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hey guys, I use the sicilian dragon a lot in my tournament games and I just want to get some comments on some of the lines or other realted openings that you guys out there use.
i usually use the accelerated dragon and then transpose back to the dragon like this...
for white i recomend not bishop c4 but the newer theory in queen d2
Your move order allows the Maroczy bind, with White playing 5.c4 instead of 5.Nc3.
As I see it, the problem with the Sicilian Dragon from the Black perspective is that it is easier for White to play. This seems to be true for all levels of play - even White players who don't know much more than to push the kingside pawns seem to do well with it. So long as White isn't afraid of the possibility that his opponent may be booked up on some new variation in this heavily analyzed opening, he can build his kingside attack pretty routinely, recalling that somewhere he read that Fischer's "sac, sac, mate!" recipe practically put the Dragon on life support. Now, I'm not saying this is a reason to dump the opening. If you think you have a good feel for how Black obtains his queenside counterplay, keep playing it. Just remember that, while your opponent is mechanically pushing those kingside pawns and sliding his heavy pieces to the open files, you are the one having to find moves.
Well on your play, i would recomand, that you play 0-0 instead of d6, and if your opponent plays Qd2, play d5 and have a good game ;)
How about we do something about the maroczy bind with white playing c4 instead of nc3? Can we take some lines on that?
This is the opening and i think black should go ahead with something like Qb6 or Qa5 or something like that. That was something that I think seems to be an interesting line in the dragon/ accelerated dragon.
Thanks for the feedback!
For white I have won infinite amount of games against the sicilian dragon with the Yugoslav Attack:
you said below "black is totally dead". allow me to disagree on this. black plays d5! and you have to play accurately to get the advantage, if you don't play accurately, black get's the edge, and you might lose the game right away. And besides, it's just the opening part, you can't say white is winning right away when it's still part of book move theory.
I play Accelerated Dragon very often and i feel very comfortable.
This opening has many advandages.
i agree with you. sometimes though i play the hyper accelerated dragon:
i believe the advange in this is avoidng the rossolimo with Bb5: one of the things i hate about the sicilian:
thi si smost likely the only idsadvantage to this opening. I have played this opeing for basically my whole chess playing and over the years i have been pretty successful with it. I love this opening!
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