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Soltis 13.Bg5 Nc4 really that bad?
Hi guys,
for decades it is known, that in the absolute mainline of the Soltis 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.h4 h5 11.0-0-0 Rc8 12....

Started 01/05/20 at 11:48:31 by halbstark
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By: XChess1971
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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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B78: Burnett variation
How is Black doing in the Burnett variation (well Yugoslav attack with 9.Bc4 and 12.Kb1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.g4 b5 15.b3 b4 line, let's include 16.bxc4 bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qc7)?
I remember vaguely that ...

Started 12/21/10 at 12:41:16 by Swiss_Dragon
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By: XChess1971
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Bc4 Yugoslav?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Bc4 0-0 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.g4!?
Any ideas what to do against this?  The obvious approach just transposes to a line that I thought was...

Started 01/12/18 at 07:27:51 by petertohen
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By: MNb
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The Chinese Dragon by Raymond Pearson
As far as I can tell, there's been no mention in this forum of this book:
Any thoughts? My first question would be who this Raymond Pearson guy is reall...

Started 06/18/14 at 14:57:16 by Koji
14 20561 Last Post 05/31/17 at 13:44:47
By: bragesjo
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Qa5 line
I have seen several posts referring to Ward's 2 dragon books advocating Qa5 + Rfc8 vs the Yugoslav attack. Apparently it is considered more or less refuted, but I have had some trouble finding the exa...

Started 06/28/14 at 04:32:41 by Ludde
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By: AntonioAg
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10.h4 instead of 10.000 by white chinese dragon
I am a chinese dragon player ..i want to know how to react if white plays 10.h4 instead of triple O on the 10th move of the yugoslav attack...any suggestions please?
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Started 07/02/16 at 04:44:07 by raja
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By: bragesjo
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Yugoslav Attack 9 Bc4 Soltis with Kb1 and ...Re8
I just saw GM Chris Ward praising blacks openingchoice in the game Robert Hovhannisyan - Luis Marcos Medarde Santiago:
[pgn][Event "4th Memorial Oliver Gonzalez"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015....|/pgn]
However on my blog I wrote that I found a modest advantage for white with 18.fxg4 see
So I wonder if I missed something.

Started 12/08/15 at 16:09:08 by brabo
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By: brabo
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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
2 3852 Last Post 07/02/14 at 19:18:54
By: Paddy
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Interesting White attempt in the Soltis!
Dear all
Let us start with the Soltis main line 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.Kb1 Re8 and 15.Bh6 Nc4
This is the theoretical move. Carlsen preferred a new move with 15...a5 against Karjakin in the recent rapid game a...

Started 06/18/14 at 07:22:27 by Swiss_Dragon
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Nbd7 in yugoslav attack
Hi guys.
I remember old game of Fischer from Varna Olympiad, when he faced interesting line :1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 and now Nf...

Started 06/13/14 at 07:05:23 by Ender
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By: RdC
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Playing the Dragon vs GM Thomas Ernst
I played a tournament this weekend. It did not go particuallry well, about +-0 in rating.
However, in the first round I was black vs legendary Dragon player GM Thomas Ernst so I could not resist ...

Started 04/21/14 at 16:07:34 by bragesjo
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By: RoleyPoley
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B77 Giri - Nakamura
When browsing through some old games from the ongoing Tata Steel tournamnet I discovered the game Giri - Nakamura a game in  a line that has been out of fashion since the famoues game Fischer-Larsen w...

Started 01/20/12 at 21:06:25 by bragesjo
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B78 Polgar-Jones
It been a while since last post here. Mayee the Dragon is sleeping in a cave.
This game was play a couple of days ago.

Started 12/06/12 at 13:45:08 by bragesjo
2 4867 Last Post 12/07/12 at 10:15:30
By: GMTonyKosten
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Something new in the Modern Variation
1. e4 {First let me say that I have a heap of dragons from both sides of the
board in ICCF correspondence.  I have found "Chess Developments - the Sicilian
Dragon" by David Vigorito to be ex...

Started 10/22/12 at 01:02:49 by flaviddude
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By: tp2205
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[B76] Grischuk-Nakamura
I think this is a good attacking game by white.

Started 06/17/12 at 14:58:44 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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New move possibly refutes one Dragon line:
Although not the most popular line in the Dragon, the 12...a6 variation had been 'playable' even on ICCF. However, I found a rare novelty that seemed to upend the entire variation for black. Here's a ...

Started 06/23/12 at 10:49:17 by FirebrandX
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[B77] Topalov black in Dragon
Saw this game today, its been a while since Topalov played the Dragon as black.
Instead of playing the Topalov system (Rc8 and 0-0-0 insereted) be entered the dragon/accelerated dragon hybrid lin...

Started 06/08/12 at 18:48:42 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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[B78] Interesting Dragon game
Today I discovered this game. I thought that it has been bery few posts lately so I post it here.
However I dont get it to work with the  pgn player at this forum...
[Event "20th Sigeman & C...

Started 05/10/12 at 11:30:40 by bragesjo
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By: bragesjo
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B78: The Cutting Edge 1: Chinese Dragon
Hi everyone after analysing the lines given in the cutting edge Shockedpen sicilian by Milos Pavlovic it came to my attention he recommends the slightly unpopular 12.g4!? (only 2 games in the chess pub dat...

Started 07/22/11 at 12:24:35 by JamesH
4 7811 Last Post 10/10/11 at 20:40:45
By: AZ
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