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Reply #40 - 03/01/12 at 12:24:34
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This book was a bit tricky to get in Sweden since the Swedish primary chess shop does not apper to have it. I got my copy from a not only chess book shop  a few weeks ago, I have not had the time to read it yet.
  
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Reply #39 - 02/29/12 at 10:58:23
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I bought my hard copy last night. It really meets my needs. I skimmed a few lines and everything that I saw looked good. For example it gives a way of avoiding the Chinese Dragon which was played against me by a correspondence GM in a fixed openings tournament. These days correspondence games can be downloaded from ICCF soon after they are completed so there is no excuse for authors to not look at them.

Another point is that this book deals really well with a line which usually arises as a transposition  from the accelerated dragon. As the book points out this line is not dealt with well in most books on the accelerated dragon or the full tilt dragon. Again I had a wild game in correspondence against a much higher rated opponent.

Buy this book.
  

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Reply #38 - 01/01/12 at 14:39:18
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happy new year!!!

did someone check this book?

i have it and look some lines. anyhow i miss deep analyzes
  
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Reply #37 - 12/03/11 at 22:49:48
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I just pre-ordered from the UK amazon website. It looks like it will out some time in December in Europe, and for February in the US I guess, based on the Everyman Chess website.
  
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Reply #36 - 12/03/11 at 18:18:28
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Obviously because it is not out yet!
  
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Reply #35 - 12/03/11 at 02:39:07
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For some reason amazon says.

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Chess Developments: The Sicilian Dragon
by David Vigorito (Paperback)
Out of Print--Limited Availability.

Any ideas?
  
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Re: new Dragon book
Reply #34 - 11/30/11 at 16:28:02
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Greetings,

fluffy wrote on 11/30/11 at 14:34:57:
192 was the 'plan', but my books always go way over. A painter paints. 320 is correct.

Thank you, Mr. Vigorito.

Excellent - with a "proper" page-count, it'll be a Dragon book well-worth buying!

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Reply #33 - 11/30/11 at 14:34:57
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192 was the 'plan', but my books always go way over. A painter paints. 320 is correct.
  
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Reply #32 - 11/30/11 at 02:11:46
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192 is the standard page count before Everyman realease. Therefore if Everyman homepage gives another page count usually that is the more updated one.
  
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Reply #31 - 11/30/11 at 00:56:58
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Greetings,

dfan wrote on 11/28/11 at 20:55:44:
Dragan Glas wrote on 11/28/11 at 18:29:49:
From the Everyman link, the number of pages is given as "320" but Amazon gives "192" - I aassume the latter is the correct one, if this series is similar to "Cutting Edge"?

Amazon.com says 320, and the index of the book (from the downloadable pages on the Everyman site) goes up to page 318, so 320 sounds right.

Thanks dfan.

Strange that the UK Amazon site says 192.

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Reply #30 - 11/28/11 at 20:55:44
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Dragan Glas wrote on 11/28/11 at 18:29:49:
From the Everyman link, the number of pages is given as "320" but Amazon gives "192" - I aassume the latter is the correct one, if this series is similar to "Cutting Edge"?

Amazon.com says 320, and the index of the book (from the downloadable pages on the Everyman site) goes up to page 318, so 320 sounds right.
  
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Reply #29 - 11/28/11 at 18:29:49
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Greetings,

From the Everyman link, the number of pages is given as "320" but Amazon gives "192" - I aassume the latter is the correct one, if this series is similar to "Cutting Edge"?

Also, from the extract, in diagram 12 - at first blush - 31..., d5 (with the idea of 32..., Qc7+) looked interesting but doesn't appear to work. Sad

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Reply #28 - 11/28/11 at 15:40:55
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Markovich wrote on 11/27/11 at 18:06:32:
You must play at a higher level than I do.  I've had quite a few CC games decided by better prep, but essentially never OTB.

