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  • 4 months ago

    taverac1

    when  i played rb8 white took the knight and then the pawn on a7 . i wish you would comment on this . would it be better to move the a7 pawn before playing rb8?

  • 10 months ago

    ZugzwangUK

    I viewed this video and then bought the excellent book on the Chinese Dragon by Raymond Pearson. The font in the book is not great, but the content is excellent. Full of novelties. My results since taking up this opening as black have been impressive. Always leads to exciting lines.

  • 10 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    I'd never heard of the Chinese Dragon defence before and it really interested me because I'm attempting to learn more about kingside finchettos as most of my knowledge is currently about the queenside ones. A really enjoyable Dragon lesson Cool

  • 13 months ago

    shepi13

    Well that much is simple. It is well known that dragon players always take back with the f pawn. Laughing

  • 13 months ago

    Redglove6

    I am starting to see why I struggle with the dragon as black.  The moves for survival are always so precise.  Simple ideas like which pawn to take back with become do or die.  One wrong move and the game is over.  Cool

  • 14 months ago

    Lord_Rook

    I think you are the best video commentator.  You move right along, covering a lot of material.  Please start making more videos.

  • 14 months ago

    rongchen

    Very nice video. Really enjoyed your dragon video series!! 

  • 14 months ago

    sairajdragon

    thx

  • 14 months ago

    IM Keaton87

    I am not sure about using Rb8 in the Soltis variation, I've never seen this before.  I can guarantee that the Dragon is far from refuted.  GMs usually avoid it when they play me.

  • 14 months ago

    shepi13

    Lol, wrong.

    Dragon is not refuted at any level, and the Chinese dragon is probably black's main try these days.

    Many white players play an early h4 to avoid it.

    I saw a game somewhere with a Chinese-Soltis hybrid. Is there any merit to this?



  • 14 months ago

    sairajdragon

    the yougaslav attack refutes the dragon and you should only use the dragon as a suprise weapon

  • 14 months ago

    shepi13

    Now, I'm not sure about the Nxd4 variation in the beginning of the video if the opponent is prepared. Engine preparation against it seems extremely dangerous. A nice surprise weapon though.

    For example, if white even just allows the bishop to be trapped:



  • 14 months ago

    PrideNSorrow

    If I played this variation, I'm sure that after ..Rb8 entering this so-called Chinese dragon, 99% of opponents at my low skill level are going to play Nxc6, and after either recapture, grab the pawn on a7.  I checked this out briefly in opening explorer (haven't looked in chessbase yet) and only found 4 master games with an even 2-2 result.  It seems like there is no concrete refutation to this line for Black.  Rather just a fuzzy notion of compensation because we have a half-open a file now.  What am I missing here?  The lines you give for Black against the 2 most popular moves Bb3 and h4 both seem pretty convincing.  If that's the case, why are they more popular options for White as opposed to simply snatching the a pawn?

    Thank you for the video!

  • 14 months ago

    Luck2Chess

    Nice Cool

    i really liked it 

  • 14 months ago

    shepi13

    I don't think the chinese dragon was actually invented by the chinese. I think it was named the chinese dragon because it was invented by some caucasian at a tournament in China (or at least popularized there).

  • 14 months ago

    D_for_DJ

    The Chinese Dragon Cool

  • 14 months ago

    shawshank1

    another great video,very instructive,thanks.

  • 14 months ago

    jgillet

    Great video!  Really enjoyed the artistry of the play with Chinese GM

  • 14 months ago

    Kasparovwc

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 14 months ago

    chesschief24

    Thanks IM Keaton Kiewra for this dragon video! I'm usually a Najdorf player, but this makes me want to play the Chinese dragon! I will learn more about this opening and hopefully use it with great success :)

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