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Yugoslav 9 0-0-0 & Intro
Yugoslav 9 0-0-0 & Intro
Yugoslav Attack [B75-B76] inc. 9 0-0-0 d5 Mainline [B76], 'Dragadorf' [B75], 9 g4 [B76], and Irregular [B75]
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118 1850 Last Post 03/02/21 at 03:11:32
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Yugoslav 9 Bc4
Yugoslav 9 Bc4
Yugoslav Attack [B77-B79] inc. Chinese Variation [B77], Soltis Variation[B78]
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Classical  (1 Viewing)
6 Be2, 6 Bc4, 6 g3, Levenfish [B70-74]
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Accelerated Dragons, Hyper, Semi, Maroczy Bind [B27, B34-39]
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By: TD
Dragon Sicilians Dragon Sicilians
Dragons and Accelerated Dragons [B27, B34-39 & B70-79] with GM Chris Ward
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Dragon repertoar by Marin from ModernChess
For those interested Marin made a new Dragon opening database for ModernChess. Some odd locking recommendatios like e5 vs Bd4 in 9 000 line.
Not sure I would trust the base, I will lose 2 rated ...

Started 07/22/21 at 13:16:13 by bragesjo
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Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian
Anish Giri's Chessable course on the dragon landed today...I was unable to resist the nostalgic feelings from my youth and bought it.  As Chessable are terrible at giving any indication of what the li...

Started 06/07/21 at 10:09:28 by Pantu (Ex Member)
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By: XChess1971
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Accelerated dragon, Morra gambit tricky move order
Ok so I give the Morra the accelerated treatment by
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd 3.c3  Bg7 4.cxd d5.  Essentially making it an Alapin.
However when white delays the recapture on d4 what then?
For ...

Started 06/07/21 at 22:03:52 by helmet
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Re: Unorthodox approaches to avoid the Dragon
The Sicilian Dragon is an interesting and well-known opening. Some lines have been analyzed ad infinitum, which is why I do not play it. After all, why bother playing something that is too heavily ana...

Started 03/27/21 at 19:13:01 by Gambit
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By: bragesjo
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MNb combo Accelerated Dragon and Kalachnikov
MNb has for several years suggested to combine Accelerated Dragon and Kalachnikov. As I understand the idea is to enter Dragon if white plays Nc3 before d4 else play Kalachnikov . Do you think this co...

Started 03/12/21 at 07:52:16 by bragesjo
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Report from accelerated Dragon event
I played in thematial accelerated Dragon event at ICCF. The thematical move order was 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 g6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Bg7.
I will not post any games or give any names since they are secrect to ...

Started 05/18/20 at 06:09:35 by bragesjo
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Negis line in Dragon and accelerated Dragon
I start this new thred to separate discusion from an other thread.
Negis book goes for Bc4 yugolav and the lines has no drawback that they lose by force, only allowing an equal position.

Started 07/17/20 at 11:30:51 by bragesjo
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Report from a Dragon thematical corr event at ICCF
The tournament did not go the way I was hoping for. I only won an a single game but I did not lose any games but did not reach semifinal.
The positive side is that I played 2 draws vs a corr SIM ...

Started 02/06/19 at 07:58:19 by bragesjo
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Should the Dragon have its own section?
sanaz wrote on 08/01/19 at 12:16:44:
I am fairly new to this site and don't know much about how it was in the past but today is the first of August and only 6 sections have been updated for July  Huh.

I have subscribed on and off to...

Started 08/04/19 at 00:22:06 by FrenchRefutes1e4
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By: MNb
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New Golubev book featuring the Dragon
I dropped into Chess & Bridge this lunchtime for a browse. Havent been for a while. Saw they had a new book by Golubev on the Sicilian. Its a collection of his games featuring games from the white and...

Started 06/08/17 at 19:28:33 by RoleyPoley
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Sicilian Dragon: Move by Move

Started 07/18/16 at 09:17:24 by TD
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Shaws Dragon lines in Playing 1 e4
The book finnaly arrived today. The book looks impressive and has several new ideas in several sicilian lines.
vs Dragon he goes for 9 0-0-0 yugoslav attack meating d5 with Qe1. He does however n...

Started 06/04/18 at 14:43:12 by bragesjo
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By: Pawnpusher
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Most Critical Non-Yugoslav Variation
Lately I've been trying to switch from my old favourite c3 and Bb5 Sicilians to the Open (at least against 2...d6 and 2...e6). While I do intend for my main weapon against the Dragon to be th...

Started 04/26/18 at 21:22:41 by mn
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9.0-0-0, 12.Bd4 recommendation
Hi guys, been out of the loop for a while in chess but looking to pick up where I left off. Was playing 12...e5 for a long time, but it appears to have fallen on hard times, and I've been dismantled a...

Started 03/03/18 at 15:32:15 by Bancrates
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By: MNb
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Carlsen v Jones, Wijk 2018
Annotated the game Carlsen-Jones for ChessBase:

Started 01/22/18 at 09:41:35 by Mikhail_Golubev
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By: Keano
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New Dragon book
Today I discovered a Dragon book never discussed at this forum.
"The Fighting Dragon: How to defeat the Yugoslav Attack" by Paul Powell.
The book is probebly written from blacks point of vie...

Started 12/07/17 at 10:19:20 by bragesjo
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The refutation of Dragadrof
Consider ths line

And compare to this line bellow. I won a corr game in line bellow but I am not going to post it here since black went wrong early on.
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Started 11/30/16 at 17:32:20 by bragesjo
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9.Bc4 Qa5 10.0-0-0 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Be6
Throughout the years I have understood that a knight on e5 is always needed. It defends the kingside an is ready to attack on the queenside. White looks for a positional way to put pressure on black's...

Started 09/26/16 at 14:50:02 by XChess1971
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GM Repertoire: The Dragon 1 & 2 by GM Gawain Jones
I got the books a few days ago! I can't make a full review of them yet (they're massive and my time is limited) but I'd like to tell you what I've noticed instantly:
1. These are the best books, ...

Started 09/05/15 at 20:02:12 by AJZ
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9. Lc4: 12. Kb1 Permanent choice for Black?
I think that I might quit the Najdorf because it is becoming wholely ridiculous the amount of theory there, and in exchange I insert the Dragon. The main line with 12. Kb1 in Jugoslaw is probably most...

Started 07/28/15 at 21:55:29 by DenVerdsligeRejsende
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