I don't play at all now. I haven't played real chess for over 20 years (except for some blitz on the net recently). The time I was talking about was the time when chessbase had just gotten started, NIC was still fairly new and chess programs were a joke. So 'normal' people just waited for the next chess informant to be up-to-date (meaning less than a year behind). Not knowing that the evaluation of a critical line changed from unclear to +-  or -+ (which did happen from time to time in the Polugaevsky variation) while your opponent did finished games rather quickly. Nowadays of course you can ask Houdini and friends to avoid the worst surprises.
  
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Re: new Dragon book
Reply #27 - 11/28/11 at 13:05:55
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Gorath wrote on 11/28/11 at 12:46:13:
tp2205 wrote on 11/27/11 at 16:42:49:
I do for the most part. In days long past I played the Najdorf and against Bg5 the Polugaevsky variation. I don't remember ever having a real game with it (Be2, Bc4 and to a lesser degree f4 were what I faced most though.) I suspect the Dragon may be similar. Studying/analyzing the Polugaevsky variation was fun, but I cannot recall a real game with it where home preparation did not decide the game.

I don't understand the last sentence. Maybe theres a negation too many in it. Wink

I did have a few games with the Polugaevsky variation (but many more with 6.Be2,6.Bc4,etc.). Of those games all games that I can still recall were essentially over while one of the players was still following prepared lines.
  
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Re: new Dragon book
Reply #26 - 11/28/11 at 12:46:13
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tp2205 wrote on 11/27/11 at 16:42:49:
MNb wrote on 11/27/11 at 16:18:22:
XChess1971 wrote on 11/27/11 at 03:56:34:
Does anybody agree with this guy's statement?



I do for the most part. In days long past I played the Najdorf and against Bg5 the Polugaevsky variation. I don't remember ever having a real game with it (Be2, Bc4 and to a lesser degree f4 were what I faced most though.) I suspect the Dragon may be similar. Studying/analyzing the Polugaevsky variation was fun, but I cannot recall a real game with it where home preparation did not decide the game.

I don't understand the last sentence. Maybe theres a negation too many in it. Wink

I can add anecdotal evidence too the same observation though. I've been playing the Semi-Slav for ca. 20-25 years now. Of course I'm no longer as active as I used to be, but still I got ca. 5 tournament games per year with it.
When did I get the last Meran? In the early 90s.
When did I get the last Botvinnik? 2 years ago and maybe every 2 years on average, but ...
when the last time a main line of the Botvinnik? In the early 90s.
What do my opponents play instead?
1.) QGD Exchange. Against Semi-Slav moveorder that's immediate equality.
2.) Anti-Meran with Qc2. Mostly all kinds of calm variations with b3 and e4. That's simply equal unless Karpov is white.
3.) Anti-Meran Shirov/Shabalov. Okay, this used to be dangerous, so I'll count it as a serious try for an advantage.
4.) Nowadays very popular: Early Qc2 lines, in the hope to avoid Meran & Noteboom and get into a closed Catalan if possible. Annoying stuff, but most players under 2200 don't know how to handle this as white, which renders it pretty harmless in their hands.
5.) All kinds of early deviations in the Botvinnik. Not critical.

Things were even worse in the RL Marshall. The only problem with it at amateur level is that you never get it. 99% of the white players are simply afraid of it.

My observation is that players up to 2000 level, with the exception of junior players on the way up, will generally be happy to somehow get a playable position and make it out of the opening alive if facing a very aggressive opening. They'll virtually never go down the critical path.
Which leads to positive qualities for the Dragon and Acc. Dragon: Everything except the Yugoslav and the main lines of the Acc. Dragon is quite harmless from a theoretical perspective. An experienced black player can play confidently for a win, knowing he is already equal.
  
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Re: new Dragon book
Reply #25 - 11/27/11 at 22:17:07
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tp2205 wrote on 11/27/11 at 16:42:49:
MNb wrote on 11/27/11 at 16:18:22:
XChess1971 wrote on 11/27/11 at 03:56:34:
Does anybody agree with this guy's statement?



I do for the most part. In days long past I played the Najdorf and against Bg5 the Polugaevsky variation. I don't remember ever having a real game with it (Be2, Bc4 and to a lesser degree f4 were what I faced most though.) I suspect the Dragon may be similar. Studying/analyzing the Polugaevsky variation was fun, but I cannot recall a real game with it where home preparation did not decide the game.

