Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sicilian Accelerated Dragon (B34-B39) - Opening Theory

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6

Wikipedia's Definition of this Opening

Like the standard Dragon Variation, Black develops his bishop to g7 in the Accelerated Dragon. The difference is that Black avoids playing ...d7-d6, so that he can later play ...d7-d5 in one move if possible. For example, if White tries to play in the style of the Yugoslav Attack with 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2, 8...d5! equalizes immediately. When White does play 5.Nc3, it is usually with the idea of continuing 5...Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 (forestalling any tricks involving ...Nxe4 and ...d5), followed by kingside castling.

The critical test of Black's move order is 5.c4, the Maróczy Bind. White hopes to cramp Black's position by impeding the ...d7-d5 and ...b7-b5 pawn thrusts. Generally, this line is less tactical than many of the other Sicilian variations, and play involves much strategic maneuvering on both sides. After 5.c4, the main line runs 5...Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 and now 7...0-0 or 7...Ng4 is most frequently

Variations

B34 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Exchange variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 Nxc6
B34 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Modern variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3
B35 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Modern variation with Bc4
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4
B36 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maroczy bind
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4
B36 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Gurgenidze variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6
B37 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maroczy bind, 5...Bg7
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7
B37 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Simagin variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Nc2 d6 7.Be2 Nh6
B38 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maroczy bind, 6.Be3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 6.Bg7 Be3
B39 Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Breyer variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 6.Bg7 Be3 7.Nf6 Nc3 8.Ng4
Chess Articles



Opening Lanes 115 - Dragons Dream - IM Gary Lane (Overview of the Acc. Dragon with games)
How Wojo Won : Accelerated Dragon - USCF Article by Jonathan Hilton

The Chess Mind Blog (FM Dennis Monokroussos)
Bologan Stole My Novelty! (Sort of.)
Accelerated Dragon: An UpdateAnnotated Games
Karjakin,Sergey (2645) - Tiviakov,Sergei (2678) [B35]

Chess Videos

GZamfir (IM) vs curtains ------(Acc Dragon) -40 Min Video by IM Greg Shahade


Marcozy Bind

pokerpicard (GM) vs curtains 35 Min Video by IM Greg Shahade
Psychik (IM) vs curtains 40 Min Video by IM Greg Shahade
Karpov vs Kavalek  - 10 Min Video



YouTube Videos

De Vreugt vs Tiviakov - 9 min video (Annotated Game)
Adams vs Plaskett (1989)- 7 Min Video (Annotated Game)
Nijland vs Michaud - 10 Min Video (Annotated Maroczy Bind)

PGN Game Downloads


SicilianAccDragon.pgn - 13368 Games (PGNmentor.com)



4 comments:

Michael Goeller said...

This is great. I will have to add a comment to my own Sicilian Dragon Webliography.

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