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Re: Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian
Reply #2 - 06/07/21 at 17:07:36
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kylemeister wrote on 06/07/21 at 15:35:00:
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Perhaps the most interesting is:
- 9.0-0-0 d5 (10.Kb1 and 10.Qe1 don't look to have anything revolutionary) 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 e5 13.Bc5 with 13...Re8'!' - 13...Be6 deserves '?!'

That does seem interesting.  In my awareness, 13...Re8 has been considered as leading to += since the '90s (including in the recent ECO-B2).


The rationale is that 13...Be6 looks nice because of the exchange offer but it wastes a tempo which white exploits with 14.Ne4 Re8 15.h4 h6 16.g4 Qc7 17.h5 g5 18.Bc4 +=

His mainline after black's fifteenth move has featured in just three games between unknown players (including one  in corr) so this is quite unexplored territory. On the other hand putting the position after 13.Bc5 in my lc0 installation gives exactly one of his mainlines (lc0 also prefers the immediate 13...Re8 here).

At least one line from there ends in an opposite coloured bishops endgame which he declares is a draw although white is able to press a little.
  
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Re: Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian
Reply #1 - 06/07/21 at 15:35:00
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Perhaps the most interesting is:
- 9.0-0-0 d5 (10.Kb1 and 10.Qe1 don't look to have anything revolutionary) 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 e5 13.Bc5 with 13...Re8'!' - 13...Be6 deserves '?!'

That does seem interesting.  In my awareness, 13...Re8 has been considered as leading to += since the '90s (including in the recent ECO-B2).
  
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Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian
06/07/21 at 10:09:28
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Anish Giri's Chessable course on the dragon landed today...I was unable to resist the nostalgic feelings from my youth and bought it.  As Chessable are terrible at giving any indication of what the lines are I thought I would share the critical ones:

- 9.g4 Be6 looks standard with 10.0-0-0 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Qa5 12.a3 Rab8/12.Kb1 Rfc8 and ...Qc8 lines vs 10.Nxe6

- 9.Bc4 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Be6 11.Bb3 Qa5 12.0-0-0 b5 - I know nothing about this line beyond the Fischer-Larsen game so no comments from me.

Perhaps the most interesting is:
- 9.0-0-0 d5 (10.Kb1 and 10.Qe1 don't look to have anything revolutionary) 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 e5 13.Bc5 with 13...Re8'!' - 13...Be6 deserves '?!'

Classical + Levenfish etc looks standard.
- 6.g3 Nc6 7.Nde2 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 Rb8

Anti-Sicilians:
- 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7
- 2.Nc3 g6!? with normal looking Closed and GPA lines
- 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 g6!?
  
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