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Re: classical 7.Be2 - win against lower rated players
Reply #3 - 11/28/14 at 22:51:43
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I recall deciding on the Classical Dragon transposition (8. 0-0 d6) once against a lower-rated opponent, and feeling somehow annoyed when he continued to fail to be afraid of ...d5, replying 9. Kh1.
  
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Re: classical 7.Be2 - win against lower rated players
Reply #2 - 11/28/14 at 21:54:16
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I played a few accelrated dragon many years ago and one lower rated  opponent played like this as White and I once tried to be clever and went for d5 instedf of d6 after 0-0 and and I recall the position became very dry and impossible to win. Next time I met him I played  d6 insteaf and won.
  
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Re: classical 7.Be2 - win against lower rated players
Reply #1 - 11/28/14 at 16:17:26
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Goodness knows Smiley Depends more on mood/ temperment than chess stuff I'd think.

In general the very best people vs weaker players will happily take a near equal ending then just grind away, but you have to be happy doing that. If you want to try for faster wins then its complexity, less reliable though.
  
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classical 7.Be2 - win against lower rated players
11/28/14 at 12:45:43
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After the so-called classical variation in the Accelerated Dragon:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Be2 0-0

a very good titled player said me yesterday that maybe a good way to get a playable position against a lower rated opponent is to continue in a "normal dragon way" with d6 and not d5, mainly because of the character of the remaining positions (too dry, excellent for a draw but not imbalanced enough to outplay inferior foes).

What do you think? Classical dragon (d6) or opening the position right now with d5?

Thx in advance,
  
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