Dragon vs Yugoslav
Aug 7, 2008, 9:19 PM
This game actually finished just before I resigned my 'Humbled' game. This is a Sicilian Dragon/Yugoslav Attack game. As black I manage to solve the issues of whites typical attacking posture, although white could fine tune his handling. I end up with a positional advantaged that, once queens were exchanged, allowed me to press white into making some mistakes, giving me the exchange and a pawn, plus position.
Update: I've added some notes from analysis by Rybka.
I looked into the early 9. g4 move by white. Winning with the Dragon by Chris Ward had the best explaination. Basically, is a restraining move by white to be ready for g4-g5 if black attempts a d5 break. Ward also mentioned that white can't really expect too fast an attack along with this because he's yet to get his king to safety. Also, the pawn move might be a minus in an endgame.
The recommended reply is 9. ... Be6 with a number of differnt ways to play it. 9. ... Nxd4 10. Bxd4 is considered to have problems.
Also, my move of 9. ... Re8 isn't discussed and I think its because I'm too concerned with keeping my dragon bishop. I shouldn't be worrying so much about an early Bh6 apparantly.
So my final analysis on this game was that I probably wasn't exactly evaluating correctly the worth of keeping my queen at a couple of points in the middle game. This may have to do with some difficulty I have in complications. With the queen gone I generally feel I can push my advantage better without risk of losing it in complications. I probably over evaluating my advantage.