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6 Be2, 6 Bc4, 6 g3, Levenfish [B70-74]
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help me.
1.e4.c5 2. nf3d6 3.d4cd 4.nd4 nf6 5. nc3 g6 6be2 bg7 7.00 nc6 8nb3 00 9re1 a6 10.bf1 b5 11 nd5 e6 (nd7 12bg5 h6 bh4 g5 bg3 e6 may be better)12nf6 bf6 13 c3 qc7 14bh6 rd8 15qf3 be7 16qg3 e5 17 f4 ef 18...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:28:32 by petertohen
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By: petertohen
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Hi everyone,
I am wondering about the normal dragon.  The question is if 6.Bc4 a good line?  Meaning is it better than the lavenfish or 6.g3 but not as good as 9.0-0-0 or 9Bc4???
thanks,<br ...

Started 04/01/09 at 23:41:57 by Zatara
5 11936 Last Post 08/21/17 at 07:15:57
By: kylemeister
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Classical Dragon - where to start? (books etc.)
Hi all - first of all I admit having not read the threads of this section, so please direct me if necessary to useful threads/posts.
For a few years now I am contemplating including the Classical...

Started 12/14/15 at 12:47:17 by chk
8 14018 Last Post 05/04/16 at 21:14:33
By: MNb
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New possible trend
After playing at ICC after a long inactive time I noticed a new trend.
When I played White vs serveral different Najdorf players they often transposed to Dragon after Be2 allowing me to play my W...

Started 08/23/13 at 10:53:12 by bragesjo
1 5687 Last Post 08/23/13 at 22:40:09
By: MNb
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Suggestion for Non-Yugoslav variation vs Dragon
What is the best line against the dragon that is not the Yugoslav Line. I am an amateur player rated 2049, so I do not have the time to study massive amounts of theory on something so specific.

Started 07/11/12 at 17:32:12 by Reverse
12 12274 Last Post 03/30/13 at 14:57:37
By: kylemeister
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B70 Giri - Hou
Since there is not that much activery at this forum I post a game I saw tody that was played yesterday in the Tata Steel torunament,
[pgn][Event "75th Tata Steel GpA"]
[Site "Wijk aan Zee NED"...|/pgn]

Started 01/19/13 at 12:38:00 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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Last sunday I played the dragon and my opponent "surprised" me with 6.Be2. We played a short game, which ended in a draw, because I wasn´t content with my position.
At home, I wanted to check my ...

Started 10/15/12 at 10:48:13 by gewgaw
6 6602 Last Post 10/16/12 at 13:24:35
By: bragesjo
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B72-B75: Exploiting 8.a4
In a recent game,
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 a6
my opponent played 8.a4
I sunk into thought. White has played f2-f3 and a2-a4. Where will his ...

Started 02/11/10 at 05:01:28 by Peter Rhodes
12 11926 Last Post 09/21/11 at 15:34:08
By: MNb
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B70: Interesting game in g3 system
Discovered this game today from Swedish championships, junior class. Black plays very aggresive agianst g3 system and tries to mate white in usual white yugoslav attack style with h5 h4 etc. White won...

Started 07/09/10 at 09:49:30 by bragesjo
4 6105 Last Post 09/10/11 at 09:26:06
By: bragesjo
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Classical Dragon with Qd2
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. Qd2
In this position Rogozenkos (Sicilian Dragon 1 B70-B74) and Martins (Starting out - The Sicilian Dragon...

Started 06/24/10 at 09:18:14 by joakimvitriol
3 5215 Last Post 08/09/10 at 14:07:07
By: bragesjo
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Here's an classical Dragon with a great score!
Hi guys and Cris!
I bought the original 'Winning with the Dragon' and at one time owned two copies of the book(I won a thematic tournament on the ICC) Grin. I don't have the new book, so my apologi...

Started 03/02/03 at 19:08:23 by Terji Petersen (Guest)
7 8239 Last Post 06/25/10 at 10:35:31
By: MNb
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Dangerous Weapons Be3 Be2 Qd2 system
Quite an interesting system as recommended in the 07 Dangerous Weapons book.
I recently played a game with white against a young junior who appears to have found a way to diffuse the problems.<br...

Started 09/19/09 at 18:58:54 by Mikejrw
6 6756 Last Post 09/24/09 at 10:23:15
By: Mikejrw
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classical dragon sideline
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 0-0 8. g4 (!?). None of the dragon books i have seem to discuss this line, and my abridged ECO (2nd edition) also does not mention t...

Started 02/01/09 at 02:00:22 by anthonydoncordova
8 12425 Last Post 05/30/09 at 08:49:18
By: will smith
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Possilbe new Dragon trend
It looks like the Dragon is in excellent shape at higher levels since both Anand and Shirov played this line
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6 ...

Started 05/13/09 at 11:59:26 by bragesjo
1 3332 Last Post 05/13/09 at 19:49:35
By: DragonKnight
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6.Bg5,7.Bb5+ system
I know Ward doesn't think highly of this system but Martin recently did a couple of articles on it at "".  I think its quite dangerous.  I recently started reviewing some of the recomm...

Started 03/20/04 at 23:12:01 by Glenn Snow
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By: bragesjo
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New idea in Levinfish (6 f4)
Lets discuss this line. any comments? This variantio creates a more complicated position than 6 __ Nc6 that can become realy boring.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 g6 6. f4...

Started 09/08/08 at 13:19:04 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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Early Bg5 in dragon
So I see that the limited analysis on 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 ... is generally dubbed "ok for black" with the simple 6..Bg7.
But in the main line Soltis variation doe...

Started 07/02/08 at 20:08:19 by everalexfor
3 4140 Last Post 07/03/08 at 22:57:29
By: bragesjo
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A Qd2 Dragon without the bishop on d4
Actually, I posted about this in another thread, but I think it fits here better.
The line I am talking about is:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.f3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6 8.Be3 B...

Started 11/26/07 at 13:16:14 by sssthepro
3 3981 Last Post 11/27/07 at 15:52:35
By: bragesjo
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Classical dragon question
After searching the dragon forum it became obvious to me that most of that posts were geared toward the Yugoslav attack, which is logical because it is the most aggresive and the most controversal of ...

Started 06/22/07 at 01:27:29 by everalexfor
5 5534 Last Post 07/07/07 at 22:58:06
By: thibdb13
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Dragon with 6. Bd3
whats the idea behind 6. Bd3 in the "normal" Dragon (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Sc3 g6 6. Bd3)? In my opinion bishop has to go to e2 or c4 ...
Regards, e2e4

Started 10/04/06 at 11:04:25 by e2e4
1 3057 Last Post 10/04/06 at 19:44:01
By: bragesjo
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