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Sicillian Najdorf - Poisoned Pawn
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This has been a controversial opening variation of the Sicillian Najdorf, and the following games are an attempt to shed some light on the mystery of the poisoned pawn. Can Black take the pawn ? Fischer and Kasparov seem to think so... lets see what the games say... enjoy!!!

9.Nb3 variation
Kasimdzhanov vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 1-0

Antidote for the pawn
T Luther vs G A Timoshenko, 2001
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov plays Qxb2 again!!!
Short vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov and the poisoned pawn
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov plays the poisoned pawn
Qi Jingxuan vs Karpov, 1983 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Kasparov against the poisoned pawn
Kasparov vs E Magerramov, 1982 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Portisch and the poisoned pawn
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

The most famous poisoned pawn game
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1 variation - The dangers for Black
Keres vs A Fuderer, 1955 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1 - More dangers for Black
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1 - Black strikes back
Tringov vs Fischer, 1965 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

9.Rb1, 10.f5 - Development first, poison later
Tal vs R Bogdanovic, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

One man's pawn is another man's poison
Kasparov vs E Magerramov, 1982 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1, 10.Bxf6- If White does not attack, Black will
B Ivanovic vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

9.Rb1, 10.Be2 - Black castles, White still attacks
Van der Wiel vs S Fedder, 1983
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1 - From poisoned pawns to passed pawns
Van der Wiel vs Portisch, 1983
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 0-1

More poisoned and passed pawns
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1985
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

9.Rb1 - Kasparov counters an early Rb3
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Use the open (or half open) files
J Shahade vs Wang Pin, 2002 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

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