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  1. 10 Aug '06 07:05
    when white plays f3 in the sicicilian dragon what is the best way to go about this opening? i'm interested in queenside castling and pawn storms because they are exciting. does anyone have their sicicilian games like that? i'd appreceate it thanks.
  2. 10 Aug '06 07:13
    I do hope that you are talking about white castling queenside and not you. f3 pretty much defines the Yugoslav Attack where white castles queenside and the wing rushes can take place. I studied historic games (a bundle of them Fischer games) to find lines for black (I never took the time to get a dragon book) and eventually switched to the Anti-Yugoslav Variation of the Accelerated Dragon to avoid the Yugoslav Attack all together.

    The Yugoslav Attack is very sharp and white tries very hard to keep the intiative. IMO, it's the best way for white to meet the Sicilian Dragon.
  3. 10 Aug '06 07:23
    i am talking about white queenside castling and using the attack do you or anyone else have any tips or games about this variation.
  4. 10 Aug '06 07:52
    Originally posted by kmac27
    i am talking about white queenside castling and using the attack do you or anyone else have any tips or games about this variation.
    um i think you need to study this one
  5. 10 Aug '06 21:56
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessopening?eco=B77

    here's some games to look at

    The Yugoslav attack is so damn tactical that you simply wont get away with a few tips and tricks.

    but here's some ideas anyways (from the main line of 9.Bc4, don't ask me about 9.O-O-O):

    -The goal of both sides is sort of like a pawn race to mate
    -Black's queenside pawns may find themselves too slow compared to white's kingside pawns so black needs to use pieces to do most of the attacking
    -the game can end VERY QUICKLY if one side plays his attack well and the other doesnt know what he is doing.
  6. 10 Aug '06 22:18 / 2 edits
    Here's a game I just played

    [Event "uChess rated"]
    [Site "www.uchess.com"]
    [Date "2006.8.10"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "YUG0slav"]
    [Black "cral"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e2-e4 c7-c5 2. Ng1-f3 d7-d6 3. d2-d4 c5xd4 4. Nf3xd4 Ng8-f6 5. Nb1-c3 g7-g6 6. Bc1-e3 Bf8-g7 7. f2-f3 O-O 8. Qd1-d2 Nb8-c6 9. Bf1-c4 Nc6xd4 10. Be3xd4 e7-e5 11. Bd4-f2 a7-a6 12. O-O-O b7-b5 13. Bc4-b3 b5-b4 14. Nc3-a4 a6-a5 15. Kc1-b1 Nf6-e8 16. Na4-b6 Ra8-b8 17. Nb6xc8 Rb8xc8 18. Qd2-d3 Bg7-h6 19. h2-h4 1-0

    it was blitz so please forgive some of my inferior moves. Black left the book at move 9 and white ended up with an advantage due to black's lack of understanding of the Dragon. Black disconnected at move 19.
  7. 11 Aug '06 00:27
    Check out:

    http://chesscoach1977.blogspot.com/2006/01/chess-understanding-sicilian-dragon.html

    Hope it helps some.
  8. 11 Aug '06 18:04
    Originally posted by YUG0slav
    I do hope that you are talking about white castling queenside and not you. f3 pretty much defines the Yugoslav Attack where white castles queenside and the wing rushes can take place. I studied historic games (a bundle of them Fischer games) to find lines for black (I never took the time to get a dragon book) and eventually switched to the Anti-Yugoslav V ...[text shortened]... very hard to keep the intiative. IMO, it's the best way for white to meet the Sicilian Dragon.
    I also play the dragon, and have faced much trouble with the YugoSlav attack. What exactly is the anti-yugoslav?
  9. 11 Aug '06 18:06
    Originally posted by kingspawn1
    Check out:

    http://chesscoach1977.blogspot.com/2006/01/chess-understanding-sicilian-dragon.html

    Hope it helps some.
    useful website. Thanks
  10. 11 Aug '06 18:09
    it's a line from the Accelerated Dragon. The line is:

    1. e4 c5
    2. Nf3 Nc6
    3. d4 cxd4
    4. Nxd4 g6
    5. Nc3 Bg7
    6. Be3 Nf6
    7. Bc4 Qa5

    This line is meant to force white to castle kingside and avoid the Yugoslav Attack. Note that this is the Accelerated Dragon, not the Dragon, and that this game is more positional than sharp tactics.
  11. 11 Aug '06 21:25
    thanks
  12. 12 Aug '06 04:46
    Originally posted by chesskid001
    useful website. Thanks
    You're welcome!

    Chess Opening Secrets Revealed
    http://chesscoach1977.blogspot.com
  13. 12 Aug '06 04:49
    Originally posted by kingspawn1
    You're welcome!

    Chess Opening Secrets Revealed
    http://chesscoach1977.blogspot.com
    Advertising a site all over RHP to gain traffic for it...
  14. 12 Aug '06 06:33
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Advertising a site all over RHP to gain traffic for it...
    Are you calling king spawn a spammer?
  15. 12 Aug '06 06:54
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Advertising a site all over RHP to gain traffic for it...
    Please allow me to correct you on that issue. Although I'm not a huge fan of the correspondence approach, I still find this forum helpful because it gives me access to the collective chess wisdom of its members. It also allows me to share whatever knowledge I have, as evidenced by my posts. The advertising scheme you allude to is truly incidental to those motivations. My intention is not to spam this great forum. Thanks for your time.