Originally posted by amolv06
Correct, I'm thinking about Nxe4 with discovery against queen on c3.
Though white's king is untouched, after this I normally proceed with a5.
[fen]3q1rk1/1p2ppb1/3p2p1/p5Np/4n1bP/1B2B3/PPP5/2K1QR1R b - - 0 18[/fen]
If white now plays Ng5, I can play d5 as black. After this, I don't know, but I generally try and rush with my queenside ...[text shortened]... tion, but it seems like I have created a lot of opportunities for white to make a mistake.
well, I'm sure it's a fine try for blitz, or against weaker players. but there's not much point analysing openings assuming "he's gonna make mistakes", is there?
that said, I only play dragon from the black side, so I'm not quite sure how this looks to the 1.e4 guys. but if I was white, I'd take one glance, realize I'm up material and black has almost no attack left. (a5 isn't even threatening anything, you can't push it, and there's no
pieces following it.)
looks like white can just move Bd3, and black pieces drop off. ...Bh6+ Kb1 Bxf3 followed by fork on d2 doesn't seem to work because of Rh2. then just swap pieces off and just pile on the voulnerable black pawns and snatch them. or, get the queen in and mate from g6 or h8 or something. white pieces are so much better he can probably even sac one to bust black king open at some point.
sure black can win if white wastes, what, 5 moves to create an attack? or miraculously survives to endgame without losing more of his mighty pawn front, but how realistic is that really? it just looks to me white has everything here and black has one good bishop.
that said, next time it comes up in blitz as black, I'm sure gonna try it out.
I'd love to hear how 1.e4 players see this. how often does black go for this, and how do they handle it in practice? is it a problem really?