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Kamsky Gambit – Sicilian Najdorf Variation

Kamsky Gambit – Sicilian Najdorf Variation

Before getting into the Kamsky Gambit in the Sicilian Najdorf variation, let me remind you of the special offer we’re providing you with on our new course “Gambits against the Sicilian, the French and the Ruy Lopez”. If you’re looking for ways to bust the Siclian Defense, the French Defense, and the Ruy Lopez, then this video series is for you! GM Boris Alterman and GM Ronen Har-Zvi cover several sharp and aggressive opening gambits you can play against these popular openings. You receive 49 top quality videos of Grandmaster analysis on these exciting openings.

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GM Boris Alterman and GM Ronen Har-Zvi

  • Boris Alterman is an Israeli chess Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer (2010), advisor of the Junior chess program. He started playing chess at the age of 7. His career highlights include earning the IM title in 1991, and the GM title in 1992. He is the winner of the following Open and GM tournaments: Haifa 1993, Bad Homburg 1996, Rishon LeZion 1996, Beijing 1995 and 1997, and Munich 1992.
  • Ronen Har-Zvi is an Israeli chess player and writer. Har-Zvi won the under-16 title at the World Youth Chess Champion in 1992. He has held the title of Grandmaster of chess since 1995. In 2008, Har-Zvi finished second in the “Ciudad de Dos Hermanas”, the largest online chess tournament in the world.

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A few days ago, we published a video lesson from the course about the Cordel Gambit in the Ruy Lopez (Spanish Game). Today we have published another video lesson, this time from the Sicilian Defense.

In this video lesson, you will learn about the Kamsky Gambit from the Siclian Defense Najdorf variation. It is categorized by the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6; and here White plays the sideline 6.a4, which is then followed by 6…Nc6 7.a5, sacrificing a pawn for the initiative.

The former US champion, Gata Kamsky, came up with this new gambit idea in his game against Veselin Topalov in the World Championship Candidates (2011). Watch and enjoy the video lesson:


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