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Some conclusions about Topalov system
I prepared this line for use in superettan (super division one) last weekend but unfortunnaly I got white in all 3 games so I did not get the opportinetty to test it (but got a 50% score anyway despit...

Started 03/18/09 at 15:49:40 by bragesjo
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By: XChess1971
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Karjakin - Carlsen FIDE World Rapid 2014
While  dont have access to a decent computer or a decent engine since is a swedish holiday right now and I while I also dont use Dragon as main weapon anymore I think we can discuss this game.
I ...

Started 06/20/14 at 15:19:39 by bragesjo
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B78: Challenge
I challenge everyone to battle out the pawn sacrifice 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 h5 13.Bg5 b5!?

I know th...

Started 01/07/11 at 11:49:03 by Swiss_Dragon
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B78: Ivanchuk plays Chinese Dragon
Discovered this game today, if Ivanchuk plays the Dragon again it is a sign that the Dragon is in good shape. Ivanchuk used to be a major Dragoneer but the last time he played a Dragon was an accelera...

Started 02/02/11 at 11:18:42 by bragesjo
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By: STEFANOS
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B77: An idea in the 12.Kb1 a6 13.h4 h5 14.g4 line
Hi!
I've found an interesting defensive idea after
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6
5. Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6
9. f3 Bd7 10. Qd2 Rc8 11. O-O-O Ne5 12....
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Now White has little c

Started 01/04/11 at 08:07:03 by Swiss_Dragon
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By: Ametanoitos
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Nd5 ideas in the Bc4 Yugoslav
The latest update contains some material I sent in some time ago featuring Nigel Povah's old Nd5 idea in the Yugoslav with Bc4, i.e. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8...

Started 12/25/10 at 11:57:59 by Phil Adams
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Carlsen's 12. --a6
I am interested in the following variation:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 Rc8 11.0-0-0 Ne5 12.Kb1 a6 113.h4 h5 14.g4

Started 03/20/09 at 05:20:30 by gustaf
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By: bragesjo
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Andrew Martin´s refutation of the main line 9. Bc4
Having had enough of the Soltis main line bookloads of theory?? Try the old main line I thought: a pawn is a pawn.... First have a look at Andrew Martin´s ´refutations´:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4...

Started 03/21/08 at 20:27:42 by dragonmaster
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By: bragesjo
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Bu's line with ...Na5
I suggest that a line that deserves more attention, both here on the forum and by our CPub authors is 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Na5!?...

Started 10/23/10 at 10:47:48 by Phil Adams
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Any idea after 11..a5!?
In Yugoslav attack after 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 Ne5 11.0-0-0 yesterday in a Regional Championship game, Black played me "un"theoretical 11..a5 ( instead of 11..Rc8 ) and after 12.a4 Rc8 13.Qe2 Rc5 (?!-!?) [color=#0000ff]14....[/

Started 10/25/10 at 20:35:54 by AMM
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Development in Chinese (line changed assesment)
Last team match a good friend of mine played the Dragon for the first time in several years. He was black and the game went into Chinese dragon. Hes opponent has never seen Rb8 before and the game ent...

Started 02/21/10 at 16:11:36 by bragesjo
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Dragon in trouble Bc4 yugoslav
Maybee it is just me being pessemistic but the new book "The cutting edge : The open sicilian 1" by Milos Pavlovic has coem out now.
I have scimmed the 3 dragon chapters without using board or en...

Started 04/29/10 at 09:48:22 by bragesjo
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Early Bh6 in dragon.....
so here i am looking for a nice chinese dragon after 9.Bc4 Bd7 and all of a sudden........ 10.Bh6.  how very annoying....
any suggestions? it seems like an innacurate move order but i lost the ga...

Started 06/09/08 at 21:43:03 by Chessmoby
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10.Nxc6 sideline in 9.Bc4 Yugoslav
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. Nxc6:
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I know that general rule in Sicilians and other openings is to take with the pawn towards...

Started 04/14/10 at 15:20:17 by joakimvitriol
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Annoying move order in the chinese dragon
Hi everyone!
In the yougoslav attack with 9.Bc4 I'm always very worried about 10.h4 after which I can't play my favorite variation, the chinese dragon.
What are the choices to avoid  falli...

Started 10/11/09 at 12:12:24 by Didou51
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By: FrankieJay
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Is the Carlsen Variation a viable system?
Many know that after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Kb1 a6 is what is called the Carlsen Variation due to the one of t...

Started 02/07/10 at 03:04:09 by XChess1971
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Dragon article in New In chess yearbook 91
If someone is intrested there is an article about Chinese Dragon in New In chess yearbook 91. The article is only about elite level encounters in chinese.  They conclude that whites best approach is t...

Started 06/11/09 at 09:45:45 by bragesjo
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WWTDII Qa5
Hello!
I want to give a "sad" story about myself I had 2 days ago. I will give the "complete" story that may not interest everyone, so for the reader interested by concrete dragon discussion, he ...

Started 03/07/10 at 02:55:21 by ArKheiN
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Kiril Georgiev in the Dragon
This game was played yesterday at EU championship. I thought that he only played Najdorf these days. This game is model game how to handle the white pieces in Topalov system when black made a dubios o...

Started 03/08/10 at 16:19:42 by bragesjo
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Polgar-Kaidanov in a 12.Kb1 Re8 Yugoslav attack
[Event "Sicilian Theme Match"]
[Site "South Carolina"]
[Date "2010.02.23"]
[Round "2"]
[White "J. Polgar"]
[Black "G. Kaidanov"]
[ECO "B78"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. Kb1 Re8 13. h4 h5 14. g4 hxg4 15. h5 Nxh5 16. Rdg1
Usually White would play...

Started 02/27/10 at 09:14:43 by Swiss_Dragon
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