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|Chess Openings - Sicilian Defense - ...d6 Variations|
Sicilian Defense - 2...d6 Variations
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6
Most games that reach this position continue 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3. Black's 5th move chooses from one of several popular variations, all of which have their devoted followers.
For more about the Najdorf, see Opening Tutorial : Sicilian Defense - Najdorf Variation (offsite).
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