DING’S NAJDORF MASTERCLASS!

GM Swapnil Dhopade

GM Swapnil Dhopade

Headcoach - Chess Pathshala

  1. August 7, 2020

DING’S NAJDORF MASTERCLASS!

Vishy Anand vs. Ding Liren, Legends of Chess

Hello Dear Readers,

In today’s game we are going to see one of the sharpest opening in chess. The Najdorf is a dangerous double-edged opening which must be played carefully. In the game between Anand and Ding Liren, black showcases an exceptional attacking technique in Najdorf to triumph over Anand. 


1

Find the best move for black!


2

Find the best move for black!


3

Find the winning continuation!


Excellent attacking technique by the Chinese grand master! I hope you enjoyed the game and got the idea of successful execution of Najdorf! 

Stay tuned for the next article when I would come up with another exceptional game. Before you leave, do have a look at the solutions of yesterdays’s puzzles.

p1

Carlsen vs. Kramnik, Legends of Chess

28. Nh6+ Kg7 29. Nxf7 Kxf7 30. Bxg6+ Ke7 31. Bxe8 Kxe8 32. e4 (+-) 1-0

p2

Carlsen vs. Neponmiachtchi, Legends of Chess

20… Rxc1 21. Rxh4 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Bxg5 23. Rh3 Rc8 24. Rc3 Rxc3 25. bxc3 Nd7 26. Rb1 Nc5 (=/+) and black has an edge.

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p3

Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, Legends of Chess.

19. Qh3! h5 20. Rxh5 gxh5 21. Qxh5 Ne6 1-0

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