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When it comes to my personal choice of openings I disagree with everyone but myself.


I envy you. I have never managed to come to an agreement with myself on what opening to play.


The Polugaievsky Variation is a complex system in which pawn moves might weaken the kingside. Also you have to know how to play. Most players will choose 6.Bg5 over 6.Be2, 6.f4, etc. etc. Except 6.Be3 wit the idea of playing 7.f3, Qd2 and probably castling queen side then to attack on the kingside. Should we say that this is not chess because there are not positional maneouvres from the very beginning?
Some old guys can remember the Game Sokolov-Ribli from the Montpellier Itz 1985. It started with 6.Be2 and ended with a winning attack for white. Others will remember the same variation of the last game Karpov-Kasparov 1985. Kasparov won. A lot of times people play by fashion. Things change. I don't think that anybody is going to say tat we shouldn't play the Botvinnik System of the Semi-slav because of its "chaotic variations".
I myself have played 1.g3 all of my life. I had too many positional games. The fact that you play a "Chaotic Variation" do not mean that you are not playing chess at all. If it is not chess then what's what it is?
GM Anthony Miles played Carokan, Sicilian Dragon and "English Opening"!!!. You get your own conclusions.

Moderator's note (MNb): again I request to stick to the subject, which is Vigorito's book, or I'll have to split the thread.


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Reply #24 - 11/27/11 at 18:06:32
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You must play at a higher level than I do.  I've had quite a few CC games decided by better prep, but essentially never OTB.
  

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Reply #23 - 11/27/11 at 16:42:49
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XChess1971 wrote on 11/27/11 at 03:56:34:
Does anybody agree with this guy's statement?



I do for the most part. In days long past I played the Najdorf and against Bg5 the Polugaevsky variation. I don't remember ever having a real game with it (Be2, Bc4 and to a lesser degree f4 were what I faced most though.) I suspect the Dragon may be similar. Studying/analyzing the Polugaevsky variation was fun, but I cannot recall a real game with it where home preparation did not decide the game.

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Reply #22 - 11/27/11 at 16:18:22
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XChess1971 wrote on 11/27/11 at 03:56:34:
Does anybody agree with this guy's statement?

When it comes to my personal choice of openings I disagree with everyone but myself. I have played the Acc. Dragon in the past with the specific intention to reach the 10.Bb3 variation of the Yugoslav Attack. It's very possible that I will play the Marshall Gambit in the future as soon as I have had enough of the French.
  

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Reply #21 - 11/27/11 at 03:56:34
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And you really have to know well what you are playing. Otherwise you don't adopt it. It takes a lot of investigation, and hard work to demonstrate that what you are playing is correct.

I disagree. You don't have to know anything in particular, the nature of the positions is very simple- just follow the latest theoretical line. This is the main problem with the Dragon: This is not chess, just memorizing chaotic variations.

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In other systems against the Dragon, you don't have to play necessarily perfect to equalize a position or earn a draw. Let's just wait and see that book, and how things go in the future.

I disagree again. If you have devoted so much time memorizing Yugoslav variations, you should have lost your positional feeling, and you will likely get the worst out of a "normal" position rather easily.  Roll Eyes

The Dragon and the Marshall are strictly openings for professional chessplayers. Once upon a time they were fun, entertaining, challenging, whatever. In their current status, they are the kind of chess I despise: Not logical, not irrational, not intuitive, not anything. Just long sheets of computer-approved moves. I'm very sorry, but this is not chess.
The Dragon against a weaker opponent is clearly a bad choice: He will pick a forced draw variation. It is also a bad choice against a pro, because he would have analyzed a bit more than you.
Same goes for the Marshall. OK, Aronian does play the Marshall to draw and the Berlin to win, Carlsen does play the Dragon when he doesn't mind splitting the point, but none of us here are in that league.


The Dragon and the Marshall are openings for strictly professional chess players? I didn't know that you had to be professional to play certain openings. This must be a joke. I wonder what kind of rating and chess experience this guy has to state things like that. I myself drew a game against an IM, lost some others and won some others against strong opposition. Hold on as I am not a GM I can not play the Dragon at all or the Marshall. Does anybody agree with this guy's statement? Please answer him.
  
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Reply #20 - 11/27/11 at 01:17:02
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And you really have to know well what you are playing. Otherwise you don't adopt it. It takes a lot of investigation, and hard work to demonstrate that what you are playing is correct.

I disagree. You don't have to know anything in particular, the nature of the positions is very simple- just follow the latest theoretical line. This is the main problem with the Dragon: This is not chess, just memorizing chaotic variations.

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In other systems against the Dragon, you don't have to play necessarily perfect to equalize a position or earn a draw. Let's just wait and see that book, and how things go in the future.

I disagree again. If you have devoted so much time memorizing Yugoslav variations, you should have lost your positional feeling, and you will likely get the worst out of a "normal" position rather easily.  Roll Eyes

The Dragon and the Marshall are strictly openings for professional chessplayers. Once upon a time they were fun, entertaining, challenging, whatever. In their current status, they are the kind of chess I despise: Not logical, not irrational, not intuitive, not anything. Just long sheets of computer-approved moves. I'm very sorry, but this is not chess.
The Dragon against a weaker opponent is clearly a bad choice: He will pick a forced draw variation. It is also a bad choice against a pro, because he would have analyzed a bit more than you.
Same goes for the Marshall. OK, Aronian does play the Marshall to draw and the Berlin to win, Carlsen does play the Dragon when he doesn't mind splitting the point, but none of us here are in that league.


Who says the Dragon and the Marshall aren't chess? Give me a break! Chess is chess! You're at the board, you're playing legal moves and even good ones, you're punching the clock, but it's not chess?? Who has the problem, the player who's trying to score, or the guy who sniffs at him because he's not playing in some preconceived vein?
  

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Re: new Dragon book
Reply #19 - 11/26/11 at 14:28:36
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wow, there are some interesting, and some very naive comments here. some things said remind me of things like 'you cannot play the Caro Kann because it's a draw". I do not know of many players at any level that are memorizing computer printouts.
The series is "Chess Developments". Originally I planned to have a non-Yugoslav chapter, but it became clear that all of the important theoretical trends were in the Yugoslav. Of course there are some games here and there, but nothing tremendously important. I think the older works (Dearing, Ward, Golubev) would provide more than enough information for a tournament player to get by with. The Yugoslav lines are the ones that 'move'.
  
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Reply #18 - 11/26/11 at 13:39:57
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About none yugoslav systems,  blacks play is extremly thematical in most systems and vey easy to play as well. Only exception is possible g3 since the positions becomes very un dragon like but simply knowning a basical plan and a few moves is enougn. Bc4 with castling short system is also a bit tricky since black  needs to play the moves in the right order, but white needs to do the same thing as well. Also f4 variation black needs to play the moves in the right order but still gives white nothing. In yugolav however, black sometimes needs to find unnatural moves in concrete positions (that is not theory).
  
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And you really have to know well what you are playing. Otherwise you don't adopt it. It takes a lot of investigation, and hard work to demonstrate that what you are playing is correct.

I disagree. You don't have to know anything in particular, the nature of the positions is very simple- just follow the latest theoretical line. This is the main problem with the Dragon: This is not chess, just memorizing chaotic variations.

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In other systems against the Dragon, you don't have to play necessarily perfect to equalize a position or earn a draw. Let's just wait and see that book, and how things go in the future.

I disagree again. If you have devoted so much time memorizing Yugoslav variations, you should have lost your positional feeling, and you will likely get the worst out of a "normal" position rather easily.  Roll Eyes

The Dragon and the Marshall are strictly openings for professional chessplayers. Once upon a time they were fun, entertaining, challenging, whatever. In their current status, they are the kind of chess I despise: Not logical, not irrational, not intuitive, not anything. Just long sheets of computer-approved moves. I'm very sorry, but this is not chess.
The Dragon against a weaker opponent is clearly a bad choice: He will pick a forced draw variation. It is also a bad choice against a pro, because he would have analyzed a bit more than you.
Same goes for the Marshall. OK, Aronian does play the Marshall to draw and the Berlin to win, Carlsen does play the Dragon when he doesn't mind splitting the point, but none of us here are in that league.
  
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In other systems against the Dragon, you don't have to play necessarily perfect to equalize a position or earn a draw. <-------I meant with the Dragon.
  
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Would you be so kind to open a new thread on these lines? My personal opinion is that this section is too much dominated by the Yugoslav Attack. I'm sure there are a few Dragoneers who will respond you. And I might very well be on your side.
Perhaps you also could challenge Vigorito's statement that these other lines are sufficiently dealt with by other sources. Thát is his justification for ignoring them.


That's a great idea, which I will most probably adopt. My experience on the Dragon isn't great (although I played it almost exlusively in my youth, which is decades ago), but my good friend GM Kotronias has studied in the past a lot of the Yugoslav, but applied it only sporadically as white. He mainly focused himself to the Classical with an early Re1, Karpov's Be2/Bg5 system (which is analysed a lot, and is probably defused at the theoretical level) and systems with g3, which are far from harmless, positionally.


Well, I have 25 years of experience with the Dragon. Whether I played over the board, correspondence, on the white side and especially as black. Much more challenging, and critical is the Yugoslav Attack (I believe they call it like that: 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 followed by Qd2, and typically 0-0-0). It doesn't mean that you can't choose other systems. But black has been refuted, revived, refuted and revived so many times, that makes it hard to handle the black pieces against the Yugoslav Attack. And you really have to know well what you are playing. Otherwise you don't adopt it. It takes a lot of investigation, and hard work to demonstrate that what you are playing is correct.
In other systems against the Dragon, you don't have to play necessarily perfect to equalize a position or earn a draw. Let's just wait and see that book, and how things go in the future.

  
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Would you be so kind to open a new thread on these lines? My personal opinion is that this section is too much dominated by the Yugoslav Attack. I'm sure there are a few Dragoneers who will respond you. And I might very well be on your side.
Perhaps you also could challenge Vigorito's statement that these other lines are sufficiently dealt with by other sources. Thát is his justification for ignoring them.


That's a great idea, which I will most probably adopt. My experience on the Dragon isn't great (although I played it almost exlusively in my youth, which is decades ago), but my good friend GM Kotronias has studied in the past a lot of the Yugoslav, but applied it only sporadically as white. He mainly focused himself to the Classical with an early Re1, Karpov's Be2/Bg5 system (which is analysed a lot, and is probably defused at the theoretical level) and systems with g3, which are far from harmless, positionally.
  
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Reply #13 - 11/25/11 at 13:16:50
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White has host of options against openings like Dragon and Najdorf. Howerver there are  only about two or three none yuguslav attack lines where plays a h4-h5 plan. There are systems based on getting play at f file, systems about getting a knight to d5 and systems based about crashing though the centre and some yugoslav attack like lines.

Opening is about give and take, black gets a strong Bishop at g7 in return for the d5 square. There also lots other sicilians where white gets the d5 square and a top of that black sometiems also gets a backward pawn at d6.

In these days black has more winning chanses against none yugoslav attack  lines than in yugoslav  attack, especeilly in 9 0-0-0 line. In 9 Bc4 yugoslavs white can force a draw in many lines as well.

EDIT started to write this post before MNbs post appeared.
  
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Reply #12 - 11/25/11 at 13:11:35
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PANFR wrote on 11/25/11 at 12:30:16:
Still I believe that there are MANY challenging lines which have to be dealt by the Dragon player. For example the simple system with 0-0, Re1 and Bb3 is scoring massively at the GM level.

Would you be so kind to open a new thread on these lines? My personal opinion is that this section is too much dominated by the Yugoslav Attack. I'm sure there are a few Dragoneers who will respond you. And I might very well be on your side.
Perhaps you also could challenge Vigorito's statement that these other lines are sufficiently dealt with by other sources. Thát is his justification for ignoring them.
  

