theory, and some of the lines are pretty hair-raising, but years of analysis have concluded that itís sound for Black. But itís not a crushing win for Black either, itís a gritty game with chances for both players.

Diagram: Sicilian Nadjorf Defence

Alternatives to the Nadjorf are many. Other main line ďopenĒ Sicilian Defence variations include: