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  1. 26 Oct '08 21:04


    I won't express my opinion because when I do I get told I don't know anything.
  2. 26 Oct '08 21:13
    10...Rc8
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    26 Oct '08 21:16
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    10...Rc8
    ditto
  4. 26 Oct '08 21:19
    Thread 102584

    10. ... Rc8
  5. 26 Oct '08 21:38
    10. ... Rc8
  6. 26 Oct '08 22:19
    Rc8
  7. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    26 Oct '08 22:20
    Rc8
  8. 26 Oct '08 22:20
    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 ??
  9. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    26 Oct '08 22:25 / 1 edit
    10...Rc8 gets my vote.

    10...Rc8 is topical: the latest NIC Yearbook has a survey on 10...Rc8 11 Bb3 Ne5 12 Kb1 Re8 13 h4 h5 14 Bh6 Nc4 15 Bc4 Rc4 16 Bg7 Kg7 17 Nd5

    Chris Ward in "Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2" recommends 10...Qa5. The main 2 continuations are of course 10...Rc8 and 10...Qa5. Others worthy of consideration: 10...Qb8, 10...Qc7
  10. 26 Oct '08 22:48 / 2 edits
    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

    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.
  11. Standard member eldragonfly
    leperchaun messiah
    26 Oct '08 23:13
    ...a6
  12. 26 Oct '08 23:28
    Originally posted by eldragonfly
    ...a6
    theory with regard to 10...a6 as proposed by the illustrious and never dull eldragonfly



    A rare move for the Dragon. Although the idea to advance the b-pawn is often implemented in various lines of the Dragon, doing so by playing 10...a6 proved to be too slow. The point is, that after b7-b5 White will retreat the bishop on b3 and in order to increase the pressure Black often must prepare to advance the a-pawn to a5, which is not very attractive after having played ...a6 already. Moreover, after ...b5 and the transfer of the knight to c4, White usually takes on c4 with the bishop, Black answers ...b5xc4 opening the b-file. Then compared with the Chinese Dragon (10...Rb8) the move a6 is absolutely useless.

    11.h4

    White has many other options, but there is no need for any preparatory moves.

    11...b5 12.Bb3

    White's prospects are considerably better. He is ready to continue the attack, while for Black it is much more difficult to create counterplay on the queenside, see Hovanecz,L - Kulcsar,G 1-0.
  13. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    26 Oct '08 23:36
    ...Rc8
  14. 26 Oct '08 23:44
    I'll say ... Rc8. Let's get some nice exchange sacs in this game...
  15. 27 Oct '08 05:05
    Agree with the above post,

    10...Rc8!

    exchange sacs are always fun