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DragonTheKidRD
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  • Monster Opening Preparation

    Serious opening preparation is a must for all chess professionals. At times, the preparation is mundane: NORMAL OPENING PREPARATION  1) You decide to play a new opening that had attracted you for years, or you saw something new and exc... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 3b

    In our first look at this pawn structure in Part 3a we explored the piece setups, dynamics, and general plans of the Burn Variation of the French Defense. Though doubling one’s kingside pawns early in the game may look idiotic, the resulting str... | Read More

  • Classic Pawn Structure, Part 2

    A VERY BASIC BENKO This continues the Classic Pawn Structure series as seen in Classic Pawn Structure, Part 1a and Part 1b. In general, chess professionals know the ins and outs of every structure, non-titled experienced/strong pl... | Read More

  • The Velimirovic's Guide to the Modern Benoni

    In last week's article we discussed the chess heritage of GM Dragoljub Velimirovic. You probably noticed that all the games used for the article shared the same opening - the Sicilian Defense. This is, of course, not a coincidence s... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #44 - Take, Take and Mate?

    Professor: What do you say, class? Class: (Mumbled voices.) Professor: It’s great that I have a captivated audience. Hale: Captivated or captive? Professor: Now that I’ve captured your attention, let’s talk a... | Read More


    • A sunny week in June

      Early June I played in the Swiss Rapid Chess Masters, a well organised one day tournament in Pfaffikon on Lake Zurich. I received a pleasant surprise on arrival with a gift of a bag of Swiss chocolates waiting for me in my room. The weather was ... | Read More

      • VerdeNotte
      • | Jul 31, 2014
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    • Pairwise comparison of chess opening variations

      SUMMARY: Pairwise comparisons show that there is no difference between the B70 Sicilian Defense/Dragon Variation and the B90 Sicilian Defense/Najdorf Variation in terms of the probability vector. The data are consistent with our null hypothesis t... | Read More

      • Jamalov
      • | Jul 30, 2014
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    • Sicilian dragon 6) Be3 Bg7 7) Qd2

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      • GMThiru
      • | Jul 28, 2014
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    • Learn The Sicilian Dragon!

      A new Chesscademy course was released today that serves as an introduction to the Sicilian Dragon. This course is quite special to me because I started playing the Dragon at the tender age of 8 and continue to play it to this day. The opening comp... | Read More

      • Matetricks
      • | Jul 28, 2014
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    • B70 - Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

      Before reading this, I would suggest reading about the Sicilian:    Wikipedia         This video is quite long and covers the 4 main lines of the dragon: Yugoslav Attack: 5:15 Classical: 15:05 Levenfish: 18:30 Harrington-Gle... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Jul 26, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Sicilian Defence

    • 305 Reads
    • | 305 Reads

      The Sicilian Defence is an opening very rich in independent variations to the extent that it is always mentioned along with the mainline variation that follows. Black's purpose of playing 1...c5 is to undermine white's center by taking cont... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

    • 149 Reads
    • | 149 Reads

    The Dragon Variation belongs to the Sicilian Defence family of variations. Black plays 5...g6 with the purpose of fianchettoeing his bishop with ...Bg7. The preparatory move 2...d6 makes sure that the bishop will have an open long diagonal on g7... Read More »

  • Dus-Chotimirsky, Fedor

    • 6 Reads
    • | 6 Reads

    Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirksy (1879-1965) was a Russian International Master (1950).  In 1909 he defeated the eventual winners Emanuel Lasker and Akiba Rubinstein at St. Petersburg, but took 13th place.  He claimed he was Alekhine&rsq... Read More »