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It's not serious to call this "a drawing line". By the way, white is much better in the final position.
10.Kb1 isn't popular anymore because of 10...Rb8.
That's what there is to like about Caruana (& Carlsen!)
Think you know something then all the rules get flung in the bin...
This is why still like chess.
Where do you go after this?
I won't resign, for sure. 11...Nxd4 12.Bxd4 de4 13.g5 may give white a little something, but 11...e5 is now perfectly good.
Black only won that game because white played poorly. Even my OTB rating is higher than white's. A possible continuation could go like this:
And this is probably one of the only lines in which it is equal. I cannot find a line in which black ends up better.
Did you actually read the analysis?
I already said that 17.Ka1? is a big mistake, and on your 17.g5, 17...Ng4! gives black a good game (Houdini claims equality).
And- noone claimed an advantage for Black after 10.Kb1, but then white is unable to claim even a minuscule advantage after 10...Rb8!.
The main line is too theroretical- white has a minuscule edge, which is quite manageable, but Dvoiry's 10.Qe1!? (the move played by Caruana) is quite poisonous. Again, white's advantage is very small, but very safe, and Black has to defend carefully to survive, without many chances for active counterplay.
On top of all that, Black has quite a few problems to solve in the 9.g4! line (instead of 9.0-0-0). This line is very topical currently, there's no point posting analysis.
I completely agree, I just don't see a way that black can get an advantage, which is why it is not that good of an opening to play.
Yes, as a matter of fact, however strange it may sound, I actually want to get a better position out of the opening.
Everybody's WANTING to get a better position out of the opening, and this is quite different from EXPECTING something.
after 9.g4 Bxg4!
It seems that you read too much Spraggett.
All three logical moves (Bg1, Nxc6, Nb3) give white the better game, but the latter is the easiest to handle. Spraggett says Black has no problems with the variation 9.g4 Bxg4 10.fg4 Nxg4 11.Nb3 d5 12.ed4 Bxc3!? in mind, but this works only partially.
Objectively, the best move is 11.Bg1, but it is quite tricky to handle.
Kevin Spraggett wrote a book called Starting Out: The Sicilian Dragon for Everyman Chess, pfren thought you read it lol
The book is by IM Andy Martin, I believe.
I was referring to GM Spraggett's blog, where he claims that 9...Bxg4 is a good move (no real analysis, though).
David Vigorito has done one on the Dragon for the Chess Development series by Everyman - it focuses on defending against the Yugoslav attack.
I do have Vigorito's book. He is actually offering a repertoire for Black, not a complete Yugoslav Attack survey, and on this line he hays nothing more than 11.Nb3 "and white is better".
This game is fascinating. White is totally winning until move 27, when he allows Black a spectacular tactic.
wow.. this is very tough for black!!
I understood "the bind" was'nt suppose to be good against the Accelerated Dragon??
Hear the dragon roar and it echo throuought White's worst nightmare.
Cheers,Aerfinwulf, administrator of Dragon Chaos Societyhttp://www.chess.com/groups/home/dragon-chaos-society
At high level, the yugoslav, well played, kills the dragon and, the best possible for the dragon player is to draw.But, if the dragon player has higher rating than he could have a good advantage using all the sharpness in his favor...
i like the hyper-accelerated dragon its rich with tactics
8...Nxe4 is hardly best. The game may be objectively equal after 9.Nxe4 d5 10.Nxc6 bc6 11.Bd3 de4 12.Bxe4, but it's easier to play as white.
Black should simply be satisfied by the fact white unprovokedly castled short, and play 8...d6 with a good game. So yes, 8.Bb3 is more accurate, when 8...a5!? is interesting (and messy).
Black should play 7...Qa5 to "force" white castling short.
whites move f3 what if f4 instead seems very aggresive move
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