by IGM Ron Henley and Postal Master Paul Hodges

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The Dragon!
by IGM Ron Henley and Postal Master Paul Hodges
The ChessBase University Power Play! Series (CBU 251 pp)

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R&D Publishing A Division of 4M Data Systems, Inc. Box 133 Hagerstown, MD 21741 (301) 733-7541 (800) 524-3527 (Orders Only) Authors: Ron Henley and Paul Hodges Editor: Don Maddox Cover Art: Gary Ferster Cover Layout: Dawn Maddox Typesetting: JM Productions

whether you have access to anyone of a number of chessplaying programs and dedicated machines. better informed player. As in ice hockey where "Power Play" Implies a man or more superiority on the ice. "Power Play!" adds a serious weapon to the chess arsenal of the prepared student. While we at ChessBase University acknowledge the importance of the traditional literature..to an avid sparring partner at the local club.. Either way. " or "Encyclopedia of .. This "Power Play!" book was originally developed in electronic format to be used with ChessBase USA's master-strength playing program KnlghtStalker (or Fritz).. Additionally. 1. we hope to tackle the two most fundamental and Important problems that the chess amateur faces when he reaches the critical transition between the "openlnq" and the ··middlegame". . more resilient understanding of the problems that confront them on the chessboard. These "Power Play!" positions have been carefully selected from thousands of master games and are the key element of this book's structure. "Power Play! will make you a stronger." or "Complete Repertoire against.. discussing White's and Black's plans and allowing access to the critical position in the game files. II STRUCTURE OF THE POWER PLAY! BOOK-ON-DISK If you own an MS-DOS compatible computer.. Document files which contain material that can be viewed in Hypertext.The Hypertext will present an overview of each of the ··PowerPlay!" positions from the opening under study. and that still remains the most convenient.. or the simple. you might want to consider the additional Investment In ChessBase University and the "Power Play! books-on-disk series.. old-fashioned expedient of piece shuffling in the convenience of your study. a time-consuming and Intimidating method of study that often defeats its own purpose.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 3 What is "Power Play!" 11 The modern amateur chessplayer has been bombarded with thousands of examples of chess literature aimed at Instructing the student In ways to conduct the opening and middlegame In chess. But ••Power Play!" can be used effectively by anyone who wants to really understand chess. "Power Play!" disks include: II How do I get there?? What do I do after I'm there?? The concept of "Power Play!" Is that chess openings and the middlegames derived from them can be broken down into a number of critical positions." in our quest to improve our knowledge and (hopefully) our results. How many of us have not rushedto the bookstore to purchase the latest "System against the . only to find that we must wade through a mass of variations and complete games. and that study of these positions In an interactive playing environment will confer on students a deeper. the disk provides a set of computer-specific tools to makeyour study task even easier. efficient way to apply the Power Play! method. In addition to the wealth of useful information provided to you in this book.

MD 21741 USA Tel: 301-733-7541 (800-524-3527. 30-50 "Power Play!" positions and 40-80 "Key Games" lightly annotated with study material related to the critical positions.Orders only) Fax: 301-797-6269 .Box133 Hagerstown. A rudimentary "Opening Key" that will speed the process of searching for specific entries In the games file when viewing material from within Access or ChessBase. you will be provided with instructions on how to engage the necessary "book" before doing battle. We warn you that we have DELIBERATELYincorporated some inferior lines and blunders into these "Opening Books". 3. Comprehensive "Opening Book(s)" (. By allowing KnightStalker the option of playing "weakly" we have provided an additional test for your tactical alertness and opportunism. A ChessBase games file (.4 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) you will find referencesto "Key Games" in the game file. 4. If you're Interested In "Power Play!" computer products.O. allow the student to practice using his new knowledge against a well-armed and always available adversary. contact: ChessBaseUSA P.cbf) typically containing an Index. also accessible from Hypertext.on such occasions. Some of the forthcoming "Power Play!" books will require the use of more than one "Opening Book" .fbk) which when utilized by Fritz or KnightStalker. 2.

No matter how you study . "What I'd like. but do little to help players actually understand an opening. Henley declared the experiment a roaring success. As a teacher working with new students and high school kids. In my opinion. agreed that traditional opening manuals are fine as reference books. Good luck . The Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense is a no-holds-barred counterattack on the white position. but sound! We hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Paul Hodges has used it for years as his main postal weapon. "is a convenient way to use KnightStalker as a training tool to practice my openings. Our goal was to combine Ron's experience as a player and world-class trainer with the research and analytical skills of top level correspondence players and my years as a chess coach and teacher to produce a new kind of training material. and myself. making sure he thoroughly understood a variety of plans and ideas before adding a line to his repertoire. so it Is not only dangerous. What we found was a startling commonality.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 5 Forward The idea for "Power Play!" emerged from a series of meetings between International Grandmaster Ron Henley.and good chess! Don Maddox Manasquan 1993 ."with bad intentions" at every turn. In his own preparation. at diHerent levels.at home with your computer or at the club with your friends . from Grandmaster to Grandpatzer. More than two hundred games later.a well-defined repertoire of carefully selected critical positions in an opening . we take pride in the launch of a series of chess books designed to be USED by chessplayers of all levels. Ron focused on critical positions. As a team." said Ron. Correspondence Masters Jon Edwards and Paul Hodges. In postal chess. punches thrown -In Mike Tyson's words . Isto point out what's Important and help cut through the maze of material that's available. We sat down to compare notes.you're going to find "Power Play!" the ultimate tool for Improving your chess.was exactly what Ron wanted for his own training. All of us. and Ron and Paul set out to test the Idea. in the waywe each approached our own study of openings." We sat down that very evening and carved out the prototype for this first "Power Play!" project. The most amazing thing of all is that what I wanted for my kids . I had always found that concentrating on a few key ideas and plans from key positions was the quickest way to break my kids of the bad habit of trying to play good chess by rote. Jon and Paul made a point of identifying target positions and thoroughly preparing for the kind of unresolved tension necessary to create winning chances In the test tube atmosphere of top-flight correspondence chess. The most important thing a writer can do for a player.

A brutal perfectionist as a postal player and a veritable caveman over the board. I had done my homework. It explains a lot. Ron and Paul hit it off immediately. establishing himself as a Senior Research Chemist for Merck Research Labs in New Jersey." he would joke. PAUL HODGES Born: 12/6/1957. But Ron Henley Isalso an accomplished businessman. and I was ready. a member of the American Stock Exchange.S. "'There are no pawns left to sacrifice. Texas International Grandmaster: 1982 The most important thing to remember Isthat Ron Henley Is a Texan. rolling his eyes when the position became blocked. In the Interim he had completed a Doctorate at the University of Wales and post-Doctoral research at the University of Montreal in Canada. Ten years later he was a Grandmaster himself. I knew I had a chance.6 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) About the Authors by Don Maddox RONHENLEY Born: 12/5/1956 Houston." he told me years later. the only American ever selected to serve as second to a Soviet playerduring a world championship match. Tony Miles. assisting former World Champion Anatoly Karpov during his 1990 title bout with Garry Kasparov.as a friend. you can't know you're going to win a tournament. Wales (UK) National Postal Master: 1984 (USCF Postal Master 1993) World ICCF Master Sections: 1992Paul Hodges was coming off a seven year hiatus as a chessplayerwhen I met him in 1991 at the World Open. " Ironically enough. but it's important to believe you have a chance. little attention was directed to an unheralded International Master from Texas before the tournament. an Indonesian super-Grandmaster tournament In which he scored 17. Ron is one of fewer than 40 International Grandmasters living in the U. Vlastimil Hort and Zoltan Ribli slated to play. Cardiff. Ron earned his Grandmaster title in Surakarta-Denpasar 1982. With such recognized international superstars as Larry Christiansen. as a sparring partner. Impressed by Paul's analytical skills away from the board. In January of 1984 Paul signed up to playa board against . "Confidence is the key.5 of 25 to tie with International Grand master Waiter Browne for a surprise first place finish. I'm almost tempted to leave it at that. "Confldence and preparation. and as a test bed for new ChessBase University ideas and products. He started playing chess in 1972. Paul quickly earned a spot on a small ChessBase USA team . " Today. Of course. He was 16atthetime. one of a generation of talented young players to emerge in America during the decade following Bobby Fischer's spectacular World Championship bid. Everyone was surprised when I won the tournament except me. "Paul's in trouble now. Ron and Paul had met years before their collaboration on "'Power Play!" began. and one of America's finest chessplayers. Ron was equally amazed by his sparring partner's reckless style across the board.

they met again . . At the last minute. and he knows how to make sure that loose ends are tied up before you risk a line In live combat. Paul's years as a scholar and a correspondence chessplayer hold him in good stead as a teacher and writer.Ron actually remembered the game. simple English. Paul is currently working on new projects with Ron and Leonid as well as on various "Power Play!" productions. after Paul's emigration to the US in 1987. Paul lost a game to Ron on the black side of a Modern Benoni. He knows how to put his finger on the critical position that makes a variation IItick" and how to prepare for it to play over the board or through the mail: he knows how to explain what's going on In clear. Years later. a young Texan stepped in to take Miles's place.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 7 Britain's young superstar Tony Miles in a simultaneous exhibition at the Cardiff Center Hotel in Wales. Co-author of International Grandmaster Leonid Shamkovich's The Chess Terrorist's Handbook.

.8 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Contents Forward About the Authors . S. 75 75 77 .Be3) 39 Theory I Key Game Guide Chess Informant Symbol Guide Index of Players and Opponents Index of Power Playl Positions 70 . 5 S Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Introduction 9 Levenfisch Attack (S.g3. f4) and other Sth Moves for White (S. Bg5) 11 Classical Variation (S.Be2) 2S Yugoslav Attack (S.Bc4 and 6.

or his choice of system as white.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nc3 g6 illustrated by 5 Theoretical sections and 59 Key Games or Game Fragments. Fritz with white in a Yugoslav Attack). we include 9 additional games played between Fritz and the authors under strict test conditions (annotated by the authors) from various lines in the Dragon.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 9 Power Play! Sicilian Dragon CBU251pp The basic position ofthe Sicilian Dragon arises after the sequence of moves: 1.Nf3 d6 3. . and is aimed at giving the student a thorough grounding in the positional and tactical motifs found in this opening system from both the black and white sides of the chessboard. and CBU251 pp /67 (sub-variation). Ultimately. This book contains 43 critical "Power Play!" positions from the Dragon. This book examines the Dragon on a position-by-position basis in all of the main continuations from white's 6th move.rather we seek to equip the student with enough understanding ofthe strategical and tactical nuances of the Dragon that he can confidently tackle the opening from either side over the board. the student should be able to make an informed and confident decision as to whether the Dragon Variation should become a part of his everyday opening repertoire as black. including references to over 150 more thematic Sicilian Dragon games. Fritz with black in a Classical Variation. The games between Fritz and the authors were played during the March 1993 test of the CBU251 pp Power Play! prototype and include two examples of Fritz defeating an experienced Grandmaster from each side of the board in the Dragon! (Game numbers CBU251 pp/36. illustrated with 3 annotated games played against Fritz in one interesting variation. As a bonus. leading to a variety of complex and highly tactical middlegame situations stemming mainly from white's choice of 6th move.e4 cS 2. probably not. Is it possible to distill a complex opening like the Dragon into as few as 43 critical positions and obtain a complete and exhaustive survey?? Considering the wealth of material available to draw on. You can also enroll at GM Ron Henley's uGrandmaster Gymnasium" where Henley explains the Power Play! training technique from a Grandmaster's perspective.e4. These games also include a number of complete games as sub-variations.d4 cxd4 4. But an encyclopaedic coverage of this fascinating opening is not the objective of this book . The Dragon Variation is a razor-sharp counterattacking system to 1. all of which contain analytical comments and sub-lines.

Switzertand IGM Sergei KUDRIN. Denmark IGM Vlktor KORTCHNOI. Russia (ex-Wortd Correspondence Chess Champion) IGM Margelr PETURSSON. You are strongly recommended to study the play of the following players who Include the Dragon In their repertoire. England IGM Anthony MILES. Russia IGM Dragoljub VEUMI ROVIC. II Format For convenience we have divided the "Power Play! positions into three groups: H Part 1: Levenflsh Attack (LA) 6. you will find one or more practical examples prior to testing your new knowledge in live play against a computer or human opponent.Sapi/Schneider Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack 9.Be3 Bibliography Chess Informants 1-55 ChessBase Magazine 1-32 Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) Vol. A study of games by the leading experts In this variation is a valid preoccupation in its own right. England Each Power Play!" position Is explained in an overview. Israel IGM Kiril GEORGIEV. 1993.g3.A ) Inside Chess: Issue #2. Yugoslavia IGM William WATSON. introducing the student to the basic concepts underlying the positions. Hungary 1MAttila SCHNEIDER.Bc4 and 6. Hungary IGM Gyula SAX.f4 and other Important 6th moves (6. After this convenient review. USA IGM Gennadi SOSONKO. England IGM Gennadl NESIS. Russia IGM Bent LARSEN. 6. Holland IGM Sergei TIVIAKOV. Each of them has Infused the Dragon with new vitality and Ingenious new resources.Bg5) Part 2: Classical Variations (CV) 6. USA IGM Jon MESTEL.Bc4 Sa pi/Schneider These last two up-to-date reference works by the Hungarian theoreticians 1M Laszlo Sapi and 1MAttUa Schneider are highly recommended reading. . (Rodriguez.10 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Who plays the Dragon?? A worthwhile question.Levy Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack Miles/Moskow The Classical Dragon Silman/Donaldson Inside Chess: Issue #4. 1992. Latvia IGM Andrew SOLTIS. Hungary IGM Alexei SHIROV.Be2 Part 3: Yugoslav Attack (YA) 6. Iceland 1MLaszlo SAPI.B Sicilian Dragon: Classical and Levenfish Variations . (Petursson) Sicilian Dragon: Classical and Levenfisb Variations . Bulgaria IGM Eduard GUFELD. The Dragon lives on!! IGM Boris ALTERMAN.

Bg2.Bg2 DIAGRAM 0-0 9.h3] 9••.Nc6. 1978 1.d4 cxd4 4.Rb1 [Black was threatening 15.Re1 Ne3 24.c4 Rfe8 19. but white's Bg2 is less actively placed than the black Bg7 (Interference from the e4-pawn).NeS 10.0-0 Be6 - A deviation from the normal plan of .R .Bg2 0-0 8. Nde2.Cd4 Cxd4 2S.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Ba1 Rad8 20.] 6.Bb2 .•.e4 cS 2.Nxc6 (strengthening black's pawn-center and abandoning control of d5).fxe5? dxe5.] 1S. 7 ••• Bg7 8.Nxd4 Nf6 S...Kxg2 eS 27.Kh1 Nf7 18.0-0 Nbd7 - 7.g3.g3 Bg7/8 .Nc3 g6 6.exdS as 14.Nxd4 Nxg2 26. White aims for development with 0-0. 6.Nb3 White avoids 7.f4 Nh6 21.Larsen Bugo jno. h3 and Be3.. (1) Byrne.Rxa1 NfS23.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 11 Power Play! Positions Part 1 Levenfish Attack (LA) with 6.d4 cxd4 4. the N b3 is misplaced (7. Bg41 11. Nevertheless.Nc4.d4 cxd4 4.NbS Bxa122.Nf3 d6 3.g3 This move initiates a modest positional response to the Dragon.Nb3 CBU251pp #2 1.Nc3 g6 6.Nbd7 CBU251pp #1 1..Nf3 d6 3.Kf2 dS = [Eliminating all weaknesses.Ne2 [27.g3 Nc6 Black's strongest move .] 27 •••Bc6 + 28.Nf3 d6 3.Immediately challenging the Nd4.Bg2 DIAGRAM 0-0 8.Nc3 g6 6..Nxd4 Nf6 S.a4 Cb6 1S.f3 Bd7 12.g3 Bg7 7. 6.e4 es 2.b31? [9.g3 Nc6 7.Bc4 and 6..0-0 Nbd7 9.•• Bg7 7.Nde2 is better).dxe6 fxe6 17.14 and other important 6th moves (6.NdS NxdS 13.e4 cS 2.Bg5) 6.e61 16.

Yugoslavia 1985 is a solid alternative.Re1 RfcB 14.h3 as 11.exdSRfcB 16.Qb4 [For 10.BdS NxeS [39 .] 11.0-0 0-0 10. KgS NcS 42..Qd2 Qf4 + 30.Bxg2 b6 36. guarding the dS-square.] 27.but by ignoring the challenge to his Nd4..Rxd4 Bxf4 + .NdS BxdS 1S.) .0e3 .] 1B. 12.g3 Nc6 7.eS Bh6 22.] 2S.DIAGRAM 17.Kh1 Rc4123.its audacity Is matched by Kudrin's stellar defence.] 1.0-0 Be6 [9 .0d1 (and other 10th moves) see KEY GAME (4): CABRILO-GEORGIEV... 9..Nxd4 Nf6 S...Rf1 exf4 1B.BxdS Rf2 + 34.Qxa7 Rh4 24.fxeS dxeS.NxfS Nxc21-+ 29.Bd3 Rh2 + 26. 0xeS.Re1 Bb7= Popovic-Miles. Rb8 11. Bxf7 Nd7 + 4S.12 1M Dragon! (CBU 251pp) The most logical post for the bishop. 7•••Nxd4 Capturing Immediately before white changes his mind with a subsequent Nb3 or the even stronger Nde2.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Kf1 Og4 27.] (3) Kudrin .Nxc8 Bxf4 + .e4 es 2.e4 Be6 was the actual move order.a4 Qd712.Be3 NeS 14. Bxd4 (26.Nd4 =] 1S.Nc3 g6 6. Nxb3-+ Marjanovic.Nd4 Qh4..h3 Rc7119.gxh4D [24.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 B.+) .aS Nd7 13..aS] 10.Nc3 g6 6.Kf4 Nd3 + 41.BxfS 2B.Rg2 Rxg2 + 3S. 16.Nc3 0-0 8.0-0 0-0 ..g3 cS 2.Nf3 g6 4..Nf3 d6 3.Rxc2 Nxc2 28.Nf3 dS 21.NcbS RacB 2S.RxfS? [27. (2) Rajkovlc . cS 2.Nf3 d6 3..NxfS.Nxb7 (27.fSI? [2S.Be3 Nb4 1S.gxf4 Qe7 19.. Rxf2 28..aSI?] 0-1 6.•• Qc7 [10 .Kg1 BxeS.Bxa7 Rxa7 21.] 16.+ ) .Qxe3 gxfS 27.Be6 9..a4 b6 12.a4 Be6 [11. Rxc2 27.] 40.Qb6 Nf3 + 22.Kg2? Rxh3 2S..Nd2 [16.] 20.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nb3 Bg7 B.Qxf4 Rxf4 31. Kf6 Naxb3 43.Qxd4 Bg7 Eyeing the Od4.Marjanovic Vrnjacka Banja.. 4.d4 cxd4 4.Rf2 NhS 20.Bg2 CBU251pp #3 1.e4 es 2.eSI..Bg2 Continuing his development plan .Rg1 KfB 32.g3 Ne6 7..0xf4 Bxf4 + 30.Bxf2 Oxf4 + 29.e4 [1. Nxf7 Rxf7 + I [Hodges: 44.Rc7 =.KI.Bd71?.Rd1 Nxd4 29.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Qf3 Rc4 24.Kh2 Bc4 13..g3 Nc6 7.Be4 Na1 3B. White has weaknesses at c2 and e4.c3 Qd7 17.] 10 . Bxe3 26. 1977 1.Nbd6 Rc7 33..Ke6 NbcS + .Bf1 QfS [Tal starts his combination ..f4? [1S.0-0 d6 9.Rfd1 hSI? [Very provocative.+ wins a piece..Kg3 Ng6 39.Bg2 Nc6 3.. Tal offers 17..Nc3 g6 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.Nd6 Rxd4 26..d4 cxd4 S. white allows an exchange of knights and a comfortable game for black.Tal Titograd.Bg2 Nxd4 B.Bg2 0-0 9..d4 cxd4 4.. 23.g3 Nc6 7. 19B4 1.Kg1 (29.b3 Nf4 37. Marjanovic.

Hartmann Sosonko.Be6 or playing for queens ide expansion with 9 .0-0 .BgS) .Nd4 0b6 14...exdS BbS 16.Bd4 Bxe2 17.Re1 Be6 12. 10. Bd4 Bxd4 1S.Nf3 d6 3.c3 NeS 14.Georgiev..0e2 Nc4 = loseliani-Gaprindishvili. 10. RcS 12.Nf3 d6 3.Bg2 0-09.NdS NxdS!? 12.Qb3 Qxb3 26.Savon Moscow.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Nxd4 Nf6 S.] 22•••axbS 23.Qxe2 Nd7 1S. 9. RbS (followed by . USSR 19S1] 11.RxeS + NxeS 20.. White wants to develop with Bc1-e3 after a prepatory h2-h3.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nxd4 Nf6 S.0d3 Be6 (10.Kg2 Nxh4+ 26.Kg1 Nf3 + 27. 9.e4 es 2.0aS!?) 11..1M Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 13 Rh1 + 2S.Bd7.c3 (14.Rxe7 Qxc2 1S.Nde2 White's best plan .Bg2 0-09.. NxdS 12. e.c3 RfeS 1S....NdS NxdS 12.Qd1 [10. 7.Be3 ReS 19.Qb2+ KgS 21.BC4n ••.Nc3 g6 6. Cuellar-Kortchnoi.f3 Qb6+ 12..Nc3 g6 6.h3 [A preparation for Bc1-e3.BgS ReS 16.exdS BfS 13.Ki Varna.a4 b4! 14.Rac1 bS [Attacking the pawn-chain allows black to equalize comfortably.Nde2 CBU251pp #4 1.NdS BxdS 16.NdS RfeS13.g3 Nc6 7..d4 cxd4 4. 19S3 1. 10.Bg7 S.0-0 Bd7 10...g3 Nc6 7. Be3 Nd7 14.0e2 bS 14.b3 NxdS 1S.Kd2 Nb3 +-+ Tal] 24 •••Qf4 2S. Hannover 19S3] 10•••Bg4 11.0xd4 Ob6 16. (S) Suetln . 0 h4 Bxb2 16.Bxa7 Bxb2 22.Re1 bS 17.DIAGRAM 1.Nf3 d6 3.Kg2 Nh4 + [Perpetual check] ~-~ (4) Cabrilo .Kh2 Oa6 16.d4 cxd4 4.axb3 KfS x-x 6.] 22. Lublin 1977) .0d1 (11.0b4 .c4 a6 20.a4 RfdS 1S..Rfe1 NeS 2S.Nc6/9..0d2 as 17.+ Zinn-Panchenko.h3Be6 11..NdS BxdS 13..a3 X-~. 19S2 = 6.bS!? 13..Be3 [11.Nc3 g6 6.exdS RfeS 14..Bxg7 Kxg7 19.g3 Nc6 7.exdS bS 13.Bb3 CBU251pp #5 1. Bg2 Nxd4 S.a4 Nd7~) .0d2 Oc7 11.cxbS [Otherwise he is left with a backward c-pawn. Bxb2 Rxb2.0xb4 RbS 1S.b7-bS).d4 cxd4 4.Rb1 KfS Black can choose from a number of reasonable development plans for his BcS.d4 cxd4 4.Re1 RacS 14...g3 Nc6 7.0xb6 Nxb6 = Sanz-Mestel.Nxb5? Od7! Inkiov) 13..Qxc2 Rxc2 21. 14.Kh1 Be6 13.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Re1 Oc7 (12.Nf3 d6 3. Stockholm 1962.0xbS Bxc2.g.exdS QcS 17.b4 Qa4 24..exdS NeS 13.e4 es 2.0-0 0-0 10.e4 cS 2.see KEY GAME (3): KUDRIN-TAL.0d3?? OcS..Nc3 g6 6.] 10 ••• RcS 11.NdS (11.QaS12. Spain 19S2.Ke2 Nd4 + 29.avoiding an exchange of knights and aiming this knight at the dS-outpost (Ne2-f4-dS).Bc4 .e4 es 2. RbS 1S.Nde2 Bg7 S.

see KEY GAME (6): MATANOVIC-TAL..0-0 was the actual move order....Rxf7!! Rxf7 17. USSR 19S1) 1S.RbS=] ~-~ (7) Byrne .Bb3 Bd7 10.. Nxb3 1S.Qf3 [20.NdS e6 [16 .RxeSRb2 34..Be3 Bg7 7..Be3 0-0 9.0f3 NaS 14..Rd1 =l 24.Bb3 .0d3 a6 12.Nxc3 Rxd1 22.Rae1 is stronger.Bc4 [6. Lugano 1986 (22...e4 es 2.Rad1 Nxb3 14. Be3 and 0-0..Bb3 Bd7 10..0g4 Re8 21 .0d7 + + -).] 20.0xe4 dS 20. Nice 01.DIAGRAM 11•.Qd4+ eS 1S..Bc4 0-0 9.a3 Rc8 13.Kf3 [Hodges.0-0 QaS [Black's most active continuation.Nf3..Qxb3 QcS + 22.0e2 OhS = Ree-Sosonko. 18. Short-Wagman. 1974..Bc1 NxdS 16.Nxb3 21. White develops with Bc4.exdS.b3 RcS 27. Nf6 19.Nxd4 [Not 11... than CI I with Be2 and I lharp than Yugoslav Attack lines ( 11'8r).h3 0-0 S. S.h3 Nc6 Challenging the Nd4. 19S7 Leadingto the most common lines inthe Jansa.. h3.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.] 14.] 14•••Nd7 1S.a6: A) 11. (6) Matanovic • Tal Pal de Mallorca.exdS Re8 = Parma-Garcia.d4 cxd4 4. Buenos Aires ..Bxg7 Kxg7.Qd3 NcS 20.fxeS dxeS 19.t Cosulich-Kristianssen..Nc3 Bg7 6.Rad1 [14.t leaves the e7-pawn weak.0xb7+ +-.Nf3 d6 3. Bxf7 + Kxf7 18.Rc3 = BbS 26.d4 cxd4 4.0-0 Nxd4 [10 .Bg7 7... Rxf6! 1-0.NaS 11.OaS-hS.Nxd4 Nf6 S.cxb3 Oc7 16.Rad1bS 13..Qxc4 bxc4 2S.g4!± Chistiakov-Talmanov.Bxd4 Bc6 13.Nc3 g6 6.0c3? Oxc3 21. Haninge 1992.Rf1 Kg7 22. Wijk aan Zee 1986] 1. Black also envisions harassingthe Bc4 with a later .Bc1Oc7 = Hector-Tiviakov.Kf2 cxb3?1 [28. Kg8 19.NdS Re8 14..0-0 0-0 9.h3 Bd7 was the actual move order .t Is slightly better for white.Rachels New York op.Nf3 d6 [2.aS24.axb3 OaS 1S.Be3 Nf6 7.] 11.Qd3 RadS [13..] 12.Nc6-aS to neutralize the pressure on f7.Rxf6! Kxf6 23.RxdS Rxc3 31.e4 es 2.c3 Nc4 1S. 1.cxb3 RxdS 30. 10.Kh1 bS 23.Bc4 OaS 8.. B) 11.h3 Nc6 S.R .Nc6 3..0d3 Rc8 13.0xe4+-) 19...14 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) The Jansa variation.Bb3 d6 10. occasionally planning .Nxe4 Nxe4 1S.aS. Thiele more Ictlv.Nd7 14.] 3.Nc6 and 4.Nc3 g6 6..d4 cxd4 4.Re1 NaS 12.transposing from a Sicilian Accelerated Dragon (2.Be3 Nc6 9.] 17..Bxe4? 14.0f3 + Bf6 (18 .Nxd4 g6 S. 1966 1.. Bg7 7.fS±when white has the makings of a strong attack that arrives sooner than expected after black's next: 13.BgS + Kf7 24.. 32.] 29.Re1 Rfe8 12. 10.] 6••.Rxd1 Nxe4..Rf1 Od6 27..Ne3 Of6 26.Rxa233.f4 [11.Nxd4 Nf6 S. 0aS .g6).f4 b5 12..Nxc6 Bxc6 13.Rad1 Nc4! (14 ..fxg6 hxg6 16.h3 Nc6 8.BxdS?1 17.eS? 12.Rf3 Qc4 [23..Kg 1 RfdS 2S..RxbS Rc2+ 32..Bc4 Bg7 7..Be3 0-0 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.Rc3 Od6 2S.

0e2 Bxe4 1B.0-0 0-0 8. The natural continuation 9.0-0 . but Is an Independent system based on the development plan of h3..Makropoulus.Nc3 Oa5. B) 27.Bxd4 Bf5 13.0-0 CBU251pp #6 1. Bb3 and 0-0. and 11.Nc3 g6 6.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 197B.. 19B9..Be3 Be6 15. net a pawn for black.Bg4 Rc7 2B..0d3 Na5 12...Bxd5 (11.Bxf7 + [This continuation Is a somewhat dubious strategy as black obtains a powerful bishop-pair In an open position..Bb3 (as In CBU251pp #5).Be3 0-0 9..f4 Nxb3 15 (8) 13.f5!t Uberzon-Simagin.Bxd4 15.Bxd4 Na5 16. ' which could tranpose to the Yugoslav Attack... Bg5 RefB 19.Kh713.Rad1?! (14.Bf3 b5 =] -"-~ Adams .h3 Nc6 9.) 12. Moscow 196B] 11.e4 c5 2..Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nb3 Ba6 ..Bxe2 Nc6 26.Bb3 avoids the combination which results In black obtaining a central Initiative.Re2 e4 20.a4 Ne5 2B..0d2 Oc7 16.] 6•••Bg7 7.0xf7 + +-] 21.bxc3 Bf5 24.Bxd4 [Yielding the bishop-pair in this manner Is suspect. Oxd5 12.Be5 Ob6 1B..Nc3? dxc4.Rd4=) .Qg3 Bxd5 18.Qe2 Na5 24.Be3 Oa5 reverts to the "Main Line" . Bucharest 19B3.cxd5 Bxh3 22.Bxd5 Nb6 19.e.Bc4 [The Jansa Variation .Bxd4 d5 13. Also playable is 10.Nc51? Pigusov) .Nc6/9.Shlroy Biel.0b3 d514.Rd4 Nc6 29..) .RcB 11. Black can play the immediate counter 9.d4 cxd4 4.exd5 Oxd5~] 19••• Nc4 20.Ne4 Ob6 17.Rxf7 11.Rfe1 [14.Kxf71 [Shirov credits Wojtkiewicz with this theoretical novelty.c4 Ne5 21.d4 cxd4 4.Qf3 Qb5 [20.h3 Nc6 8.0b4 b6 16.Nxd4 12.Bxf7 + and leading to positions quite reasonable for black.axb3 a6 14..Rad 1 Rc5 22.Rxf7 and seen In a number of games: 10.c3 a6 1B.Nf3 d6 3.] 12.Nc3 g6 6.Rde2 g51?=.] 9••. KEY GAME (6): MATANOVIC-TAL.0a5] 13.Be311 [This risks Shirov's reply and is not really In keeping with the basic strategy of the Jansa Variation.Ng3 e5 14.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nd5!?] 14•.Bxd4 Bc6 12...Nd5 Rfe8 16.Ng5 RfB 14..Nxe4? d5 11.Bc4/7 .Bd1 Qxe2= [Hodges/Henley: 25. The bishop Is more actively placed than in the Classical Variations with Be2.] 10....Rd2 as: A) 27..Nxe41 [Shirov lovesto accept a challenge.Bxg7 Kxg7 14..] 10•.Bc4 Bg7 7.Bb3 [19.Bd7 10.c3 Rac8 17..Nxe4!.Nxb2? 21.f4 h5 29. 9. 10.c3: A) 12.Rfe1 ReB 17.•Qa5 15.g.Rd2 Ne5 30.DIAGRAM Riskier than 9.0c3 Oxc3 23. 1.. practically forcing 10.0b5 dxe4 17. Bartov-Strikovic.Bxb7 Rc7 20... 1991 6.Qcl3 Nd711 [12.Rd4 Rec8 23.Bb5 (30.Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Be3. with a strong bishop-pair for black.e4 c5 2.Nxe4 + with a winning endgame...OeB+-) 15.Nf3 d6 3.Na5 (14.Nxe4 h6! (11. but worse is 10. 11.Bb3? dxe4.Oxe4± Stoica .Bd5 Nxd5 21..Yugoslavia Ch.c41 h6 15. Nc4 31.

0b3 OaS1S..Kg81 [Too committal is 14. as the king relocates to g8...Bx14 Bc4.Bc4/7 . Not 1S. B) 12.Kxf1i.d4!] 24.] 1S•••Be6 16. Jansa tried this against Heilers.Be7 (27...0b3 dxe4 17. (Kuprelchlk-Pigusov. is 20.NhS Bh8.Nxe4 Nxd4 12.Rf2 (33. and development with .BgS [A possible improvement here.h3 0-0 8.0f3 +? Ke8 1S.Kg8..G-Paulsen. dS [The point of Shirov's play ... Rxe7 2 S.c4 d3 31.Ne21 [Aiming to break with 12-f4.Nxg3 Rxg3-+ Black's rooks and bishops overcome white's queen.W.d4 cxd4 4. [Threatening 24. .Bc8-b7.Bxd4 eS 13.Henley.Rf3 (24. R 8 181.Re1 Rac8 19.Bh4 d4 17. Henley/Hodges] 0-1 6....a4NaS1S.14 Qg41-+ [Beginning a potentially decisive attack.Raf1 Bc4. Black's pawns are more powerful where they stand: 1S.RhS. securing the knight and restraining black's central pawn-duo.BgS! BfS 21.Ng3 [14.. 30.Bxf4 Bxe2-+) .f41 Bg4 23.R g 3 0 h S.16 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 17.Rxa1 = (Jansa-Watson.Ne4 (Jansa-Hellers.NcS OdS 1S.Re1 OaS14.Re4 Rxe7!! 32.Nxc4 Oxc4 19.Bd2 Kg8 1S.] [22.] 13.Rf3 RxgS 2S.. d41 [The spectators certainly got their money's worth with this fantastic struggle. White will meet 19.. W.Shirov: 19.Nc2 Ra422.).0dS + R8f7.Rxe2 dxc3 (27..h41 [A fascinating battle ensues as both players pursue a kingside attack!] 18•••gxh4 19.Rc1!aa Shirov..0a2 Nc4 17. R8f7-+ With threats of f4-f3 or Bxe2 followed by Bxd4 etc.Ng3 hS 18.] 1S.fxeS Rxf1 + 24.Be3 Rxl2 28.BgS! disrupts black's plans. 19.BbSRxa1 23..e41?)28.0cS with 20. h6 1S. White's pieces are suddenly tripping over each other..0xf6 RxfS 22.)] 11.0bS b6 1S..) . Herning 1991.] 16•••gSI? 17.0-0/8 . NaSI? 13.Bc1 eS.... Moscow 1989.+ . B) 2S.RhS? 23.Bxh4 RISI!B [Preparing a dangerous (for white) maneuverwith .: A) 2S..cxd4? [Losing.BgS [23.Nc3 (1S. hits two pieces.N13 d6 3.a6 CBU251pp #7 1...Qd2 [17.Be3 [13.BxfS OxfS 22.Kh2 RhS#) .d2. (Misplacesthe white knight. 2S.0e2 Be3+-+ and mate next move . with a clear advantage to black .] 20. Shirov] 14••.b3 Bxe2: B1) 27... Black's bishop-pair Is sufficient compensation for his weaker pawn-structure. Better chances to stay alive were afforded by 2S.0xe2 Oxe2 28.c3 [Restraint.] 24 .] 23..fxeS BhS 28. 19. leading to unclear play.R12 [24.BxhS 20.Be7 Re8.breaking up the pawns or securing d4.Shirov) .Nxd4 NI6 S.Rxe2 exf4 29.) ...Bx12 Bxe2 [A strong game by the brilliant young Latvian GM... 0bS 17..Nbd7-cS and hitting the .+ [Winning a piece.Rf720...0d3 dS 14.. Black's active pieces and the weakness of 12 give him a strong initiative.. cxd4 exf4. was good for black In Hartmann.Rfe1 Nc4 18..h4 Od7L)) 17•••h6 18.] 23 ••..+...b3 BfS 18.Bb3 86 A different strategy for black .he has the bishop-pair and a strong center in return for temporary Inconvenience to his king.Ne4 (1S.Rad1 0e6-+ brushes white off.f4?d4! 17. retaining the option of .BxeS? BdS! 2S.. Herning 1991.Nc3 g6 6.Rg3 Oxg3 2S..f4i.Od7 1S.Nxd4 RfxeS! 27.] 2S.Rf7 and 19..] 14.Bxg7!?] 20 •••Qg6 21.e4 es 2.. .g.....Rxe7 Bd4 + 33.0f3+? Ke8. C) 12. e.d4.Nd2 Rc8 18.] 22..+ when black's bishop-pair springs to life.0xhS 0f6 21.a7-aS.queenside expansion with .cxd4 exf4! 27.] 27.f3.Henley] 2S•••exI4 26.b7-bS.BdS d4.) 17..Germany 1988.0xc4 Rxc4 20.c3!?) .Bc4 Bg7 7.BxhS are betterfor white . B2) 27.BgS (Very shortly after...Bd7 13..Bxh6 QI6100[Counterattack and defence! The alternatives 19..Be7 24.aSas 21.Nd3 eS.

Rxd6 exf4 20. so he aims to exchange off the rooks on the d-file as quickly as he can..Nxc6 Bxc6 13..] 26.Rd6 Nc4 24.Kf6-e5-d4.KI Lugano. 12.a3.DIAGRAM (9) Klndermann .Nc6 14.Bb7In the Dragon.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 17 e4-pawn and the Bb3. 9.c3 Nc6 15.Bxg5 Oxg5 1B.) . eS [Forced.0-0 bS . Note that black's king is also better placed for the endgame.Ki) . 16.axb5 axbS 14.c3 Bf6.Nd3 Nxd3 27.Nc6 in order to expand on the queenslde with ....Rad1 RedB 19.Nc6? 17. Nxe4?! 11.NdS [10.g3 Ke5 30..Rxf4 Rd7= Is OK for black.Nxf4 NcS [Black threatens a deadly penetration with .c5 Attempting to maintainthe activity ofthe Bb3. When black develops with .a5 RcB 14..•.Bxf7+ (14.Rc7.] 17•••Qxd6 18.] 21.] 26•.Rfd1 Rd7 [Now black's opening problems are non-existent.) . By maintaining the Ra1.b4 12. white would preserve the option of an a2-a4 pawn lever.Bc6 [16.Rad1 [16.] 9. .Re1 Nc6!? 12.] 21•••Rfd8 22..f4 exf4 2S.0e3!.+) . B) 13.] 17.0e3+forking two pieces..a4 Bb7 11.ReB has been tried a number of times to avoid the exchange of dark-squared bishops: A) 13.0e2± Is clearly dangerous for black.Nf5 with an attack.Bg5 (11.h4 h6 [White is effectively a pawn down.Kf2 [26.Bxe4 16.c3 Bg5 17.BxfB OxfB 14.0xf7+ KhB 15.. KhB 15.Nc3 g6 6...Ne2 [15...Rxd7 Rxd7 23.Nd7 (13.Ke3 KeS 28..] 14...] 13 .Ke3 g5.Bb7.Bb3 bS 10.Rfd1is a suggestion of Georgiev. 21 .0cB 14.] 13.Ki] 20 •••b4:J: [Georglev concludes that the bishop and knight ending will be very difficult for white to defend.] 11..c4? [20..f4 Bxe4.0f3 e6 16.Oxd6 Oxd6 19.cxb3C1O LjuboJevic-Mlles..Rxa6 Nxb2 = was correct Georgiev..Nxb4 Nxb3! 17... Bxd4 14..Re1(Jansa's choice.Bd5 Od7 = Jansa-Sax.1.0f3 as 17..Kf2 Kf6 29..c3 Nc5 15..foregoing ..Bc2 [21.Nd5 Nbd7 13.Bxd3 f5 2B.Ng3 f5:J: Black threatens 23..d4 cxd4 4.Nxc6 Bxc6 16...] 20...Rxd5 Nb6 23. Gausdal 19BB) 14.0-0 a6 [A dynamic method of obtaining counterplay .Bc4 Bg7 7.Ng3± is awkward for black. Warsaw 19B7.Re1 Nc5! 15. homing on white's weak c5-pawn.Bxg7 Kxg7 1S.Bxe4 13.e4 cS 2.Rxd7 Nxd7 21.Nf3!?] 1S.RxaB OxaB!?= Georgiev.Rxd7 Nxd7 24.Bd5 Bxd5 22.bS and .Bh6 Bg7 [12.+ and black wins by creating a passed pawn on the kingside and by penetrating on the queenside. Amsterdam 197B] 10 ••• Bb7 [10 .t Jansa-Petursson..Bxf6 exf6 16.BxeB OxeB 16. looks dubious .Ra7?? 17.Henley..Nxf6 + Bxf6 12..Kf6 27.t a dubious exchange sacrifice as indicated by Georgiev. Bb5 22. 1986 1.h3 0-0 8.Nxc6 Bxc6 15. Namestovo 19B7) 13.Georglev.Rxd6 Ra7 19. he must keep an extra watchful eye on events at f5.c3 Bf6 16...Qd2 [White threatens 14..] 16.0f3 (Suggested by Georgiev.c3..Nxd4 Nf6 S.Qxd6 [17.Nf3 d6 3.. Jansa-Pekarek.f4 Ra7 1B. A system favored by noted Dragon expert GM Kiril Georgiev..

BdSI [Now if Fritz exchanges on d5.Ke1 Ke3-+ wins easily.RxaB RxaB 22. 21 .Nxe4 Nxe4 + 42.) .Fritz BONUS GAME #1.Kf3 Of4 + 32.Nf2 (This alternate defence also would have failed. white has nice pressure. 21. g5 21.. but in this case one good piece does not a position make.] 1S•..•Nb7 [An ugly placement of this knight.f3±) Oxg4 25.e5!±) lB.Ra7 Oxg4 24.g3 as 33...1342.Nxe4 fl 0 + .b5±.0c6!-+: A) 22 Rxal 23.bxa4 19. c6-square.Bxb7 (17.] 17•••RleS 1S.Nxa4± (XbS)..Bg3 axb5 22..Ke2?! Oe4 +: 811111) 30. 14..Bd1 gS 30. and allows white a grip in the center.d4 cxd4 4.Nxe6 fxe6 21..Kg3 Oe5+ 2B. Nice technique by Georglev.Rxe7 Odl + 25.Nc6 e6.Be2 Ne4+ 46.Re4 Be5 24.exdSt [Now with my Bg5 and Rel exerting pressure on e7 combined with the threat of Nd4-c6.Bb3 a6 9..a41 [This t exploits the advanced status of the b5-pawn. B) 22.0-0 bS 10.Nh3 1&32..h6 17.0xc3.t) .0xc3 Oxd5 26.axb7 Rxal 23.RadB 81) 23.Ne4 46.Bxe7 RcB 26..047 haunt white for the remainder of the game.Kd2 Kd4 39.Ne2 + Ke5 44.Rxel OcB 20.b411 [TheNc5 hasvery few squares.. axb5 22.Qf5 +: 81111) 29.dxc6 Odl + 2B.] 20 .] 13.N12 IS 34.] 12•••NcS [12. 42.Bc4 Bg7 7.] 21. Rxe3 lB. and strengthens my grip on c6 while adding pressure to the black Nf6.Nxd4 NI6 S..Re1 Nbd7 12. Hardly better are 20.Nh3 Ne& 3S. The text unleashes the powerful "Dragon bishop".. e7-pawn)...0d3 Bxc3 24.+ [Black's passerwill cost white a piece.Ng3 Bg2 45..... Oxb7 (17.b3 NcS 40..Kh2 Be5+ 24.Fritz lashes out tactically.] 29.axbSI± [The weak pawns at e7 and b5 are ripe for exploitation.bxa6 (21.Nh3 [41..] 13••.BgS [A very agresslve plan to put pressure on the e7-pawn.Bbl 43.Nxd3 Kxd3.0d2 Rxc3!? 17. Bxc3 [This surrender of the Dragon bishop merely leads to new problems.+ The f-pawn queens Georgiev.Rxal RdB 24. and 20 .Be2 Bg2 36.Rxal Oxb7 24.0c6! has appeared.KL] 0-1 (10) Henley .e4 es 2.Bd1 Be4 41.Kxf2 Bxfl.Ng1 [Hodges.hxg4 Bxd4 20..Bxb3 Nd3 + 46.Bxe7 Oh5 +: Bll) 27..) 14 ••• Bxd S1I [14.Bxg5!? hxg5 22.18 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) His queenslde Is blockaded and black can r18dily produce a passed pawn on the klngllda.bxa6 NdB 23.+) .Nfl Now the white king is overloaded..h6!? Perhapsforcing the bishop to decide where It wants to go was prudent.Rbl Bxc3 25.0xc3 Bxd5 lB.h3 0-0 S..] 41. followed by c2-c4 with a grip on the position..!. 42.Nxe4 Kxe4-+ and black queens.cxb7 Oh4 + 31.Kh2 Oh5 + 29.t RfcB 16.Ke2 Oe4 + 33..Rxe7 Ral + 23.Bh4 [I decide on this retreat since .] 19. The repercussions of 20. Nc3 + 47.] 1S•..exd5 Nxd5!B) . Somewhat better Is lB .Be3.Nxa4 bxa4 16.gxh4 22.f2 43.+ .a3 Bb7 11.) .N1214+ 37....Kb2 Bxb3 45.Qd714.N13d6 3.Kd2 + -..NdB 30.Bf61?Rxc6 27.] 3S..Nc3 g6 6.c4±.Ra25S.gxI4+ gxl4 + . 1993 1.Kfl Od4! .BxaB Rxel + 19.Q1311 [This supports my Nc3. (46.Ra7 (24.Kh2 Rxe7 26.Ne6!? 15.Qxc3 [Now a new threat of 22.] 16••.Na4?! (This ruins the black queenslde pawn structure.g3+-.] 21•••RacS [Fritz decides to prevent the Invasion by Oc3-c6.Kf3:8111) 2B..c7 +-) 30.Ke2 (45.) 15.Kcl Bxa2 44.. Meanwhile white's queenside majority is going nowhere..] 16..axb5 21.•Ng411 [In a strategically inferior position (XNb7.Kg3 g5 (29.. Black has counterplay after 16. g6-g5 will allow an eventual Nd4-f5 with an eye toward the black kingside.] 1S.Oxc3 Nxe4!B.RxaB RxaB 23.. I will recapture with my d-pawn to open the e-file and creates the possibility of Nd4-c6.hxgS hxgS 31.

B16 [Henley] 1-0 19 (11) Vitolins • Mortensen Riga. 0d1 #) 31.Rde1 Be6 23. 0xe7 29..NdxbS a6 10.0e2 Nc6 (8...Kd3 Oxe7 31. USSR 1964] 9.Kh8 2S.Bg5 Bg7 7..0h8# (22.Rad8? 19...Nxe7 + Kh8 14..Rxc6 14..d4 cxd4 4.Rxb7 Qf6 + 00:B12) 27..Be3 Rc8 13.Rxd4 eS!?~ Shamkovich-Lisitsin..0d7 + -] 23...0c713.NedS BgS + 16.Nc3 g6 6.Ke3! Qe5 + 30.Bd7 CBU251pp #8 1.Ra7 .Rde1 1-0...Rg3 Oxg3 28.Rhe1 Rc8 [14 .0e8 + Kg7 34. 6.Nxg6 +! fxg6 (17 ..Nxd4 NI6 5.Ra8 + + -] 25.Ne7+ Kf8 22.Nd4 Nc6 11.Nxe5 Be6 14..Ke2 Oxa7 (31.Be3± .] 12. 13. B1113) 29.0e4 + =) 32.. hxg6 18.Kf1): B1112) 29.. Moskovich-Koops.0e7! Rfd8 (18.) 8.Nxd4 NI6 5.] 22.0-0-0 0-0 [9. white brings pressure to bear on e7 and threatens 7.. ~24..Bxf6 wrecking black's pawn-structure.] 22 .Rh1 + -) 18.Kg1 Qd1 + = Henley/Hodges: B2) 23.Bxf6 Bxf61S.Rxc4 bxc4 31.Rxe71 +.0xb7±: B112) 28 .. gS 23.BxbS!? Is worthy of consideration as the main line appears to be a struggle for black: 9.Hodges.d4 cxd4 4.Nxc6?! bxc6..f4! Bxf4 + 17..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (~31 .Bxe7 Rxe7 26.DIAGRAM 1. There Is no defence to 23..Bg5 Rauzer's old line.Bxc6 bxc6 11...Nxf4 exf4 18..0g4 + Kf8 34.30. Bg7 7.Bb5 + Bd7 [For the more solid 7.NdS +Splat!) 19.Re4!?± Defending g4.N13 d6 3..Ra3-+ Oxg4 27.Bd4 Bxd4 1S.Ke2 (. Oxe7 2S.Rc8!?] 10.Rxe6+ -).NdS Ob7 20. gives black a strong pawn-center [the c6-pawn covers dS] and the queenside will be a dangerous home for the white king (half-open b-file).0xgS + Kf8 (24.0b81S..] 13.0h6+ Kg8 26..0xh6 Rxc2 24..••0e8 [12 .Qd21 [Bringing to light the newly weakened black klngslde (h6-pawn).fxg3 axbS 29.Nc6 Oxh2 16..• Rxe7 [24 ..Nbd7 see KEY GAME (12): FLECK-MILES.Re4 Rc430.Kg3 OeS + =.Nc3 g6 6.N13 d6 3.Nxe7+ Kh8 17.0h4 Kg7 33. 11.Nxc6 Risky.Re3 +-) 2S.Kd 1 Od4+ 31.• axb5 [22 .0-0-0 (11.Nd7 12. 7•••Bd7 .Nc6 unless he allows an exchange of light-squared bishops (his guardian of dS and fS).e5 dxe5 12.Bxd8 Nxd8 33.e4 c5 2.. USSR 1982.[Fritz pays the price for surrendering his Dragon bishop!] 24 •..0gS + Kf8 32.BxgS hxgS 24.Bb5 + Now black is unable to develop with ..0xd8 Od400.0f6 + Kg8 20. B11112) 30. Instead of supporting the Nd4 with the "usual" Bc1-e3..0xe6 Oxg2 19.Nxc6 [Black has had a rough time from this position.BgSn .0f6 + Kg8 21.e4 c5 2. 1981 6.

..] 29.axb3 Bxf6 21. Now black's kingside pawn-majority is viable (now that his f-pawns are undoubled he will be able to make a passed pawn on the kingslde).BxdS? 1S.fxe6 30.Rxe6?? [Completely miscalculating the pawn-endgame..Kd3 Ke7 31.Bg5/7 .NbS ObS 1B.] 0-1 S••• a6 9.Nb3 Bxb3 [1B.Qf3. while black "copes" with the other b-pawn.Nxf6 + exf6 23.hlte had only considered this continuation?] 33.) 11 b4 12. Bxd711.Bxd7 (10.] 17•.Kg7? 26.+] 32.Kc4 Kd6 32..Qa61 Rc7 16.Nxd6± with three .-.] S.Nf3 d6 3.:.] 33..bS + .0cB1S.h4 hS 34.20 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Szeii-Schnelder.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Bxb7 Oxb7 19.bS + KcS..Nf3 d6 3.KcS KfS 3S.0e3 ReB 16.BdS1S.fxeS + fxeS 36. 41 .Kd3 Kg3 43. Mortensen] 21 .Bxd7 +? gives black a strong bishop-pair for no valid reason.Ba4 NcS+) .Rfe11 Nf6 [14..a3i Miles. Qxb3 6.Rdd2] 24 ••• RxcS 2S.Kc7?~ [Perh~ps .Nc4? RfcB 22.f4 Bg4 12.•.Be2 bS? I is more solid ..d4 cxd4 4.Re2 RfcS 24..BgS Bg7 7.Kc2t [Although his b-pawn Is doubled. Kazany 19B3] 1S.Bxe7! Kxe7 16.+ wins easily.b4 Ke6 37.Miles W.f4 [32.Bxe7! +-.f3!~ (Defending the e-pawn in the event of .bS-b4 gives white an edge.KdS e4 39. avoiding exchanges. white has a small edge as his king Is well placed to escort his queenslde majority.Nxe6and 1B.+) .QxcS + [24.Mortensen.Nc3 g6 6.. 22. 14.Bd7.BbS+ Nbd7 [A solid choice.KgS Kg3.Rd1± (White's c-pawn will be dangerous after c2-c4 and Re2-c2 .NdS NxdS 13.bS eS 3S..] 11.b4 Re6 29.d4 cxd4 4.Nbd7 CBU251pp #9 1.RcB? 19. Oberwart 19BO] [10. Tapolca 19B3.RdB Oxg2 2B.Bxf6 Bxb3 20..RxcB Ob7 27.White wins by exchanging his front b-pawn for black's a-pawn and then marches his king to the kingside.Kd4 Kf4 40.Ka6 Kc61 34. Better is 29.Nc3 g6 6.axb3 QbSI 20.e4 es 2. Ka6 KbB 34..0-0 = [11.NbS ObS1B.Na4 RbB 13.e3 42.a4 Qc7 10..t Ullbln-Rizhkov.exdS Bb7 14.A.Re4 Oxh2.Bxb7 Oxb7 19.BbS+ Nbd7DIAGRAM Avoiding exchanges since B... 19S3 1.. This move is probably also stronger than 7.Oe2 0-0 9.e4 es 2.Kxe3 Kxg2 44.Nxf7.Fleck.bS [Hodges.Nxd4 Nf6 S. Germany.) 33...Qd2 [B. KbS..RdS + RxdS [2S.NbS RcS 17.0-0 11 b4 12.0xb4 OxdS 20.Nf3 NhS~ Veroci-Rigo..Rd2t maintaining the small edge alluded to in the previous comment.. 14 h6 1S..Nd7 + -] 19.b6 axb6 41..Nxd6+-) 17.Nd71 [21.•h6 (12) Fleck ..0-0-0 a6 10..Bxf6 Bxf6 21.BgS Bg7 7.cxb3 KfS 27.Bxa6+ KfB (16 KdB? 17.)] 26.14RbB17.Nd4 [Threatening 1B.KbS eS (32..] 27 •••Rd6 2S.Kf4 Kh3 4S..Kxa7 (34.

Qxd6 Qxd6 20.NbS Qb8 18... Nxg414. 1969 1.Ra6 RcS 3S.] ~-~ 21 6.Bc4 Nle4 19.Ba3 Rb7 24.Q13 CBU251pp #11 1.Bd6 Rc8 23. and black knights "mutually hanging"). 7•..NdS!± 1-0 (!) Kortchnoi-Spassky.Bd8 IS 31. Tallinn 194B] 7.Bc4 A sensible and aggressive posting of the bishop on the a2-gB diagonal.) 9 eS 10.Nc3 g6 6.e4 es 2.Ra31± [White has an excellent game (bishop-pair.NdS!± KdBD (12 .All Singapore.Rd1 Qc713.Bxe7 Be4 27.Re7 Rxe7 26.fS.h3 Nh61S.N13 d6 3.Bd7 11.0d3 (Threatening 10.an unlikely choice by most Dragon players who are carnivorous beasts by nature. The problem black faces with this knight Is that it no longer controls eS and It interferes with a later queenside pawn-advance. bearing down on the Dragon's underbelly In the Levenfish (17).N13 d6 3.14 Bg7/9.Nc3 g6 6.e4cS 2.BbS + Nbd7 B.Bf6±: B) 12.Bb3 Bg7 9..Qe2 Bc6 12.0xf3 Og4? (11 Bg7±) A) 12.0-0 [10.N13 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Rad1 Rd7 2S. (13) Perez . 6•.d4 cxd4 4.Nc3 g6 6.] ± 6.13 Bxc2 28.Nxf6? Oh4+) .Bxd7 + Oxd7 (B. 7.0xg4 (13..K11 Ke8 32.Be3 Bd7 11. 8.•Nbd7 This is a solid.. but passive method of defence .Bxe7 Rlb8 19.BeS f6 22..Qxb4 NxdS 17.N13 0-0 10.exdS Nbd7 16.] 1S.Nxd4 NI6 S.NdS BxdS 1S. White aims to break with e4-eS before black can organize himself.14 Nbd7 CBU251pp #10 1.Rd6 KI7 30.Nd4 NcS 17.0-0-0 Nfd7! = Geller] 10••.14 Nbd7 [6.14 Bg7 . Oxf3 13.BgS+ KcB17.B130-0 16.Ra7i h6 [White still has a small pull because of the confinement of the black king.Bg4? 7.fxeS dxeS 16.Bxd7 9.DIAGRAM The student should note some basic similarities to the Jansa variation (discussed in CBU2S1pp #5-7).Nxc2 Rxc2 29.B16 Bxl6 33.eS!) 9.. a rook that can join the attack (Ra3-h3).e4 es 2.Nxd4 NI6 S.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) pawns and an attack for the piece analysis by Fleck.Nf3 Bxf3 11.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 NI6 S.Bc4 Nb6 8.14 The Levenfish Attack Initiates immediate action in the center.0d3 Bc6 12.Rx16 as 34.Bb3 .BxdS BxdS 18.Bxd6 Rxb2 21.a41 Rad814.Nxf6+ +-) 13.•Nb6 Gaining a tempo on the Bb3 and freeing the BcB for duty.

two knights and a pawn vs. For 9.Kb1 [21.e4 cS 2.Oe4 + Kd7.Be3 BxbS 12.0xb7 NcS 26.Rd1 Oa5 14.Ra2 Nxc3 + 2B..Nc3 g6 6.Oa4 Bh6 19.+] NdS [Hodges: 27.0f3?1 [9.0xaS Bxe3.] 9 ••• dxeS 10. .e6 Forcing the following moves.0c7 Nd5.0f3 [26.] 20..0xaB Nc6 1B.Nd3 and .Kd1 [17.••BxeS 11.a key ingredient Is white's exposed queen.+ [Intending .Nf3 d 6 3.Rf1? [19.rlaley Ind 'rappy Dontlnultlon In '. 17. sequence of A dubious tactical attempt to refute 6.Nxd4 Nf6 S. 7 ••• NhS 8.0-0-0 Nxd4.+ Henley] 9.. 19.c3 a61 14. fxeS [10.DIAGRAM No final Judgment has been passed on this bizarre position.bxc3 RbB+ -+] 0-1 6..0a4+ Nc6 1B.] 14•••Bxd41 [Giving up the queen for three minor pieces and a huge lead In development .f4 Bg7 7.see the next Power Play! position (CBU251pp #12).e6 CBU251pp #12 1.+ ] 21•••Ne6 22.Bxd4 O-O! 16. 1974 1. Nd3 2B.Nd6+0 [15.0e7 Rd2 24. 17.0f3 - 11••••xd6 16. [Black has a bishop.0xaB dxca...cxd4 RbcB 22.Nf3 d6 3.NcxbS [12.f4 Bg7/9..] 1S.f4 Bg7 7.] 17•••Nc6 18..Rxb2#] 2S.Oc7 0-0 19. dllruptlve thrust.II '17N ".0xb7 Ne5. (14) Vladmlrov .] 19•.Ka1 Nb3+-+) . In l8·pulh.0xb7 Ne5.Rab8 [Ouietly defending the b-pawn .Kc2 [20.0xe3?? RaeB. (CIIU 2jlpp) whlahblgk IrMtH A Vlrt .d4 cxd4 4.0xd6? RbdB-+] 20 •••Nd 4 + I [Now black's pieces explode!] 21.Rc1 (27.+. Kf1 Nc6 1B.Bg7.0xd6 Rbd8 23.d4 cxd4 4.see KEY GAME (15): LENNOX-LEVY.0aS+ I 13. Black did nothing to prevent thl.0-0Nf6.0xb7 exd4 11. White's pawn-structure is wrecked.white has no counterplay.bxc30c8 . Maxence..Mestel Pont Ste.bxc3 RbB + 29..] 17.Nxe6 Bxc3+ 11.eS NhS 8.e6 is more to the point .BbS + DIAGRAM Bd7 9.0xb70xb5 17.".e4 es 2. the queen and white is unable to castle and connect his rooks..1.Nxd4 Nf6 S. Rxc7 Bxd4.BbS + Bd79.BbS+ Bd79.OxfB+ KxfB 19.Nc3 g6 6.Ke2Nc61B.0c7 0-0 19.Rc2 Nxc3+1 29.eS NhS 8.Rhf1 0-0.0d S [14.. Oonilltint.Na3 Oc7.] 12••.a3 Nhf4.••fxe6 10.e6 ...Ndxb5 Nc6 13.+] 10..Rxf7 Rxc7 + 23. but he has an advantage in development and black's king is more exposed.

NdS .h3 Re4 27. 12. 7.Kh1 Qg4 [The endgame Is excellent for black because of the miserable c-pawns.Kf2 RbB = Trifunovlc) 13.e4 es 2.Rb4 Oxa2 16.BbS or by exchanging on c6 (thus renewing e4-eS as a threat).•bxc6 For the more natural B.+ .Nb3 Rxc4 2S.Ne4 Oe6 16.NgS Oc4 14.Bd2! BxbS 13.Qe2 Ndf6 19.Rb1 Kc7 1S. Copenhagen 19B5.Nd4 Ne417. 1979] 13.f4 Nc6 Black's most solid and most aggressive course ..he temporarily halts the e4-eS push and challenges the Nd4..0xb7 Oe4+ 17.eS At last! 9••.BbS+ Bd7 9..Nxe6 Bxc3 + 11.0aS12.J-Mestel.0d3 NeG (12.Levy Scotland Ch. 9...see the next Power Play! position (CBU2S1pp #14)..d4 cxd4 4..Bxd7 +11 [12.Rxe7 RaeS 2S.eS NhS S. White will ordinarily continue by pinning the Nc6 with 7.d4 cxd4 4.TIle Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 23 6.0xcS dxcS.NxcS NxcS 30.BbS Bd7 (1S) Lennox .g4 NcS 24.Re1 a6 1S.e4 es 2. 1.e6 fxe6 10.Kg1 Ngf6 23..c4 Cb6 14.Bb2 Nfe4 29..NgS h6 1S.bxc6 CBU251pp #13 1. 1974 Unpinning and threatening to liquidate with B.Qe2 NcS S.Bxd7 + Nbxd7 14. bxc3 CcSI [Trifunovic's improvement on 11. Theory contends that chances are balanced in this position..Kxdn 13.0e2 Nc6 17.DIAGRAM Black's Bth move provided his Nf6 with this central outpost.Bb5/8 ..Bxc6 By removing the knight. Hastings 19BO/1] 12•••Nxd7 [12. white looks to the e4-eS break once more.0xe6 Bxe6 17.NgS BfS 14.cxbS±.RxeS RxeS 26.Nf3 d6 3.BxcS dxcs. BCF Ch.f4 Nc6/7.] 12.Rd1 Rxc2 31.Nc3 g6 6.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Ba3 Rxa2 32.0dS h6 1S.f4 Bg7 7.] 21.c4 0-0..NxcS OxcS! 16.Qxg4 Nxg4 22. Littlewood.Nf3 d6 3. Hartmann-Ernst.Nxd4. 20.0d4 Nf6 13.Nc3 g6 6.fS NcS 1S. 1S.0-0 Nhf6 14.Bxc6 .0-0 RfB = Peters-Mestel..Nf3 OfS 16.Ne6 + 1-0..BxbS 13.QbS+ Nfd716. S.0xbS + NeG 14.Nxd4 Nf6 S. taking the wind out of white's sails.

..] 10. Oxd1 + 13.f4 Ne6 7.bxc3 c5! = with a good game for black.Bd2 dxeS 13. (17) 6.Nf3 d6 3.Ne6 OcB 13.Bxe6 Bxe6 [The most natural recapture.f4 Nc6/7.e6 fxe6 (11.eS.d4 exd4 4. Bg7 12.0f2 Oe4+ 1S.Bxc6 CBU251pp #14 1.eS NdS [9.fxeS Ne4 .0-0 Bg7.Nxc6 (12. so white's only consistent choice Is 9.0e2 OaS 13.aS The thematic Attack.Barden Hastings.24 'I'M Dragon! (CBU 251pp) l.e4 eS 2.Nxe6 Ob6!.] 11•••Bxe4 12. [Black has the bishop-pair and a static target on eS.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nf3 d 6 3.e4 es 2.NxfS!! Bxc3 14..Nf3 Qb4 = Euwe] 10. space.] . black will organize counterplay against the weak eS-pawn.) .0f3 [11.eS dxeS 10. Bxd6. 1957 1.Nxc6? Ob6!) .Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nxc6.BbS Bd7 a.Nf3 d6 3.Bd4 Rfea 19..fS? 12.Bxe6 bxe6 9. 9•••dxeS By exchanging.DIAGRAM Black has equalized.exd6 e6!.Rf1 +Penrose-Wade.fxeS Ne41i! 11..••exdS 11. with an extra pawn (albeit doubled).Ne3 g6 6. 10.0-0 Bg7 .0-0-0 BbS 20..e6! fxe6 11. White has more has a superior a dynamically critical for white want to play the break in the Levenflsh (16) Chapllnski . maintaining his pawn-structure.] 11•••e6 12.] 9.Nxd1 bxc6 14.0-0 Bg713.d4 exd4 4. 9 .Ne3 g6 6.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Bxe6 Bxe6 Hitting e4.Ng7 + KdB16. but black pawn-structure unbalanced position players to learn who Levenfish.BbS Bd7 a..Bf4 (11...0e3 Oxe3 + 16. 1952 1.d4 exd4 4. Black's position will only be improved after 9.Nxe4 [11.bxc30xd1 1S.Rxd1 + KcB 17.Bb5/S •. Black will recapture .Ng4?? 10.Ba3 RgB 1B.Ne3 g6 6.BbS Bd7 a.Rhe1 as.fxeS Ng4 11.f4 Ne6 7.and black drops a piece.e4 es 2.fS+..dxeS!? 10. England 1956) 12.Nf3 0-0 1a.f4 Ne6 7. Penrose .exd6 Nxc3 11.Tolush USSR..0xg4 eS 12..NxdS [10.fxeS Oh4+ 14.Bxe3 Bg7 17..

Nxc6 CBU251pp #15 1.Bf40 [Otherwise black will be a solid pawn up. 9. BxeS? 1S.0-0 1S.Qa4 + Be6?? [Overlooking the seriousness of white's threats..bS Bb6+ 3B.bS BaB 39.. 1962] [13..f4 Nc6 7. white hopes to acquire targets later in the endgame and avoids receiving an isolated pawn on eS. Czechoslovakia Ch.f4 Ne6 7.Qxh7 + KdB 34. 10•••Nf6 11... assuring black better chances than the older lines with 11.BgS! 0b6 (14.Bxe7! Kxe7 1B.RxdB+ KxdB 2B..Rad1± Kavalek-Jansa.. Attacking eS...0f2 OcS 20.Ne6+ fxe6 19.. 6.c3 RdB (1S .Ne6+ fxe6 1B.a6 Be6 27..Rxf1+ BfS20.Qa7+ 1-0 The most direct and forcing continuation. Much better Is 16.Nf3 d6 3.Ne3 g6 6. Remarkable that a theoretical novelty in the Dragon should Involve .0g3 RfdB 21.0d6 + + -] 37..Nxc6 bxc617..Rxe4 + -.e4 eS 2. But with the bishop-pair and the target 0 n es.Qxa7 + .Nxe6 .Kh1+ -) 16.[And white went on to realizehis material advantage.e4 Re4 32.Rxd7+] 22.0e2 RdS 17. two pawns and a solid position for the queen. c6-d6.Qe3 Be7 29.KfB! refuting the attack as shown by Geller: 17.0xdB RfxdB 17.Be3 Planning Od1-d2 and 0-0-0. White plays va banque. Black has a rook. black can be optimistic about the future...Od6+ KeB 19.NxfS gxfS 17.Qxf4+ Kxe7 20.QfB+ BdB [36..QhB + Kd7 33. 9.e3 QxeS [14 .exd6 By splitting black's pawn-structure Into three "pawn-Islands" (a7.c3 Ob6= Geller.Re1? [13.d4 exd4 4. Be7.a4 BeS 2S.Rxe7+ I [Crunch!] 17••• KfB [17 .] 23••• RfS 24.Rf1 Oxf1 + 19.Bf4 0-0 14.] 13••.c4+-. a bishop.Qf7+ KeB 36. Bxg2? 1S.DIAGRAM GM Anthony Miles' move.g4 Bf6 21.] 1S•.Nxc6 + +-] 1B.aS KeB 26..Qe7 + Bd7 [20 KfB 21.Nxd4 Nf6 S. and f7-g6-h7)..exd610.BdS=] 14.. 14.Bxe7±) 1S.cSBxbS 39.Bf4±] 1S.Bf6! 0-0 1B.0xb216.0a4 + KfB 16.Rf1+ +-] 21.0-0 1S.0xb7 +threatening 23.QgB+ Kd7 3S. 7••• bxe6 B...0e2 BfS 16. Qxf4 16...The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 25 13.Kd7 37.] 17.Bc6?1 14. Kxe7 1B. avoiding any further exchanges and going for the throat with e4-eS..Qxb7 RhfB 23. 14 .Bxg7 Kxg7 19..Bg7! A critical position for the Levenflsh.e6 0b6 + 20.eSNd7 Best.Rd 1 RadB [21 RhdB 22.Qd4 + KeB 31..Qd2 Bg7 ..QdSI [13.b4 ReS 30.QeS Kd7 3B.Nxc6 bxc6 16.gxf5 exfS~.

BfS + 19.Qa3 as 36.] 23•..Kc2 Rxa2 + 36...Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qd2 Bg71 [MiI~s.Bg7 .••Ng41 17..Nxa4 Ne324.Ne4 fS 30.Bg2 QaSI+ 1S.+ is crushing.exd6 exd6 10..h3 cSI. (19) Fritz .14 cS 2.White plans kingside castling.f4 Nc6 7.Qd4 QaS 1S.Nxc6 bxc6 B.Kb1 Oc1#] 31 ••.0c2 Rd4 + 3S.Ng4? 17.b3 Bg4!?+] 16.Nb7 d3 33.0-0-0 dS [12.RxeB + RxeB 22.f4 Nc6 7.Re1 dxc3.Bxb1 Rxb1 33..] 12.0-0-0 dS 13..Kd2 [31. 21.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Nbd7 CBU251pp #16 1.Nxd4 Nf6 !.c3 d4 2B.Kc1 Rb4 2B.b3?1 (16.ReB + Kf7 34.+ : 39.Kd1 Qg 1 + 39.+] 33...Re2 Rc4 29. 19B2 1..Nc3 g6 6.Rf2 dxc3 30.exd6 exd6 10.Qa4 Qxa4 23.+ 31..] 1B.RxeB + KxeB 24. 7. B) 17.c3 Nc4 32.Qxc1 0-1 II 16.Rf3 (To defend along the third rank.Nxd4 Nf6 S.cxb3 (1B..g3 RbB 17.ReB [Exchanging off his inactive rook.d4 cxd4 4.Rb4 34.everything with tempo.Bxb7 Rxb7 + 27..Rhe1 Bb7 [19..+ Henley] 17••• Bxd4 1B..Bxg7 + Kxg7 20.Nd4 Ob7.0-00-0 B.Henley BONUS GAME #2.Ka1 (19..Re1 Bc6.Bh1 d4 26.Qxd4 ReB 19.0-0? 13. planning .NxdS Rxb3 + I! 1B.Nc3 g6 6.] 13•••Be6 14.Rf3 [White's pieces are horribly uncoordinated compared to black's dominating bishop-pair and b-file heavies".0cS + -] 13.Re3 + KdB 26..axb3 Oa1 #) . b1Q 32.Rd3 + Kc7 3S..Rd3 BfS 21.] 23.] 20.+ Hodges.d4 cxd4 4.Be3 Nf6 11.NxdS! Oxd2 1B. 39...see KEY GAME (1B): NUNN-MILES.] 2B.Nf3 d6 3... Bb7 to complete the development of the queenside..eS Nd7 9.Nc3 g6 6..26 TIu! Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (1B) Nunn • Miles London.DIAGRAM A restrained system by black.Ne4with a crunch..Nc3 BfB 37.Nxc6 bxc6 B.] 22.e4 cS 2.. 6.Be2 CV 7.Bxe4 Rxb2 + 11-+) .Nf3 d6 3..Bb4 Qc7 16.+) .Rf3 [2B.0-0/S .Ne2 Ne4 1B.Kd2 Oxh2+-+] 39.0dS + .Kc2 Oxh2 + .Qa4 Qb6 19..Bxe4 cxb2 + 31. usually developing with Be3 (or BgS) and playing for a kingside attack with f2-f4 (and possibly even g2-g4).e4 cS 2.Nb3 Nbd7 ..Bg2 Nd7 [Threatening 20.bxa4 [23.Be3 Nf6 11..Bg7 Black has no reason to avoid the completion of his normal Dragon development.Be4 29...Oc1 (1B..•0-0 14.Ne7+ KhB 19.Ba3 RgBI [Threatening 1B.Ke2 [A blunder in a hopeless position.0xd6 OaS 14.Kc1 Rc4.Nd6 Rxa4..Nd1 NcS [The attack flows smoothly .Og1 +.Be6!?] 20.eS Nd7 9.Kb1 RbB 16.] 2S.Ob4!?): A) 17..RdB d 2 + 3S.Bd4 Oa3!? (16.+) Oe7 20.Kc1 Oa3 + .Rxd1 Rxd1 [Henley/Hodges] 0-1 Part 2 Classical Variations (CV) with 6.Kxc4 d1Q 3B..Be2 The trademark move of the Classical Variation.Bd4 [17..BcS [Nunn chooses the most aggressive course and critical test of 11.Ne3 24. 33. Rxd2 +-.. and seeking to penetrate with .BxcS QxcS 27..Bxg7 Kxg7. 1993 1.Kb3 Ra1 37.0e3 + winning a piece (the Nc3).Re1 RbB 2S.0a6 (34.Nf2! 19.] 13.. .keeping the black king In the center.Qc1 Qf2 + 3B.Qd2 Bg71N 12..Rf1 Rb4 34. b6/ .Re1 + KdB 22.BcS .g3N [13.

Ne61 RfS [32.a5-a4 push...Kh1 [9.Qe1 Qc7 13.QhS Nf6 28.Kh1 A preparation for f2-f4 (avoiding tricks on the g1-a7 diagonal with . 9.0h5+ Kg7 31.0xg6 + +-] 34.Qh4 gS 27.Nh4 Nxh4 [33.Qxh6 Ng4GD 24.a4 . delaying the development of the Bc1.Ng21 [The Ng4 is loose.Bf3 Rb8 11...Nxd4 Nf6 S..Be2 Bg7 7.exfS Bxf3 19..NgS Ng7 36. 0xc2 20.fxeG 33.Ne3 Rxf6 (35 .Ng5 + -..Qh4 bS 16.Bh6 RcS 22. 9•••aS .d4 cxd4 4.0h6+ Kg8 35.Qxh6 Ne8 29. Its drawback Is the weakening of the b5.Schneider .Nbd4 Qb71? [20 .f4 as 11.Be2 Bg7 7.Nc3 g6 6.0b6 + ).Qh7# [Hodges] 1-0 (21) Pogats . 1983 1..Bh6 Bh8! = Velickovic] 21.Karlsson Helsinki...Rd1 e6 1S.Qxh4 Rxf6 [34..Kh 1 as [9 .and b6-squares.DIAGRAM This a-pawn-advance attempts to gain space on the queenside and displace the N b3 with a subsequent ..Nf3 d6 3...Nf4 Bxh6 23.Rxf3? Oxc2] 19 ••• aS [19 ..0xd6 Ob5 = Vellckovlc] 20. Its aim is counterplayagainst c2.d4 cxd4 4..] 29•••Ng7 [29.Nf4+-] 30.0-0 0-0 8. Rfe8! 21.Nb3 Nbd71? 9.•h6 26..e4 cS 2.e4 c S 2..Nc3 g6 6. b6 10.t Is a solid alternative· Stemberg-Zhldkov.14 a6 10.0xb4 Oxf5 21.0-0 0-0 8.Rg1 + +-) 36.Qh6 Ne8 32..Kh7 30.QgS NdeS?? [24 .Ne6 9.. (20) Rantanen .Bf3 RcB 12.0-0 Nc6 8.f6 Ng6 31..9xf3 [19.Be2 Bg7 7.Rg1 + + -] 33.Nxd4 Nf6 S. 33 .e4 cS 2.not Interfering with the development of the bishop to eG.fxe6 34.Nc3 g6 6.QxgS+ [Retrieving the knight has left the black kingslde in tatters..0xg6+ Kh834.Nf3 d6 3.Rxf6 34.] 2S•.fxeG 35.0e2 Oc7 12.Rg1 + Kf7 36.0h7 + + -] 3S.fSI? b4 17. 1981 1.0e7 Ob8!ao] 2S.Bd2 a6 14.Nb3 0-0 9.Nxd4 Nf6 S. Nxf6 36.Ne2 exfS 18..d4 cxd4 4. USSR 1976] 9. Nge5 25.Nf3 d6 3..Nb3 Nc6 This Is the most natural square for the knight .Kh1 a5 CBU251pp #17 1..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 27 8..Re1.A Budapest..f4 Bb7 11..BeG 10.

aS!? 12.Nc1 RfbS 19.bxa6 Rxa1 26.f4 QcS 11..dxe6 fxe6 1S.Rd2 Nxc2! 17..NdS Bxf3 13.Re2 NxdS 20.15 Bxb3 13.] 12. Lengyel Schneider.Kh1 Nc6 9.eS! is nasty.Nc3 g6 6...c4? Ne4!-+] 14 •.. 1979 1. 10..Qd3 QbS 20..Nxd4 Nf6 S.d4 cxd4 4.Sosonko Hague.Be2 X-X 9 .Nxf6 + exf61 [17 .Bd1 bxa6.0e1 Nxe2! 23.Nb3 Nc6 9..] 11 ••• Bg4 [11.Nxd4 Nf6 S.d4 cxd4 4.NxaS RxaS1S... Kavalek .Rae1 as 17.t.+ (D.Bf3 [11. 10.1.Bd2 Qb7 16.14 Qc8 (22) CBU251pp #18 1.Nf3 d6 3.Be2 [1S.Rxc2 Oa619. . e6 17.Nc6·aS.Re3.Be2 Bg7 7.bS Rxa4!! 2S.~ 'l1I6 DrtJgon/ (CBU 251pp) QbI (actUil mcNI ord. Qbl 11. developing the bishop to its natural post .t Messa-Martin.] 1S.0xd4 Nxd4 18.e4 es 2. Ra3 RfeS 20...fS gS 21.cxb3 Qb4hi (13 .Kluger. Be6 10.Nd4 dS 19.••QcS .Bd2 RcS 21.f4 RcS .Bxe2 Rc4 24. Budapest 19S2] 1S•••Qb6 16.Qxf3 bS 14.14 Bel 11.Bxf6 1S..14 RCS CBU251 pp #19 1.A. Rome 19S3] 17.r)] 10.RdS (preparation for a .0-0 0-0 S.Ndl [12. covering the important central light squares (ce...h4 x-x 9 .e4 c S2.Nb3 Nc6 9.0-0 0-0 S.d4 cxd4 4.a4 Nb413. Lengyel .Bf3 Qa6 [16 .Nd4 Bc414...f4 Threatening to expand on the kingslde with f4-fS..Nc3 g6 6.b4 Nc3 22. RfS·bS-b1-+) .. Qd4 14. and avoiding weakening queenslde pawn advances.d6-dS break).Nb3 Be6 10.e4 es 2.d6-dS Is an excellent alternative.Bf3 [14.DIAGRAM Aiming to control (and occupy) c4 with . Qa6 1S.c3 b4 1S.Be3 transposes to KEY GAME (33): MOROVIC-TRINGOV..Nxd4 Nf6 S. Budapest 1979)] 12••.BxdS 13.DIAGRAM Inhibiting f4-fS and preparing .0-0 0-0 S..Nf3 d 6 3.Be2 Bg7 7.B04.Nc3 g6 6.Nf3 d6 3...Rf2 RdS playing for ..Rf2? Oc4 16. Be6 10.exdS Nb4 14.Be2 Bg7 7.Kh1 Be6 10. dS and fS).Kh1 Be6 Black's most flexible response.

(23) Lobron .bxa4 b3 3B.Nd4 ReB 24.Bg5 [12.Nxd4 NI6 5.15 [Before black gets a chance to occupy c4.+ 26.Nc3 g6 6.B12 a6 24.. 19B5 1.Bf3 NaS 12.Nxe4 Ixe41-+ 33.••Nxe5 21..Rxh4 27.Be3 15 34.Rxe1 Bxa2 26.Rd1 Be4 32.Kh1 Nc6 9.N13 d6 3.] 22.Nc3 g6 6.Rxd4 Bxf3 + 28.0-0 0-0 B.. [Black has a strong blshop-palr (after the "releaslnq" .Nc3 g6 6.0-0 0-0 B.0e1!? transposes to KEY GAME (26): MAKARICHEV~TABOROV.e4 c5 2.Nx13 [26.0-0 0-0 B.exdS BfS = Cebalo] 15..d4 cxd4 4.f6~fS).0~ O~O 9.Nb3 Be6 10..Rd7 + Re7 36.Rd 1 ReB 27.c3 Nc4 20.N13 d6 3.Kg1 Bxd4 + . 22.Bxe4 dxe4 1B..Nb3 Nc69..Ke2 Rd3 41.Ng3 [21.Rb5 b2 39.Bxe7? gxfS. Reykjavik 1985.Kh1 Be6 10...gxf3 Rxd4 27.Rle1 RleB.Be2 Bg7 7.Ne2 d51 16.Cebalo Zagreb\RIJeka.lxg6 hxg6 14.Nxd4 g6 S.+] 26 .] 24.Be2 Bg7 7.Bxc4 Bxc4 21.DIAGRAM This allows black to meet f4~fS with .Nxh4 BI6 2B.Rd2 as 29.Be6-c4.. Equal is 11.Kd1 Rc30-1 (24) Larsen .0e1.Re1 Nc4 = Olafsson~Petursson.Rd7 b5 2B.e5 Ne4 [Making use of the queen's position on d2 hence Makarichev's choice with 14.exd5 Qxd5 1B.b3 Bb1 30.c4 b4 31.Be2 Bg7 7.Nc6 3.a5 Rxc6 44.Nx16 + exl6 16.Qh4? [2S.14 Na5 11.Nxd4 NI6 5...Qd2 [14.Bxe7 Rc4 23.c6 Rc3 43.Nd5 Be61? [14 .Bh4 d51 17.Be2 Bg7 6.N13 d6 [2 .Kg 1 15 23.f4 Rc8 was the actual move order. 197B 1.Rd5 a4 37.Nxd4 NI6 5.] 25 .] 3.Qxe4 [20.Miles Las Palmas..NxdS 1S.Rxe1 + 25.d4 cxd4 4.0e3 h6.e4 c5 2.0xb6 axb6 21.14 Na5 .+ Miles] 21 •••Ba61.g4!? Hodges] 12 ••• Ne5 13.15 Bc4 12.Nb3 Nc6 9.Nc3 d6 8.f4 NaS CBU251 pp #20 1.14 RcB 11.Nc5? [Dropping a pawn. NI31.Qxd5 Bxd5 19.g3 KI7 35..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 29 9•••Be6 10...f6 Bxe2~ Miles] 20.c5 Ke6 42.Bg5 RcB 13.] 11 .K11 Rd7 40.Bx16 Qxl6 0-1 .Bd3 b5 14.] 17.Nb3 Nf6 7.Bg5 Bb7 25.Qe3 Qb61 20.d4 cxd4 4.] 14•••b4 15.e4 c5 2.Rld1 Nc61 19.Kh1 Be6 10.Kh1 Be6 10. Bd7 12.d4 cxd4 4.

Nf3 d6 3.eS dS 17.DIAGRAM Immediate action.0d2 gS 18.0-0 0-0 S.0-0/I.Iylng II 11 ' 7. and '. Nld4 Nfl D-D I.•NeS [1S.Be2 Bg7 7.Kh2 Qd4 26.. 1975 1.Nd4 [13. 1••• .0g3 (21.fxeS Ng4 23.f4 [10.d4 cxd4 4.Qd2 eS 22.Bf3 Bc414.exf6 Bxf6 "III IV .NdbS BxbS [14 .Nc3 g6 6...fxgS NxgS 19..b4 (11.e4 es 2.Bd3 Qb6 21.Nc3 g6 6.Nxd4 Nf6 S. of Alekhlne's resurrected by An.0b6+ trick)..Taborov USSR.0b6] 1S. but among black's options is 10.) .Bg5 Be6 10. white should prefer 1O. white I'IIIlnlCl the option of playing this old f.Nb3 Be610.. Tallinn 1.f4 .f4 CBU251 pp #22 1.BxbS? Nxe4! because of a ..e4 es 2.0-0 0-0 S. NxaS OxaS 12.toly Karpov In the late 1970s.e4 es 2.aS.DIAGRAM 15 Marking out some space on the queens ide.a4 Be6 11. .Nf3 d6 3.•Bc4 14.vorlt.NaS [10..Tseshkovsky Sochi.Be3.0xd8 Rfxd8. response.Rf2 f6 1S.RxfS + RxfS 24.Nxd4 Nf6 S.] 11.Nc3 g6 6.Nb3 Nc6 9.BgS Nc6 9.f4 RcS 12.BgS Nc6 9.Bxf6 Nxf6= 20.Rf4!± Vogt-Barczay.BgS Be6 Black's most flexible superior to 9 .. hence.. 19S3 (26) Makarlchev .09S ~-~ 9.Kh1] 10.. this advance is committal and weakening. 10.Be2 Bg7 7..Re1 e5 1S.BxgS hxgS 20.0-0 lid••.Kh1.Nxd4 Nf6 S.h3 Nf2 + 2S.BxbS [1S.Be2 Bg7 7.RcS 22..0xgS e6 21.0-0 0-0 S.Bh4 Nh7 17.lgIIS OIUII'" '11 11 1981] 16..Nf3 d6 3.Nd2 Be6=] 13. (2S) Makarichev .h6 16...axbS dS!=] 1S•.30 'I'M Drqon! (CBU 251pp) 7.bS!? threatening 11. but as we've already pointed out.d4 cxd4 4...Kh1 Rac8 13.d4 cxd4 4.Nb3 as 10.D'() Inltead of 7.Nb3 11.0e1 h6 1S..fS [11. Bh4ao Hawelko-Barber • .Bd3 OcS 14.bS! is certainly best.Kh1 Nb413.

USSR.0f2 Ng4~ Henley] 18••• QxaS 19.exfS exfS 20.Bxd8 Nxd3 21. Nxb2+: B) 18..hxgS 22.0-0 0-0 8..) .) Oxa5 = Dolmatov Ristic.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Qg4 Nf7 [31 Re6 32.] 18.Bxf5-+ Black Is exposed on the klngside light squares.Nxa5±] 17.Bxe8 Rxe8 25.d4 cxd4 4.RxfS+ Nf7 (33 Ke7 34..Nxd4 Nf6 S.Rf4 Bxe5 23.fxgS fxgS 21.Qxg6 NceS 33.BcS Qc7 2S.Nd3 as 21.Bxd4 Oxd4 30.Nxa5(1S.Bxd4 29..0h41?..cxd3 d4+) .Bxb4± gS 24.Be3 Nxb3 19.Rf4 Nh6 23.c3 Nb6 1S.dxcS Ng4 30.Nxf6 + Kf8 30.Bxb4±] 22.Rxf7 + + -.0g7 + + -) 34.Qe2Nc416.a3 Qb7 2S.e4 c5 2.Qd 11 BxcS 36.exf7 + Nxf7 22.] 27••• exf6 28.fxgS (Good for a small edge.0d2~): B) 19.Nxc8 + -] 29..Bg41± [Removing a defender of f5.cxd3 d4+] 17•••Bxd3 [17.Rf3 BxeS 26..d4 Qb6 21.Rad1 Qd717..Bg5 Be6 10..see KEY GAME (24): LARSEN-MILES.Ne2 d51 1S.Nf2 Bd7 22.BgS Be6 10.axb3 Bxd3 20.cxd3 Oxb7 20.Nc3 g6 6.0-0 0-0 8.t (21.Kh1 CBU251pp #23 1.85 Ne4~ .Be3 Bxd3 20.Kh1 Rc8 13.Kh1 Qc8 [10.BgS Nc6 9.fS f6 27.Nb3 Nc6 9.fxg6 fxg6 [21.0xe2 Nxb3 .exfSexfS19.Nh7 + [Hodges: 33.t Nd7 14.Nb7!? (Hodges) .+: A2) 20.cxd31:t [18.Rxe8 + Kf7 3S.cxd3 Bxd3+) .e6!? gxf5 21. 1977 1..Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.Be2 Bg7 7.Rxf7+ Kd8 3S. 1988] 11 .Rfe1 Qa7 18. 1977 9.Qxg S + Ng6 38.Rf1 Nd8 26.Bxf6 Nxb4 20.0xgS RxfS 33.Bd4 33..Qe11? [14.Nxa7 RxcS [28.NdSI..f4 bS 12.Yugoslavia 1977] 14.dxc4 19..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Thessalonika 01.NxaS [17.eSlt Re81 [1S... Bc4 12.NbS Qg7 28... Ne4D (18.Nc1 Qb8 20.Kg8 35.Nd1 dS 16.Rb1 NeS 32.Nxb2 Oxg5 27.fxg6 hxg6 31.Ne4? 17..Nc3 g6 6.DIAGRAM 1.Bg5 (21.Bf3 Rc8 13.] 22.Rb3 + .0hS + Ke8 (34 Ke7 35..Bxf7+ Kh7 22.Rf4 NhS 23.h3 Bxb2 31.Na5 11.f4 Bc4 12.Ke7 34.QhS + Kg7 37 .Nb3 Be6 10..0xa518. Bxb2 2S.Martin Gonzalez Las Palmas.RxdS+ and mate next move.+) .Rxe4 (25.f4 b5!? (27) Karpov .0b6 19.Rxe6 [Hodges/Henley] 1-0 31 Preparing f2-f4 and avoiding the tactical possibility 10.d4 cxd4 4.RgS#) 35.Rh4 + Kg7 24.Kh1 .Kh1 a6 11.Nf3 d6 3.Miles Bad Lauterberg.Bxf61 +[Decisive. to ready the attack with f4-f5.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4. 34.0xe4?! dxe4 21.Rb8 Qxa7 34.•b4 1S.Rxb4 Od2.0d2 b4 15.e4 es 2.Ng5 NxgS 35.0xb4 NcS 19..•..Bxe7 Oxe7 18.Bd2 [The weak b4-pawn must faiL] 19•••Ng4 20..] 1-0 (28) Karpov .BgS Nc6 9.••Bxg4 23.0-0 0-0 8.Bh4 Rfe8 19.Bxc4 (18.0g7 + -] 32.Bb3 Nxg5 21.Nxg4 a4 24..Nf3 d6 3.Ngxf6 + Bxf6 29.Nb3 Be6 10.e5! Bxe2 13.e4 es 2...Nc31e6 27.Bd3 bS 14.Be2 Bg7 7..Be3+-): A) 19.Be3 b3!.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Bd3! (Henley) Nxg5 20.exfS exfS: A) 18.hxgS: A1) 20.

.d4 cxd4 4.d6-dS..BgS BeS10.NdS + -l 20.Bf3 Bc4 [12.Qe1 h6 16.Bc4 QcS 16..Kh1 NaS [Here I follow a standard plan for black of exchanging pieces.Nd7 11.c3 OdS 17.Bc7 Oe8 18.R6d2 Bf627.BgS h61 [By driving the BgSback to g3.Bxf4 gxf4 21. USA 1990] 16.Qf2 NeS 30.Nf3 QbS 2S.Bxf6 Bxf619.Bxe2 13.exfS RdS42.Qd3 bS 3S.Rf1 QfS 2S...] 2.Rd2 Qc7 1S. and black equalizes after 13.Bxb8 Nxb8m Sapi/Schneider.Bb3 NaS 17. Black has the bishop-pair and active counterplay for the exchange.h3 Kh8 19.Rxb7 Oxa2~.NcS [The eS-pawn Is In trouble after 13..Bg3 Od8=) .Rab1 Bg7 18.Bxf6!? Bxf6 (14.8Xb3dxeS 15.Rad11±Tlschblerek Marssescu.NxeSfxeS 16.Nb3 Nc6 9.Rad1 eS? 1S.NdS Bxf3 14.Bg4 Og6 21. I would play on the queenside with moves such as . 11... 0aS-b4 etc.] 14.] 1S .Bh4 [11..Nxa7 QcS 22.BgS Be6 10..c3 .Nc3 g6 6. 10.BxdS =) 1S.0e2 Nxb3?! (17.NxaSN[12.Bxd7 Qxd7 21..Be2 Bg7 7.exdSOxdS 18.Bb3 Nxb3 1S..exdS NxdS 14.Qd1 Bg4 36.Hodges.f4Nb6 12..QcS Bg4 31.Be2 Bxe2 21.Nd2 Be6 24.eS NdS 16. 13.fS! suffocating the Bg7.Nxd4 NxeS 19.Nxe7 + Kh8 17. B) 1S.however I havea solid position with adequate resources.c3 Nf4 20..Rae1 Rad8 20.Bg3 1. 1S. Nd7!? 16...Bxb2 16..Nf3 [2. Klalpeda 1988..Bxe7±] 13.exf6?! Hoping for f6-fS.f4 Bc4 [11. Trnava 1983. C) 1S..Qb1 Nc4 37.Nd4 +..0xdS BxdS 16..axb3 Oc6 19.0-0 d6 was the actual move order.NxdS OxdS (14 .Nxe6 fxe6 1S.0c6oo) 18.e4 es 2..NbS Ra8 17.c4 Nf4 20. (30) Fritz .0xf3 NxdS 1S.NbS Rxa1 23.Ra4t Strenzwilk-Silman.Rxa1 Nd324..Rxd6 Qe7 22..Qc2 Qc6 21.Rf1 b6 32.Bxf6!?] 11.Nxd4 Nf6 S.b3 Nd6 40..0c2 Oc7 = Kholmov-Smirnin.R7d6 Be726.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Rdf2 Qb7 39..Nc4) 12.e6 OxgS+] 16.] 12..NdS Bg72S.Henley BONUS GAME #3.eS(17..QbS Qb7 33.Bg4exf4 [19. black strives for the central break .0-0 0-0 S.Re1 1-0 (29) Hebden ..] 11.eS[Fritz plays this thrust to seize the Initiative.NdS [The point...) 1S..eS Ne4!. 19S9 Od8 17.0-0 0-0 S..Be2 Bg7 7.Nc7!? Rb8 16.NxdS QxdS [My centralized queen and the weaknessof the eS-pawnoffset the loss .NaS 17.c3gS 29. Here we have a situation analagous to the Gruenfeld Defence where the passed a-pawn supported by the Bg7 offers black good prospects.Bc7 Oe8 16..Nxd4 Bg7 6.Sosonko.0a4 OfS 18. Rf2 e6 14.eS!is critical .-~.fxeS NdSI [1S.Qxe2 QxaS= [With two pairs of minor pieces exchanged.Kh1 [9.Rdd8 20.Rc8. Should white not attempt anything.Rd7 QeS 23.Nc7 Rb8 18.Nxe4? 14. Bad Lauterberg 19n] 11.Nc3 g6 6.Nxd4 NxeS 17.d6 3.fSBc4 13.NdS 18..Bg3 dS 13.a4a6 14...Ivkov France TCh.dxe4 [13.NbS= White can force this draw by repetition If he wants..NxdS! 17.] 11.NfS NxfS 41..Nf3 d6 3. Fritz's klngside attacking prospects have been greatly reduced. Interesting is 14.Qe2 Bxb2.Bg4 13.Nc3 Nc6 3.e4 es 2.Be2 O-{) 8. Vogt-Ornstein.c4 KhS 43.axb3 NdSI 19. Callmanastl 1985..NbS?1 [16.N3xe4 dxe4 1S.d4 cxd4 S.d4 cxd4 4.. Holland 1989] 13•... 1993 1.gS 12.Nb3 Nc6 9.Nf3 g6 4.c3 Rad8 = Timmerman-Piket.f4 RdS 12. as white offers his b2-pawn to fight for the Initiative.NdS (16.NbSBc8: A) 1S.d4 14.] 14•••dxeS 1S.exdS Nb8 16... Brussels 1988] 14.aSBxe2 1S.Bh4± Rd7 17.Qb3 Qa6 3S.Nb3 Nf6 7.32 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 14.h3 BhS 44.Bd7 34.) .0xe2t Torre .0xe4± LJubojevic-Kortchnol.Rac8and ..Kh1h6 is the more usual move order] 9•••Be6 10.

Henley: 39.] 30. BxfB OxfB = with a wholesale reduction of forces to sterile equality Honfi-Gufeld.0-0 0-0 9. 7.b3 ns [26 Rd2!?] 27.exdSNxdS 11. Budapest 197B. but black has a number of reliable methods of securing counterplay.Rd7 Rxh3+! 3B.] 20. followed byf2-f4with an attack.0f3 fxeS 22.+) .0-0 0-0 9.Kgl Rcl + -+ ] 0-1 castling.Rel!? Oc6 29. Zugzwanging Advance of Pawns.a solid positional build-up Involving kingside 1..Qd2 Ng4 [The simplest way to equalize.Kh2 Of4+ 3S.Kh 1 Re31-+ [There Is simply no reasonable response to the threat of 39. corr.Rbl Od4 21.Rdl RfdB lB..Be3/9. h3-pawn.d4 exd4 4. dS or 9...0xeS BxeS 20..Ne3 g6 6. 1982 CV 7..Rf2 BeS [lS . e. [Xb3-pawn.Qa 1 + f& 33.Kgl Oxd7.Qxa7 Re2 22... Ng4 securing the bishop-pair. Not lB..Re7!?] 37.Qf1 h41 [ZAP.Be2 Bg7 7.Nxd4 Nf6 S. 9.Qe3 + 38..NdS Be6 17.e4 es 2. Rcl +.NxdS Nxd4 12..Bd6 Oe6 (19 . Barczay-Rigo.f4 Nxd4 12. Bd6?? Oxd6.dS: 10.Rfel f6 21.Ne6 8.Rf2 Re1 + 23.] 14.0h6 Bxfl 16.Bxg7 Bxc4 lS...h3 Re3.0xb2 20.e4 es 2.Bc4 Be6 13... Also good is 9.Mestel Rukoviea.OxeS 19.0xb7 RadB+): B) lB .a3 RacB 19.Rxal Rxc2t] 24 Rxa 1 2S.Be3 Oxd2 lS.Be6 1S..Qf2 [20.0bB + Kg7 2S.Rd7 RacB=..d4 exd4 4..Bxd4 eS 13. Re2 29.+.Ne3 g6 6. Black must react quickly.Nf3 d6 3.Og3 + 40.0f3!SS) 20. (31) Radulov .Bxg4 Bxg4 11. and my major pieces are coming into action quicker.• Bxf& 19.Qd2 .Bd4 BeS 17.Rxf4 [14.0g3 Rxal 26..0aS 16.+. Oxa2 19.Bd4 .] 37. 19B2] 16..Bxd6 RfdB.Rxa 1 Rxe2t 26.gxh3 Qf3 + 39. 24.Bxd4 BxdS 14.Be3 Ne6 8.Rae8 21.. 196B.Rd7 + Kh6 34.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Khl Oxh3 + 41.Rf1 R8e21ss[xg2-pawn] 24.Rxd2 a6 = Krauss-Hodges.Be3 The Main Line of the CV .Rf7 KgSI [My king Is safe on the dark squares as I secure my extra pawn while preparing to expose the weakness of Fritz's first rank.] 10.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 33 of mye7-pawn.Nf3 d6 3.Kh1 Rxb3 36. leaves Black with a better pawn structure.. h3.Kg1 [37.DIAGRAM Connecting his rooks.] 18.. securing the bishop-pair at no risk.Bf6?1 [lB.fxeS dxeS 14..0f3 Oxf3 21.0f3!t (20.Rxf& RxeS+ [My pieces are slightly better centralized and the white king Is slightly more exposed (back rank!). exf4 14.Rxf3 Re2t] 20.Rd8 + Kg7 32.Khl Oxb216.Kgl Og3 + 40.Ne2Oxd2 20.Kh2 Of4 + 40.Bxe7 Rfe818...Be2 Bg7 7. Kecskemet.Bxf4?! 0b6+ lS.a3 h4+] 28 . Threat .] 17.Qd2 CBU251pp #24 1.] 31.30 .Kh2 (39..Bxd2 RacB=] 13.. lB..g.Qg1 [24..Rd1 Oe4 28.Rgl Qxg2#.83 [2B.Bh4 RxeSt My Bg7 Is eyeing the b2-pawn. Radl!? A) lB ..+: 37..Kfl Qxh3 + ..Be3 [13.

Kg2 Rxb4.Nc3 g6 6.Qc1 Qc4 27.DIAGRAM We have seen this Idea previously.a5 .QcB also covers f5 and g4.] 2.Bxb611 Qxb615...g4= [The ending Is sterile..Rxd5 f6 21.cxb4 Qc1 + 2B.Nxd4 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 4.Nxa5 Qxa5 13.c4 RacS 22.e4 c5 2.] "'-'" 7.Rad 1 Rxd5 24. 1985 1.Bc4 Nc5 = GeUer] 12...Nxd4 Nf6 5.Be2 Bg7 7.+] 0-1 QII 17..Nxd4 Bxd4 18.Nf3 d6 3.Bf311 [13..Ra2 [25..g4!t Liberzon-Nersisian.] 19..Nb3 as CBU251pp #25 1.d4 cxd4 4.34 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 11.Nb3 as [9.Nf3 d6 3.Nb3 Be6 10..d6-d5 breaking open the center.••d6 3. 15.Qd2 bS 24.Be3 Nc6 S. B) 10.Ra3 Kg7 22.Nb6 RdB = Forintos.Kh1 [12.Nb3 Preventing the freeing ..•Qc8 .a4 Na5 .0-0 as was the actual move order.c3 Qc5 19.f4 QC8 CBU251pp #26 1.exd6 RdB 16.Nd5 Bxd516. After 10.15 Bxb313.. We have reached the standard position of the CV Dragon.a4.Nxe7 +? KhB The knight Is trapped.DIAGRAM A good solid system.f4 Beginning the kingside assault.b4 RcB 26.Nb3 d6 9.Rxd5 RC725. It Is likely that the weaknesses at b5 and b6 are more serious than that at b4.Be6 10.Nc3 g6 6.Qe2 RcS 20.d4 cxd4 5.Nf3 [2. Black must secure counter play quickly (via occupation of c4 and play In the center) or he will be quickly pushed back with f4-f5 and g2-g4-g5.g3 Qc7 21.. exd6 15.Be3 Nc6 S.exdS Nd417.Rxb2 Qxc3. (32) Shamkovlch . 9.O-O 0-09.e4 c5 2. 9.b3 RfdS 23.Nd5 Qxd2 11.Be2 Bg7 7.. [The Bfa Is stronger than the Bf3.Be2 0-0 B.d4 cxd4 4..e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.O-O 0-0 9.Be3/9.RdB and a subsequent ...cxb3 Nd7 14. The alternative 10..••Nb6 14.f4 Bd7 11.Re1 h5 23.Rxd2 Bxd5 20.Bf4 Qb4 17.Qxc1 Rxc1 + 29.O-O Nc6 9.Re3 axb4 27.Nd7 13.Be3 0-0 S.c3 Bf6. Moscow 196B] 10.Be3 Nf6 7.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Bh4 g5·+ Hodges) .f4 RcS 12..Nxd4 Nf6 5. 10.Nc3 g6 3.a4 Be6 11.exd6 (14.Nd2] 13. 2S.d6-d5 by black.a6: A) 10.Bxa5 dxa5 1S.Qa1 Rxb21 [27 Rxb2! 2B.De Flrmlan New York.Nd5 Be6 14.e5 NeB 12.axbS Rxb5.] 25 RfbS 26. preparing .Nf3 Bg7 4.Bg3 Nxd6 1B.

d4 cxd4 4.ah3 Bg7 2S. Kxd5 RxcS + 32. 14. Toronto 19B4.0-0 Be6 10.Bg4 Rxg4 + 22.Rd3 gxf4 1B.Rd3 Bh6 transposes to Jovcic .Kb3 0b4#) .Be3 Bg7 B..Nc3 g6 6.NcS Bxb2 26.Kxg2 RgB + 21.•• d S 13. Jovcic-Draskovic..axe4 af7 34.gxf4 (34) Kupreichlk .d4 cxd4 4.ac3 + f6 31.N5d4 Bf7 1B. Od2 + 30.Kh1 Nb4!? ~23.] 11•••RdS 12.c3 = Hartman-Findlay..Nxe4 Bxa 1 27 .RdB and . corr.gxf4 Bh6 19.Nc5 Nd5 + 29.Kc4 Oxh2 0-1..Nxd4 Nf6 S. Draskovlc) Bg2 + !! 20.Nd4] 14•••gSI1S.Nb3 Be6 10.K...Rf3 [16. 14.+] 21 •••Bxe6 22.N5d4!? giving up the exchange may be the best chance.•Bh3 16. gxf4 [16 .Nf3 d6 3.axf6 + Rg7 0-1 9.fS [11 .d4 cxd4 4.] 6.. Ke4 Oxe2 + 31.Kc3 RcB+ 2B.Be3 Bg7 S.c3 Nxd5 + 26.Be2 Bg7 B.Bf3. 1.e4 cS 2. 21.RgS 19.Kxe4 Oxf4 + 23.Rxa 1 dxe4 2S.Be2 Bg7 7.Nc6 6.Be6 10.f4 NaS .Be2 Nc6 7.Nc3 d6 6.Bf3 Ng3#..Be3 Be6 10.Nb3 0-0 9.0f3 Bxf4.Be3 Nc6 S.Rxd5?? (19.e5 Ne4 14.f4 acs [Black prepares .Kd3 Nb4 + 27.Kf3? (21.Kd3 (29.14 Na5 CBU251 pp #27 (33) Morovic .Kh1 Oh3 22.fxg5 Nxe5 =] 1S•.Rd 1 RdS 30.0-0 0-0 S. 21.Be3 Nc6 9.ab4 Rg7 33.0-0 Be6 was the actual move order.e4 es 2.Nxe4 dxe4 15..Rd4 Oc6!· + Draskovlc) .The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 35 KhS 1S..Nb3 Be6 10.Rf2 e5+t] 12 .d4 cxd4 4.e4 es 2.O-O 0-0 9.Bg1 [12.Nc6 3.Bxg4 Oxg4 22.Nf3 d6 [2.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nxa5 Oxa5 12...NSd4 [1B.. 19S2 1..Be2 Bg7 7..Kxc5 Be3 + 33.Nxc6 bxc6 24..Bc4 ahS 3S. 19B1] 17.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Bf3 Bc4 13.] 16 .fS Bd7 23.Bxen ReS 36.axc6 Rgxe7 37.Tringov Lucerne 01..DIAGRAM Controlling the c4-square in the event of f4-f5 by white.Bd3 f6 15..d6-d5 and holds up f4-f5.Tukmakov USSR Ch.Be2 g6 7. Riga.Bf3 RacB = is not a critical test of black's resources..g3 [15..Kh1 [To play Be3-g1.. Og4 + I (A king-hunt!) 22..f4 NaS 11.Kd3 Rxg1! 24. 19S5 1.ad3 D Bg4 20.Rf1 BcS 32.BcS afS 29..Rff1 Bh61.Nd4 Oxe5 + 35.Nc3 g6 [5.e6 [21.f4 g6 7.0e1 g5!?+t.Nf3 d6 3.0xe3 Oxe3 + 34.Nb3 0-0 9. raskovlc] 1S.Nb3 0-0 9.] 11.] .NbS [14.KhB! 17.Nc3 g6 6.Nb5 f5 17.Nxd4 Nf6 5.exf6 exf6 16.0xg1 Nb4 + 25.0-0 was the actual move order] 3.

Oslo 1978..Qh3 as 19.d4 cxd4 4.Bd4 Rxc3! (Anyway!) 14.hS dS! (Counterattacking in the center..dS 14..Rh41 [The attack Is overwhelming.0b4!?) 19.Rxg7 +! Kxg7 2S..NdS Rfe8 23.exfS BxfS (18.Bxd4 Nd7 17.Rf4 a4 21..Nc3 gS S.] 14••.NxfS?? 19..NcS Rfe8 =) .. black has sufficient compensation.Nb3 dS was the actual move order] 3.. BxhS 22.gxf7 + Kxf7 2S.Nc3 g6 6...0h4+..0xd2 BcSi. Hodges/Henley] 1-0 9•••Be6 10.Nxd4 Nf6 5.fxgS Rxe4 24.g5?1 [This allows a thematic exchange sacrifice.0xaS 14.Nc3 g6 6.eS d4 1S.Kh1 OaS!! (With a pawn for the exchange and a good pawn-structure.BxfS ObS + = Regains the piece with full equality.0xb7 Rad8 22..Bg51 Bxg5 [22 .Be3 Be6 10.g4 Ne5 13.dS is more consistent.e6 had to be tried.. 19B7 1. Black threatens 2S . Nxf6 20.. Rxh7 axb3 24.Kg1 Rxh7 2S.Bg7 23.0hS + -.Be2 Bg7 7..O-O0-0 9.Rh3 and Rh8 + mating.Nd2 Nxd2 1S.gS Rxc3 (The standard remedy.fS exfS 18. White now takes a one-way ticket In his search for the initiative and the game becomes very sharp.RxhS +-] 22. 13.completing development .O-O 0-0 9.Of3 Nd7 (20. 21 .f5 Bd7 12. 19.bxc3 Nxe4.) .Nf3 d6 [2.his pieces are very active and poised for the attack.Rxe4!? 23..fS Bd7 12.NdS fS = Gufeld) 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Nxd4 Nf6 5.cxd3 Nc6 [Passive. (35) Carlier .RxfS!? (An interesting exchange sacrifice to preserve the powerful Bd4.] 16.Nf3 d6 3.bxc3 Nxe4 1S.NcS 3.) . Better is 13.Nxb7 Bxd1 14.Kh1 Bxf6 21.f4 RcB ..Ki) 23..h4 Rc4 21. Naleczow 1981] 12..d4 [Restricting black's knights.KfS 24..0xe2 (13.Nb3 Be6 10. It does nothing to hold up f4-fS.Rxh7 Bf6 24.Soos Lugano op.g4 NeS with complications...e4 c5 2..NxaS Bxe2 13..) 2S.Bxf6 ObS + 20.Bh6± QeB 20.Nb3 Nc6 B.] 14.g4 Rac8 1S.f6+1 +-] 23.b4i Rantanen-Helmers..c3 Rc8 19.Be3 Nc6 B.KI.Qf3 Nd7? [1S.36 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 11 ••• Bc4 12..0b8 + = Georglev.) 22.Bg5 Qd7 1B..0g3 Rh4 + 2S. Striking out with 13 .Nxd4 NfS S. Black must strike back at the white pawn-center quickly or be rolled over as white shifts to the kingside.e4 c5 2.Be2 Bg7 7.gxh7 + Kh8 24.NxaS OxaS 1S. Rxe3 17.••Bxd3 13.) 1S..DIAGRAM A flexible response .RcB 15.Rad1 Nb6 17.0h4 + + -) 24.axb3 22. The critical test Is 11. Black has an active NeS and bishop-pair and a .NhS 21..d4 cxd4 4.gxf6 (1S.d4 cxd4 4.Qh6 e5 25.0xe3 BxfS 18.hxgS hxgS (22..Be2 Bg7 7.Of3 Oc4 (Reminding white about the exposure of the Kh1.NdS + -. Re2 and 27 ...Rf2 Ke6!!! Lukin Georgiev.but one which Is relatively unexplored.] 21 ••• Bf6 [21 .f4 RcB ["Ignoring" the threat of f4-fS in order to secure eS for the NcS. Is just what black wants. 18.] 11.Bd3 [12.. White stands well ..Nxd8 Bxc2 1S.Rxh7 + Kg8 (23.Rd31 [There is no defence to 2S.) 20.f4 ReS CBU251 pp #28 1.

Bd4!? see Henley-Fritz.Bf2 eS 21. Ne3 + 31.Qxe2 Nxc4.Re2 Bf4 24.) 17.Nd2 Nxd2 24.Rxf3 Oxf3 2S.Ka3 (Takeyour pick.Ra2??32.0xc3?? Nf3+-+) .and fS-pawns become weak and my king is exposed.] 16.] 19•.Fritz GMGYM GAME #1.Qb7 QaS [31.Qe3 QxaS 29.+ Henley] 41 .QeS Rxc2 + 40...Nf1 NexfS 2S.•• Qh4 + 27. Qh3 22.Kd4 ReS SO.Bd3 OcS! 24.gS NeS 1S. Fritz!) .Kg1 RfS 44.aS bS 27...] 2S.] 20.Bb6 Qd7 17.Bxd6 [34.] 36 •••d4 37. Andorra 1985..Be3 [Forced.NdS Bc6 16.Qf2 NdS + I 29.Ravinsky-Simagln.Kg1 Bh3+ .Bb4 [32.Kh1 BcS 46.bxc3 Bc6 1S.gS .Rc8 line Hodges.a4 b6 23.Kg1 Bb4 44.Rxc31 [Shattering the queenslde pawns and gathering In the white e-pawn.dS. Kg7 [Freeing the bishop .. Nc71 [In one move Fritz brings his knight and rook to bear on my exposed king.Rf1Og4+.Kf2 [What else?] 26 .•.Nxd4 Nf6 S.0xeS e2 + 42.0b8 + Kh7 33..NxcS QxcS 21..] 0-1 1.QcS + BfS 3S.Ra 1 Qxa 1 33. CBU2S1pp #28 GMGYM GAMES2 & 3.] 13.fxg6 hxg6 16.Ke4 Bd6 [Hodges: 48.Kg2 RxgS + 47..+ ] 34.0b8 +! = Henley] 43.pawn weaknesses and an unpleasant bishop-pair and NeS to contend with ..Qxd2 Qxe4 26.] 21 ...Nb3 Be6 10.Rxh2 42. The .Bd4 [22.Ne7+?1 [After this game I but black has major positional advantages...] 2S.Kxf1 dxe3 41..Bd3 [Good for black is 21.1993 concluded that grabbing this exchange is just too risky for white. 1S.Pisa Ferrer-Ochoa de Echaguen.but the ending is lost..Kf1 NexfGt and Fritz would maintain the initiative: 22.Kb3 [31.Kh4 BfS.Kd2 QgS+ 30.0xd2 Nf3 + 24...Nd2 [White's idea is to protect e4 before proceeding with g4-gS: 13.+l 31•••QbS + 32..f4 RcS 11.Bd4 BeS.] 4S.Kg2 Bf1 + 3S.Ke2 BbS+ .Rf2 Ng4 23..this outweighs the small material investment .Qe1 Nxe2 + 19.Kg4 Bh3+ 37..Rad1 d5-+ 2S.e2 +? 43. Oa4# (32.Bd4 (17.KhS 20.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 37 superior pawn-structure .+ with a mating net.. 3S.Re3+ -] 32.Nd4 Nc3 1S.Bxe3 Oxe3 + 2S.Nc4 Nxc4 22.Kg4 Bh3+ walks into mate again. 33.]13•••a6N [Possible is 13.] 22.Be3 Nc6 S.Kc2 [30..Rxa 1 Rxa 1 + 34.Be3+ 24.• Qc7 17..Qd7 RaS 31.e4 cS 2.. bxc3 [14.Nc3 g6 6..Rxc3!? 14.Be2 Bg7 7.+ Black is a solid pawn up.Nb3 Be6 22.Od7e2. USSR 1957.] 14. white's position is horrible . ••Nxd3 23.Rg2 (23..gxfS? Rxe3 1S.0xe2 Bh3.Nxe4.. [Reestablishing material parity - 0-0 9.d4 cxd4 4.] 3S•••Rc3 39...Kf3 RfS + 4S.Bd4 (24.Ka3 as [Fritz smells mate!.• Ra3 + 36.0xe3 BcS-+] 44 .Rxc3 exchange sacrifice is a common motif in the 10.0e2 Bxd2 23.BxaSOa4#] Q84# [A well conducted game by Fritz.. Nxe2+ 18.0hS Rg82S.) ..fxg7 Kxg7.Bf3 dS!CD. as his knight can emerge via dS.Rfe1 ReS 26.Kf2 Bb4..g4 NeS 13.O-O .+l 0-1 (36) Henley .+: 3S.0e1 Nxc3! (Black's minor pieces swarm over the white position..Kf2 [Saving the piece .QeS [44.Kg3 Ra3+ 3S.QxeS Rf2+ [42.gxf6 Bh6 19.Bc3 Bxd21 [Fritz surrenders his Dragon bishop to exploit the cS-h1 diagonal.Nc4#)] 32 •••Qc4 + 33.] 3S.Kd3 BbS+ 31.Kd4 OeS#] 30 •. 24.see KEY GAME (35): CARLIER-SOOS.cxd3 Qxd3.Bxc4 Bxe4 23. For 19...f6 exf6 1S.] 14.Qxa7 Qc3 30. Henley..] 14.Kb1 Be4+ .Be2 Bh11-+ White is dlagonallzed!) .the e-pawn proves decisive.Kf3 [3S. Nc2 + ..QxbS [41.Bf2? Bf3 2S.Nf3 d6 3.Ke3 [27..fS Bd7 12.+ ] 27 .Qxd2 Bc4 2S.BdS 49.c4 [1S. My e4..

Nxd4 Nf6 1.] 22.Bg4±] 29.f4 RcS 11.dxc7 Qxc7 2S.Nd2 a6 14. Now I try my Intended improvement with 19.Bb6 Qd7 17. GMGYM GAME # 1..c41.a5 Kg7 43.Be2 RcS 36.Kh1 dxe5 25.Ne7 +?! KhS 20.f5 Bd7 12.f5 Bd7 12.NxcS± with an extra tempo compared to GMGYM GAME # 1..Nxc5 Bc1 3S.Rxh4 gxh4 27..Bb6 Qd7 17..Rfd1 Rxd5 34.Ne7 +! KhS 21..Qd21 +.RfeS 22. I impatiently snatched the Exchange with 19..Nd7 Bg5 45.d6 [Netting a piece.a4 Be7 42..Rc5 Rxc5 37.Bd4!?] 19...wins for white.Bxg41 [By surrendering this bishop.BxeS! RxeSD 2S. but this does not alter the strategic problems Fritz faces.] 36 .] 21..Nf3 d6 3. ••• oll..BgS 20. Bf3 NfS 30.Rfe1±] 35.Be5 34.) 2S.g4 Ne5 13.] 25. Qxg4 30.Nd5 Bc6 16.d4 cxd4 4. preparing Ra1-f1.see Henley-Fritz.Rf1 Qd7 [34 .Nb3 Be6 10..Rxd5 RedS 33.Kh11N [Threatening BxeS and Bg4 winning the exchange.Bg4! + ..0g1 + KfS 29. 1993 (17) Henley• Fritz OMClVM GAME #2.] 27. it Is time to attack. Bg5 24.] 20.] 23..0g7 + KeS 30..Bxe51 [No second chance!] 23 •. ••QdS 26..Ne4? b5? [22 .• Be3 + 24. Og4 or . 0xeS 3S.Bd41?N [With the primary Idea of consolidating my space advantage after which the NeS and RfS will be boxed In.NxcS OxcS!! .cxb5 axb5 29..c41.g5 NeS 15.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bxb5 Bxf6 41..Ne4±] 21.b3 Ng4 2S.Ne4 Bh6 [24.Ng5 [Henley] 1-0 . I have a clear advantage.0xh7#] 36.t [With the two bishops and more space..] [19.RedS [35..a6 Be3 46.Rad 1 Qc631.g4 Ne5 13. The text also avoids untimely .Bh4 (Hoping to maintain pressure on the fS-pawn..] 33.Na6 Bg5 40.Bb6!?) .] 29 .a5 NaS [Attacking the c4-pawn.Bxe5 dxe5 3S.Qb1 Qd7 26.Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 checks by black.] 19 ••• Bxd5 [19.Be3 Nc6 S.Na3 gl .0hS 3S. Re 11 Bf4 [2S .Qd5 Qxd5 32. Also the Nc7 seems to lack a future.Be3 Nc6 S.a7 [Henley/Hodges] 1-0 I. BxcS Rxe4~ with excellent counterpla y for black Henley/Hodges.Kg21± [Protecting the h3-pawn. White has chances of realizing his material advantage.[Winning material under favorable circumstances..BgS 21..b4 Bd2 39.Nc3 g6 6.QdS 23..h3 Qf5 32.BxeS (3S.••RbS 27.] 35.Fritz GMGYM GAME #3.[Now that Fritz's pieces have wandered away from his kingside.Bd41? Bxd5 20.d4 cxd4 4..Nc5 Bd2 47.O-O 0-0 I. I reduce the activity of Frltz's pieces and am able to complete the mobilization of my major pieces.Qh6 [A crushing finish.g5 NeS 15.Nb3 Be6 10.f4 RcS 11.31 TIu! Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (3S) Henley .0xg3? Rxe4).Rf4! gS 2S.Re2 Bg3 [Based on a little tactical trick (33.. NeS 37. Ne7 +.a4 [Oamplng down on the queenside.Bg4 ObS 24.O-O 0-0 9.f6 exf6 1S.gxf6 Bh6 19. The text also contains the incidental threat of BxeS and Bg4 winning the exchange.Bg4 +.Nd5 Bc6 16. Ne3 29.Qd3 Nc7 31.Nd2 a6 14.1993 I. Nxc4! (Oops!) 23.gxf6 Bh6 [When I reached this position In GMGYM GAME # 1.Bxd4 3S.NxfS + KhS 3S.Rxd5 h5 35.B82 Bg7 7.e4 c5 2.. and attacking the Bg3!] 33 .exd5 Nc7 21.f6 exf6 1S..Qb3 Bf4 30....Nc5 BdS 44.0hS BxfS 37.] 26 .] 25...t RfeS 22.Nf3 d13.exd5 Nc7 [20 . The rest ofthe game sees white converting this advantage.] 23 •.

NdS Oxd2 17..Nde2 Nxc3 16. 9.Nde2 Be6 11. white cements his e-pawn..Rxd2 BxdS 16.Bxd4 Be6 11. (39) Nunn.Nb3 Is a dubious sacrifice by black' I? 9...13 Nxd4 12..g4 BeS [9 .g4 A move that became popular after its adoption by Dragon-Killer Anatoly Karpov..NdS Oxd2 lS.0xdB RxdB 17. 9.e4 cS 2.e6?! 10.13 NcS 8.0-0-0 dS 11...f3 initiate the Yugoslav Attack.Bg1 NbS 14.0-0-0 NeS.. Umhams 19B3. USSR 19B3.0-0-0 [10. corr.Bh3~ Fedorov Khalifman.----------=-------------Part 3 Yugoslav Attack (YA) with 6.exdS Nb4 12. black does not fear 1O.NxhS + + .Bb3 as 14.Bxf6?? Rxc3! .exdS Ne7 17. S 9 ...Nd7? 11.NdS BxdS 12. Sveshnikov-Van der Wiel. Karlsson Helsinki.Nxe6fxe6.+ Dolmatov) .Kb1 RfcB 14. Biel 19B2) 11. 10.h4 Oc7 14.gS NhS 14.hxg4 + ..Kb1 RfdB 13.Be3 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 39 VA 9.0-0-0 OaS 12...NdS Oxd2 17.Nxd4 NIS S. Sochi 19BO] 10•••0aS 11.Bxf6? 16.0d2 0-0 9.a3 (14. 7•••0-08.gS NeB (10.0-0-0 Be6 13.a3 Na6 15.0d2 In support of an eventual Be3-h6 (to remove the important UDragon bishop") and clearing the way for queenside castling.Be21 ReB!?oo Wedberg-Ernst.0-0-O?! Ne4 lS.h3 NxdS lS.N13 dS 3...Rxd2± Dolmatov Dorfman. RabB lS.d4 cxd4 4. 1984 1..NcS 9. With 7.f3.exdS NceS 12.Dolmatov) 16.fxe4 Bxd4 Karpov)] 10.Nxe6?! fxe611.d5.fxg4 Nxg4 11.. 8.Bc4 Nd6 13.... 9.Be3 Bg7 7.Nxd4 NIS S.exdS RcB 13. BeS .bxc3 eS 1B.Bxd4 OaS 12. keeps black's knight out of g4 (hitting the Be3) and prepares an assault with g2-g4 and h2-h4 In combination with queenslde castling.h3 Nxd4 11. 9.1.N13 dS 3.eS 10.Nxf6 + Kg7 1B.Bxf6! exf6 (lS .Nc3 gS S.13 The moves 6. strengthening black's center and unveiling an attack on 13.Bxd4 Rlc8 I .Kudrin-Perenyi.d4 cxd4 4.f4 Ng4 13.0-0-0. 1983.g4 Be6 CBU251 pp #29 1. api/Schneider.DIAGRAM Simple development..Nc3 gs S..Bxg4?! 10.e4 es 2.Be3 and 7.Be3 Bg7 7. London 19B2 (14.Rh2± Karpov-Mestel. hS?1 10.Nxd4 10.

e4 es 2. thus ending all resistance..Nb3 Oc7 (12 0b4 13..exdS Nf4t. Interesting Is 16.Ndl [14.f6i!. lud.Kb1Ng3 (1B.h6.RxhS gxhS 21..Qh2 Qa4 24. Also my knight obtains the dS outpost.h7 +-] 32. Ilrong attack.] 17. As Fritz cannot capture.t.Re1 Rc3 29.Qd2 Nc6 9.h4.t MlIes·Keene. BfBII b411 17....g4 Be6 10..Ka2 Qc6 [39.KhB 27..exdS Bd7 18..KdB 4B.0xc4+·. D) 1B.0aS!?] 13.] 14.h6 .e BONUS GAME #4._ tical '1.Bxe219..Rg3 Kxg7 20.Nxe2 f6 20.RxhSI? [A lonq-terrn exchange sacrifice In the true sense of the word.Wijk aan Zee 1973. + 11.cxd61 [Mating.] 12.Bh31.exdS BxdS 17.."] 37..Nxe6fxe6 13.Nf6+1 [A timely escape.txg4 a& with. Better is 12.Be21?[With the text I wanted to strengthen my f3 and g4-pawns..Nf6 + Is Kf8 [2S. he Is left with the sickly BhB.Bxc4 Rxc4 21. RxhS gxhS 19.Bb6 Qd7 23..Kb1 Re6 2S.exf6 eS!.0g2 + -) 27.. plus the hSand ds-pawns are weak.Od4+ looks best: E1) 1B.oa" '1.] 33.Nxh7 + [Thus due to the exposure of Fritz's king..RfS Rc6 42.Rh3 Bxg419. Ke8 27..Og2+ KfB 29..] 19..RxhS! eS (19 gxhS 20.pelt 1aee) .gxf6 + KfB (26..RxeS+ Kc6 [47. B h 8 16.Rxd6 RgB.NeS12.] 10.Rc7+ Sapl / Schneider] 16•..hS.Ka3 Kf8 44.hSOaS+!Balashov·Enklaar.Be3 Bg7 7.f4 f6t..eS! Bxe2 22.Rxd2 Nxd! [1S. (22.Bxg7 [16.'" ".Qxe2 NhS 19.0e3 NhS. E) 1B.Nxd4 Nf6 S.]31.a3+ -) 13. 1I~-AnIII.gxf6 QbS 39.Nf3 d6 3. C) 1B.Qh3 [The black pieces are hopelessly overworked...gxf6 Rxf6 21.f6 20..gxf6 Rec7 33.h4 Nxd4?IN [Releasing the tension in this manner looks like it offers me some chances for a positional advantage due to my kingside space.aS [I have now achieved the "full court press..NxfB RxfB 24..0f1 40.] 38.0d4+ eS23....Qc8 + KbS 49..Qd2 Rc6 30.Re2 Rbe8 22.Bxc4?! Oxc4 19..Bxf6?32..Be3 QbS 28.] 46 .Kd2= [With a roughly level endgame.Bxf6 26.11.Be3 Bxe2 18.Re7+-] 48.Nc3 g6 6.NdS Qd8 21.GlcI.. 1993 1. Kxg7 17.] 11. E3) 1B.0g2 +. B) 1B.hS h6 [Black must not allow 19.Bd3 Rh8 21.KgB 19.Bxg7Bxf31B.] 19..0xgS) 19. bl 14.Ndl5l.•.. London.NdS OdB 22. 0aS 12.] 4S. dS!? Looks natural.0xe6+·)] 26. and more Importantly the dS square.h4 .RxhS Rg636.h61? [An Interesting moment as I decide to play for a positional space squeezeas opposed to the normal plan of opening the h-file and playing for mate.)..f3 0-0 8.Bxc4 Nxh1 20..] ~-'" (40) Henley _ Fritz (11. Yugoslavia 19B3 20. Rxg4 Marjanovic·Velimirovic.] 26 ••.Bb3 Ng3 21.Kd8 [31.Rc8 [10 .c4 Qd7 41. 1982] 18. g S eS?1 [This weakens the de-pawn.QgIIXg417.a4 trapping black's queen..cSI+.] 1S.d4 cxd4 4.NhS!? 17. 11 dS!?: 11 ..Rh11 Re7 31.hSlt Bc4 14.RgB+ KxgB 2B..] .Rxd6:t. E2) 1B eS 19.••Rc8 34..• )Cd! 17.hxg6 fxg6 20.••Qc7 1S.eS 20.Nf4s fxgS 22......0g7 + KeB 30. I secure a useful passed h6-pawn..Bxc4 Rxc4 22. NdS:t R e6 33.0-0-0 [This seems appropriate now that I have made such good progress on the h-tlle..Rh20xf3 41.BxhBKxhB:A) 1B.[Thefinal breakthrough as the d6/ eS pawn structure Is undermined...0xf7+ Kc632.Qh2 Qf7 43.f6 [A desperate bid for actiVity. but this looks slow.Bb6+ Ke8 37.Ne6 Oc4 23.b3 [Threatens 34..h7 Ke8 4S.0g7#) 20.gxhS 20.Kd7 46.0xc4 Oxc4 20.0d4+: B1) 19.BxdS 1I .Ne7+ -] 40...Bxd4 a6?1[Although this Isa normal "Sicilian" plan..40 1M Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 11.0gB + Kd7 31.Rg1 Re8 22. Rxb6 47.a4 Qc6 3S.. in the Dragon every tempo is a jewel to be highly treasured.h5 b5 16.NdSBxdS 19.... I obtain a bind.lade ". Hazal] ' . (27. B2) 19.0xc4 Oxc4 21.

NdS and a double 1......0-0-0 The scene is set for a ferocious battle with opposite-side castling .. (41) Van der Wiel.) 13.Hodges.NxhS?? 14.0gS + KhB 20.d4 exd4 4.Be3 Bg7 7.13 0-0 8.0-0-0 Nxd4 CBU251 pp #30 1.OaS.Qe3 + KbS [Henley.. USA 1967] 14.Ne3 gS S.e4 es 2.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.0gS+ KhB 1B. threatening 12.) 17 . B) 16. Rc6 SO.0fB 22.Nxe4 Of4 22.0xhS exd4 22.Kb1 Qe7 12. Psakhis.h6 BhB 1S.Bxh7 + KhB24. although white's bishop may become dangerous at d4.Qd2 NeS 9..because of the answer NdS! 10..NdS Oxd2 20..g4! hxg4 14.fxg4 Bxg41B. USSR 19B2.Rxg4 KfB (21.a3 [Safeguarding 82.Nc7#] 1-0 capture on f6.Bxg7 Kxg7 1S.. Rle8 [12. USSR 1979] 14•••hxgS 1S.0h6 KfB (22 .BxhBKxhB17..b5 17.Bxc4 Rxc4 1B.the common thread that runs through the Yugoslav tapestry is the sheer venom with which each side pursues Its Independent mating attack! 9..hS gxhS (14..Nxf6 + Kg7 .RxhS! [A thematic sacrifice leading to Instant mate.] 13..Rxg4 eS 21.] 16 ..] 1S. gxhS 17. preventing . For 12.Nf6#) 23.Ne3 gs S.N13dS 3.gxhS 20.NdSOdB19.N13dS 3.Bd3 e4D 21.0hB + Ke7 27. see KEY GAME (42): NIELSEN-HODGES.0xg7 + KeB 24. (.Qd2 0-0 9..hS? (The Soltisian approach is Inadequate here.Bc4!?: A) 17..Bxd4 BeS .Bc4 + .e4 eS 2.Bd31 bS [16.Be3 Bg7 7.a3 Nd7 16.) 19.] 12 ..13 NeS 8.Serper.RxhSNxhSand white has a pleasant choice: A1) 20...BbS+ + .Bxg7! Nxg7 21.Rxd2 (20..0aS? 11.Rdg1 + .0-0-0 Nxd4 10.Rxd2t is good for a nagging endgame edge (Black's king is restricted)..NxhS1S.eS! (Clearing e4 for the Nc3.Blodstein .0h7 + KfB 26..Oxd2 would NOT be check).Nxd4 NIS S.Sax Plovdiv.gxf3 17.) 1S.RxhS! + ..gS NhS 19..0gS! RfcB 16.Taborov.Bd3± with a strong attack: A) 16.Nxd4 NIS S.g4.0xg7 + KeB 23. 0fB 23.0h6 + KgB 17. 1983 9.h4 [The most dangerous move.... dxeS 1B.NdS OdB 19..g4 Nf6 16.OxhS + Kg7 19.KbS S1..BfS+ KgB 2S..Bxg7Kxg716.Rdg1 Bg4 1B.NdSOxd2 1B.hxgS [14.. gxf6# Evans-Zuckerman.DIAGRAM Much weaker is 10..Nxe7 + +-) 22. aiming to open the h-file immediately.1M Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 41 49 ••• KxaS [49 .d4 exd4 4.Nc7#] SO..(The stock sacrifice blowing open the lines to black's king. An important theme in these lines is the Kc1-b1 maneuver by white.mating..Bxd4 BeS 11.. SO .Nf6 + ! exf6 23.•Nxd4 Seeking some relief In exchanges.Hodges..Rab8 1S.BbS+ + .hS QaS [13. A2) 20.Kb1!±.

exdS RcB 13..Kb1 [11.axb4 Oa4 20.BxeS QcS [19 0b6 20.NxdS 19.KxhB23. 19..Be3 Bg7 7.e4 es 2.. B) 12.Kc1 Oxb2#] 20 .f4 Rb7 21.0xd2 13.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Nxf6+ exf6 14.Nxf6 + exf6.QgS Qc7 1B.0-0-0 d5 CBU251pp #31 1.Kxa2 Bxf6 1B..NdS!D Oxd2 1B.Petursson Saint Martin. 22.•RfcB 13.Rxd2 Kg6=) ..RxdS+ -) 17.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Rxd4 Bd7= Sapl I Schneider] 17•••Bxf6 1B..b7-bS-b4.Nc3 g6 6. Lugano 19B5] 11•••Qc7 [11.Rd61! exd6 + 23.Van der Wlel] 20.0-0-0 dS 10.RhB+ II KxhB24.h6?1 [16..Be3 Bg7 7.) .h4? NxdS!.Be3 Bg7 7..f3 0-0 B. 0-1.Nxd4 Nf6 S.0xf7 + -] 1-0 (42) .. offering black more chances for counterplay than 9.Nc3 g6 6..d4 cxd4 4.d4 cxd4 4.0xe6 + KfB 24.+ ) .hS bS 16.0dB 13.. then 9..exdSa6 .Qd2 Nc6 9. 10.Nxc6 bxce.Qd4 Ba2+ [Hodges: 22.cxb4 Ba2 + 2S. If life were so simple. .. Bxf6 17.Nf3 d6 3. Bxf6 Bxa2 + (16 .a-file invasion.see KEY GAME (4S): OLL-YURTAEV.Nxe7+ KhB 14.Sisniega-Fernandez.h41 • see KEY GAME (41): VAN DER WIEL·SAX.bxc3 [20.] 0-1 9.e4 es 2.Bc3±.g4 [12. 12.g4ao] 17.8SdX8S 19.•.Kb1 Rxb4+ 24.Rxd6+ -.RhB+ II Is slmHar to the game.0-0-0might be out of business.e4 es 2.. Havana 19B4] 16....] .+ [Now black has a crushing attack. Nxd4 after 10.Rxc3 by black. Qxa3 21.0xg6 NeB (21 Bf7 22.f3 0-0 B.Hodges) 22.Bxg7 Nxg7= Sokolov.] 1S..eS .0xf7 Oe3 24.d4 cxd4 4.Rxd2 (1B.Kb1 Bxc2# wins by force...42 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 21. Ostermayer-Sosonko.RabB [Aiming for . 19B3 1.axb4 Oa2+ 22.Nf3 d6 3.Nielsen .Qd2 Nc6 9.c3 (14.NdS b41..eS Ne4! 19.Bd4).hxg6 hxg6 17.Hodges corr.NdS BxdS 16.Qd2 Nc6 9...BeG!?] 10.] 12.exdS NxdS DIAGRAM 11..Rh1+ Bh6 2S. B) 17.a3 [Safeguarding a2 against a possible . .exdS NxdS 11.Nxd4 Nf6 S.exdS Bxd4 20.Bxd4 Be6 11.Bxg6 fxg6 21.A-Vellmlrovic..0gS Oc7 1B.axb4 Rxb4-+ with an attack for the piece .Ka1 Bc4+ 23.Kg7 21..f41 .RhB+ II [23.0aS?? 12.Bd4 Nxc31? [Introduced by Alterman.OaSI 1S.NhS+ gxhS 22..] 19.): A) 12..+] 19 ••• Bc311 [An unexpected shot!] 20.Bf2 b4 21.0-0-0 dS An important pawn sacrifice.g4 Oc7 14.. opening lines against the white king.Kb1.h4 QaS 14.NdS! (This Is the point of 11.NxdS)or declines (12.exdS NxdS 11.Bxg61fxg6 22..••BhB 17.] 14.Bxf6? [17.Nxc6 bxc6 - (43) Gurevich.Nc3 g6 6.Nxe7+?? KfB.f3 0-0 B.Ka1 Bb3 + 26.NdS!? BxdS 12.bS BxdS 21.Nxf6 Kxf6= Hodges.gS NhS 16.0d3 Rxb4! 21.fxe4 dxeS 20. 1992 1. Mannhelm 1975.0-0-0 Nxd4 [9.0g4 + + .Bxg7 + Kxg7 2S..Rxd2 RfeB 1S.Nf3 d6 3.Nxb4 (19. whether white accepts (12.] 12.Qxg6 Bf7 23..

Ke3 Rxb3 =) ... B22) 21.Kxd2 RdB+ 15. Rb4 + 31.. A2) 25.Rg5+ KfB 30.A. Re1 (25.0f6 + KgB 34.l..Bxe6 + OxeS 2B...Rxd3 Rxd324.Bxf7+ Kxf7 29.Rd2 c3 26.l] 26.Bxc4± Rodrlguez. Is risky for White. Og1 + = Petursson.0c4 Rxd3! 2S.Kf2+.. RdB+ = Petursson] 21.0f6! Rodriguez.Qf61?N [Rodrlguez.b3 Oe3 + 22..hxg6 fxg6 25.h5 RfbB21.Rh5+ KgB30.+) Bxf3 + I 26.A ..hxg5 Bxd3 23.0xe5 ReB 2B.l ..Kd1 Bxa2: B211) 24..Bf7 29.Re1 0b6 23.Bd3 Bxa2 19.A] 20 •••QaS?1 [20.Qxe71 [The critical test.0c3 Oxc3 21.a3 BeS 1B....Bd3 RfdB = Tlvlakov-Alterman.Bxh7+ Kxh7 29.Oa5 RabB? (1B.0xb6 axb6 17..Ke1!± Petursson] 26•••QxeS+? [26.Ke2(26.Og5 + 26.Kf4 RfB 2B.Bxg6 2B..Re1 Oc5 21. 25.RxfB+ KxfB 29.Ke3 Rxd1 27.0b6+ 27.l.RxeS!OxeS! (22.Sokolov. Bogota 1991) 23.Bd3 Bf5 16.0f2± Rodrlguez.Ke1 Oxc2 2B.0d4 + =) ..Be4 + 26..Ke3? [26.b3 Bxb31 22.Re5+ Be6 32.0b5 Oc7 25.Kf4 +.Black has some activity for the pawn .Petursson.0a4 Bd5!! 25.a5! (Keepingthe white queen out of a5. This variation has been discussed in great detail in Inside Chess 1992 #4 (GM Amador Rodriguez) and Inside Chess 1993 #2 (GM Margelr Petursson).Rf1 (25.Bc4+ 26.Gurevich.Re4Bd5 21.+ Back rank!] 14•••Bxe3 + 1S.Rhe1a5 20.Re1 Bxf3 +! 26.Rh1 + KgB 30.Bxa2!? 22.bxc3 Be6 22. Gurevlch. A good alternative Is 17...0xc6! Rd6! (23.Ke3 Oc3 + 27.Re2 h4 37.Rhd1RadB! 20.Kg3 Oxe7.bxc3 Og1 + 27.RxdB Oe3+!: A1) 25.Re4+ .Kf4 Bxg6 2B.A):A) 19..Bxc4 RadB 21.t Rodrlguez.c4.KgS Kd7 .Rxa7 Rc4 34.Be3 [14.] 26..0hB + 1-0.Rg5# Hodges) 29.Ke2! OxeS+ 27.Rd7 + Kf8 30. KfB (2B.. Clearly harmless Is 16.KxeS hS 33. 26.Kd2 Ob2 + 27.. B) 17.Re4 RacB 23.Qxc3 [13.Bd3!?) Of2!~ Petursson] 17•••Rfd 8 18.Bxc3 Oxd2 + 14.gxf3 Oxf3 + = 0 raw . Kd3± Gurevich.bxc3 fxe6 23.Kd2 Qxb2 24..0h4 c4 21. USSR 1990.Kxc4 Oe2 + 29. Be6 17.. 21 cxd3 22. B) 19.RabB?! 1B.0h4! c4: B1) 20.Bxf7 + Kxf7 29.0dB + Kg7 30.Re7+ Kd8 36.0d2 OcS 20.0xc400 Rodriguez.Kb1?? e5..) 1B. Kg7! Petursson) 24..Ke3 Oc3 + 27.h41 [20.Bxh7+ +.0d4 Oa5? 24. We refer the student to these excellent a rticles.Bd3: B21) 21.hxg6 fxg6 2S.Kf61 Ke8 3S.RxfB+ KxfB 29.cxb3 Ob4! 23.] 27.KfS RxeS+ 32.Re7 Ob5 + 29..Oe6 + = Gurevich.A) 19.Rd1 Oe3 + 2B..f4 Of5 27.Rd2 c5 (1B.Qxe3 Qb6 16.QxeSRe8 28..0g5 Oxg5 22.l) .a critical line.0b41? [Rodriguez.0dB + Kg7 30.Kc3 0xf3 + 2B.Kb1? RbB+ . 25. Riveron-Cabrera.Rxh71 Kxh7 29. Bd5 25.Kb1 (1B.0f6 + = Perpetual check.Rd7+ KfB 30. OxeB + RxeB + 31.RhB# Gurevich..Bd31 Bg6 27.h4 Rb6 20.cxd3 RcB+ 23.A ClavlJo..0a3!?: A) 17.Rd2 (2B. 26.0xd3 Oa3+ 26..BfS! 19.0c2 (27.Ke2 (27.RxeS c3! (21 fxeS 22..0d4 + = Hodges.l] 19••• Rab820.b3 c5 19..0d2 Oc5 23..Re110b6 22.hSI [White's attack Is first!?] 22•••Qa1+ 23.gxf3 Oxf3 + =) .0e5 Ob600 Rodriguez.0xe6+ KfB 33.A.l..Bc4 + . 17...+ ) .Bd31 Oe3+ (17.Kb2 RabB+ 00Petursson.Ke3 (27..A-this looks strong!] .RabB 19.0eS [But now with the queen on b4 (not a4)..Kf2 Oc5 + 30.. Bxf3 + 26.+) .fxe6 23.] 16..cxd3 RdB25.Bb3+ Is not a winning threat.Bxg611± Bf7 + [25 ..h4 Oe3 + 20.Rxd3 22.0f2 1B.. J Iguani 1991.Oxg2 + 27..A) 22.0h6 + KeB 31.Oe6+ (2B.A-Dinu.Rhe1 [19.Kd2 = Gurevich.Oxc2 2B..Ra400 Rodriguez...Kd2?Oxg2 + 27.Bxg7 Bxd3 = AltermanNaisman] 13•••Bh6 + 14.Gurevich..Rf1? Oe6. Belfort 1991) 1B. B2) 20. B212) 24..Rd2 Bc4 21.Kd1?! Og1 + 26.Bxg6 hxg6 24..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 43 13.Re2+ .perpetual check .Bc4 Og1 + 24.0a4 Be6 24.Rd4! 21.Kc3 OeS+..ReSI BdS 22.independently noted by Saidy.Hodges.) .

. 26.0e3 f4! 23.0c7!? 16..Be3 NdSI [Making good use of the pinned Ne4 to activate his own knight.Nc3 gS S.Bb3 Rxa2!: A) 21.Oxb6 axb6 19.Be3 Oxg2 17. 15.Bd4 • see KEY GAME (45): OLL·YURTAEV. but less enterprising than 14.Kb1 Rc4 + . A little better is 16.0xc5 e3..Rd6 Bxa2 1B. Bxa2?? Rxc2 + 22.Be6! rather than opt for a position like this .Nxd5.Kc1 (23.Rd2 Nc5 22.0xa7 Ob5!! 1B.] 17.cxdS cxdS 24.0-0-0 dS 10.Nxd4 NfS S..Be4 QbB 20.fS 20. with fantastic compensation for black.] 27. Interesting Is 15.QcS [27. Rc31 1B.Nb5 Reb7· + Everything Is pointed In the right (or wrong) way depending on your perspective.] 14••• RbBI? [14..Nxe6 Rxe6.0e1 Nd7 18.] 1S. fxe4 a6 .85.Nxc6 dxe4 2S.Bd7t with a good endgame for white.QaS [17.0xfB+ Kxf8 16.QxdB+ Kh7 26. USSR 1962] 1S..exdS NxdS 11..Bd6 f5! 19.. corr.Bd3 RacBI [16 .Bxf5 (1B..b3 [The tension has subsided and a fairly level endgame Is In the offing.b3?1 [Risky.Van der Wiei-Sosonko. Black's bishop-pair Is very dangerous looking... Bf5 16.Oil-Basin.exdS NxdS 11..0-0-0 dS 10..Kd2 Bh6.Nf3 d6 3....Bd4 [For acceptance of the pawn-sacrifice with 12.0bB!?] 1S. 17.QxdB RexdB 1B.] 12. Kosenkov • Nesls.Ng5 e4 21. see .0d1 (27.cxd5? (Risky If not completely unsound) .0xc3 Og5 + 16...g3 QcB 21.0xaB? Bf5 15.] 1-0 3B.Bxe4 Bxe4 + 26.Bd3 Re1 +-+] 27 . B) 21. 24.QxdS Qc7 14..44 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) [The rook and pawn endgame Is a technical win.Qc7 [26.BxfB? OxfB 15..cxd5 cxd5 + 18.RdS Qe6.Ng5 Oc8 1B.BxfS Rxe3 19.ReB 14.0d1 hxg42B..d4 cxd4 4..+ Hodges..Nd6 (17.Nc3 g6 6..Ne4 [14..eS 13.d4 cxd4 4. Ob2 + 2B.Rf2+- bxcS 12.+) . Wijk aan Zee 19B6..ReBI [15.0c3 Oe7 19.0c5 Ob6! 1B.Yurtaev USSR.0xe5 Rc8+ 20.Nxd5! cxd5 15.... Another try is 14. Oc7 1B..+) .Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Bg7 21...e4 es 2.Kc1 Re1-+) Ob2+ 29.QdSQb61 0-1 (4S) 011. cxd5 17. RfcB! Is also good..Nxd4 Nf6 S.] 14.Ba6 Oc7 17. Is good for black.Rhg 1 a6 23. 19B5 1.Kb1 Rc6 + . Oxf5 19...BfS 16.0f4 Oc5!m would appeal to the more adventurous . Dragon players will invariably choose the exchange sacrifice 13.Be3 Bg7 7.BxbB Oxb8 20. Rc2 + 24.BcS Be61 [13 .Nc3 .b4! as! 19..NxcS bxc6 12.c41 [White's most dangerous continuation.0xd5 Oxd5 16.Bc4 Rfc8 20.g4 [16.Rd2 h5.Nxc31? but it may prove to be theoretically Inferior to 12.Oxc6 RacB+t with good counterplay..] 17.Bxe6 fxe6 1B.0a3 Is considered best: 15 .] 16.f3 Nc6 B..] 14••• Qb71 [14. The jury Is still out on 12.Kb1 Rxb2 + 23.Kc2 BfB 22.0d5 Of61 27.NxdS [12.b4 a5-+) .Qd2 0-0 9.Kb1 NbS 17.h4!?] 1S..Re8 is playable. Averbakh-Trifunovic.Bc4 Nxc3 15.Ka 1 Rb1 # The Dragon bishop strikes!) .h4 hS 22..] 19.0xh5 + Bh6!..RxdB+ RxdB 19.Bxb5?? Rxc2 + 19.Kd2 Bh6-+ Henley] 26 f S [Winning material.Qd2 0-0 9.Rc3 2B.g4 0f6 27.Rxg4 Ob2 + 29. 1984] 16 ••• Nb6 17.Rxd5 Be6 17. cxdS 13.c4 RaB-+ with a massive attack as shown by Miles and Moskow.e4 es 2. Re7 18.] 12 ••. USSR 19B5.. White's dark-squared bishop Is more valuable than the black RfB In positions like this. Belgrade 1956.QcS [14.Basin USSR. Bxa2 = G urasov-Laplenls.Kb1 RbB.Be3 Bg7 7.h5 (28.BxfB Bxf8 17.] 23. 19B5 1.Bd3 (44) Smlrln ..RdB + Rxd8 22.gxfS BxfS 21.KEY GAME (44): SMIRIN· BASIN.Kd2 Oc3 + 30.f3 Nc6 B..RbB.RdB RxdB 2S.+ Hodges.BbS RecB 20.f4 KdS 39..

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27.Rd1;t [White has a small pull in the ending.]

9.BC4/10 ... CaS
CBU251pp #32
1.e4cS 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 B.Qd2 Nc69.Bc4 White's strongest and most aggressive continuation, preventing ...d6-dS and posting the bishop on the a2-g8 diagonal. White will attack with h2-h4, planning h4-hSxg6. when g6 will become weakened because the f-pawn is pinned. 9•••Bd7 Developing the bishop and connecting the major pieces (the queen and rooks). 10.0-0-0 QaS This old line is no longer so important. The queen can become exposed on as, e.g., to Nd4-b3. The idea is to follow up with Rf8-c8 so that both black rooks participate in the queenside attack. Also, the black king has an escape square (f8). 11.Bb3 RfcB 12.h4 - DIAGRAM Immediately starting the kingslde attack. If either side wastes ANY time In such situations, retribution can be swift.

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Lekander - Osterling corr., 1970

1.e4 cS 2.Nf3 d6 [2...Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 S.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 OaS 10.0d2 Bd7 11.0-0-0 Rfc8 was the actual move order.] 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 B.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 QaS 11.Bb3 RfcB 12.h4 NeS 13.hS NxhS 14.Bh6 Bxh6 [14...Nd3 + - see KEY GAME (48): GRABCZEWSKI-GASIOROWSKI.] 1S.Qxh6 Rxc31 [Again the same exchange sacrifice when white cannot recapture with a piece.] 16.bxc3 RcB [16...Nf6! is a good idea - black does not allow white the "pleasure" of a counter-sac on hS.] 17.Ne2 [17.RxhS!? gxhS 18.Ne2 RcS 19.Nf4 Oxc3 20.NdS RxdS 21.RxdS Oa1 + 22.Kd2 Bc6 23.0gS + Kf8; is satisfactory for black, Sanakoev-Stern, corr. 1971] 17••• BbS? [17...Nf6 withdrawing the temptation wasa wiser course: 18.RdS0b619.Kb1 as 20.Nf4 e6! 21.g4 NxdS? (21...0e3!ao Gufeld) 22.exdS Rc4 23.dxe6 +Polgar-Bjerre,Dresden 1969.] 1B.RxhSI 9 x h S 19. Rh 1 Rc S [19...Bxe2? 20.RxhS+ .. Black is getting mated.] 20.RxhS e6 [Hoping to crawl out with ...Kg8-f8-e7.] 21.Bxe611 +- [Decisive.]

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21 •••IX8S 22.N14 Nd3 + [Returning matarial to reduce white's attack but It Iialraadytoo late. No better Is22...0xa2 23.Rg5 + Ng6 24.Rxg6+ hxg6 26.Qxg6 + KfB 26.Nxe6 + Ke7 27.Qg7 + I Kxe6 (27...KeB2B.OfB+ Kd7 29.0f7 + + -) 2B.OgB + + - Hodges.] 23.Nxd3 RxhS 24.QxhS Qa3 + 2S.Kd2 8S 2S.Qg4 + KI7 27.QfS + Kg7 2B.NxeSQxa2 [2B...dxeS 29.0xeS + + wins easily In tbe endgame.] 29.QgS+ KfB 30.QdB + Kg7 31.Qe7 + [Oueen and knight is a deadly combination: 31...Kh6 (31...KgB32.Ng4! + -) 32.0f6 + KhS33.g4# Hodges] 1-0 (47) Stein - Gufeld USSR, 1973

1.e4 cS 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf& S.Nc3 gS S.Be3 Bg7 7.13 0-0 B.Qd2 NcS 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bb3 QaS 11.0-0-0 RfcB 12.h4 NeS 13.hS NxhS 14.NdS [A parodoxical continuation - white has sacrificed a pawn but is willing to enter the endgame.] 14.•.Qxd2 + 1S.Rxd2 KfB 16.g4 Nf6 17.Nxf6 Bxf6 1B.Rxh7 [Regaining the pawn - but black has an easy game after...] 1B...Nc4 [Securing the bishop-pair.] 19.Bxc4 [19.Rdh2? Nxe3 20.Rxf7+ KeB21.Rhh7 Nc4! 22.f4 gS 23.NfS BxfS 24.gxfS gxf4 2S.Ba4+ KdB 26.RfB + Kc7 27.Rxf6 RhB!- + Dubinin-Zapletel,corr. 1972.Back rank! Black simplifies to a won ending.] 19.••Rxc4 20.gS Bg7 21.Ne2 KgB 22.Rh1 KfB 23.Rh7 KgB 24.Rh1 KfB 2S.Rh7 KgB Js-Js

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Grabczewskl - Gasiorowski Poland, 1970

1.e4 es 2.Nf3 dS 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 NfS S.Nc3 gS S.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 B.Bc4 QaS 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.Qd2 0-0 11.0-0-0 RfcB 12.h4 NeS 13.hS NxhS 14.BhS [14.NdS - see KEY GAME (47): STEIN-GUFELD.] 14 ... Nd3 + I? [14 ... Bxh6 - see KEY GAME (46):

LEKANDER-OSTERLING; 14...BhB?? (This attempt to preserve the bishop leads to catastrophe.) 1S.RxhS gxhS 16.0gS+ +- Finl.] 1S.Kb1 [1S.0xd3 Bxh6+ 16.Kb1 Rxc3! 17.bxc3 (17.0xc3 Oxc3 1B.bxc3 Bg7; Westerinen Hartston, Havana 1966 is a good endgame for black - he has a pawn for the exchange, the bishop-pair and a superior pawn-structure.) ... RcB = Jansa-Vasyukov, Havana 1967.] 1S...Nxb21[Forced but good.] 16.Kxb2 [16.Bxg7?? Nxd1- +] 16 ... Bxh& 17.Qxh6 Rxc3 1B.g4 Nf6 19.eS [19.gS is a weaker continuation. NhS 20.f4 (20.Bxf7+? Kxf7 21.0xh7 + Ng7- + Is unsound; 20.RxhS? Rxb3 + 21.axb3 gxhS 22. NfS BxfS 23. RdS OxdS!! 24.exdS Bg6 2S.f4 e6- + Check out white's queen - black is a "rook up"! - a beautiful variation by Pchelkin and. Mak.) ... Bg4 21.Rdg1 OcS!; Sapi I Schneider.] 19 ••. dxeS? [19...Rxb3+ 20.axb3dxeS21.Ne2transposing to the game is the correct move-order for black.] 20.Ne2? [20.gS! exd4 (20...NhSj 21.RxhS gxhS 22.g6 + - Miles/Moskow)l 21.gxf6 Rxc2+ 22.Bxc2 Oc3 + 23.Kc1j Oa1+ 24.Kd2 Oc3 + 2S.Ke2 Oxc2 + 26.Rd2 d3 + 27.Kf1+ - Khadilkar-Lee, London 19B4] 20.••Rxb3+ 21.axb3 Bc6? [21...e4? 22.gS NhS 23.Rxd7 OeS + 24.Kb1 exf3 2S.Rhd1 +Ghizdavu-Arnaudov, Varna 1973; 21...Be6!0 is the only way to keep black's head above water: 22.Nc3 RcB 23.Ne4 (Threat24.Rd6!!) 23...Rc6 24.gS NhSCIOridman.] 22.gS NhS 23.RxhSI F [The thematic line-opening exchange sacrifice.] 23 ••. gxhS 24.Ng3 [Threatening 2S.NfS- note the need for 21...Be6!.] 24...e4 [Covering fS.] 2S.141 [Preventing defence based on ...OeS+ .] 2S•••K h B 26. Nx h S Rg B 27.Nf611 [A brilliant conclusion to the attack.] 27••.Rg7 [27...exf6 2B.Oxf6+ Rg7 29.RdB+ OxdB 30.0xdB+ RgB 31.0f6 + Rg7 32.Kc3 + -] 2B.Nxh71

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[Threatening 29. Nf6 + + I] 28 ••• Kg 8 [28...Rxh7 29.0f8#] 29.Rh1 e6 [Hoping to escape via e7.] 30.Nf6+ Kf8 31.Qh8 + Ke7 32.Qxg7 e3 33.Rh7 1-0

9.Bc4/10 ...Qbe CBU251pp #33
1.e4 eS 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Ne3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 ~ 8.Qd2 Ne6 9.Be4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Qb8 DIAGRAM An interesting line - designed to develop further with ... Rfc8 and support a queens ide assault with ... b7-bS and ...a7-aS.

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Karpov - Vellmlrovle PortoroZ/Ljubljana, 1975

1.e4 eS 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Ne3 exd4 S.Nxd4 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Ne6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Be4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Qb8 [This side-step makes room for Rfc8, and prepares for the advance b7-bS even at the cost of a pawn, aiming for counterplay on the band c-files. This move was the invention of the late Soviet GM Leonid Stein.] 11.Bb3 [Conservative. 11.g4 is considered critical amongst white's other choices.

Not 11.NdS? NxdS 12.BxdS Oc7 13.h4 Rfc8 14.Bb3 (14.h5?? Nxd4 1S.Bxd4 Bxd4-+) ... NeS 1S.hS Nc4+ securing the bishop-pair with good play; 11.h4 bSI The aforementioned pawn-sacrifice: A) 12.BxbS? Nxd413.Bxd7 Nxf314.gxf3 Nxd7; 1S.Bh6ll NeSI 16.Bxg7 Nc41; B) 12.NcxbS Rc8 13.Bb3 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 as+! Black's counterplay is worth the pawn; C) 12.NdS?1 bxc41 13.Nxc6 NxdS!! 14.Nxb8 Bxb2 + I! 1S.Kxb2 (1S.Kb1? Raxb8 16.0xdS Bd4 + 17.Kc1 Bxe3 + 18.Rd2 c3 19.Kd1 RbS 20.0d3 Bxd2 21.Ke2 Rb2- + Gomez) ... c3 + 16.Ka1 (16.0xc3 Rfxb8+ 17.0b3 Nxe3-+ Hodges) ... cxd2: C1) 17.Nxd7 Nxe3 18. N xf8 (18. Rxd2 Rfc8- + Hodges) ... Nxd1 19.Rxd1 Kxf820.Rxd2 Rb8; Hodges; C2) 17.exdS Raxb8 18.Rxd2 Rb7 19.hS Rc8 20.hxg6 fxg6~ Hodges; 0) 12.NdxbS Rc8 (12...NeS is a good alternative.) 13.Be2 Nb4 14.a3 BxbS: 01) 1S.BxbS Rxc3! 16.bxc3 Nxe4: 011) 17.cxb4 (RH) Nxd2 18.Bd3! (18.Bc6 Nc4) ... Nb3 + (18...dS) 19.cxb3 Oc7 + 20.Kd2 (20.Bc4 e6) ... Oc3 + 21.Ke2 Oxb3 22.Rc1 Oxa3 23.bSQO; 012) 17.fxe4 Na2+ 18.Kb2 Bxc3+-+ Hodges; 02) 1S.axb4 Bxe2 16.Nxe2 as; Gufeld; 11.g4 bS 12.Bb3 (Snatching the b-pawn is too dangerous.) 12...as+! with good couterplay.] 11...aS 12.NdbS a4 13.Bxa4 [13.Nxa4 NaS 14.0e2 Nxb3 + 1S.axb3 dS 16.exdS OeS 17.f4 Of 5 18.Kb1 Rfc819.Na7 Rc7 = Savon-Stein, USSR 1962] 13•••Re8 14.Kb11 NaS 1S.Bb3 Ne4 [1S...Nxb3? 16.cxb3±] 16.Qe21 [16.Bxc4 Rxc4+!] 16.••Nxe3 17.Qxe3 ReS 18.Nd4 Qa7 [18...bS (As suggested by Vellmirovic ...) 19.NdS NxdS 20.exdSI? (White targets the weak square at c6 and the weak e7-pawn. Note how the Bb3 effectively neutralizes the open a- and c-files.) 20...BeS 21.h41? b4 22.hS.... with a dangerous looking attack for white - Henley.] 19.a31 [Now if white can secure control of b4 black will find it difficult to make progress

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The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 34.Nd4 Nc4 3S.Bxc4 Cxc4 3S.Rd 1 Ba4 37.Cd3 CcB 3B.Rd2 CfB 39.g3 [There Is no hurry.] 39 •••RcS 40.Ce4 Rc7 [Black Is pushed back, slowly but surely.] 41.Rd3 CcB 42.g4 Bd7 43.Nbc2 RcS 44.Ce1 Cc7 4S.h4 [This pawn cannot be allowed to reach h6.] 4S...hS 4S.gS hS [The kingside is locked up, so now Karpovturns his attention to the queenside, to cash in his spoils.] 47.b4 Rc4 4B.Ne3 [Now black must Jettison the exchange.] 4B ••• Rc6 49.NxcS BxcS SO.Rd4 [A "Karpov Krush" - Henley/Hodges] 1-0

against the white king.] 19 •••RaS [1 a".b6 20.Na21:t] 20.Cd2 NeB (20...Be8. 6Nf8-d7 -c5 Miles/Moskow 21.Nd5 (Henley. The Idea here Is to l)Cchange the NfS before It can swing to the queenslde. As long as Karpov keeps the queenslde flies closed he will have a clear pawn plus. If 21.Na2!? Nd7 22.Nb4 NcS 23.h4t Henley. 21 ... NxdS 22.BxdS:l: The black attack has come to a halt whereas white has yet to begin on his assault on the klngslde - Henley.] 21.NdS eS 22.Nb4 Nc7 23.c3 [Karpov has completed the defensive triangle he envisioned when he played 19.a3! Note that black lacks pawn levers to crack the c3, b2, a3, Nb4 complex. Now the black queen and rooks on the a-file are MAildressed up with nowhere to go".] 23••.NaS 24.Ndc2 NcS 2S.Cxd61 [Just as Important as snatching a second pawn, is the fact that black is permanently lacking the possibility of a dS pawn break.] 2S ••• B bS [2S ... BeB 26. Ba2 Na488 (Velimirovlc. I consider this assessment to be more optimistic than realistic. After all, black is suffering a two pawn deficit.) 27.Rd3! stopping any sacrifices on the c3 square: A) 27...BeS 2B.Oe7± (Idea 29.RdB, or 29.Rhd1 and 30.RdB.) 2B... Bxh2 29.Nd4! Idea 30.Nxe6! or 30.Rxh2. (29.Rxh2? Ogl + - + ; 29.0h4? RhS) ... BeS 30.Nxe6 + - fxeS (30 BbS 31.RdB+ RxdB 32.0xdB+ +-; 30 Bg7 31.Nxg7 Kxg7 32.eS+-) 31.Bxe6+ KhB 32.Rxh7#; B) 27... NcS 2B.Rd2 Na4 29.0e7!:l: Black must sacrifice a piece on c3 or b2 in order to break through.] 26.Ba2 Na4 27.Cc7:t [This Is even better than 27.0e7, as from c7 Karpov protects his weak point at c3.] 27•••BeB 2B.RdB [Karpov reduces his opponent's attacking forces and consolidates his two pawn advantage.] 2B.••BfS 29. RxaB CxaB 30.Cf4 Cd8 31.Ce3 Cc7 32.f4 NbS 33.eS+- [Now black has no compensation.] 33...Be7

1O•••Rc8/12 ...Nc4 CBU251pp #34
1.e4 cS 2.Nf3 dS 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 NfS S.Nc3 gS S.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 B.Cd2 NcS 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 RcB Black's most common response and undoubtedly strongest. Black attacks the Bc4. With 10...RcB black initiates the sharpest and most unclear lines in the Dragon. One should note that this position is what Dragon players are aiming for! 11.Bb3 Safeguarding the bishop. 11... NeS Black plans ...NeS-c4 forcing white to part with one of his beloved bishops. 12.h4 Storming the kingside. White's plan is as effective as it is primitive - open the h-file and mate! Black must act fast, with either 12...Nc4 rOld Main Line") or 12...hS ("Modern Main Linen). 12.••Nc4 13.Bxc4

f3 0-0 B. 1977 (50) Karpov . 13...Rb4 + 23.) .BhSb5!. Kiselev-Nesis. 19.g4 Ng3! 17.g4 h5!? 15.] 23 ••• Bc6 [23 .h5 Sacrificing the h-pawn to open lines against the black king.Nde2 CaS 17.. removing any counterplay based on .] . (1S.+) .Nde2 Qa5? [1S. Perpetual check.see KEY GAME (50): KARPOV-KORTCHNOI.Bxc4 Rxc4 14..Nd5! Rxc2 + 21.Re1+ + -] 1-0 (51) Dvolrys .Nxd4 Nf6 5..gxf5 d5!.Bxe5? is a mistake as white can oppose bishops to his advantage: 19.d4 cxd4 4.Ka1Bc4 + 25.Nde2 CaS 1S.t Zakic-Horvath.Nc3 g6 6.Nxd5+ Cxd5 29.Bxd5 22.g51 Rxg5 [20.] 20..Be6 20. Cleveland 1975.exf6 exf6 26.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Nf3 d6 3.) ..Nxd5 ReB 23...g5 Nh5 21.0-0-0 Nc4 13.Bb3 Ne5 12.h5 [14. 1974 1. 1S.Nxh5 15.Nf5 (21.e5Nxg4 19.the Be3 is the more important bishop..Ch2: A) 20. then the "Dragon Exchange Sacrifice" must be correct..gxf5 Rb4+ ~-~. 1S.. 1971...Qxh7 + KfB 27..bxc3 Ca3 + 19. Prievidza 1979. corr.A.Nf4 Rxg5 22. but if white must recapture on c3 with a pawn.Be3 Bg7 7. Ravenna 1983] 14•.Ncd5 +Karpov] 21..J.g4 [15.. Perpetual check.gxh5 Nxh51S.Rxc4 14.Ng3 d5.see KEYGAME (53): GLAZKOV-NESIS. 1S. Kaplan-Tarjan..Nf5 gxf5 22.] 19•••R4c5 [19..h5 Nxh5 15.Kb1 Be6 20. 1S..Nc3 g6 6.Kb1 Ba2+ =).Ng3 Ce5 22.Nef4 [White's attack crashes home.Rd31 [A fine overprotection of c3.Rdg1?!ReS 17.Bd4±).NxeS fxeS 25.Qd2 0-0 9. B) 20.] 15•••Nf616.1S..Bh61[Removing the important Bg7.Bc4 Bd7 10.] 1.e5 [1S.ChS+ Ke7 2S.Nb3 BeS 19.Nf3 d6 3.Qxh6 RfcB 19.hS 21. (22. 14•••Nxh5 15.Asanov USSR.h4 RcB 11. BeS 24.Rd5?[Thisattempt to block the a2-gS diagonal fails. Rxc3.g4 Nf6 .Schneider.Cxh5t is dangerous for black.Be3 Bg7 7.Nf5 Bxf5 19.Cxh7+ + -] 24.QhB+ [27.h4 RcB 11.DIAGRAM One of the most exciting and mind-boggling positions in all of chess theory has been reached. Nxh5 gxh5 23.] 17.Rd51 Rxd5 22.Nxd4 Nf6 5.CdS 20.ReS! 17....fxg4 Bxe5!oogives black good practical chances..f3 Nc6 B.ReS!see KEY GAME (52): LECROC-NESIS.Bh6 BhS Avoiding the exchange of this precious bishop.e4 c5 2. Nh5 21.Nxg3 Bxc3 1S.Bc4 Bd7 10.Qd2 Nc6 9..Nce2 e5: A) 1S..d4 cxd4 4.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 49 The most logical .exf5 (19..Nd5.. B) 1S....g4 Nf6 16...Kb1±.) .0-0-0 Nc4 13.cxb4 Bxa2+ 24.BhS.Bb3 Ne5 12.gxf5 22.Ch2?! Rxc3! (White threatened 17. Banas .h5 21. Nxg4 1S.e5 (17.d5!.Nxf6 + exf6 2S.e4 c5 2.g5 Rb4 + ~-X.Nde2 .Korchnoi Moscow (m/2). You wilileam a lot about tactics from this position! 17•••Bxh6 1B.e51 Bxd5 25.fxg4 Bxg4!oo and again black has good practical chances.exd5 Cxc3.

Nxe2 RScS! (Should the gS-pawn fall.] 1B.] 21...Bxc3 Bf3 29. 19S2).gS Bc6 24.Nc3 g6 6.[Now black Isfaced with the devastating threat of 22.Nec3 Qgs 24.NdS OcS.Bd4 RcB.Bh6 BhB [The point of 16.Bd2 + ±.Qh2 fS 23.0xhS + Kg7 -"--".BxeS QxeS 22.Bc4 Bd7 10.b3 Rxc2 + ! 27.0e1 Re4 30.Rg2 0e6. Oxh7 + KfS.) 21.] 21••• Rc6 22.+: B) 22.hS NxhS 1S..Nb3 (White threatens 17.exd420.fxg4 Bxg4 20..Rh4 Ba4! 26.Bxd4 24..) 23. 1&74.. 16.Re2 dSI.0gS bS! 19.fxg4 Bxg4 1B.• 5 dxe61B.Kb1 Be6!-+.NdS NxdS 11.Rxg7 + Kxg7 24. the black pawns will run like the wind In the ending...Nesls corr.RhS+ Kf7 30.Ne3 Bc61 30.RxhSI [20.0h7#] 24. 22.Bxg7 Kxg7' Sapi/Schnelder.Rxg4 hSI [19.Ne4 gxhS 23.Bf4 QaS 2S. corr.0f4 Oa3 +! 23.NdS? Bxg4 21. Geller-Ivkov. black's bishop on hS (or g7] Is worth more than the Rc4.g5 Bf5 19.Bxc3? 23. corr.0a3 +! (Again the key move.) .Rxe1 h41 29.0h4 b4 20.NdS [22.0aS . Black is able to prevent his "Draqon bishop" from being traded.] 17. 1979.RcSand 12. Pouso-Nesis. black has a serious attack/Initiative Schnelder/Kluger.Kb1 ReB 17. Former World Correspondence Chess Champion Gennady Nesls Is arguably the world's greatest proponent of the 10.] 1B.d4 cxd4 4.Nd4 b4 24.Rdg1 dxeS 19. 18. Pressure on c3 and 82.Nxd4 Nf6 S.) 22.Rc1Bxe227.Nce2 RecS 2S.bxc3 Oa5 18..eS [Anything else Is too slow: 1S. Amsterdam 1974..Re1 RedS 27. Matulovic..Bh6 gS 21.0dS? Oa3 + 23.Rdf1 Bd7.Nf4OaS.Kd2 Bxc3 + 24..Nde2 ReBI [An Improvement on 16.NedS Rxe1 + 2B. Zborovsky-Nesis..h4 RcB 11.Tarjan.] 20.ReS.0dS + OxdS 26.Qd2 Nc6 9..) 17.A.e4 cS 2.KgS 2S..+: C) 22..exd6 Oxd6 21.Nb3 Oa3 + 19.Rh 11+ .Rxf7 C1) 22. 19S1] 22.exdS Kxh7 27.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Bg7 is also good. Biro-Pirlsl.fxg4 BxeS [19.•• Nxg4 [This typical sacrifice accumulates three pawns for the piece and gives black reasonable counterplay In the resulting endgame.Bxd4 exd4 22. Bg4 26.Rxg4 23.Bd2 + KgS 2S. C2) 22.0e2 Is also possible.Be3 Bg7 7.Back rank!) 23.. Rantanen-Rodrlguez.Bh6!-+Waldmann-Varga.g4 Nf6 16..KdS Be6#) ..Ne3 Ra4 22. corr..Rde1 hSI 2S.Nxe7 + Kg7 27.QxgS RxgS 26..Kb1 (2S.] 20. corr..NdS 861(Best.0xc3! Oxc3 26.) 2S.g5wlnnlng.l)(d5 ~I-.••QaSI [20..RdS RcS 26.f3 0-0 B.Rxd41 Qc7 [23.Bb3 NeS 12..50 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 17.Rh7+ ±) 2S.Bf4 [20.0h6 Og7 23. Hungary 1975] 20. 1976..Nxg4 Rxg4.Bxg4? 20. 1S.Bg7 (22.Rxd6~ (The endgame is good for white.Rhg1 RdS 29.Nc4 Dragon.Nice 01..Rf4 Rxc2 + 29.0xc2 OxgS + 2S.Rxh7 + Kxh7 (24.RdS+ +. 1S... Eisen-Nesis.Kd4 Oc3+ 26. 16.Nd4! hS 2S. Budapest 19S2. Be6.] 16 . Despite being a rook down.Nf3 d6 3.. 19B1 1.0h2 RfcS 19.. who can demonstrate that black has not enough for the piece.gS bS! 23..] 17.Kb1 (23...Rh3 Oxh6! 2S.Ng3?Nxg41 19.Kd2 RccS 26.Nxf6+ 0xf6 1S.Rg1 1-0 (S2) Lecroq .Bxd4 Oxd4? 2S.Qh7 + Kf727.. Perpetual check.] 20••• exd4?? [20.Rg7+! KhS 24. Kutjanin·Nesis.0-0-0 Nc4 13.Kb1 Be6. The following analysis by Henley confirms this assessment:A) 22.• Nxg4 19.. Chumak-Okhotnik. Majdenpek 1976.0xd6 exd6 22.Kb1BeG 20..RdS!± and white consolidated to win. Oc717. [Black has three ....Rdf1Rxc3! (As is often the case. 21.bxc3 OaS.9xf6 exf6 20.Bxe2 23.Rxd41 is essential.see KEY GAME (SO): KARPOV-KORTCHNOI.] 21.Bxg7 Kxg7 24. Black has the blshop-palr and the chances.Rxh6 Rg4.eS dxa5 18.Ke3 Be1-: 2S.0h2.Kxc2 eS 30.0gS + Kh7 2S.Nxe2 Rxe2?? 24. USSR 1970.

g5 Nh5 22.Ncd 1 d4 33. 0b6? 20.Kg2 Kf5 46..f4 Bxd4! 19.0xh7 + Kf6 23.Kb1 Qb4 + 26. Ba41 2S.Rxh7 Rxd4 22..Nxf5 Oxf5 26.. Not 19 .Kxd1 gS 41.Bg7 Rd1 +! 21.d4 cxd4 4. 1975] 20 .Nc3 g6 6.f3 Nc6 8.0d4 + KgS 26.fxg6 fxg6 26. and threatens 31 .Kc1 h5.Nd2 g3 + [Hodges/Henley: 44.RhS# Hodges.+) .+ Troflmov-Nesis.0xd7 Rxe2 24.e4 es 2.see KEY GAME (50): KARPOV-KORTCHNOI.g5! Is also strong.0xh7 + KfS 23..0hS + Ke7 24.. 19.Boleslavsky) 21.] 0-1 (S3) Glazkov .Nxc3 dxe5 22.] 17. corr. 22.0h2 Rxd1 + 19.0h3 + (24.+..eG 21.Ng3 Rxc3 23.Nf3 d& 3...Nc3 g6 6.Kf2 f4 43.d4.••QaSlit 21.Rf1 Rxf1 39.Rdh1 Rc4 21. Bxh6.e5? dxe5 21.Rxh5 Bf5 25.f5 + Kd5 25. Kd525.Bb3 NeS 12.Rd2 Ba41 [27 . 19 0c7? 20.Nxd4 Nf6 S..Nesls corr. as the Nf6 must stay at home to protect h7.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.RdS11 [A thematic motif for white In the Yugoslav Attack.Nxd5 22.c5 f3 + 4S.0e3 BeG 23.Nd5 + -) 23.0xe7 ReS 23..] 31. I seem to remember Karpov playing this type of maneuver.Ng3? [21.0xe4+ Kc7.fxe4? Rxd41S. Dubious . and offer the exchange of queens with OdS-fS.hS NxhS 1S.] 21 ••• Rc8.Fritz BONUS GAME #S.Ke2 g4 42.0xg6 Nc5.Nxe4? Rxd4 1S.Nf1 (White's horses have come up lame.Nf3 d6 3.Rxd1 Kxg7.bxc3 Ba4 38.g5 Oxg5 24.Rf2 Kf6 36.Nde211 [A consolidating move to bolster the Nc3 against the exchange sac Rxc3.KgS 21. but first I Interfere with the black queen capturing on e5 . 21.Bb3 NeS 12..0h2 Be5f.g4 Nf& 16.Kd1 Oxf3 +.Rxh6 e5 20..g5 + KeG 24.exf5 ! .0xe4? Bxh6 +! 19. gxf6 Rxc2 + 29.exf5 23. Perpetual 1..+ Szalai-Gyallal.•• QaS11 [16 ..Rf5! Miles/Moskow 22 gxf5 (22.R1h7 + Kf6 26.Kc1 Qf4 + 27.0h6 + see .. A2) 21 NeS 22.Qd2 Nc6 9.g4 Nf6 16. 1993 1..Nh2 fS [The pawns literally rain down on White's position.Kb1 (20.0f6 + KeS 26.Ng3 Rxc3+t.h4 Nc4 13.Rh1 Oa5 24.bxc3 [1S.Kxh1 Kxf3.0xd6 Oxa2 25..0d4 + = Sapi/Schnelder.] 17•.Be3 Bg7 7. Kb1 (29.Bxc3 Bxg4 + 23.hS NxhS 1S.+ Is one win.Kb1 gxh5 25.Rxd7 + -.0h2? Be511S.ReS! Is Nesls' Improvement...gS Qa3 + 2S.Henley.c4 Kg4 47 . 20.] 19•••Qd81 [To protect the Bd7.Bc4 Bd7 10.Rd3!? .] 18.+) . Nf6 19. Hungary 19S1) .Nxf1 Bxd 11(The lone knight will be helpless.0e3 Rf4! 23.] 17•••Rxc31 18.Nxf3 h10 + 49...Nxd4 Nf6 S.Rxd4 Rxd4 20.0d3+ Kc626.. Kxg7 22.Be3 Bg7 7.e5 + -.Bh6 Nxe41 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 20. 17.Kf3 h2 45.g5 Nh5 22. corr..Nxd1 Be5!.Qxh6 Rfc8 19...Nxh5 Rxc2 + 24.g5 A 1) 21.g5 Nd7 = Braczo-Kunstowlcz.d4 cxd4 4.e4 c S 2.Hodges.further protecting the Nc3 before commencing our h-file operations with g4-g5 and Ne2-g3): A) 20.g5?! Nh5 21.RhS + Kg7 25.Kxd1 Nxc3 + 22.c3 dxc3 37.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) VERY dangerous passed pawns for the piece..Nxd5 + exd5 25.RfcS 1S.Nxd1 (21.Qe3 [17.0-0-0 Rc8 11.0-0-0 Rc8 11. 1971 51 check.Ne2 [20..Ka1 Ob2# Hodges] 0-1 (S4) Henley .Rxh5 gxh5 23.0dS + Kg7 27..) Rxc3 21..Rd3! .Ne2 RgS 22.f3 0-0 8.A beautiful variation by A.] 33•. 17.] 3S. 20.Rd2 h3 32. Meanwhile I prepare the pawn push e4-e5.Bc4 Bd7 10.0xh5 Rc1 + ..g6 + .Bxc4 Rxc4 14.. 19 RSc5? 20.Bxh6 [17.Schneider and Kluger.e5! (2O.. Sapi/Schnelder. 1971] 18 .. Ob4 + 30.] 16 .] 40.+ .Qh6 + Kg 8 23.g5 Nh5 22.Rd3 Rxc3 24.h4 Nc4 13.Qd2 0-0 9.0h6 +!? KhS! (20.•Rg 1 34.17 .RxfS Be6..Bh6 [It Is almost always a plus for white if he can exchange the dreaded "Dragon" bishop.

S kjoeldager-Dal hoff. 1975.e4 es 2...0xfS + RxfS 23..13 0-0 8.Kxb2 Ob6 + 25.Hodges corr.Nxd4 NI6 S.Bb3 NeS 12...Bd4 Bc6t' [16.Ng3 QfS 22. R4c5? 20.13 0-0 8. A3) 21.. 13•••Nc4 The natural continuation .Nf6 + Nxf6 25.Rdg1:1: White's attack is building faster: Tukmakov-Sosonko.e5i.0d2· Nc8 9.Rxd7 Oxh6 25.Hodges..Rh7+ + -.e4 es 2.. (SS) Mitchell.) 22. BeS 23..f6 + .Kb1 .Bb3 NeS 12.Nxh5 gxh5 25. Biel 1976. 23. 23.. he will completely free his game.Bxf5 22.gxh5 24..Be6 Interferes with the ..g6 Bc6 2S.Ke7 26.Bxc4 Rxc4 Now white normally continues with 15.Rxh5+-wins easily...0d2 Nc6 9.g5 Nh5 21..Ka1 +-..exf5 ~26.. B) 20.Nxh5 Oxh6 24.h4 h5 13. The d5-square has been freed up for the knight to attack the sole defender of h7.Bh6 or 13.Ng3 R8c711 [Protecting the pinned Bd7 ..KhS B1) 21.h4 hS 13.gxf5 23.N13d6 3.Ka1+ -) 24.Nd5 + -..gxh6 BeG!.e5! +Nikitovic-Wagman.. Kxh7 2S.Rxh5 BeS 24..gxf5 24.0xh7 + II [A thematic mating finale.] 23. 19 .Rf5!! gxf5 (21.0xh7 + KfS 27. Better is 22.g411 [17. is awkward for black..Nxd4 NI8 S. 23 Rxc2 24. gxf6 Rxb2 + 26..Hodges.d4 cxd4 4.] 20. 17..gxh7 + + -) 24.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Rh6+ Kd7 2S. Amsterdam 1974] 17.exf5 24.Nc3 g6 6..0fS 23. delaying the attack associated with 13..Bxc4 Rxc4 1S. Sapi/Schnelder) . A32) 22.f6 24.Nde2or 15.N13d6 3.) 19.Nb3..Nxf6 + Kf7 26.Nf4 Nxf4 (23.Nc3 g6 6.NxhSI 018 [23.Be3 Bg7 7. 20...exf5 23.. 14.Rxc2 23.Bg5 12.Nf6+ + Hodges.0xh7 + KfS 25. gxh5 24.Nxf6 Rxb2 + 24..e7-e5 defence/counterattack.Nd5! (The point.Ka1 g525.Kb1 CBU251pp #35 1.0-0-0 Rc8 11.h4 hS 13.Rxh5 (23.g6+ Hodges: A33) 22.NdS OdS (23 0a5 24..] 16.] 24..gxh6 h4~ Karpov.••dxeS 21.0gS + Ke7 2S..Nb3 [15.] 24.Nc1 + -.b5 16..g4 RcS 1S.Bc4 Bd7 10.exf5 24.Nxh5 gxh5 24.Rf5: A31) 22.Bg5 and securing his own king.. corr..52 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) ReS (23.Be3 RdS (If black can play d6-d5.Kb1 Nc4 14.Rxh5 Oe1 + 25.Be3 Bg7 7.Nh5 22.eSI [Strike while the iron is hotl.black secures the bishop-pair.gS NhS 22.f6 25.Nxf6 Bxc2 + 24.Bc4 Bd7 10. B2) 21.Rxh5 f5 = Karpov] 20.gxh5Nxh5 19.Rxh7# Hodges) 22.Nd5! Bxe4 23.Nxh5 f6 25.Rxf4 + .] 1S•••0c7 [15. Kxb2 Ob6 + 27.Rh7# [Henley / Hodges] 1-0 A solid line.fxeG KxeG 27..but this fails tactically. 1981 1.Rhe1!? aiming for e4-e5 Is a possible improvement here.0xh7 +! Bxh726.Nde2 is probably better. 17 e5!? 1S.N16 + Kg7 26.Nd5 + -) 24...Rf51! 1-0.Rxh5 gxh5 25.d4 cxd4 4..

Rxg4 b5 23...Bxf2 Kxf2 4S. [20 .BxfS + -.0h6 RcS! (24.g4?! e5! Is a strong counter. Nxe411. Rg4 23.] 34 .. Rxc3 22.h4 h5 The modern treatment.Ke 1 9 5 37.Rh7 + KgS = Henley) 25..gxfSO + KxfS..h5 gxf31 [19 .] 17•••e51 1S.e5 Nd5! 19.KgS 24. After 22.+ with a won endgame for black was relatively the best choice: A2) 23.0xg7 + Kxg7 2S.fxgS 21..Kg3 f5 39.Rxc210 [22.Nf3 d6 3.+ and a pawn will promote.Kxg4 Ke2 4S.hSO + RxhS 2S. New York 1971.h5 system. BhS? White had expected this stereotypical reply.0e2 b5 Is good for black: A) 1S.+ ) .] 30.Ka1 Bxd1 53 25..Nd5 Bxd5 22..Kg5 Bd3 42.Nc5 Bc6-+ [Black has four strong pawns for the knight.Nxd3 Kxd3 43. dS-d5..Kxf5 e3 + ..RdS 1232. Bxh1 25.Rdg1 Nf4 21..Kxf5 g3 4S...0hS +-] 23.axb6 25.Nxd3 exd3 45.Bb6! clearing a path to hSfor the queen.Nxh7 22..+: 21.Kxf5 Ke2 44.] 0-1 12..+] •••Kd2 [Hodges: 44..e4 c5 2.0xf2 Rxg4.hS (22.h513.b5 8xb5 33.Bh6 + KgS 25. 21.Kh4 Kc3 41. White's only chance in this ending is to eliminate the queenside pawns and then sacrifice the knight for at least two klngslde pawns and hope to draw the resulting opposite-color bishop ending... American GM Andrew Soltis was an early pioneer of the 12. Riga Izt 1979.Bxe58! f6 30.Rxd5 Nxf2 23.) .gxfSO + KxfS.Bb3 Ne5 12.BxfS Kf7131...hxg7? Nc3 + 0-1.) 19.• Bxe4 22.0xf2 (24...Nxd2 (22.Bg5 + -) 24.••Ke6 35.0-0-0 RcS 11.Qxd6 + [24..Bg3 12 45.exdS Oxd6.Nxd4 Nf6 5.0xhS + Ke7 29...Nxg4 (44.hxg7 Nxh1 25..Nxh5 20.Kf4 [43.Bc5 +shows it was not too late to go astray.Rxd2 Kxg7) .Kxd1 86 29..h5? (21.Nxe4 [21.Ne5 Kd2 44.0h2 RcS 22.BxfS + KgS 2S.Bf2 Kc4 40. corr.+) .d4 cxd4 4.0h2 Nxc3 + 22.8Xb5 Bxb5 34.Ka1!? Rxd2 25.Nc5 + Kd5 36.bxc3 Nxc3 + . black has a boardful of pawns for the knight.Bd4 12 4S.) 23.) 24 .+ Is a winning simplification for black..BxdS OcS 29.Nd7 [42.] 21.Bc4 Bd7 10.Kxg4 e4.h7 + KhS 24.hxg7 [Threatening 23. 19S3: B) 1S.Kc1 Rxh 1 + 27 .f3 0-0 S.Bg7 25.Rxd 1 12-+ .] 26.RcS +?? 2S.Kd2 Rh2 + .Qd2 Nc6 9.] 22 ..] 24 •••Qxd6 25..Kxf5 Ke2. 19.84 Ke7 32.Ng4 + Ke2..Ka1 Bxd1 24. b51~ with unclear chances: 17..b4 f6 31.bxc3 BfS (Now white can't seem to force his way in..] 27•••Rxd1 + 2S.h7 + KhS 23.Ne5 Ke2 45.+ ) .+ Hartmann-Mestel..+] 42 .0h2 Kg7 25.Rd 10 [27.BhS + Kxh7 27.Bg3 f2.Bxc2 +? 23.Be3 Bg7 7.Bxf2 Kxf2 47...gxfSQ + KxfS 24..Rxd6 Rh2 + [25.BhS Bxc2 + 24...Bg5 Oe7 ..h6N [An attempted Improvement on 20. e4 43. 43. Black enjoys a slight Initiative. hxg6 which led to a disaster for white: 20 .Rh1 + Kg7 (23.fxg4 Nxe4 (White's position has fallen apart.hxg7 Kxg7 2S.Nd5 Bxd5 22.+ wins material.axb3 Nxf2 24.h7 +! Is crushing! The h-file becomes an open flood-gate for the white pieces: 21.Bxg7 + Kxg7 2S.Be3 hxg4 19.) 21.+ Again the black pawns will prove decisive..Ka1 RxdS 27...Rxh71 Kxh7 23.Rh4 KfS= Popovych-Soltis.Rxd2 d5.but the black pawn platoon is an unstoppable force. fxg4 45.RhS + Kf7 34.Rxh1 d5.Bf2 hxg4 20. Tseshkovsky Miles.0hS + KfS 27. Rxb3: A1) 23.exd5 Ng4. when . which owes much of its existence to the pioneering .Rh7 + KgS 33... Hague 1975] 20.Nxb7 (White has achieved the first part of his defensive task .Bh6 Nc4 CBU251 pp #36 1. and white went astray quickly .+.hxg7 Nxd2 + 22.] 20.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (Pinning the NfS and thereby preventing .+ Henley] 21 •.BbS! (The point.Kf2 g4 3S. Kollar-Hodges.Nc3 g6 6...

pp 14. Sosonko and Miles.Bb3 hS 12.0xd6 OaS.NdS QgS 2S.Qc7 + NI7 3S. For other 13th moves see .Nh2 Qxd3 39.Bc4 Bd7 10.hxg6 fxg6 19. 1992 1.Nde2 Rh31? [21.d4 cxd4 4.Kb1 Rd4 29. 13.h4 hS 13.Bh6 Bxh6 CBU251pp #37 1...g4 [16. (S6) Sax .Kb3 KgS [The knight-pair is helpless.a4 NgS 34.0gS Oe7 23.Rxh3 [23..0dS Rc6+ Georglev..Ne11 QI4 33.N13d6 3.Qxh6 Rxc3 This exchange sacrifice disrupts the pawn-shield In front of white's king. Yudasln-Smirln. hxg4 17.Qe3 Bg4 26.h5 13.Rxd 1 Bxd 1 31.8hl A dangerous attacking continuation white wants to remove the Bg7 guardian of black's dark squares.Qd3 QI2 37. onsllught...Ki) 23•.BgS Is covered In CBU2S1pp #38-43.bxc3 .KI Burgas..e4 es 2..Bxg7 Kxg7 16.QgS QeSI 23.Be3 Bg7 7.0-0-0 RcS 11.d4 cxd4 4. 13••..Bh6 Bxh6 Diverting the white queen from the defence ofthe Nc3..a7-aS) and .0xdS Be6 19.0h6 + Kf7oo) 1S.fxeS dxeS 21.OaS(or .. 14.Nc3 g6 6.14 eS 20.Ng3 Rxh1 24.54 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) efforts of Soltis..h5 Theory..Ng3 Nh7 2S. 1S.. The main line 13. Black tlkes time oul to slow down the h·lll.Rd1 Bc800 "-.e4 es 2..13 0-0 S.Bb3 NeS 12.Rc8 22.•gxh3 24.. Blackcan follow upwith ..0-0-0 NeS 13.Ne2 NxdS 18.13 0-0 S.Ka2 QI3 3S. Norilsk 1987) 22.Ne3 BI3 32.Bc4 Bd7 10.DIAGRAM A position that demands great accuracy from black due to the greater exposure of his king.Georglev.N13d6 3. Georglev..KI) 16.h4 RcS 11.NdS eS 17.cxd3 KI6 40.Nc3 g6 6.Bxg7 Kxg7 - Rxc4 1S.Rc8 generating counterplay against c3 and the Bb3.Qd2 Nc6 9.Qc3 Rd1 + 30.R11 QdS 27.hS RhS (17.0aS 18.0d2 Bc8 2S.Rhf1 Nh7 24.Bxc4 .Qd2 Nc6 9.YA 12.Nxd4 NI6 S..Qd7 Bg2 36.Nc4 An underrated alternative to the sacrificial 13..] 0-1 12 .Bxc4 Rxc4 DIAGRAM 1S.Nxd4 NI6 S. Now the pawn-break g2·g4 becomes I" Important factor.hxg6 fxg6 19..Oc7 and .Rxc3 (CBU2S1 #37).Bh6 Nc4 14.Be3 Bg7 7.Rxh1 Rh8 2S..

.bxa3 39.] 1S.f4? Oxc31 17..a3 Rf2 + [38 .Ra4 eliminates the pawn.0d2 Oxd2 23.Rxd2 Nxl31 2S.Rxd2 = Soltis] 21. Nc4 1S.b7-bs.] 1S.g7? bxa2 + 21.gxhS a4 19.0c1 OaS 24.RcS Sosonko's move. 19B5 22.Qd2 Nc6 9.] 14. 0aS!? Is an interesting alternative: 16.Bb3 hS 12. . 16.RxdS+ Kh7 34. 14.d4 cxd4 4. 14.Nd3 21...e4 es 2.Be3 Bg7 7.g4 [16.] 20 ••• fxgS [The most active.Bc4 Bd7 10. Nxl3 Nxe4 26.] 1B.. Rfc8).hS gS [21 .g4 (16. 1983) .bxc3 Qc7 [1S . plans to double or triple 0 n the c-file (..Caulov USSR.Kd2 Nxe4 + 21.+ .. corr.13 0-0 B.Qd2 Qxd2 24.] 34•••Bxc2 3S...Rc2 Rxl3 27. 13•.KI.Qd3 bS ee .fxeS Oa1 + 18.Kd4 eliminates the b-pawn.QxgS + Kh7 23..Kb1 as [Combining attack and defence.Nc4.Ke3 KxhS 39..Bg5 ReS 14..0d2 OcS 18.axb3? Ra8.Rb1 #.Rb7 NcS 32..Kb1 bxa3 40...Ra4 Rb2 + [Black cannot hold his last pawn and the result is a drawn endgame. white delivers the pawn-breaks g2-g4 or e4-eS (after f2-f4) with more punch.f3 0-0 B.Rc7 BIS 2B.Kd2 Oxd4 + 19.Nc4 see KEY GAME (56): SAX-GEORGIEV.Kxe4 Bc6 + 24.a3 + -] 13. but has only one pawn left his winning chances are problematic..Kb2 b4 31.. Nf3 d S 3. Oxc3 17.Bxh6.RbS Rf1 33.d4 cxd4 4.] 39.Kxc2 RI2 + 3S...Rxb7?? Nf2 + .Nc3 g6 6.. RcSxBgS).Rxe7 + KhS 29.Nxd4 NfS S.Kb1 as! 18. USA 1975.Qxh6 Rxc3 [The logical continuation of 13.Kc1 Oa1 + 20. Another try Is 20. The black king will be safe.0-0-0 RcB 11.Nfg4?? 22.Nc3 gS S.Kb1 Rc8 17. Oc7.Rxd2 + 37.Rd4 NaS 3B.Kxa2 Ra8 + -+ . RcSxNdS or . By attacking the Nf6 and placing pressure on the h4-d8 diagonal.Rhe1 as!+! Jensen-Hodges.Bb3 NeS 12. Black aims for counterplay against the white king's weakened position.e4 es 2.Ke3 0c3 + 22..hxg6 axb3 transposes to the game..Rd2 RfS [36.h4 RcB 11...BgS A strong move.cxb3 [20.0-0-0 NeS 13..BhS Bxh6 [13.14 CBU251 pp #38 1..14 White proceeds with an attack based on e4-eS.bS 30. 20..Bc4 Bd7 10.Be3 Bg7 7.hxgS axb3 20..Nxd4 NfS S.h4 hS 13.gxhS a4 19..Qxc3 17. Black supports .gxf7 + Kxf7 22..gxf7 + ? Kxf7.The Dragon! (L'IJU 2Jlpp) 55 (S7) Golubev .Rh2 [29.Qd2 NcS 9.Kb1 Rc8 17.Nf3 3.BdS Oc4 + •+ Evans-Soltis.] ~-" 1.g400] 1S••.+] 29 .Kxd2 Kh6 38. So black will be a piece up.fxg4 Rf2 23... Now white is not forced to play Bxc4 In response to ..] 37.Rc2 [Forced In view of the threat of 34.Rd3 QcS + 23... 20. and arranges possible defences based on exchange sacrifices (.

1· DIAGRAM With unclear complications.Bc4 Bd7 10.Rf3Od4 32. 19.e4 22.] 17 •••exI6 18.14 Nc4 1S.aSoo.fxeS (2S.dxcS? falls tactically: 20.Bxc4 (2S.Rd2 Bc6 26..Kd2 Of2#) .cxb3 Rc3.exf6 exf6 18..Kb1 Bg71..0xe4 Bxc4 23.Qd3bS16.Rhf1 a4 31. Bc3 + . B) 20.c3 Bxc3.Rxd8 + Kg7..] 17.BfSI?) 22..Nc61 22...Nxd4 Bxg2. 17.Qd2 0-0 9.0xg6 Be8? (18.Ne41?N[18.c3 b4~) .e41 [Opening the a8-h1 diagonal for the Bd7.NxbSI BxbS21.Rd2 a4.RxfSgxfS33..0e4 Rdc5 23.0a3 Oc3 29.Kd2 Rd8 + 30...Bxc4 22..exf6 Bxf6.+ ) .Bxc4 Rxc4 2S.Kc1 Bb2+ 27.Kf2 Bd4+ 32.N13d6 3. 24. Rxd4 Rxb3 + 0-1.NxcS QxcSI [19.e6!± puts a serious damper on black's ambitions.Nd4 Bxd4 35. NxcS? 1 dxcS 21.Kxd3 Od4 + 28. 31.+) ..0e4 (2S..Kb1 as 24.0xd4 Rxd4 =) 27.Kc2 Rb2+ 28.0xc4 Ba1 28.Bg4? 2S.NI31? [20.c3 Nxd4 23..Kc1 Ob2 + 29.NxeS! 2S. axb3 32.0xcS Ba1 28.Rhf1 fS 21. Barcelona 1979.Be3 Bg7 7.0xd6 Be4 + .Bxc4 BxeS 27. 18..Kf3±.+) .•.fxg6 g4 20.Hodges corr. (S8) Berthelsen .Nc3 g6 6.Rc1 as 30.Kb1 BfS 23.Nf3 Bh6 + 24..h4 hS 13..Kd2 Bc3 + A1) 2S.Nxg4 Na3#) . USSR 1985.e4 es 2.e6I? fxe6 18.Kxb2 Nc4 + .a3 b4.0xc4 exf4 23.Bxg6 Nxd4 2S.Bg4 22. A2) 2S.0xc4 (26.0-0-0 Rc8 11.] 20. B) 21.Nxf3 Rxf4 28..Henley.+ 33..0xd6 Ob6+ 26.fxeS Ob6 28..NgSN RdS (20.fSI fxgS 19.+) Rb8+ 27. Nf3 Bxb2 + 22.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Rxd6 Rfc4 30.Ke2 (26..Kb1 (27..Rxd1±.A2) 21.BgS RcS 14.Bxc4 (23.+] 24•.Ne4 Bg7 22.Kh81?Noo.Ng4I.Bxf7 + Rxf7 29.Rde1 (22..Rde1 Nc4 23.0d3 Bf7 20.BfS 21.] 18••• fxeSI 19.cxd4 BfS-+ 1..Kb100]21.now both long diagonals are opened and black's bishop-pair reign supreme..Nde21± is a promising alternative for white. Ra8.+) bxc4 26.Bb3 NeS 12.. 31...+) 27.] 24.Kb1 Bxf3.bxc4.0dS Oe3+ 22..c3±] 20.+ .NgS+Halaflan-Safranskaya. Humphries-Hodges.Cxe4 Bc6 22.but it Is clearly Inferior to 16.Bxf7 + Kh8 24. B) 21... A2) 24.13 Nc6 8.) 19.c3 Oa3! 2S.0e4 Bg4 22.Bxc4 bxc4 2S....fxeSNxeS:A) 21..1982 1. 11.Ke3 OeS+ 31.Rhg1 BI31 [Possible because white's pieces .eS Cb6? [This can befun .Cd3 Bxb2 + 23.0d3 Rxd3+ 27.0xbS Rb81(26.0d3 Bxf3? (26. 1982.Rxf8+ Bxf8 26.... C) 20.Nd4D [To block the diagonal somehow..c427.Bx161[17.Nxd4 NI6 S.d4 cxd4 4.Ke21 Oxc2 + 26..0e800) .0xd4 Oxd4 2S.Am-Gufeld.Ne4Bg71: A) 20.) .. Rodriguez.Rdf1 Nc6 23. BxeS 26. 20.0xd6 Oxd6 29..Oxc3 27.. [The a1-g8 "Dragon Diagonal" has been opened to maximum effect.Bxc4: A) 21.. Bxd1 26.axb3?? (32.0e2 Of6 24..•Bxg2 [An interesting mirror image of black's 22nd ...Rxd4 Bxd4 24.56 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) But black Is also playing for mate.Kd3 BbS-+: 24.Ke2 Oe4 + .Bxd4 27.b3 (31.NeS: A1) 24...0e2 Be4 + .c3 Rxc3 34..0xc4 Oxb2 + 24.0xc3 Rd8+ 26. corr..aSI?) 21.] 2S.Rxd4 Oxd4 + 33.0e3: A1) 21.Ngf3 Rc8 (21.c3 RdSI.

+. 30.NgS + RxgSr.. B) 17. 1980 1.+) 29 ••• Kh7 [Unpinning.Qa3? 29.RxfB + KxfB.Kf1 Qe6 31. but reasonable Is 2S.00 .Rxg6 + Bg7 (2B Kh7? 29. Abet AI Ghaffar-Hodges.Qd3!oo) 14.Bd1 Na3+ 31..c3 QfS.Qxa3 + KgB-+.+ Nunn-Miles.Qa3?? 2B.Re7D (White can still fight on with this . 30.Kb2 Nc4 + 3S.Qd1 BhS + .Qd1 Qe3 + 34.+) .QaS? QdS 3B.Qc31 Qg1 + 33.Nf3 Na3#.Kc1 Nxb3 + .Kc1 (29.Rb7 dS 3S.Ne4 [14.. K e 1 [30.c3 Bg7 29.) 29....Qc3! +-.Kb2 Nc4+.Qxc2?? Na3 + .QeB + RfB-+.Kb2 Qb4+-+.c3 KxfB. Ng4 31.QxgS Qd4 30..14 [14.+: 29..Nx13 Rxl4 [27.Qd1 (30.Nxf3?? Qa3.cxb3 fxg6 32. Qd4 + 32. dS 3S.Ne3?? 2B.Ke2 Qg2 + 40.RgS +-) 29..Kg1 Qxf6 32.Qa3 can be met by Bxc4 CHECK..RgS Qb6 (2B..txg61 [2S.Qxa3? 29.RdB RfS31.+..RxdS Qe1 + 34.NgS QeS! 29. Nxb3.NgS (29.RxcS dxcS 34.Be3 Bg7 7...Nxc2! Qf2! (2B .Ke2 Qd2 + 33. [Hodges/Henley: Black has the initiative but not a winning advantage 31. London 19BO.Rd1 (34.Qd1 Qa3..h4 Re8 11. BhS + !?.. Kc1 Nxc2.Qg3 + Kh7 32.Nb3 Qe1 + 30.fS Qxa2 22.Be4 Bd7 10.Qx13 [29..a3 B11) 2B.Kc1 ReB+ 32.Kb1 Nd2 + ..+ 1) 28 .Qd3 (3S.Bb3 hS 12.Nc3 dxeS 21..+.ReB + RfB 31.Nxa3 + 29.13 0-0 8.Kb2 Qd4 + .RgS QbS (29 Qa3 30.Bb3 ReB 30. KxfB 34..RxfB+ RxfB 37.Kc2 b4 2S.Bxc2 Qb4 + B1) 29.ReB + Kf7 30.Nxe7 + Kh7 24.RgS Qa3.a premature resignation.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 57 are overloaded.) ... B) 32.Bxc4D bxc4 A) 32.RdB + Kh7 33.aS!: B1) 2B..Qc3! + -) 29..Kd1 Qh1 + 39. B12) 2B. Bxc4 + + -) 30.Nxe1 Na3#) .Kb2 QeS + 37.Re1 [2B.now the black Nc4 will be pinned and .NdS QaS 21.) .fxeS Bg4 22.Neg4!?) 14•••Nc6?1 1S.Rxg7 + Kxg7 31.Qd3 Qg1 + 34. BhS+ 3S.Qxa3 Qxh4..Miles Malta 01..QcS Qxh4.Bxc4 Qb4 +..d4 exd4 4.Rxg61 [A clever defence ..eS Nxd4 .Nxa3 Qxa3 30. B) 32.Kc1 RfS 31.QxgS Rxf3 29.Kg2 Qxc2 + ..Nxd4 NI6 S.BxdS + QxdS 33. 2B.eS b41 1B.Qd3 d4 transposes..Qxa3 Rf1 + 34. +. fxgS 30.+) . 19B2.Rg2: A) 27.Kb1 a4 31. B) 2B.Kb2+-) 31. Kxg7 31. c3! 33.Qd1 QcS 3S.Rhe1 bS! 1S. B3) 2B.Kd3 dxeS 2B.+) .NfS + KfB· +: B2) 29.R1xg4 hxg4 32.Bxc4 Rxc4: A) 17.Kf1 Ne3 + 34.NcxbS QbBI..Qd2 Ne6 9.Bxc4+ +-) 28.Qg3+-. 20.RxgS + I Bg7 (29 .Qxb4 RdB+ 29...Qc3! Qxb3+ 31.Ne3 g6 6...N13 d6 3.Rb7 d4.Bxd11?ooIs unecessarily complicated: 27.Ke1 Qd2+ 41.) .Nc2 Qe1 + 31.BgS ReS 14. Not 2S.Rxe3 Qxe3 3S..Ne6 Qg1 + 33.. Nd2 + 3S.Ka2 Nc4 30.) 26 •.Kd1 (31.Nf3 Bxf3 24.Qxf3 Bxd4 27...NcS RxeS+ 33. 29 Qc3 30. Na3 + 31.e4 eS 2. Qb6 20. B) 27 .Bxf7 + + -) 29..Kc1 Qxe1 + 32. 37.+) .Rxg7 + Kxg7 31.. Be3 + 30.Qxd4 BhS + 2S.c3 Rxd4 23..) . Na3 + ? 29.Qxe3 Bxe3-+ l-withgoodwinning chances despite the opposite-colored bishops but not a line to get too excited about with a ten day per ply turnaround between Britain and Sweden!) ~1 (S9) Ljubojevle . C) 2B.Qxe3 + -.Qd1 BhS+-+) ..+ 31.QxhS a4..+ 0-1 (time). carr.RxgS+ Bg7 30.+) ..RxfB + (33.Qxf3 BxeS.BxfS?1 BxfS 1B.Qc3!oo A crazy position.. ReB+ BfB A) 32..+.Rb1 Ba4 + 27.Qxf3 Qb4+ 31.) 30.Rdg1 NfS (30 .Rxg7 + (30.Ke2 Rd2 + 30.f4 Nc4 1S..Bxc4 bxc4 3S..Qd3 ReS 23.+) Qd4..fS (19.+) ..Kf1 Qc1 + 42...0-0-0 NeS 13. with a clear advantage for black. Bxc4 +? bxc4 30.) 26..c3 (37.NxfB QeS + 3B.Rd1 Qxh4 33.dSI was stronger: 29....Rd3 + -) 30.eS Bg7 19. Rx13? I [The third exchange sacrifice of the game (!) but 2B. Na3 + 30.Rd7 + KgB 32.Kb1 (3S. B2) 2B.RgSID Bxc2 +!D A) 2B... 30 .) 27.Bxc4 bxc4.

] 2B.0eS! 3S.Ke3 BhS + .] The following analysis by Henley delves deeper: 2B..Nf2 19.0xeS Nge3...the g2-pawn IS triumphant. B2) 3O .Ng3!? Cvetkovic: A) 19..Nf3 [2S.Nc6! 0b6 27.0xdS g10.NxcB [40.Rff1 (34...fxg6 + KhB 23...Nxe2 Rxd1+ 2S... NxdSI Ngxe5 (1B.Rxd3 ObS 22.Rd7.] 36.0e2 Nxd 1 20.Qxa7 Bg4 1B.. Vrbas 19BO]16•••Ng4 17.Kb1 OxeS-+) .Nf3.Nc3 g6 6.exf6 exf6 19.0xg6 Nc 4 [23.) 27 .0e3 eS (2S. Rd2 ObB 23. B) 30..] 29.Re2 e3-+) RxdB (31.NxhS Rf7 22.•e4 26.RdS 1B..0xd6 exf3 27.exdBO RcxdB (23.Kc1A1)30 RxcB? 31.] 36.RxfB+ Kg7 34...fS [21. USA 1979) 1S.Ref1? e3 3S.Kb2 OeS = with perpetual check .BxeS OfS! 27..0d3 Bg4 [21.BdS RxdS + [Removln.BxcBOxb2 + 29.Nxg7 Kxg7 27.eS! 24..t] 1B..0dB+! (31.RxdB+ BfB 33..0xf2 gxhS.BxfS BxfS...see KEY GAME (61): ULiBIN-SHIROV.58 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 16.BxeS?? 29.Od2 Nc6 9.0dS+-] 1-0 ..hxgS Nf2 19. Henley/Hodges: 32.Rf1± LJubojevic-Mlles.0f3 Nxd1 20.0b6 27.exdS . NfS 19.Ne4 [17.0c4 + 131.0e4 e6 26..gxf6 Oxg2 33.0b6! transposing to Nunn-Van der Tuuk is better..Rd41 OgS 3B.d2 RfdB + 31.fxgS? 20. He had lost earlier after 17.Bxc4bxc4 29..fxgS!? 20..BfB? 32. Henley] 19..NxgSOfS-+: 19.Oxc3 Oa6!! [Black has compensation.••Oxd1 + II [2B.Nxd4 Nf6 S.. Re3 Rf2 + 33.R1fS + OxfS 37.BgS RcS 14.••h4 37..Rh7#] 29.] 22..Rd3 exd3 + 32.Nf3 d6 3.0xg6+-] 20.0xdS (27. Also possible is 29...0a3 OdS 31.] 21.Kd2(31.Rhe1fxgS 21..fxgSNxgS 19..e4 es 2.Kd2 Oc3 +: A) 30. Bxe2 23.fxeSNxeS20. Tashkent 19B7] 26.dxe7! (22..Ne7 + Kh7 40.0xd3 OxcB.0-0-0 RcB 11..Kd1 RxcBoo Henley.RxfS + KxfS 3B.0e7 RcB? [3S.Kxd1 fxgS 2B.+ ] 0-1 (60) Nunn • Van der Tuuk Utrecht.h4 hS 13.8S [1S.Kh720.Bb3 NeS 12..0d4+ +-) 32.Rd31? [Provoking further complications ..0xdS± Miles) 19.RxeS Nf2-+] 21 . Kxd 1 fxg 2 + 30.NxgS exdS 21.0d3.Bxc4 bxc4 2S.e4! with a strong attack is given by Cvetkovic.fS!?) Nf2 21..Bxe71 Bxd4 23.Ke1 Of1 # Henley/Hodges] 2S.0d3 bS 16.Kb2 Oxf4 3S. 0g1 + 2B.exd6D [19. e3 3S.0e3 a5 1B.+) .0xc2 + 31.+) . but now Milesfinishes with style.) 27..Be3 Bg7 7.0xd4 Rc6 17.b41 ..Ne4 c31 2B.Bc4 Bd7 10.Nxd6 Kh71 21..NxdS 1B.NeS BxeS 2S.NdSi Hellers/Ernst] 24.NxcB?Nf2-+..Nc61+. OeS and threatens the deadly 37.0d3 bS 16.Rd2 (31.BxdS! Nxd3 + 21.Kb1 Ob4 + =: A2) 30.0xgS gxf4 21.d4 cxd4 4.RBf7 + KxgS 3S.Rhe1 [19.] 1B.Bf4 NeS 24.NeSBxeS22.Ob4 Oxf6 39..Nd1± Klovans-Ivanchuk..Nunn..dxen Oxe7 20.Ke2 Ke4. Rxd 1 Nxd 6 [A very Important position for Dragon theory.) .BxhS 24.eS Ng4 17. Ivanovlc-Miles.f3 0-0 B....+) .Oe2 (1B. Nxd6 22...BxeS fxeS 2S.0e3 [2S.0xb7± Zuckerman-Kudrln..K. Riga lzt 1979. B) 19.a3 b4 20.0d2 Oc4 + 32.fxeS BxeS 2B.Nf6 + Bxf6 32..OeS [Pinning the Bg7 to the h7-square.NxcB h3 41.hxgSi Henley.exd6 f6 19.0e2 BhS+ 2B. Oc4 + 32.0d3 Nc4 2S.Ke2 B1) 30. 19B6 1.. 21.NeS BxeS 23.Bxc4 bxc4 2S.NeS (Closing the a1-hB diagonal.0e2! Bg4 22.0d7+-) 24.[Prevents . is killing Henley.] 17•••RcBI [Miles· revenge.Rhf1i) ..] 29..0a1 #.fS? Ne5 17.exd6 RxgSI? [17.0xa2 30.Rxd1 Nxd1 2S..Kb1 Oe1 + 37. BhS+ 32.John Nunn·s forte. but this wild open position Is admirably suited to Nunn·s style.b3 Of1 + 34.f4 Nc4 1S.e31-+ Threat 31.NxhS (20.g white·s last threat .Kd1 KeS 39.see KEY GAMES (60): NUNN-VAN DER TUUK & (S1) ULIBIN-SHIROV.Re7 Bg41 2B...

