# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nf6/5. Nc3/5...a6/6. Be3/6...e5/7. Nb3/7...Be6

< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...c5‎ | 2. Nf3‎ | 2...d6‎ | 3. d4‎ | 3...cxd4‎ | 4. Nxd4‎ | 4...Nf6‎ | 5. Nc3‎ | 5...a6‎ | 6. Be3‎ | 6...e5‎ | 7. Nb3
Najdorf Sicilian, English Attack
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Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6

# Najdorf Sicilian, English Attack

Moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6

This is the best move. The Black bishop covers d5 from e6 and also points at the queenside when White castles there. Black also contemplates using c4 as a piece outpost. Black's position retains maximum flexibility, as in almost all variations Black plays ...Be7, ...Nbd7, ...O-O, ...Rc8, and ...Nb6 in some order.

## Theory table

For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation..

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6

8 9 10 11
English Attack f3
Be7
Qd2
O-O
O-O-O
Nbd7
g4
b5
=
Qd2
Nbd7
f3
b5
O-O-O
Be7
g4
=
Nd5
Nbd7
f3
Nxd5
exd5
Bf5
Qd2
Rc8
=
Qe2
Nbd7
f4
Rc8
f5
Bc4
Qf3
d5
=+