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Refuting the Dragon


  • 7 months ago · Quote · #61

    tubebender

    The landscape of Chess is littered with the decaying corpses of people who think that they can refute mainline variations. Their efforts do help the research of openings and whenever a "refutation" of a variation is found, an "antidote" is eventually found. I must admit that because of the Carlsen-Anand match, the Berlin Defense to the Ruy Lopez is under a cloud--but for how long?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #62

    Estrinian

    What is wrong with the Grand Prix Attack?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #63

    UltraLaser

    I feel that 12.Kb1 is a pretty good reason to play 10...Rb8 instead of Rc8.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #64

    Mainline_Novelty

    or 11...Nxd4 instead of 11...Ne5

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #65

    D_for_DJ

    The dragon is so easy to refute. Heres another line refuted. 



  • 7 months ago · Quote · #66

    Mainline_Novelty

    Actually, even 15...Bxf6 is equal I think...15...ef is also just fine but tbh I'm too lazy to check theory atm

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #67

    Irontiger

    D_for_DJ wrote:

    The dragon is so easy to refute. Heres another line refuted. 

     



    Somehow, you are not posting your own games. Probably because you have yet to find someone who plays the Dragon against you without hanging a piece ?

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #69

    RybkaShredder

    No one is discussing this line?



  • 7 months ago · Quote · #70

    D_for_DJ

    RybkaShredder wrote:

    No one is discussing this line?

     



    i go 9.BC4

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #71

    Mainline_Novelty

    RybkaShredder wrote:

    No one is discussing this line?

     



    Both 10...Rb8 and 10...Nxd4 11.e5 Nf5 12.ef ef (and probably 12...Bxf6 too) are fine for Black.


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