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    • taybias

      lines for white e4 ...e5 Evans gambit accepted Ba5    accepted Bc5, Be7 & Bd6 declined 2 knights defense Petroff Be7 lines Bd6 lines pirc defense Austrian attack w/ ...5.0-0 w/ 5...c5 Modern defense Alekhine defen... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Nov 7, 2011
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    • The Classical Dragon

      The Classical Dragon Under Construction with Be3    with Bg5    with 9.Kh1, Re1 and f4 (from the 8.Nb3 move order) | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Apr 3, 2011
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    • The Yugoslav attack: 10 ...Qa5

      The Yugoslav attack: 10 ...Qa5 UNDER CONSTRUCTION White plays h4 followed by h5 White plays h4 followed by g4 White plays Kb1 | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Mar 31, 2011
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    • The Closed and Anti Sicilians

      UNDER CONSTRUCTION The Closed and Anti Sicilians (the lines i plan to play) The Closed Sicilian    The Closed Sicilian is a positional way for white to avoid the theory and sharp positions associated with the Open Sicilian lines. Whit... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Mar 13, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 10: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 10: The Hyper Accelerated Dragon The Hyper Accelerated Dragon is a Sicilian Dragon opening characterized by an early fianchetto with 2.g6. In the Accelerated Dragon Black chooses the move order 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 c... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 19, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 8: The Accelerated Dragon with Nxc6

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 8: The Accelerated Dragon with Nxc6 As is with most sicilians when white exchanges the knight on d4 for black's knight on c6 it doesn't pose a huge problem, it opens the b-file and gives black better control of the center... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 15, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 7: The Accelerated Dragon with 5.Nc3

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 7: The Accelerated Dragon with 5.Nc3 Although given the new options of playing the Maroczy Bind and the Nxc6 lines white often chooses to play as though they were facing the standard dragon with 5.Nc3. As i mentioned in t... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 9, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 6: The Accelerated Dragon Intro

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 6: The Accelerated Dragon Intro For the next 4 blogs I will be switching my attention from the standard Sicilian Dragon, to the Accelerated Dragon. The Accelerated dragon is a change in move order available to black which... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 9, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 5: White's 6th Move Alternatives

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 5: White's 6th move alternatives White Fianchettoes       White's most positional approach to the dragon is to fianchetto. Black should try to exchange the knight on d4 and white's best response is to retreat the kni... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 9, 2011
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    • The Sicilian Dragon Part 4: the Classical Variation & the Levenfish Attack

      The Sicilian Dragon Part 4: the Classical Variation & the Levenfish Attack The Classical Dragon In the Classical Dragon white plays a more positionally trying to hold a space advantage and castling king's side, opting not to play a race p... | Read More

      • CoachTal
      • | Feb 2, 2011
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