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19 hxg6 (If 19 e5 then 19 ab8 20 exf6 xb2+ 21 < 4d2 Axf6 22 We3 and then 22 gxf5 is a good response.) 19 fxg6 20 < Sxe7+ Sxe7 21 k 5 > xd5 22 Wxd5+ (Fritz loved this for White but, when showed the light, soon changed its tune a feature which should have set alarm bells ringing in my head ) 22 Se6 23 xa8+ Be8 24 Wd5+ iLe6 25 fxd6 (or 25 WgS i-xb2+ 26 & d2 Wf2 mate) 25 & xb2+ 26 < & bl b7 when Black is completely winning. Actually I got quite excited that I might get this...

Mm si a

Now he is prevented from developing naturally as all possibilities are structurally weakening. Simply grim looking is 7 dxe5 8 1 8+ & xd8 9 .e3 Ml 10 .xc6 bxc6 11 > xe5 i.e8 12 0-0-0+ < & cl 13 > c4 g4 14 Af4+ & c8 15 fihel f6 16 f3 g5 17 & d6 e5 18 iLxe5 fxe5 19 xe5 Hg8 20 & e4 g4 21 fxg4 Sb8 22 Zhc5 Yes, barely out of the 60s and already there were sneaky anti-Dragon players around Understandably not happy with the prospect of what now follows,...

Is Is

Necessary to dissuade the break il5 which is on the cards and could easily leave Black emerging with a IVee pawn in the centre. IS lt lc6 16 fxe6 fxe6 17 iii.e3 We7 White has the two bishops, but Black's preferable pawn structure gives him control of many squares. 18 Wd2 5 19 Sadl 4 e8 2D i.g5 Sxflf 21 Sxfl . f6 22 jlf4 jf7 A useful square for the knight to drop back to, particularly as it is Black's aim to trade dark-squared bishops eliminating the bishop-pair and hoping for a good knight vs...

Batsford Chess Book

1 Introducing the Dragon 7 2 Important Dragon Concepts 9 4 Yugoslav Attack Introduction 36 5 Yugoslav Attack 9 jk.c4 44 7 Yugoslav Attack 9 0-0-0 107 8 The Classical Dragon 143 11 Levenfish Attack 6 f4 202 12 Tips in the Anti-Sicilians 211 Index of Complete Games 219 Index of Variations 221 This is the Sicilian Dragon. Need I say more Well yes, I suppose, is the answer because I've got another 220 odd pages to fill So forget the likes of Star Wars, Terminator, Silence of the Lambs etc, as...

Is Ib

White has two connected passed pawns on the queenside and a temporary pin on the c-file. Nevertheless his bishop is in a bit of a tight squeeze, he has weak pawns elsewhere and his king is in far more danger than its opposite number. Sf2 could have been played last go and certainly seems likely to appear on the next turn. The paralysing 25 1re2 26 amp cl Sf2 looked even stronger. A typical continuation which sees Black homing in on the c4-square. Now White must also be wary of the possibility...