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12. Kb1 a5!? / ?!
I know what you're thinking. This move sucks because of 13. a4!, but at least hear me out.
I was inspired to start looking at this idea after I spotted the game Cornette - Petrosian, Word Youth ...

Started 08/21/09 at 17:05:25 by TonyRo
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Possible new trend in Chinese variation
In a couple of recent internet blitz games where I was black in chinese variation different white players in different lines did not take on c4 after Nc4 and instead surrendered the darksquared Bishop...

Started 08/21/09 at 13:46:41 by bragesjo
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By: Michael Ayton
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Karjakin-Shirov Topalov line 2009
I just noticed that Shirov is champion blacks couse in Dragon, Yugoslav attack, Bc4, Topalov system. This game was play today. However my analyse is quick and I mayed have missed something.
The g...

Started 09/06/09 at 19:02:18 by bragesjo
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By: Cougar64
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Current status of the Rc8 Nxd4 and b5 line
Hello dragoneers,
I would like to know what are the mains lines and there current status of this line:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cd4 4.Cd4 Cf6 5.Cc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 00 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0...

Started 09/12/09 at 16:20:49 by Cougar64
6 3149 Last Post 09/24/09 at 21:35:44
By: bragesjo
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12. Kb1 b5
My interest in this was sparked after seeing the game Yu Shaoteng vs Le Quang Liem annonated in the June update. I found it  quite disappointing that noone seemed interested in discussing it(unless I ...

Started 09/14/09 at 12:03:52 by Koji
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Forced draw in the 12 Kb1 Re8 line
Bragesjo mentioned in a topic which I cannot find any more that he may be had to reconsider 12 Kb1 a6 because he had discovered that white could force a draw in the 12 Kb1 Re8 line. I am curious where...

Started 08/23/09 at 16:54:14 by Draken
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By: bragesjo
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What to do against early g4 in the 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 07/31/09 at 17:16:32 by CapaTal
2 1806 Last Post 08/01/09 at 00:16:56
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Best after 12. Kb1: 12...Re8, 12...a6 or 12...Nc4
What is the best way of playing after 12.Kb1 (after 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8  11.Bb3 Ne5)? What are the pros and cons of 12...Re8, 12...a6 and 12...Nc4?
1) I've never liked Re8 in the Soltis, so it...

Started 07/16/09 at 10:23:00 by AZ
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By: AZ
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Really annoying move 12.Bg5!?
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.Bg5!?
Is there any remedy to this line?  If you look at Gawain's game against it i...

Started 07/16/09 at 19:36:17 by CapaTal
1 1765 Last Post 07/17/09 at 10:28:35
By: bragesjo
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Yugoslav attack with 10.Qa5
Hello, tomorrow I will play very important game against player who play dragon with Qa5.
Can someone show me the best variant for white. Thx
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 ...

Started 07/16/09 at 17:55:24 by dragonman
2 1796 Last Post 07/16/09 at 20:05:01
By: TonyRo
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Khalifmans 17.f4 (in "Anand11")
In the position after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Rc8 11.O-O-O Ne5 12.Kb1 a6 13.h4 h5 14.g4 hxg4 15.h5 Nxh5 16.Rdg1 Rc5 
17.f4 is...

Started 07/15/09 at 12:54:34 by gustaf
5 2606 Last Post 07/16/09 at 10:03:31
By: bragesjo
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SOLTIS 13.Bh6 Bxh6 14.Qxh6 Rxc3 15.bxc3 Qc8!?
Is this line playable? It is suggested as an alternative to 13.Nc4 after which i find the lines kind of dull.
Fritz doesnt like it very much, seems to prefer after 16.Kb1 to play Qxc3?! which is ...

Started 02/27/09 at 08:50:17 by Chessmoby
4 2483 Last Post 07/14/09 at 09:54:32
By: bragesjo
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Ernst plays the Dragon agian
Living Dragon legend, GM Thomas Ernst plays the Dragon agian! He has not done that since about year 2000. He played the Chinese and lost.
[Event "Rilton Cup"]
[Site "Stockholm"]
[Date "...

Started 01/03/08 at 13:25:49 by bragesjo
2 2281 Last Post 06/28/09 at 17:18:16
By: bragesjo
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Chinese Dragon Help
Hello everybody, I just joined chesspub because I had heard of the great analysis the members provide.  I recently decided to play the Dragon because I was looking for something ridiculously complex a...

Started 06/18/09 at 00:47:21 by KillaBeez
1 1665 Last Post 06/18/09 at 09:16:03
By: bragesjo
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Chineese variation with ..a5
Are there some games (Chineese variation) where Black tried to use Cb3 position via ..a5 ? I think it would be logical idea...

Started 06/15/09 at 12:02:56 by Serg
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By: bragesjo
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Chineese Variation (with 11.h4!? b5 12.Cc*b5)
Hello, i am new in forum, i am Cédric ATANANE and i am 20 years old (elo : 2026) please excuse my poor English ( i am french )
I play dragon with black.  Wink
Chineese Variation (with 11.h4!? b5 12.Cc*b5)

Started 05/29/09 at 12:20:14 by Cedric
4 2418 Last Post 06/06/09 at 01:10:38
By: kshorg
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Bc4 yugoslav Kb1 Re8 h4 h5 ala Khalifman
When prepering a line for use as white I think that I found a move for black that Khalifman has underestimated. El Khalif mentions that the line has been played to few times to draw any conclusions an...

Started 06/05/09 at 13:49:47 by bragesjo
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Challenge Match for 12...a6
Just because this is very topical and i have a great deal of spare time around now, I think it would be a good idea to have a model game with input for both sides to see if we can come to some sort of...

Started 04/24/09 at 18:42:34 by Chessmoby
6 3062 Last Post 04/30/09 at 19:19:56
By: Chessmoby
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Idea For Black after 12...a6 13.h4 h5 14.g4
What is the verdict on this endgame position with a very interesting material imbalance: white has a rook for 4 connected black pawns 3 of which are passed. furthermore the presence of opposite colour...

Started 04/13/09 at 15:05:05 by Chessmoby
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By: Chessmoby
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Chinese Dragon question
I have only recently resubscribed to the Dragons section after about 3 years, and am slowly getting reacquainted with theory.
Regarding Dominguez - Carlsen from Linares (1 e4 c5  2 Nf3 d6  3 d4 c...

Started 03/28/09 at 00:04:15 by snakebite
1 1703 Last Post 03/29/09 at 11:03:08
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