So I am playing this guy last week (or maybe week before actually) and he opens up with the dragon as black and I thought to myself "well, he is 40 points lower rated then me (english ones, that is, so quite a major gap) and I know this opening pretty well so should blow him out of the water soon enough" but, horror of horrors, he comes up with this unusual gambit which gets black quite a powerful initiative, so much so that I spent the rest of the game struggling to keep his attack under control and eventually had to conceed a draw when he was able to force a perpetual (which I was actually quite happy to accept by that point of the game as I had visions of losing completely).
There was a 'win' for me but involving the most incredible tactics which are beyond most mortals, and especially so when ones opponent has a raging attack and you have the opportunity to swap queens off - I doubt many players would even consider otherwise in such a situation.
Anyway, back to the gambit - here it is, for all those enthusiasts of new ideas, and I would be interested to see what sort of thing you might attempt to do against it as white. I have ran it through fritz and it goes from a very arrogant assessment of being 1.2 pawns up at the initial winning of the pawn down to as low as 0.29 of a pawn up once blacks attacking starts to unfold.
N.B. it is not a pure dragon, but an accelerated game, for those of you who want to be pedantic and call me up on wrongly naming the opening.
Black now is threatening to play d6, opening up his dark squared bishop into a dangerous attacking position, and double rook and queen on the c file, then move his white bishop and have some very nasty lines for attacking the king. Also worth noting is the constant pressure against g2, for example if you meet d6 with f4 to keep the bishop contained, your white square bishop is now bound to defending this pawn otherwise you will lose your material advantage and things will look quite grim indeed.