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hey Danny!!! unleash the chinese Dragon!!! it is time now
where is the next part ??
Please sir, some more P.S. 101
Fantastic video! Thoroughly enjoyed the historical approach - evolution. The history of this game is so rich.
Just watched for 3rd time and I think finally every detail is seared into my brain matter permanently.. szzzz.. ahhh.. hahaha
Really looking forward to Chinese and 9.0-0-0 parts!
Daniel, this video is very timely and useful to me, but I am writing to say that this format, where you follow the evolution of an opening over time is very instructive and help us understand specific move choices ("why can't I do this?"). I highly encourage chess.com coaches to follow that approach when teaching an opening in video format. Thank you.
Daniel, thank you for explaining the reasons behind the directional attack at the end of the video. That was really helpful.
I thought it was "Check, checkmate"
March 1st...still wont video play
Great video, I actually started to play the Dragon (Soltis variation) since a while, but I might need to reconsider. White's position seems to be a lot easier to play and it makes a lot of sense.
how can I - what can I say - before seeing the conclusion ?
Great video! A thousand thanks! It's obvious after your explanation of the evolution of ideas so I wonder why nobody actually writes opening books like this. The understanding gained would surely mean the lines would be better understood and remembered! Anyway thanks again...
I cant wait for the chinese dragon! If i hadn't seen the rest of the video I would said HUH??? to Rb8, very nice video.
The explanation of the pawn having to be on the 5th rank before being considered a finger pointing in the direction of attack elucidated an important point for me. I have watched most of the videos on pawn structure and read articles and books on the subject and am finally beginning to understand it, thanx 2 u!
that pawn to g5 was awesome haha
Love your work on this site Danny, thanks a lot!
Epic video! I would like to see more like this, showing stem games and the evolution of the opening theory. Thanks Danny.
Brilliant....can't wait for part 2
next level stuff
Thanks, Evan, but hxg6 isn't a sac, so we're still missing at least one of them. Maybe it was RxN(on h5)?
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Rensch breaks down this well-known, theoretically driven opening (The Sicilian Dragon) not by focusing on all the complex variations available, but rather, explaining the evolution of those lines by revealing the patterns and repeating ideas within the pawn structure. Danny reviews the "stem game" Karpov-Kortchnoi, Moscow 1974 and he shows how Karpov changed white's approach in the Yugoslav forever, which inevitably led to black's modern approach (The Chinese Dragon)...
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack (B78)
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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