Last time, GM Ben Finegold offered a defense of the Sicilian Dragon as a misunderstood opening.
But what’s the difference between the classical Dragon and the Accelerated Dragon?
GM Finegold shows you the key ideas behind the faster Dragon opening, and warns that as White you cannot try to play against the Accelerated Dragon like it’s a regular Dragon! | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch concludes his “comeback tour” with an instructive last-round game in the Mind Games tournament on Chess.com.
IM Rensch shows you how to take apart the Accelerated Dragon with a traditional Yugoslav Attack as he tries to finish the tournament on a perfect score.
You’ll learn Danny’s advice on when to liquidate a position for a winning ending, and when to keep the tension on the board. | Watch video
As usual, another video potpourri from the always unpredictable IM Danny Rensch. Commenting live in a 10-minute game, Rensch loses several minutes explaining his opening choices and referencing every slapstick comedy from his childhood. Chess-wise, you'll learn some ideas in the Accelerated Dragon, especially about attacking anchor pawns. White finishes in style, offering the lady then cloning her back to force mate. | Watch video
Facing the Accelerated Dragon, Dom makes his coach proud today. Though he fell into an early trap, GM Bojkov's student fought back. After later being up the exchange, Dom converts like a professional, finishing things off with a tactic of his own. Watch and learn how to make your grandmaster coach look good! | Watch video
GM Dzindzichashvili continues his series on the English Opening, reviewing the popular transposition into the Maroczy Bind structure that commonly occurs in the Accelerated Dragon Sicilian. Take notes on black's best plans and Roman's "home cooked" analysis. He highlights black's modern idea with the a5-pawn advance approach, among many other things. Be careful not to fall for move order traps, and enjoy! | Watch video