Originally posted by DagamoStyle
I don´t know the theory of the dragon. The only thing I know about it, is that it is a sharp and interesting opening.
I have question here. Is it possible to move the black Q somewhere and then move Rf8-c8 so that we got both of ours Rooks on the Q-side as soon as possible? Pro and cons, of that idee ??
I think this is where we are missing Paul, so i will post some theory for consideration in his absence, basically there are lots of continuations here, i will post them all for your personal analysis but will only post theory on the most popular, or unless anyone wants specific theory on a particular line they can ask, the choices are 10...a6, 10...Qb8, 10...Rb8, 10...Rc8, 10...Qa5, 10...Qc7
the most popular seems to be 10...Rc8
The main continuation. Black will use the c-file for counterplay and his rook will play a very important role in supporting the attack. The standard exchange sacrifice on c3 constitutes a part of Black's attacking arsenal.
Often the rook uses the c-file for the fight in the centre as well (from c4 or c5), or sometimes the rook plays a role in defence, when by sacrificing the exchange on c3 Black should eliminate the threat Nc3-d5.
11.Bb3 is by far the most popular answer. In case of 11.Nxc6 (11.h4? is a blunder: 11...Nxd4 12.Qxd4 Ng4) Black's best reply is 11...Bxc6, with good play.
Other retreats by the bishop, such as 11.Be2 or 11.Bd3 are very rarely played in practice, when the position is reminiscent of the line B76 - 9...Bd7 with a tempo down for White. Black can choose between the usual 11...Ne5 and 11...Qa5.