# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nf6/5. Nc3/5...a6/6. Bg5

< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...c5‎ | 2. Nf3‎ | 2...d6‎ | 3. d4‎ | 3...cxd4‎ | 4. Nxd4‎ | 4...Nf6‎ | 5. Nc3‎ | 5...a6
Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation
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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. Bg5

# Sicilian Defence, Najdorf Variation

Moves:1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6.Bg5

Black must react in order to avoid doubled pawns on the f file. The most popular and almost only available option is 6...e6.

6...Nbd7 is also playable.

## 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.Bg5

6 7 8 9
Main line ...
e6
f4
Qb6
Qd2
Qxb2
Rb1
Qa3
=
...
Nbd7
f4
e6
Qf3
Qc7
O-O-O
b5
=
Richter-Rauzer ...
Nc6
Qd2
e6
O-O-O
Bd7
f3
Be7
+=
...
Qb6
Bxf6
gxf6
Nd5
Qa5+
+=