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I was just on NIC's website and noticed that the latest yearbook (NIC 72) includes a featured article by GM Emil Anka entitled “Chinese Dragon Refuted!” While I'm certainly not going to panic until I ...

Started 10/23/04 at 18:06:24 by AmateurDragoneer
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By: TopNotch
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9. Bc4 Bd7 10. 0-0-0 Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. Kb1!?
With the 10...Qa5 lines under scrutiny, I've switched to Rc8 and this line appears to be critical and with 12. h4 (what was for a long time and i think is still considered "main line") not seeming to ...

Started 08/27/03 at 15:32:57 by AmateurDragoneer
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By: Bernhard (Guest)
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Interesting ideas for white in the chinese!
[Event "Nikea op 14th"]
[Site "Nikea"]
[Date "2006.08.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Aroshidze,Levan"]
[Black "Petraki,Maria"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "B78"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf...

Started 02/24/08 at 02:18:05 by Ametanoitos
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By: bragesjo
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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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By: MNb
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Dragon with early Bb3
Hi all,
I play the accelerated dragon, and I don't want to play the dragon, the move order is :
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd...
I have

Started 07/16/05 at 10:02:38 by amydale (Guest)
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By: eric_moskow
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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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By: Paddy
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Expert's view on Black's Qa5 in the Yugoslav: Bc4
Hello to everyone Dragon's fan, I always respected that opening despite I always played the Najdorf and some Kan, for their solidity/counterplay. The Dragon intimidate a lot of Black's player with all...

Started 07/26/05 at 14:39:32 by ArKheiN
2 1511 Last Post 07/27/05 at 00:03:09
By: Scholar
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The Qa5 Dragon, 10...Qa5 or 11...Qa5?
Hi everybody.
I have a question and I'm going to be lazy and ask you all before I investigate any further  =)
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 N...

Started 09/18/04 at 16:34:45 by Armin
6 3217 Last Post 01/05/07 at 02:47:15
By: faust
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An idea in the Qa5 dragon with Kb1 and h4
I just want to ask about the merit of an idea of mine.
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 Qa5
In the Qa5 dragon a normal ...

Started 12/24/03 at 03:20:56 by Armin Namini (Guest)
8 4924 Last Post 01/16/04 at 04:04:59
By: alumbrado
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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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Chinese revisited
Ok so i have been using the chinese attak to slaughter and i mean kill players OTB easily. The attack seems very easy to play. Is it a refutation of sorts?
It certainly is hard to meet. And a qu...

Started 10/30/05 at 18:42:29 by basqueknight (Ex Member)
5 2253 Last Post 10/31/05 at 22:54:21
By: basqueknight - Ex Member
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Where is the forced win?
After the moves
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.h4 h5 11.0-0-0 Ne5 12.Bb3 Rc8 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.Kb1 b5 15.g4 hxg4
16.h5 Nxh5 17.Nd5 Re8 ...

Started 06/03/04 at 08:06:00 by bernhard (Guest)
5 2896 Last Post 07/18/04 at 16:31:41
By: Scholar
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what to do if white does not castle..i.e. g4+h4
what should black do if this occurs?
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.h4 Qa5 11.g4!? should black play 11...h5 to block up ? because if not...

Started 10/04/04 at 01:21:45 by blacklion1985
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By: Tzanidakis_Michael
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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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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
2 3597 Last Post 07/02/14 at 19:18:54
By: Paddy
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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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By: MNb
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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 4561 Last Post 12/07/12 at 10:15:30
By: GMTonyKosten
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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
13 13414 Last Post 09/06/12 at 12:51:11
By: bragesjo
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