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Re: "Modern" Dragon?
Reply #4 - 10/08/08 at 01:14:23
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kylemeister wrote on 10/07/08 at 23:03:37:
Not sure, but I have the impression that "Modern Dragon" is just an old term for the now long-standard Black move order, as opposed to e.g. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 g6.


This is also how I have heard the term used.
  
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Re: "Modern" Dragon?
Reply #3 - 10/08/08 at 00:25:27
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kylemeister wrote on 10/07/08 at 23:03:37:
Not sure, but I have the impression that "Modern Dragon" is just an old term for the now long-standard Black move order, as opposed to e.g. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 g6.

That might be the case indeed, as this one used to be the normal move order before the Richter-Rauser became popular. That's all many, many decades ago.
  

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Re: "Modern" Dragon?
Reply #2 - 10/07/08 at 23:03:37
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Not sure, but I have the impression that "Modern Dragon" is just an old term for the now long-standard Black move order, as opposed to e.g. 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 g6.
  
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Re: "Modern" Dragon?
Reply #1 - 10/07/08 at 22:23:11
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I think that they mean Yugoslav Dragon lines that are little explored. Chinese Dragon and Carlsens a6 are such a lines. They are sharp and still under development.
  
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"Modern" Dragon?
10/07/08 at 14:24:19
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I've noticed TWIC consistently employ the term "Modern Dragon" when indicating recent top GM games which employed a Yugoslav attack (including a Chinese Dragon - Radjabov). Is this to distinguish it from a "classical Dragon" (i.e. with Be2 and 0-0)? Surely the more commonly used or understood distinctions would be between a "Classical Dragon" and a "Yugoslav", or even "Rauzer", and then a division of the Yugoslav between Soltis and others (such as 9.0-0-0)? Dunno, just curious.
  
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