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Still I believe that there are MANY challenging lines which have to be dealt by the Dragon player. For example the simple system with 0-0, Re1 and Bb3 is scoring massively at the GM level. Black needs to apply great care to equalize, and his winning chances are significantly lower compared to the Yugoslav. And this is not the only variation that challenges Black, which is quite natural: Black has made an active, but positionally commital setup: One thing to worry about is the h4-h5 kingside assault, and another one is the d5 square, which is firmly under white's control.
  
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LostTactic wrote on 11/20/11 at 08:38:30:
Will this book be enough to construct a complete Dragon repertoire from (excluding anti-scilians of course)?


LostTactic buy Dearing's book and then Vigorito's. That will be a good start.
  
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PANFR wrote on 11/22/11 at 19:50:22:
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Which is fair enough given that the alternatives are not theoretically challenging. White can even end up worse if he avoids the Yugoslav Attack and doesn't play accurately, as Nepomniachtchi-Nakamura, Tal Memorial 2011 poignantly demonstrated.


Really? Roll Eyes
Wow, I did not know chess is such a simple game...

Moderator's note: I let it go, because it's kind of funny, but please stick to the subject, which is Vigorito's book.
Of course everybody should feel free to open a thread about options for White that are at least as theoretically challenging as the Yugoslav.


I don't think he is trying to change the subject. He is just mentioning that game as an example of a non challenging variation. I have played the dragon through out my life, and I can say that it takes really deep study to be able to understand the different motifs of the position. The complexity is so big sometimes, that you might find answers where you never thought.
The systems that start with 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 and so on.. are supposed to be the most aggressive ones. Especially, when white plays 9.Bc4, and you have to figure out what kind of system you will adopt against that. I read a little bit of Vigorito's book  excerpt, and I think that he is creating a text book for modern systems that nobody wrote about. I feel happy because personally I don't even have time to gather games and do a thorough study of those systems. But, Vigorito's book will be a guide if not an updated book showing examples of those modern positions debated. I believe this book is a MUST for any Dragon Player.
  
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Which is fair enough given that the alternatives are not theoretically challenging. White can even end up worse if he avoids the Yugoslav Attack and doesn't play accurately, as Nepomniachtchi-Nakamura, Tal Memorial 2011 poignantly demonstrated.


Really? Roll Eyes
Wow, I did not know chess is such a simple game...

Moderator's note: I let it go, because it's kind of funny, but please stick to the subject, which is Vigorito's book.
Of course everybody should feel free to open a thread about options for White that are at least as theoretically challenging as the Yugoslav.
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After reading the excerpts, I would say that Vigorito did a very good job in selecting the most relevant variations and recent games, which have made the dragon variation progress in the past 5-10 years.
The book is a very welcome addition to Dearing's book and Khalifman's book (Anand 11). Clearly Vigorito manages to explain the key ideas to the reader very understandably. He doesn't get lost in too long variations and leaves some space for further investigations (e.g. with your favourite engine).

Without any doubt, this book is a must-buy for any serious dragon advocate.
  
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LostTactic wrote on 11/20/11 at 08:38:30:
Will this book be enough to construct a complete Dragon repertoire from (excluding anti-scilians of course)?


No; Vigorito only considers the position after 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0. Which is fair enough given that the alternatives are not theoretically challenging. White can even end up worse if he avoids the Yugoslav Attack and doesn't play accurately, as Nepomniachtchi-Nakamura, Tal Memorial 2011 poignantly demonstrated.
  

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Really looking forward to another (hopefully) great book from you. I bought your works on the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav and they're both excellent value for money!
  

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Seems like a good book.
  
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the book is at the printer and an excerpt is up: http://www.everymanchess.com/extract/CD%20Sicil%20Dragon%20excerpts.pdf
  
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dali wrote on 06/08/11 at 18:08:55:


Sounds like Everyman Chess's version of Quality Chess's 'Cutting Edge' series.  Wink
  

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