Nd71 [Now White Is OK again.e4 c5 2.Rd8 + Kh7 34.h4 h5 11. Nd4!?~ Henley (26 . The threat Is 33.Be6= Draw.Qxc6 NI5 [Note that 26.] 30.Rh1 + Kg8 30.Bc4 Bd7 10.Qd3 b5 16.d4 cxd4 4.+ is a simpler technical win according to Ulibin and Volovik.Bb3 Ne5 12. bxc3 [A free open line .g4 = (62) Bellon Lopez . DIAGRAM A direct kingslde assault . It requires great accuracy In Its conclusion.Qe2 Nxd1 20. hxg4? 27.Nxb6 hxg4? [Now this Is wrong.Kb1 Bg7 [Preventing 42.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 Rc5 14.the tactician in Shirov wins out over the technician.] 29 •••Rxc3 + I? ["Be true to thyself" .Ra8 Re1 + 37.Hodges.] 24..Bg8 + Kg738.Nxd4 NI6 5.Be6 Kh7D (36 g2?? 37... hS Invites such an onslaught.Qd2 0-0 9.Kb1 [30.Qd2 0-0 9.] 14 .] 26.14 Nc4 16.Kd2 NI3 + [Cat and mouse!] 40..even at the cost of some pawns.N13 d6 3.13 Nc6 8.] 32 ..Kc2 Re2 + 41.c3? [Ugh! This Is like a red flag to a bull with an aggressor like Shirov at the helm of the Dragon..Kh7 33.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (61) Ulibln .Rxg4 e6.Nc6 Bxc6 25.g4 .0xg6! fxg6 29.Ra8 Re1 + [Hodges] ~-~ CBU251 pp #39 1.] [21 .exd6 Rxg51? 18.0-0-0 Rc8 11. [28 .Nc4 Bd4..N13 d6 3.0xg6 + -] 29. Correct Is 31.Rxb3 32. 1988 59 1.Bg5 Rc5 14... 14.0-0-0 Ne5 12.g4!? GO opening lines In front of BLACK·S king: 26 .e4 c5 2. but black Is not without resources.Be3 Bg7 7.h5 Nxh5 18.N13 d6 3.Qa6 Kh81 [Sidestepping possibilities of a capture on g6 by "unpinning" the f-pawn (a2-g8 diagonal)..• Bg7 36. 1985 = 1..Nf8#] 42.Shlrov USSR.. Re3 [34 g3 35.see KEY GAME (60): NUNN-VAN DER TUUK.hxg4? 29.Nf8#) 37.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.h4 h5 13..13 Nc6 8...Nd5 [A standard response when black .Rg8 Nd4 + 39.Bb3 Rc8 13..Rh1 + Kg8.e5 Ng4 17.hxg5 NI2 19.13 0-0 8.Nd5 as 23.Qd2 Nc6 9.Rh1 + Kg8 28.•• hxg4 15.e4 c5 2.g4 [Of course 12 .Kc2 Ba1 38.] 26.Rxd1 Nxd6 21. Rxb8 31.] 22..hxg4 30.bxc3 Qb8 28.] 34 .Nxd4 NI6 5.+ Black is safe .Nxc3?? Oxb6.0xg6 Is not possible here.Bg5 Rc5 14.) ..h4 h5 13. The alternative 29 . Nf6# Henley).Rd8 Bd4 34..Nc3 g6 6. Although strong..Rg8 [Forced. Bg8 + Kg7 36.Bg4 .g4 Rc8.Qb6 [Forced. Black's g4-pawn Is a danger.d4 cxd4 4.Bb3 Rc8 12.] 32. Sosonko Lugano..Bc4 Bd7 10.Qd3 b41N [A strong new move by Shirov.Nf8#] 35 .axb3 hxg433.d4 cxd4 4.Rg8 + Kh7 38.] 16•••b5 17..+] 30 •••Qxb6 31.0xb8 (30..] 35.0-0-0 Ne5 11.Qd3 [White preserves both his bishops.Rg1 Rc832. White gets counterplay against the black king.Thank you!] 27.. Threat 36.Bc4 Bd7 10.14 Nc4 15..Bg8 + with a draw. Bxl7 [This Is why the bishop had to be removed. More interesting is 26.Be3 Bg7 7.Nxd4 NI6 5.

Rhh7!? maintains some chances Henley. 3S..g7! g2! 40.Oxb6 axb6 29.Ka1+ -) 2B.Bxc4 bxc4 22. Martin Gonzalez Romero..exdS BfS 24..Rf11t [White is sucessfully navigating the complications and Is generating a powerful counterattack on the kingside.93 39.Kxg4 Ba6!CD Hodges] 3S••• Nc3 + 36.Kd4 g 31 37.Qd2 Nc6 9.••RxdS 20.g7 + + -) 3B.Kf4 axb3 34..16123.Nf6xhS.Bxe7 Oxe7-+ Is practically winning for black.RhB+! Kg7 (27 KxhB 2B.cxb3 NbSI 3S. 3S eS+ 36.Rfg7+ KfB40.Rf7+ KgB39..eS DIAGRAM White arrives first .g7 + KgB40.0e4 fxgS 2S. B) 36 Rxe7 37.perpetual check..Rd7! g10 42.Kxe4! + -. Rh7 + KgB 40.1-0.Kc1 Qb41CD2B. Not 37.RdB+ BeB 43.Bxc4 Rxc4 1B.fxe4 30..KgB!D (3B .0e3 e6: A) 27.0f7#) 2B.Kb1 [26... 16.Rhg7 + KhB 39. 1S•••aS Threatening .Oh6+ KgB 29...0g7+ +-.Bb3 NeS 12.KgS B1) 3B KfB 39.gxf7 + KfB 39.Kxb2 Nc4 + IN [2S Ne4?26.g339. fS [19. Spain 1984.fxg6 Bxb2 + 22.KgS??ReS+! 39.. with excellent attacking chances for black Ol-Speelman. 0b4 + 2B.] 26.RxhS NeS 24.Rhg7+ = Draw .0-0-0 RcB 11.Nxd4 Nf6 S.RfB+: A1) 37..+) .Rf7 b4 31. based on e4-eS.Qxe4 [29.Ke3 a4 33.RxeB+ Kh7 44.Kxd4 g2 3B.Rxe7 (36.g7! + Berthelot-Grolss.Rhe1 Another central attack theme...0h2 gS 2S.Nc3 g6 6.RxfS Kg7=] 29.0h7 + KfB 30.Kb1 White's main continuation.f4 Nc4 17.Kxe4 [Here perhaps white falters: 3S.Reg7+ KfB 3B.g7 + + -.c3Of4 + 29.e4 cS 2.] 19..RhB#.Refn Rxf7+ (37.exdS Bxd4 21.Kf6 RfS#..Nxf4! may be better: 19..gBO e3 41.Ne2 + 40.Kxe4 NbS..Rh7 f4+! Henley. Kxf7 40..Bg3 exd4 21.Nxe7+? Rxe7 20.Bd21 Nxd2 + 2S..Rb7 (3B.Rhg7+ =): A) 36.) 1B••• ReBI? (lB .Rhe1 CBU251pp #40 1. C) 36..Bxd6 ReB..Bxc4 bxc4 27.] 19.0d2 RxdS! 23.Rh1!? Threatening g6-g7 and RhB# .h4 hS 13. . 26. Balatonbereny 19B3.dxe6Bxe6.RhB I + KxhB 39.Bxf4 eS 20.RhB+ (39.0d4 Ob6 + 0 (27.Kf6 Bg6!D 41.Rhh7 g2 3B.Kb2 Nc4 + .Rhh7D Henley/Hodges [37.. Removing the king from the potentially dangerous c-file...60 TIle Dragon! (CBU 251pp) "abardons" dS with . Weaker Is 2B...Rf7+ =) .Rxe7 BfS 3B.] 23.BbSI 37.Ka11? Henley] 26•••Na3 + 27.] ~-~ 14.RxhS QaS 24. Taxco 19B4.Kxe4?? BfS+ .0h6 + Kf6 29..BfS3B.RfxfS BxfS 32.RhB+ ! + .Kxe4 g3! 37.the position is unclear.Henley 39.Be3 Bg7 7.Kb1 fS [22.Kf6+-) 40. B) 27.Kb1 b5 15.d4 cxd4 4. 14•••bS Attack! 1S.. White attacks e7. KgB 40..RgS?eS+ I 3B.0xeS dxeS 31.Nf3 d6 3.RhB#) 39.Rhh7!? Nd4 (3S RfB 36. A2) 37.g7 + + -.0c3 OeS 30.BgS RcS 14.f3 0-0 B..RhB+ I KxhB 37.g7 +! Kxe7 (39 . B2) 3B.Kd2 as 32.] 2B••• Qe4 29.Bc4 Bd7 10.as-a4. 3B. KgS + -) 36.

g4 The most dangerous continuation of all .a6 QxeB 37.Rhe1 as 16. Particular attention should be paid to the thematic KEY GAME Karpov-Sznapik.e4 es 2.0xbS Rxd2 2S.Bxe4 Rxe4 [17..Kc1 +Belyavsky.a4 Qxg2 29.Nxe3? [Belyavsky falters and the alert Huebner seizes the opportunity.IS [To prevent ..] 1B.Nxd4 NI6 S.hxg4 A very risky continuation ..Kb1 QI1 + Filling the dS-vold (absence of the NfS).0-0-0 ReB 11.Ne3 g6 6.BgS ReS 14.] 2S.NxbS fxgS 23.+ with a crushing attack .NdbS exfS 21.13 0-0 B.d4 exd4 4.d4 exd4 4.BgS ReS 14.Ne4 Qa6 33.The Dragon! (CBU251pp) 61 39..h4 ReB 11.eS Bg4?1 [1S b4!?] 19.Bb3 NeS 12.eSO+ Kg7 27.RxeS± Huebner this practically buries 17.14Ne4 (1S.. 17.Be3 Bg7 7.Nxd1 Qe7 (Rounding up the e-pawn.Neg4!?oo] 17..Bb3 hS 12.bxc4?! 1S. 16. RbS 20.Rxe7 Qxe7 1S.Kb1 bS 1S.Qd2 Ne6 9.e61 QbB [20 BxeS 21..DIAGRAM 27.e4 es 2.0-0-0 NeS 13..Qb7 Qe4 + 3B..QxaS Qe4 2B.Huebner Tilburg • 19B6 1..13 0-0 B.f6·fS..NxfS +! BxfS 2S. (63) Belyavsky . unleashing the Dragon bishop.fxgS Bxb2!.Kb1 QI1 + [Reaching the time-control.RxeS±] 21.) .g4 hxg4 CBU251pp #41 1.] 32.e7± ReB 22.aS h3 34.NdxbS Rxe3 23.Ne3 gS 30.Be3 Bg7 7.white obtains dangerous attacking chances along the h-Ille after .N13d6 3.Ka2 Qg2 (Hodges] 0-1 15.eS ObS 19.] 23•••Bxd1 24. ..Be4 Bd7 10.Ka2 gxh4 [Black's pawns will be faster.hS NxhS Practically forced.h4 hS 13. Much stronger is 23.Ne3 g6 6.a4 BxbS 22. Wljk aan Zee 1977.NxeS Rxc2 2S.Qd2 Ne6 9.] 41.NxeS fxeS 22.Ka2 Qe4 + 40.smashing the pawn-shield around the black king.eS fxeS 22..Bx16 exl6 20.NxeS BxeS 23.Nxd6 Qa7 3S.N13d6 3.bxc4.QdS QI1 + 31.NdS .] 2S•••Rxe7 26.Kb1 bS 1S.Nxd4 NI6 S..0c1 exfS 21.BxfS! RbS20.NeB Qe7 36.. NxdS! Bxd 1 24.exfS (19..Barczay-Sosonko.Be4 Bd7 10.

.aS!.Cxh5 f6 22..fxgS 23.fxeS dxeS 24.Bxf6 CBU251pp #42 1.NfS!Is stronger still.gxh5 White sacrificesthe Bb3forsome pawns and to expose the black king.0h7 + Kf7 30.0aS 20.Sznaplk Dubai 01.g4 hxg4?1 [This Is a very risky continuation.0-0-0 RcB 11.NxhS 1S..f5 Ne5 27. 19. 17.Ng6 Bxg6 27..) .Bxf6 + Bh6 30.Kb1 b5 15...Nxe7+ +-.Be3 Bg7 7.0xeS + BfS (2S..NxbS!!± Ullbln-Tlvlakov. 19.h4 h5 13..Nc3 g6 6. 19B6 1.0xg7#) 29.0xhS (21.Bxe6 2S..Kb1 b5 15. 17. RxdS 20..) .Ch2 Rc4 [Giving up the rook for the Bb3 to remove the dangers from the a2-f7 diagonal. NxhS 1S.h51 Nxh5? [16..Cd2 Nc6 9.] 17.bxc3! (17..g4 as 16.e6 24.d4 cxd4 4.Rxc3!? This attempt to confuse the Issue and distract white from his goal of systematically dismantling black's kingslde maybe the only chance.Bb3 OcS 23.0xhS Bg4 21.NfS! +-wlth a crushing attack. .Bh6 Bf6 24.] 20..fS RfS 25. e6 22. 16.0xc3Is also good but less consistent..Rdg1 Od7 20.f3 0-0 B.0h7 + KfS 23.d4 cxd4 4.Nf4 BeS 26.Ne6 [A flawless game by Karpov: A) 27.BxdSgxf319.Bh41 CbB [23.Bg5 Rc5 14..Bh6 + -) 20.. London 1986.0h4 f2 22.g4 a5 Ignoring whlte's threat and producing one of his own (. Essential Is 1S.0xhS Oxc3 21..Nf7 [22.Bd5 e6 ...0xhS f60 21.a critical and complex situation arises.Bc4 Bd7 1O.RxdS 1S.] 1B•••gxh5 19. but black has survived the worst..h4 h5 13.NfS! Karpov] 23.Bb3 RcB 12. Karpov's attention switches wholesale to the black king's precarious situation by ruthlessly exploiting the h-flle.Nc3 g6 6.] 24..Bxf6! Bxf6 (2S...fxg6followed by Nd4-fSls crushing.Bxf6 Removing the defender of hS and dS.Rh1 ReS 22. blowing open the lines to the black king.Rh1+ -.] 16..Bg5 Rc5 14.0h7# Hodges] 1-0 15... 16•••Bxf6 17. USSR 19S7.62 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (64) Karpov .Nh6 24.e4 c5 2.Rxh51[Athematic exchange sacrifice.0e3i when white Is better. B) 27...Bxf6 Nf7 30. RxdS.Rh1 [With a ruthless efficiency Karpov dispatches his helpless opponent. Now white Is practically forced to sacrifice a piece to continue the attack. simply reinforces Karpov's judgement.0hS#) 29.exf6 29..] 24.0g6 + + -.] 1B.fxg4 Bxg4 19.. gxf3 20.RxhSgxhS 19.f41 +.Nf3 d6 3.Be3 Bg7 7.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bxc4 bxc4 21..Bc6 2S.Nxf6 + Bxf6 2S.) .NfS!± Chandler-Mestel.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Kh7 29...0h2-+ with a dangerous looking attack: 19.as-a4).Nf3 d6 3..BxdS Ob6 21.••c3 25.Nc40 (19 ..Nxd4 Nf6 5...b3 Cb7 26. InadequateIsthe removal of the Intruder with the exchange sacrifice 17.f3 0-0 B.e4 c5 2.f4 Ng6 2S.Bc4 Bd7 10.~O Ne5 11..Nd51 ReB [Defend ing e7.Bb3 Ne5 12. 23....hxg6 exdS . A later game saw the attempt 19.DIAGRAM After 19.a4 1B.

.) .Nf5 Bxf5 2B.. 14.h5 20 Rxc3 [20.gxf7 + Kxf7 21.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Rg6 Nxg6 26.Kb1 b5 15.Nc3 g6 6. The alternative is 18..hxg6 axb3 19.Re1 Is next.] 24. Bxf6 17.0-0-0 RcB 11.] 15 •••a5 [15.hxg6 exd 5 20.Bg51 [Probably white's strongest continuation...0xd4 Bxd4 25.Rfc8.Bg5 Rc5 14.gxh5 a4 1B.] 23 .Rxd1 Nxd6oo] 14•••b51 [These opposite flank pawn-storms are the stuff of Dragon legends. 1986] 17..e5 Ng4 17..0g2 (25.Bd5 e6 19. Hastings 1986/87.0xc3 Nc4 22.h5 g5!) .h4 h5 13.Rhe1 as 16. There Is no time to lose in such situations.hxg6 Kg7 27. with good play for black Karpov-Georglev....] 1B.f3 Nc6 B.d4 cxd4 4.] 19.15 Of6. but the central attack with 15.c3 Ne3. Dubai 01.bxc3 Bg5 22..0g6±) 27.Bc4 Bd7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Be3 Bg7 7.Nxd5t and white maintains the Initiative .Bd51 [Sacrificing the bishop for a few pawns and a few holes around the black king. Karpov-Sznaplk. Nc4 15..Nc4.Re8!?] 15.Oc7 and .•.gxf7+ (24.Nd3+ tricks).] 14.dxe4! 24.gxh5!? This continuation has come to the forefront recently and may well be the most dangerous continuation for black to contend with..Bb3 Ne5 12. 1986] 16.see KEY GAME (66): HODGES-AIKIN.f3 0-0 B.defending along the fourth rank.] 13..hxg4?!.] 16 .Nxb3 Rxc3 20.exd5!?N Nunn . 19B6 1.a4 1B.d4 cxd4 4. and he also brings pressure to bear on e7.Kh8 25.Nd4 Ob6 23.hxg5 Nf2 19.Qg2 Bxf4 25. hxg4 18.Bxf6 [16..0d3 Oc8! 20. Interesting is 14.0d3 b5 16.The Dragon! (CBU251pp) 63 (65) Mestel .14 Is also playable.Nc3 g6 6.h5 Rxc3 21.Bg5!? A) 21. Qe7? [23.. White is no longer committed to the exchange of his light-squared bishop after .g7 RbB 26.Nd5 Rxd5 21.e4 c5 2.Aikin corr.a4 e5 27. but the crushing 30.Kudrln Hastings.Kb11 [A typical "good waiting move" .h6 Ng6 27...Bb3 RcB 12.0d3 Oxd4 24.] 13••• Rc51 [Sosonko's move .Qd2 Nc6 9. lending punch to the plans of g2-g4 or f3-f4 and e4-e5.a3?! is too sJow: 17.0h2 Rh8 28..h4 h5 [The most critical Sicilian Dragon "tabiya" has been reached.gxh5 [17.0d5 Oe3!i! with good play for black Is a sustantlal Improvement found by Nunn..• e6 [Otherwise black receives no compensation for his decimated klngside..hxg6 exd5 20.g41? [White's most directly dangerous continuation..0e2 Nxd1 20...) . Dubal 01..fxe5 dxe500 Nunn) .. supporting b7-b5 and preparing to assemble a c-file Howitzer with ....Nxf5 Oxf5 23.f4 Bh6 23.0xe4 Oe8! (26.0h2 Bh623.Qd2 0-0 9.Nxd4 Nf6 5.] 1-0 (66) Hodges .g4 as 16.exf5 Qe5 29.Be3 Bg7 7.Rd3 bxa400 with continuing complications as In Chandler-Petursson.Re8 27.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Bd7 10.Nf3 d6 3...f4!? (White switches to a central attack.Nf3 d6 3.0-0-0 Ne5 11.KI.exd6 Rxg5!? 18.removing the king from the c-flle (and avoiding potential .Rdg1 [23.fxg6 f5 [Black lost on time...Rxd4 Kg6 26. Nc4 19.14 (18.f4! Rxc3! (21 Nc4 22..Nxf7 26.0g2 f5 25.exd5 Bf5 22. 1991 1.

Qd4 + I +.Oxd6 Oxd6 29.hxg6 Nxg6 23..0g2 Rxc3 22.0h6!) 2B..Oxe4!. Bxf4 30.0dS Oe7 27.Rdg1 Ng4.0xh6 + + -.fxg60 22..Rd4 Bg7 (27 Ne3 2B.bxc3 Nc4 23.] 21•••Bg510 [This Is forced .Ka1 OaS (31 Bg7 32.+ consolidating tactically and winning Ligterink) ..but black's sense of danger deserts him.f4 Bh61?ao [Establishing a necessary blockade of whitets kingside runaways and pinning the f-pawn. 29 .RxdB+ BxdB32. 23. 24 Nc4!? 2S.d4 cxd4 4..Rxd6 BeB 33. is good for black.0aB+ Kf7 2B.0h6!? has been suggested as a near-refutation of black's move-order with 2O .white destroys the blockade with this queen penetration Od4-a7-h7.0g2 Bxe6 26. Bg7 30.as c3is covered.h7 + KhB 33. Nc4 followed by 24 ...gxf7 + Kxf7 26.) 2B.) 2S.0xdS+ KeB27.0h6!0 Og7! 27.h6 + -) 30.fxe4 Nc4.] 23.Rf7 Nxe4 33.h7 + KhB 3S.0g7 +.e4 c5 2..Rhg1+ -.RdB Kf7 34..64 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) according to Nunn) 22.Oxd6 Oxd6 29.Rd7 ReB 31.. 0f6 deserves consideration.•.] 22.0h6? Bxh630.] 24.RdBNf632.Oh6!1Bxh6 29. but things are not too clear: 21..fxe4 Nc4!! (27.Kg7?? [26. f51? [A risky concept as black commits himself to a kingslde blockade that MUST be maintained.] 26.Is what might happen if the blockade fails.Qd5 [A critical moment .Bf6 30.Fritz BONUS GAME #6. 21.Ka1 BfB!32.0xh6 + + -] 29.. 27.Rdg1 see KEY GAME (6S): MESTEL-KUDRIN.h6 BaS33.bxc3 [21.dxe6 + -.0h7 + mating) 33.0f6 2B.Rxf1 Nxe7 31.0c11 (Threatening 26.Oe7! and now: A) 26. Not 21.g7 Bxg7 27.gxh7 + KhB 27.] 27 ••.0xh6 + KeB (32 KgB 33.Kb2Nc4 + 30.Rxe7 Bxe7 34. dxe4! 24.hxg60e7! 23.e7 Bxc3 + 32.Rxd6 Bxc3 (29.. Rdg1 OaS 24.h6 RdB31.. B) 21.e.Nf3 d6 3..Rf6! Bg7 32.Be3 Bg7 7..Nc3 g6 6.g. 29 0aS 30.KgB 2B..0xg6 + KhB (23 Bg7 24. Rdg1 (Threatening the deadly 2S.Rxc3..]21. 1993 1.Rxd6 Bxf4 30..0h6 fxg6 23.f3 0-0 8. Hodges/Henley: 29 Na3 + (29 .t is similar to the game continuation.Nxg6? 2B.Nxf3 exf3 26.0xc3 Nc4!+! gives black counterplay..Kb1+-] 28.OdS+ KeB and drawn in Wiech-Nizynski..) ..Qh7 [Now the kings ide pawns are unstoppable.exd51?Nao[This theoretical novelty was suggested by Nunn as a means of recovering some material and to establish potential knight outposts at c6 and e6. B) 26..dxe6.[As Selrawan might say "Orunchy" . For 23.h6 Rxe7 33.RdB! 29.Qd2 (67) .dxe6 Nc4 [2S Ng4 26.Rdg1 0f6 26.e7 ReB31.Kb2 Nc4 + 31.Rf1 (29.Rxe7 Nd2 + 31.] 26.0h7 + KfB 30. 22.0c1! = with a draw by repetition.Black Is kaput...Rhn Bg727..Nxd4 Nf6 5.only white has chances in this ending as black will be depawned...• 2S.0h7 + Oxh7 26. when white still must demonstrate a forced advantage.Nc4!?ao Is an unclear but promising alternative.] 1-0 Henley .Qa7 + Kf8 [2B.0d4 Bxe6 26.RbB±1 .0xgS Oxc3 2S.alternativessuccumb meeklyto penetration with Oh6...... Again consolidating an advantage.Rh6+ -.0h7+ Bg7 2S.g7+ +-) 2B.fxg6? 22..] 27..e7 BgS 32.0e7!0 is a must.g7 Oxg7 24.Ka1 Bg7 31.bxc3 Is offered by the English Sicilian-Killer GM John Nunn (23.bxc3 transposes to the game continuation.Rxe7 Rf1+ 0 30..g7+ + -) 30. Poland 19B7.h7 + + .KgB 29. Rf6 [27.] 25.Ne6t [Guaranteeing white a pull as the advanced pawns need constant surveillance.h6 + -) 32.Rh7 .Oa7+ + -.0h6 Kf7 24.Oa7 Na3 + 29..] 23..h6 + -) 24.] 24 ••• Bxe6 [24 Nf3?? 2S.0h7 + + .Rgh1 (Threatening 29.0hB + RfB34.Rhh7 NcS-+) . 21 Nc4? 22.g7 + +-.g7) 24 0g7! Practically forced 24 Nxf3?? 2S.

• Nxg6 [27 .which allowed Fritzto open up my klngslde In an Impressive attacking game: 21 .0h6 + KgB 26.0xc5 Nf3 2S.0d2 Nc6 9.Re4 ReS 30....BdS e6 19.h5 gSI?An improvement on 21 BgS.Rxg6 + I [This destroys the mutual protection of Fritz's forces.gxhS 84 18.g4 8S 16.gxhS Perhapsthe most critical line in all of the Dragon.0d3 BeS 2S. a number of my other training games In this variation examined the dubious 20.gxh5 a4 17..h7 + KhB 24.. Kg7 29.Ne3 Nxa3 + 2B.d4 cxd4 4.0-0-0 Rc8 11..hxgS+OeB 26.BgS RcS 14..Qxc3?1(It is more Important for white to save a tempo and bring his queen to h6.b3 axb33S.0dSI-+ [Threatensthe deadly e6-e7 discovered check.] 24 ••• Bxe6 2S. BgS?1 22... Fritz-Henley.see KEY GAME (6S): MESTEL-KUDRIN. Rf6 2B.Be3 Bg7 7.Rh7 Oxe6 29.f5 .Rdg1 RxdS 23.] 26 •••0e7 [26 .Kg7 27.23.0xfB + OgB 32.0h21-+ Nxf3 23.Rxg6+ +-) 30. f4 Bh6 [22.Rh8+ Kxh8 32. Training Game.Nc4124..0xf8 + [Henley] 1-0 16.e4 es 2.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.BgS RcS 14.NdfS Qxa2 0-1. 16••• 84 Consistent.h4 hS 13. B) 20. Henley-Fritz.exdS OgS 27.axb3 b4 36.Nc7 Oxe4 27.c4 bxc3 37. Qxe6 30.dxe6 Bxf4 [Alternatives to 2S...Rxg6 + fxgS 24..Kc1 Nc4 29.h6 Nc4 23.NxdS?IN: A) 20 fxg6 21. Training Game. .hS (The best continuation.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 65 Nc6 9.bxc3 [Not 21.Nxd7 Kxd7 34.RhB+ KxhB31.) 2B..DIAGRAM Ivanovic's continuation -leading to such Immense complications that simply the better prepared player (the Power Player!) will bring home the full point.0aB + RfB30.RhB + 1 1-0. Rxg6 Oxh7 32.g4 8S 16.bxa3 CaS 27.] 30 •..f3 0-0 8.0h61± Nxg6 22.Rh1 + + -] 28.Rdg1 + ...] 27 .Ne61?[The struggle for the Initiative Is In full swing.hxg6 (White has an attack of near decisive proportions. White keeps his BgSand plans an alternative sacrifice of the Bb3. Another try Is 26. 17.Qg2 Of6!ooIs VERY unclear. 23.RxeS dxeS 31. 17.Rf6 [2B.0-0-0 Rc8 11. ul've been Frltzed and I can't get up!") 22.Training Game..] 26.h4 hS 13.Kxf7 Is considered forced.Bxf4 are examined In the notes to HODGES-AIKIN.ReB 29.Kb1 bS 1S.Bxf7 + .BgS!?] 21.exdSI? [Nunn's idea.] 27. Rxg6 31.0xg6 + KhB 2S..0xd6!? Oxd6 27.(White has a winning endgame.Nf3 d6 3..Kb1 bS 1S.Nc4+t] 21 •••BgS 22.0xh4 Oxh4 2B.Rxf6 + +-] 29.. but also pressures my f4-pawn. I now secure a dangerous passed e-pawn.Bb3 NeS 12.see KEY GAME (66): HODGES-AIKIN.Nxe5 + Ke7 33.Qh7+ Kf6 31.088 + Of8 30.] 20••.Rxh4+.0xd6 Nxd4 24.Bxf7 CBU251 pp #43 + 1.Nxd4 Nf6 S.Rxd6 ReBoo.Bc4 Bd7 10.Rdg100 ..Nc6 Kf7 32...Nc4!?] 23..Bb3 NeS 12..Bxh4? 21. than to worry about the damage to his queenside pawn structure. 23.. Fritz-Henley.Bc4 Bd7 10.Rxc3 (20.hxg6 exdS 20..hxg6± It is important t 0 keep opening lines against the black king.Kc21~.) .] 24..] 23••• fxg61?N [The text opens the h-file.Nc3 g6 6.0h7+ KfB 31.Rh6 a3 26.0hS Rf6 (29 ..

0-0-0 Rc8 11.the only defence.Be3 Bg7 7.Rh8#) 25.h6+. 17. Blitz game.0xf6 + + .0c1!! (21..exf6? 20.Kh8 25.. Rdg1 + +-) 25..d4 cxd4 4.hxg6 Nxg6 23..0h8 + Kf7 26...66 TIle Dragon! (CBU 251pp) (68) Bertoluccl .gxf80 + +Henley/Hodges. 1989 1.g4 85 16. Bertin Open 1988)) 20.. House guest Anatoly Karpov providing incisive insight.0g5 25.Henley..0g7+!! Bxg7 (24 Rxg7 25.Rh8#) 25.Rxf5+-) 27.Rh8 + Kf7 27.Rh8+ +-.Nd5 Re8 18.0h6 Re8 21.Rf1+ Bf5 C1) 26.h6 Nc41+! [Magical! Attacking the Bg5 and the Od2 .0c1 e5 22.Nxh5!NCD now that d5 is occupied by a bishop (not a knight)...84 [16.Bd500] 16.Rxh8+! Kxh8 25.Nxf7 (A loser. ChessBase USA.e51+ .Qd2 Nc6 9.0h6 + Kg8 26....Bxf6+ 1-0.Nf8 20. B) 19. C2) 26. Sznapik-Komljenovic.Rf1+Hodges. Blel op 1987 (24.0xf5 + Kg7 28. 24 0xg7 25. Rg5 22..Bx17+ 11 [Yugoslav GM Ivanovic's exciting contribution to the Dragon!.] 17•••KxI7ID [This appears to be forced.Kb1 b5 15.Bd5: A) 17.e6!?N 18.Bg5!.Rxh8 +! Kxh8 24.Rdg1 Ng4 (23.Nf5 Bxf5 27.gxh5a418.Kxg6 23.Rf1+ + -) 24.f5 Rg5 24.hxg6 exd5 compare to KEY GAME (65): MESTEL-KUDRIN.f6 Bxf6 29.Rdg1 + -) 24.... Henley-Hodges.0h7 + Kf8 22.g7 + Bxg7 23.Nd5 +-] 18....Nd500) .h6 Bxc3 23. Manasquan 1992.Bxf6 + Oxf6 25.Nxf3 Rxf3 22. Not 20 Bh8? (A continuation analyzed In great detail by the authors during a lazy Summer 1992 Sunday afternoon at Chateau Henley.Nxh5 17.hxg7 + Kg8 26..Rh8#.0h8 + Ke731.0xf4 Nh5 26.(Ivanovic-Feick..bxc3 Rfxc3 (23.h4 h5 13.Rh5+ -) 25... C) 19.h5! Blasting open the h-file.h7+ Kxh7 21.0h2 Bh622.. Not 17.gxf8N + 1 Kh8 27..Kxh6 27..Kg8 26.Bb3 Ne5 12.Bxf6!: A1) 23 Bxf6: A11) 24.exf5 exd5 28..Rxf7+ Kxf7 27. A12) 24.. Siupsk 1987] 17.Bg5 Rc5 14.hxg6 Ne5 19. Rcxc3 24.) 21.Nxd4 NI6 5.h5 Ne5 20... B) 22.fxg4 e6 25..e4 c5 2. 21 . 17.Rh8+ Kf7 27...Hodges) 22...0h7#).b4 23. 24.Rdg1 Kh7 21..Rxd8 Bxg7 28.Bxf6 20.gxf80#) 26.hxg6 Nxg6 19..Bxf6 Bxf6 24.hxg7 Rxg7 24.Nc4 21. exd5 (21.hxg6+ Nxg619.h5 Ne5N (19..0f8 23.h6!!+ .Nf4+ +Sznapik) 23..Rxf6 20.b4 18.0e7 25.fxg4 Bxd4 25.Rxf6 24.) 18.Rxf5+ Rxf527. Rxf7 (Another loser.hxg7+ Rh6 (25.Rxh6 + (26.h5 Nc4 21.Rxh5+ ....Bf6 27. Rxg7 (24 .Nc3 g6 6..Nf4 Nxf4 24.Rdg1! .Henley..a3± Sznapik-Sehner... A2) 23.h7 + Kg7 (24 .0xc3 Rxc3 25.Nce2 e6? (18.Rxh6#) . A2) 20..) 24 .Bxf6 Bxf6 17.h5: A1) 20.Rdg1..hxg7 + Kg8 26....0h6 Oa5 (24.Nd5! e6 (26.0g7 +!! Bxg7 25..Bc4 Bd7 10.Rdg1+Henley/Hodges.h6 Bh8 21..0g7 +!! 1-0. Kg8 22. Bxg7 25.gxh5 [16.hxg6+ Kg8 (22.) 18...13 0-0 8. C) 17..Bxf6!: A) 19.g5 Rc7 30.h6! Rxg6 23.Poli corr.0g2 Kh7 22. We must admire the inventiveness of Gena Sosanko when he produced 13 Rc5! as a counter to 13..Rh1 Kg8 27.hxg7 + Kg8 26..Bg4 24.Rdg1: A) 22.f4 Rg223.0h6 + + -..hxg7 + Kg8 26...Rf1+ Nf7 26. B) 17.Nxf3 21.h7 + Kh8 26.Bh8 20.g7 + Kxg7 26.0g7 + !! (A common theme in this variation.hxg7+ Kg8 26..N13d6 3.Nxh5!?00) 19.

