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As a dragon player, I can see how it can take black off guard because of the subtilities in the schemes. Clearcut explanation as well. Well done.
Good lesson, Mark, thanks!
very well put together, really open my head.
Very good lecture , thanks
Just for the record, After ...Qc7 (along the mainline) there Nd5 is pretty good system, that gives white some small endgame advantage, and Robby Adamson played this against me as well. However, as the mainline goes with h4 and h5 immediately, blacks play is completely refuted. I am convinced that after ...Nxd4 black is basically lost. Nobody plays ...Nxd4 at the top level anymore, which is why all the GM games found in that database do not all contain the refutation. simply h4, and h5 for black followed by Bd3! leaves black hopeless. Cheers
Well done, from beginning to end. I rearly play with or against the Dragon but I've leant a lot of positional chess stuff and I love positional chess so I really did enjoyed this video very much.
Great video, Mark really does a good job teaching!!
This was the best video I've seen here so far. Thanks!
Btw, in the position at 17:10, isn't Rxh5 the best?
Superior lesson with someone that can really teach.......!
ok ok i ran it took like ten minutes and it does say kg7 it slightly better.but says Rg8 is even better.Rg8(1.51)kg7(1.80)Nc5(2.08) all favoring white.Thx for the talking me threw that.I guess i just saw the simple Nc5 for complication but it is much more deeper than i could forsee.WoW that really helped alot.Thank you very much!
let me start over.Nc5 attacks Q and attacks several key squares.(after Qd3) so the plan of bringing rook to e6,gone and planning to move f5,for now,gone
No not after Re1..i stick the moving it Right after Qd3.
maybe i am crazy
especially after Re1 was played it forks the Rook and Queen and also opens protection on e7.
it forks the Q and the R
I would like to believe its not the best move after Qd3.But after i made my calculations i doubted also till i ran it threw rybka..it came out the same as me.I just think its more active and it does pose some immediate threats.
Dreadshadow: current theory in the vast majority of games has black playing Rfc8. Black wants both rooks to "attack the white king", but you see how after Rc1 for white the black rooks are huddled uselessly. White's accurate treatment made it look silly.
myrook: Nc5 is not a scare move, take a look. It's not stable there and white can build up unimpeded.
by IM Mark Ginsburg
Learn how to further improve your thought process in critical positions today... and as a bonus, we kill some Dragons! International Master Mark Ginsburg reviews two recent games in the 9.0-0-0 Yugoslav Attack, explaining the "right" and "wrong" approach in a critical position of the 9...Nxd4 variation. We hope you will enjoy your first encounter with a Dragon, and learn a few things too...
Intermediate | Advanced
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack (B76)
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IM Mark Ginsburg
Mark learned chess at age 6 but only at age 13 was he informed that tournaments existed! He received the International Master title at age 22 and had a peak USCF rating of 2578 in 1993. Mark has twice been the Manhattan Chess Club Champion, and has also played quite a bit overseas in Belgium, Holland, England, and Switzerland. Mark has a PhD in Information Systems from NYU. Mark currently resides in Tucson, AZ and has been Co-State Champion of Arizona twice. Chess is a difficult proposition to teach because it combines logic and imagination, but Mark believes that if logic is applied then imaginative ideas work better. This belief comes through in his teaching style and practices...
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