0g2 see KEY GAME (68): BERTOLUCCI POll.Karpov.0h5 + Ke6 26.0f2 + Ne3 2S.0f5 + Bf6 33. Kxd2 33.RcB+ 30.. h7 Qa5 23. b4!?00 Henley] 23.RxhS 25.hxg6 + Nxg6 19..Rdg 11-+Rc6? (27 Rh8 28.Nc3 g6 6.exd5 Bxd4 26.hxg7 Rxg7-+.Bxf6N [23.0h5 + Kf6 27.BxfS 24.Rd1+ Nd2 + 30.Na3 + [Desperation: 29.0g6 + Ke6 31.Bc4 Bd7 10.0e6 + + -) 35.RxhB 32.0xf3 Od4+-+] 31••. B) 23 .0h4+: B1) 25. 21..0h6 Rxd5 (29 Rc8 30. D) 23..Bc1? a3!-+ Ivanovlc-Kosanovlc.Kxb2 Od4 + 31.0g6+ Ke5 30..Nb3 axb3 25.Nf3 d6 3..Qg4 + Kf7 34...Rg7+ KeS 26.Ke3 31.Kb1 Oxe4+ 35. 1993 1.0g3 + Kxd2 32.0xf6 (34..exd5 Rxd5-+.Rdh5 Nd2 + 29... 31. Meanwhilethe queen Is not exposed to Nc4-e3 forks as when she plays to g2.exd5 Nxd5. but the Idea Is for the queen to have access to the klngslde after Bg5xNfS and Oc1-h6.Rg6+ Bf6 (26.Nxd4 NI6 5.RxhB Qd4+ [A brilliant attacking game ...Be3 Bg7 7. Kxf6 24.h80 Od4+-+.Nde2 Bg7 24.Nf4+ Kf7 2S.0g8 +!! +-) 30.Kc2 Rc8+-+] 29 ••..Kxf7D 1B.Rf6 27.Rxf6 + [Hodges/Henley: 34.g4a516.0f5#) 32.Nf4 + Kf7 2S.h5 Ne5 20.hBN+ [31.g4 a5 16.Nd5 Be6 25...] 21•••BhB 22.13 0-0 B.0g8 + + -] 32..0g6 + ± Hodges] 2B.0g5#) 25.f3 0-0 B.Rc4 33.Rxg5 22..Be3 Bg7 7.f4+ Kxd4 29.Bc4 Bd7 10.0d3#.0g8 + Rxg8 36.b4!?00).Bd5 Nxh5!oo] 17••..Henley/Hodges.b3 + Kxc3 32.Kb1 b5 15.e4 c5 2.] 21 •••BhB [~ 22.Bxf6!: A) 23.exd5 Of8 31.Qc11?N [Henley.Nec3 Bxd5 26.Nd5 Rxd5 25.0a500 and 22. Bad Is 23.Rxd5 e6 2B.0-0-0 RcB 11. 29 Rc8 30..f4 + Kxd4 27.d4 cxd4 4.Nd5 Bxd4 (24.Qh6 + .] 17...KxI7D 1B.h7 e5? [Shuts In the Dragon bishop and allows an awkward pin on the h4-d8 diagonal.0d3#) 31..) 24.0d3# "Ron's favorite": B2) 25. C) 23.Rh8 30..Rxd2+ Kc4 (30..hxg80#] 1-0 (70) Fritz ..gxh5 a417.Rxd5 25.b3 Ob4 26.bxa3 RhB 31.Kg3 Og6+-+) . 21.Rh6 +-.Rh6 [Brutal.Bb3 Ne5 12.Fritz BONUS GAME #7.) 21.0h2? Is not possible In this line as the Bg5 Is hanging: 21.0g5 + Ke5 2S.exd5 BeS 26.0g3 + (32..Ka1 BxhS-+ Poli] 0-1 (69) Henley .0f4 + ! +Karpov) 27.0h5 + Kf8 (31 Ke6 32.0g6 + Ke6 31.Rxd5 24..Bg5 Rc5 14.h5 Ne5 ..0d2 + Kc4 29.Hodges. 1993 1.Rg7+!! Bxg7 31.Rf7 + II KeS 2S...exf6 24...Qd2 Nc6 9.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 67 (Henley) 21.Nc4 22.Nf5+Hodges.0g8 + I r + .0h5 + Kf6 27.0-0-0 RcB 11.h4 h5 13. Stara Pazova 1988] 23••• Qb41 24.e4 c5 2.Bx17 + I? [Time control was G30 from this point. Kc 1 (33..Ka1 Bxb2 + 30.Hodges] 21.Qg2 [21.h6 Nc4ID21.] 30.Nd5? Nxd5 (23.. 23..Kf7 26..Nd5 Rxd51-+ 27.Kd1 Nxf3 31.0c1 !?N ..0g7 + .the last word has not been spoken In this line.Nc3 g6 6.Rg6+ Kf7 2S.0h2! b4 23.bxc3 24.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Kc1 [29.Rg8] 22...Rxf6+ Kxf6 29.Bg5 Rc5 14.Bb3 Ne5 12.Hodges BONUS GAME #B..Bxf61 Bxf6 29.Rg7+ Kf6 29.Henley.BhS 22.h80 + +Hodges.. Oe3+ 34.Rd3#) .Rdg11?N Ob4100 leads to Incredible complications not unfavorable for black ..Ke5 26.Kc1 +.BxhSI: 01) 24 0b6 25..d4 cxd4 4. 29 Na5 30.0g1! KfS 27.Nd3#) 27.Bxf6 Bxf6 29.Qg6+ Ke6 32. Better are 22..Kb1 b5 15.Nf3 d6 3.0g6 + Ke6 31.Qd2 Nc6 9.Ke8 35.Nxd5 ReB 27...0f4+ Bf5 25.Bxf7+1? [Ivanovlc..h4 h5 13.h7 Oa500 (22.. 17. 32.Bg7! Nd2 + (26 0a3 27.cxb3 Bxf6 26.Ke2 Oxe4 + 34.hxg~_+ Nxg6 19.. 02) 24.gxh5 a4 17. (A rather passive looking continuation.Kf2 Bd4 + 35. Henl ey/H odges/Karpov: 33.Rg7# Henley.

.+ [What to do? White is ..gxhSa4 17.c3 [White makes this concession in order to free his queen for more active duty..Qf4+ +-...] 21.Bxf7 + I? [Time control was G30 from this point.] 32.bxc3? (It looks wrong to allow the Dragon bishop to be exchanged off this way.. 28...BxeS?? 30. luring away a key defender of the black king..68 TIle Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 20.Rxh7 Kxh7 38..h7 b41?00[Henley's alternative suggestion to 22.exdS Qb4i! [Applying pressure to the vulnerable point (b2).bxa3? Probably best is 2S. I feel if black meets this threat his two bishops will eventually rule. e.Ne6 BxeS 28..]2S.Nxb4 KgS.Kxa3 b4# Is cute.Nxb2 28.] 33.Ka 1 Qc71..] 2S•••QcS 27.Rc4 Oe2+ .Qc11? Bh8 22.0xf8 + 1 Kxf8 30.] 28.NeS Nxb4 3S.. with the better ending for black was Fritz's best continuation.Be3 Bg7 7.e4 es 2.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 NfS S. 22.Rd3? Bxd4 +.exdS a3lt [Opening the UDragonDiagonal"..hS Nc41D 21...Bxh81±:A) 24..Kxa3 Rh8. 22.Rc1 (32. Nxa3 + [2S bxa31?] 27 . 8.] 30.BxfS [Fritz appears to be fond of this Bg5xNf6 exchange..+ White has no good moves. 22.] 23•••BxfS 24.] 31••• Qc31Idea 32•••Nd3.] 23..Nxd4 Oxb4+-+] 32 .Oxc1 + 34.Kb3 Oc3#) .] 32 Rxh8.Ka3 NcS [Hodges: Here I took the liberty of "resigning" for Fritz who is a piece down without compensation.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Kb1 Oe1+ 33.Rd2 [30. Threat 28 Qc3 + . NeS Qc8 [29 .f3 0... C) 24... e5? and 22 . CBU251pp BONUS GAME #8. 32. 0a5..] 2S.+ : 28.Nc3 gS S... Most of white's tactics Inthis line revolve around threats to sacrificially promote on h8.RhS [Preparing 29.] 24.Nxd4 Nd3.0xb2 Nc4 27.] 30.Bd4+-.Rc8 31.] 23.CBU251pp BONUSGAME #7.+ 3S.. but black is ready.b3 Nb2!? 27. [Every Dragon player should know the Importance of cracking open the "Dragon Diagonal" (a1·h8).Zugzwanging Advance of Pawn(s).h80.] 17.e5?..Qc11?[Henley's Idea.Kxf7D 18.Kc2 Rc8+ 34. Bxd4 [So Black wins a piece.Qe4 [32.0b2? Nxc2 + .+ ] 28 .Rc1 [31.] 2S.] 29..Rdg1 Kd7CD.Rh2 Nd3 33.. It certainly appears logical as it prepares Nc3-d5 and sometimes Oc1-hS..Rxd4 Oxd4 + 29.BfS [Two bishops are often equal to rook and knight.Qxd4 Qxd4 34.••Bh8 22.BxfS BxfS [23..] 27•..BgS RcS 14.c3 [28.dxeS + +..Qxa3 c21-+ [ZAP! .Qd2 0 NcS 9. 22.. Not 2S.Bf5.) .Bb3 NeS 12. cx b 4? I [31.Ne6. KEY GAME (S8): BERTOLUCCIPOU.] 31 ••.b3? Na3+ 27.see Fritz-Hodges.Kb2 Nd3 + 39.hS NeS 20.+: 33.Bc4 Bd7 10..] 0-1 (71) Fritz .Nxd8 + Rxd829.h8Q [A distraction.Rxh8? Bxh8-+) .cxb2? 25..Kb1 bS 1S.e5? Henley-Fritz.) 24.•Rh8 28..Rh4 Rxh7 37. White Is also faced with the spectre of the b-file becoming open. and defending the d5-pawn..hxgS+ NxgS19.] 30.Henley-Fritz. 31.dxe6+ KXe6 29.NdS RxdSI [This exchange sacrifice appears to be automatic In this type of position.••Nxb21.. Suicidal is 2S..b4I?CD Another suggestion of Henley's may also be good .0a51 Fritz-Hodges.Kxc1 Bxd4 35.Nc6 e5 39.Kb2 Bxd4+ 28.c3 (29.Rxh8 25.b41 .Qf4 [Threatening 28...h4 hS 13...Hodges BONUS GAME #9. CBU252pp #43 BONUS GAME #9.Bxb2 + -) 28.+ and black has an extra piece..NeSI BxeS (27..e5? see . B) 24.Ka1 cxb2 + 2S.Nc7 KgS 37. 1993 1.g4as 1S.Rd4 [Forcing the issue.0c1 (33.Nxd4 KgS 3S. CBU251pp #43 BONUS GAME #7. Idea 32 Rb8. Oxd5 30.h80 Rxh8 32.Rh4 BfS + 38.] 2S..NdS RxdSI [Black's thematic resource.g..h7 QaSoo[One of Henley's suggested improvements on Fritz's 22.Kb2 a3 + 34.hS Nc41D 21.0f4 + ±.Rc1?? Bxd4+-+] 30.Nf3 dS 3.Nd2 + 25.Kxb2 Oxc3 + 32. bxc31 29.0g7 + Ke8 29..0e3 Bxd4 34.

+] .The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 69 practically move-bound. RbS [Hodges: 34.Rxc7 Bxd4 +-+] 0-1 .Rxc2 Rxb4 36..] 33.Rdxc2 Bxc2 3S.Qb4 [33.Rdxc2 Bxc2 3S..0b2 Rba 34.0xc2 Bxd4 + .Rxc2 Oxc2 36.

(10 .CBU251 pp #11 -see KEY GAME (14): VLADIMIROV .bxc3 Ob6 12..exd5 Nxd5 11.Be3 Nc6 B.exd6 exd6 10..Ng4? 9.Bb5 Bd7 B.see KEY GAME (15): LENNOX .Bc4 Nb6 B..Nxa5 Oxa5 14. New York 1949 B13) B.f3 0-0 10.KARLSSON..a5 .Be2 Bg7 A) 7..e5dxe510. Trnava 19B1 A13) 9.Nxd1 a612.see KEY GAME (1B): NUNN MILES.) fxe6 10.see KEY GAME (20): RANTANEN ..Nxa5 Oxa5= A3) 9.a4 Be6 11..Be3 b4 13. Bb7!?) 12..14f614.) B) 7.Nxd4 Nf6 S.CBU251pp # 13 ...see KEY GAME (13): PEREZ-ALI..Ne6+ +-) 10.h5 g5! 19.Nxc6 bxc6 B.MESTEL. C2) 7.e6 (9.Bxg5 Od6 20.0d2 Bg7 .Nh5 B.0-0 Bxe5 11.fxe5 Ne4 .Bb3 CBU251 pp #10 .0-0 0-0 B.c4 Pilnik-Kashdan...Bh6+ B12) B..A. Classical 6..e6! B15) B Nfd7 9.0xd5 Oc7 14.Bf3 Bd7 (11.) 9.e5 B1) 7 dxe51? B. .Nxc6 bxc6 12.O-O (B.Be2 1.Bf3 (10.Ba4 Bd713.Rb1 + .Nxe6 Bxc3 + 11.fxe5 Bxe516.see KEY GAME (26): MAKARICHEV .Nc3 g6 6.+) Bd7 9.Nd5 RdB 16.exd5 Na5 13. Blel 1975) 10...a5 .70 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Theory/Key Game Guides Levenftsh 6..TOLUSH.Be3 Nf6 11.e4 es 2.CBU251 pp #1B see KEY GAME (22): KAVALEK-SOSONKO.Nc3 g6 6.f4 b5 11.d4 cxd4 4.Rh4 Nf61 Smyslov-Botvinnik (m/9) 195B) (B.Kh1 RcB 13.Nxc6 bxc6 12.QxaB Bf5 C) 6•••Nc6 C1) 7. f4 CBU251 pp #22 .f4 OcB .14 Na5 12.) A2) 9.fxe6? 10.Bb5 + KfB 10.KfB? 10.Bd3 Sokolov-Sax.Nbd7 CBU251 pp # 16 .LEVY.Od2 0-0 9.see KEY GAME (25): MAKARICHEVTSESHKOVSKY.see KEY GAME (23): LOBRON-CEBALO.see KEY GAME (17): PENROSE BARDEN.CBU251pp #14 .Geller) B2) 7.KfB? 10.h4 h5! 9.. 10 .Nd5 Cabrilo-Pavlov.f4 b5! 10.e5 Nd5 .Ne6+ +-) 10.Bxf4 dxe5.. 9.bxc6 9.Kh1 A11) 9 .Nh5? 9. .see KEY GAME (21): POGATS-SCHNEIDER.Of3 .Nxe6 Bxc3+ 11..Bxg4 hxg4 1B.see KEY GAME (24): LARSEN-MILES.g4 Bxg4 17.Be610.CBU251 pp #15 .Nxd 5 cxd5 13.f4 A) 6 •••Nbd7 7..Nxe7 Bxa4 15.f4 1.Kh1 CBU251 pp #23 .CBU251 pp #21 .Bb5 + Bd710.TABOROV.CBU251 pp # 12 .Nxc6 Oxd1 + 11.see KEY GAME (16): CHAPUNSKI .MILES & (29) HEBDEN IVKOV..g4+B14) B NgB 9.a6 10..) A1) 9.e5 Nd7 9.d4 cxd4 4.Nf3 d6 3.0-0-0 d5! 10.CBU251 pp #17 .0d2 d5 11.Bb5 + Nc6 (9.bxc3 OcB .h3 Nh614...e5 NeB 13.Bxc6 Bxc6 (B.Bg5 Be6 (9.Nd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bb5 + (B. (2B) KARPOV .Nb3 Nc6 (B.Bc4 Nf6 13. RcB CBU251 pp # 19 . B) 6•••8g7 7.Bb5 + Bd7 (9.0-0-0fxe515.Nf3 d6 3. a6 10.e6 Ne5 = (9. (10.e4 c5 2.. A12) 9 ..g4? Nxf49.fxe5 B11) B Nd5? 9...see KEY GAMES (27): KARPOV-MARTIN GONZALEZ.Bxb5? Nxe4) b4 11.. Na5 CBU251pp #20 .

0-0-0 dS (9 .Bh6 Nb6 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13.Bxa3 Nxd 1 15. B2) 9.••Bd7 10.0d2?? Nxe4 11 .Bb3 Oc711.Nf3 d6 3. Nxe4 Bxd4 12.oo b6.Rd2 Wade-Wotkowsky.) 10. 10. B42) 12.0-0-0 Suetln-Piater..SAX & (42) NIELSEN HODGES.see KEY GAME (39): NUNN-KARlSSON.Bc1 Nxc3 14.see KEY GAME (31): RADUlOV .see KEY GAMES (41): VAN DER WIEl .Bxf1 fS!. NaS. (10.0d3 (10.NxdS NxdS = B4) 9.Nxe3 Bxg4 1S.PETURSSON.Bxd4 Be6 <i CBU2S1pp #30 .0gS with a strong attack. Amsterdam 1976 B3) 9.0e2) 11.Rc8 . 10oo.NaS . fxeS NxeS 12.h3 dS 1O.0xdS Nb6 18.e4 es 2.Nxd4 Nf6 S.0d2 NbxdS 12..NfS?Oxb2 11. 10.Sosonko..GUFElD & (48) GRABCZEWSKI .Nb3 Be6 (9.NdeS11. Bh6 eS 14.Nxb6?Bxe3+ 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.0xe3 Oxe3 + 14.Na4 0b411.Nxe7+ Kh8 14.0gS! b5 14.Nxc6 bxc6 . N foil owed by .Bb3 Rfc8 12.+ With two bishops and a knight versus a queen.d4 cxd4 4..)] 1.] to the Classical 7••.f3 [7.Bb3 NaS (10..CBU2S1pp #32 .Nc3 g6 6.CBU2S1pp #31 .Bd4 0b4! 1S.Bb3 OaS 12.+ ) Bxb6 14.CBU2S1pp #27see KEY GAME(34): KUPREICHIK TUKMAKOV.Rc8 CBU2S1 pp #34-43.MESTEL.see KEY GAME(32): SHAMKOVICH DE FIRMIAN.Kh1 d5 10. Ng4! 11..) 11.see KEY GAME (33): MOROVIC TRINGOV.0d2 .0xd4 Nxd4. 10..Bc4 [9..Bxd4 Be6 11.I . Be2 transposes Variation.Be3 Bg7 7..exdSNxdS 11. this plan Is considered to be too slow.NdS NxdS 16.0d2 NbxdS 12.0~~ NaS 12.0b8 CBU2S1pp #33 .NdS Bxd4! B41) 12. 10.exdSNb4 11.CBU2S1pp #29 .0xf8+ Kxf8 16. Bxd4 Oxd4 + 13.) 1O.Nxg7 Ne3.0xe3 Nxe3 14.CBU2S1pp #26 .Qd2 NcB 9.Nxd4 10.Bxe5 Oxe7.CBU2S1pp #24 .GASIOROWSKI.CBU2S1pp #28 . Heidelberg hS 1949) ------------ 71 O~ Yugoslav-I ~B~ B 1) 9.Nxg4= BS) 9.0-0 B. Bxg7 Kxg7 = ljubojevlc .exdS Nb4 11.f4 Oc8 . D) 9 .0-0-0 OaS (10oo.see KEY GAMES (43): GUREVICH.+ Schwarz. Cherepkov-Averbakh.Bxg4 Bxe3 + 13. 10.CBU2S1pp #25 ... USSR 1960. Minsk 1958.] A) 9•••a6 Too slow.BASIN & (45) Oll YURTAEV.f4?10b6110.+ . 1O. Black has an almost decisive advantage.aS .NxdS NxdS 13. C) 9•••Nxd4 10.Nxa8 Nxf1 1S.h4 b4 1S.h4 .] [9.The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 1S.Bxg4 Bxg4.] .Na4 Oa3 12.Kh1 (13..g4 Be6 .0~~.Bh6 Nc4 13. (44) SMIRNIN . (47) STEIN . and an excellent pawn structure.see KEY GAME (35): CARllER SOOS. B) 9•••Nd7 With the idea of ..see KEY GAME (49): KARPOV-VEUMIROVIC.0-0~ NaS12.c3 OaS) 10..see KEY GAMES (46): lEKANDER OSTERLING. NfS Oxb2 13.c3 Nxe41 13.e5?! dxeS 11.

Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Bh6 Bxh6 (13.Nc4 14.CBU251pp #36 .Nc4.) 14 .Ka1 as Black has active counterplay in compensation for the Exchange sacrifice and White has been distracted from his klngslde ambitions .) 14.CBU251 pp #39 - Soltls/Sosonko/M lies System [12 .14 Nc415.Trabattoni.CBU251 pp #37 .g4 (White tries to avoid the 12 .0xe3 Oa5 With control of g4 and a splendid bishop-pair. 14..0xc3 Oxc3 18.Kb2 Rc8 16.CBU251 pp #35 . Reggio Emilia 1983.Nde2 Oe7 20.Bxg7 Oxg7 18..h5 Nxh5 16.Nxd4 NI6 S.13 0-0 B.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Rxg4 Nexg4 White's position deteriorated in De Firmian-Petursson.N13 d6 3.g4 hxg4 18. 13..Bxc4 Rxc4 .bxc3 Oa5 15..Sharif-Keene.Rdg1 (16.Nh7 14.KI. e6! 16.see KEY GAMES (60): NUNN VAN DER TUUK.Bxc4 Oxc4 16.d4 cxd4 4.0xc4 Rxc4 17.SampouwSosonko.) 12. Indonesia 1982... 12.bxc3 .e5 ..Rdg1 Rc4! (A very neat idea . [12.) 13 .gxh5 Nxh5 15.see KEY GAME(9): SAX-GEORGIEV.Be3 Bg7 7. Nd1 Rh8.KEY GAME(55) : MITCHELL .h5 Nxh5 15.h5 Nc4 15.Nc3 g6 6.. h4 b5 (14 . 0f6 17.0xh6 Rxc31 A common Exchange sacrifice by Black In the Sicilian and of especial import in the Dragon as it disrupts the pawn shield In front of the White K. 12.. Dortmund 1982.0d3 b516.0d2 ObS 17.NESIS for further coverage. Nc4 13.0xh6 Rxc3 16. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. Siegen 01.Kb1 Nc4 14.bxc30a5 17.fxg4 Nf6 Black is a solid pawn up ..0e2 (14.Nxf3 Bg4 20.bxc3 Oa5 16.bxc3 Rc8 Black's active minor pieces and superior pawn structure are adequate compensation for the Exchange .0d3 Na5! Szell-Sax.Bxg7 Kxg7 .see KEY GAMES (50): KARPOV-KORTCHNOI.Bh6 Bxh6 13..)12 .hxg6 hxg6 = Sapl/Schnelder.Bh6 (15.Kb1 [14.Rd4 Rc8 20.h4 h5!? 14.Ndb5 ObS!..an Exchange sacrifice designed to eliminate both of White's bishops.fxg4 Nxg4 18.] 12•••hS 13.BgS Nc4 13.h4 Oc7 14..Bxc4 Rxc4 14.72 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) ----y-u-g-o-s-'a-v--I-I---6. (51) DVOIRYS -ASANOV.Bxc4 Nxc4 15. Reykjavik 1984. Oa5!? 13.Nce2 e5 17. hxg4 14.] .0-0-0 RcB 11.CBU251 pp #34 . Rdg1 Ngf6 19.see KEY GAME(57): GOLUBEV DAUTOV.) 16 .Nd4 Tai-Mista. Budapest 1973) 15 .g411 (A premature uknee-Jerk" reaction..) 14.Be3 1.Ne2 Bb5 18....e4 es 2.Toth-Angantysson.g4 Nf6 .CBU251 pp #38 .Nd5 .8g5 [13.Rb4 e6 21. h5 transposes to CBU251 pp #35) 15.0xh6 Rxc3 15. 1970.HODGES: 13.Rhe1 Nf6 19.. Black has an Initiative in the making.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.. a6 13.NESIS & (53) GLAZKOV . USSR 1974.h5 Nxh5 15.] 13•••RcS [13 ... (61) ULiBIN-SHIROV.Bd2 d5 17. (52) LECROO .Nb3 d5 Suetln Kupreichlk.f4 Nc4 16.Bc4 Bd7 10.0e2 Nxe3 16.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bh6 Rxc3!? 16.+ White's "attack" has fizzled out Rigo .Qe2 (Preventing . 13.h5 gxf319.g4 hxg4 15. Rxc3! 15. 12.MILES & (58) BERTHELSEN .h4 This is the only continuation which can cause trouble for Black.Bb3 NeS 12.e5 dxe5 15.Kb1 Nc4 13.. h5 Iines.. 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 17. (59) LJUBOJEVIC .HODGES: 14.h5 b4 16.Bh6 Bxh6 15.. Dubna 1973] 14.

e5!±) 7. Re1 a6 11.] 14•••b515.gxh5 Nc6 10.W.Nxd4 NI6 5.Bb3 a6 9. 1962) .CBU251 pp #5 .g4 0-0 11. Nc6 8.[CBU251pp #43see KEY GAME(68): BERTOLUCCI - 73 (Lasker-Fischer Variation) 6 .Bd3 .Bf1 Rc8..Be3 d5! (The drawback of 6.Nc6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 7. The Bd7 is passively placed.e4 c 5 2.see KEY GAMES (66): HODGES .0xd4 Bg7 9.Bg2 0-0 9.g3 (Fianchetto Variation) 11) 6 . USSR 1943.Nd5?1 (Estrin) 01) 6..Rhe1 as 16.) 12.AIKIN & (65) MESTEL KUDRIN.Bb5 + Bd7 8.. Bg7 7.Nxd5 Oxd5.Bd5 e6 CBU251 pp #42 ...h4 (VelimI rovic) 6..Bg2 Nbd7 9.0-0 .Bb3 . 1982 G) 6.Be2 b6 9... (7..TAL & (7): BYRNE.Nxc5 dxc5 12..exd5 (10..see KEY GAME (12): FLECK-MILES.KI B) 6..g5!? Nh5 9..R ..see KEY GAME (9): KINDERMANN .see KEY GAME (11): VITOLI NS-MORTENSEN.Nc6? 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 17...f4 Nc4 17.0d2 Nc6 10.gxh5 [16.g3l1nes Is best.. Bg7 (6.h3 Nc69.N13 d6 3.0-0 Nbd7 CBU251pp #1 .. Oc8 8.. (9.g4Inthe Yugoslav Attack (CBU251 pp #29).CBU251 pp #6 .] 16.0-0-0± [Comparet09.Nxf6 + Nxf6 =) .h5 Nxh5 17.0-0 (8.0e2 f5 (8..h3 A 1) 7..Bd3?1 Bg7 7.see KEY GAME (64): KARPOV-SZNAPIK..HUEBNER.RACHELS.0-0 b5 CBU251 pp #7 ...8417..CBU251 pp #8 .. Bg2 0-0 8.Nb3 Nc5 11.) A2) 7 ...Nc5?? 9.Nbd7 . Cambridge Springs 1904 D) 6. Lasker-Napier..Be3 0-0 9.) ..hxg6 fxg600 Velimirovlc-Watson.Bb5 + Bd7 .Bc4 (Jansa Variation) 6.see KEY GAME (8): ADAMS ..0e2 Nc6 8.Nc3 g6 A) 6.Yuja.Nb3 0-0 10. Nc6 9.h4 Nc7 11..g4a6 8. 0-0 8.gxh5 a4 18..see KEY GAME (1): BYRNE.Nxe4? 7. hxg4 16.Nde2 Bg7 7.GEORGIEV.Nf4?! (7. Nc6 8. USSR 1939 E) 6...R-LARSEN 12)6. 7.TAL & (4): CABRILO - POU.Nb3 Bg7 8.) .Be3 Bg7 9.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Nfd5 Nxd51 0. Oxd7 = C) 6.0-0 0-0 CBU251 pp #3 .] 16.CBU251 pp #40 .g3 transposing to 6..Bxd7+ (7...f4 e5!.Nc6 7.see KEY GAMES (6): MATANOVIC .0-0 Be6 .Be3 Bg7 9.Bxd7 + Nbxd7 9. Pickering. Lucerne 01.e5 .Bg4?! 7. 02) 6 .Nde2 (7.BxI7+ .CBU251 pp #9 .Bg5 (Rauzer Variation) 6.Nf6#) 9.g4 O~ 9.] White Rare 6th moves 1...g4 Nxd4 9..see KEY GAMES (3): KUDRIN .CBU251 pp #2 .0d3 (7.see KEY GAME (2): RAJKOVIC .h3 F) 6..exd5 Nxd5 13. Estrin-Averbakh.g4 [15.Nc6 7.g5 Ne8 10.Be3 Nxd4 10..h5?! Nxh5 8.f3 Nc610. Nd4= I) 6.Nd5 CBU251pp #41 .Bg7! 7.Bg2 Nxd4 8.0e2± 13)6.0-0 0-0 8.black gets in .f3 Bd7 8.see KEY GAME (63): BELYAVSKY .f3 Nc5 10.MARJANOVIC.] 15•••85 [15 . USA Ch. Bor 1986 H) 6.] .•.0-0-0 Ng4!?4=!).Bb5 + Bd7 8.Bg7 7.Bxc4 Rxc4 18..d4 cxd4 4.Nb3 Nf4ao Fischer-Reshevsky..Oxd5 Bb7=) .Be3 (7. Bg7 7.SHIROV..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) see KEY GAME (62): BELLON LOPEZ SOSONKO.d6-d5 easily.Be2 e5 10.Bxd4 e5 11. Bf4± Estrin-Govbinder.

.) Bg7 8.see KEY GAME (5): SUET IN-SAVON.74 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) GEORGIEV.Bg2 O-{) 9.KI.0-{) CBU251 pp #4 .

. . . .. . .40. .) white (black) has a clear advantage +. . 17 .. . . . . .54.. . . . .. . . . . . . 29 39 20 50 o better Is II with the idea queenside unclear » klngside 00 • with compensation # mate iii two !!II bishops Mestel-Kudrin .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ekander-Osterling Gurevich.67. . . . .R-Rachels . . . . . . . 57 Shamkovich-De Firmlan 32 Henley-Fritz . . . . . .. . . . . . 63 Hebden-Ivkov Nunn-Karlsson Rantanen-Karlsson Karpov-Korchnoi . . .The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 75 CHESS INFORMANT SYMBOL GUIDE it (i) white (black) has a small edge INDEX OF PLAYERS AND OPPONENTS Numbers refer to games. . . .36. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . • .Ki . . . . . . . .R-larsen 1 Lennox-Levy . . . . . . . . . . ... .69 Grabczewski-Gasiorowski 48 <=> file 1endgame x weak o more 4: point space Cabriio-Georgiev. .(-+) white = (black) Is winning Black Hodges-Aikin 66 I I •••••••• with equality Perez-Ali Dvoirys-Asanov Penrose-Barden Smirin-Basin 13 51 1with the initiative -+ with an attack . . . . 42 Belyavsky-Huebner . 10. . .l-Petursson Bertolucci-Poli Byrne. . .. . . . . 19. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 44 ~ diagonal EB center Lobron-Cebalo 23 Golubev-Dautov . . . 71 Mitchell-Hodges . . .. . . .! with counterplay . . . 53 52 46 43 7 L. . . . . 65 Byrn e. . . 56 Stein-Gufeld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Berthelsen-Hodges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2 27 ... . . . 24 Ljubojevic-Miles . . . . . 68 . . .. . . . . . .Ki 4 Kindermann-Georgiev. . 58 Fritz-Hodges 70. . ± (. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Fritz-Henley . . . . 55 Nielsen-Hodges . . 59 18 11 Nunn-Miles •. . . . . Vitolins-Mortensen Glazkov-Nesis Lscroq-Nesis . . . . .38.KI 9 Sax-Georgiev. 31 14 12 Rajkovic-Marjanovic Karpov-Mar1in Gonzalez Radulov-Mestel Vladmirov-Mestel Aeck-Miles bishops of opposite color move • bishops of the same color o forced Karpov-Miles 28 larsen-Miles . .37. . . . . .

5 · .... · 18 . .. . . .KI Smirin-Basin Stein-Gufeld Suetin-Savon Ulibin-Shlrov Van der Wlel-Sax Vitolins-Mortensen Vladmirov-Mestel .3 Matanovlc........•.. Bertolucc. . 64 . .•. 23 ... · ...... ... . .. . Perez-Ali . . ...76 Suetln-Savon . .Tal . . . Morovic-Trlngov ... • • Lecroq-Nesis . . 71 . 61 Carlier-Soos .1O .... .44 . . ... ... ... . ..... Byrne.36.9 Shamkovich-De Firmian Glazkov-Nesis Golubev-Dautov 57 48 43 29 . 50 ... .Tolush ...1O 9 Kudrln. .. 19..37. ..Tukmakov . . .. • . . . . . .. . ... .. .. ... Makarichev. • . . 28 .. . 60 · ... . . . ...63 58 68 1 7 . .. .. Bellon Lopez-Sosonko Belyavsky-Huebner .. ... .. · · . ... . ...•... 16 51 .... . . ..... .. . . .. 27 .. . . . . Dvoirys-~nov .33 · .. ....38.. ......8 · . . .39 Cabrllo-Georgiev. .... . . I .62 · . . . .. .. • The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) Karpov-Korchnoi 41 II . Mestel-Kudrln Mitchell-Hodges Morovic. .. .. · .. .69 66 .A . . . 34 . . . . . . ..... ........Yurtaev .. 70.. .•.. . . 10. ..45 .. . . . ... ...l-Petursson Hebden-Ivkov Henley-Fritz Hodges-Aikin . .. . .R-Larsen Byme. 2 Rantanen-Karlsson .55 · .. . . ... .. ... .Tukmakov .. 011-Yurtaev Penrose-Barden •.... . .. .67.. Ulibin-Shirov .. ...•. ..54. . .. Makarlchev-Tseshkovsky .. .. . . · · . . 25 .... . ..25 011....32 . . .. .••. . . ... I . · . ..••••. 49 22 Van der Wiel-Sax Karpov-Martln Gonzalez Karpov-Miles Pogats-Schneider . .... . .6 . · .. . 21 Radulov-Mestel . 53 . . . Lobron-Cebalo . . 35 .... .••... Karpov-Vellmlrovic Kavalek-Sosonko Kindermann-Georgiev.42 Berthelsen-Hodges .. ....Tolush . .. Larsen-Miles . . .6 Chaplinski. 46 .. .. Nunn-Van der Tuuk I . .... · . 35 Bellon Lopez-Sosonko 62 Kavalek-Sosonko Karpov-Sznapik . . ..Tringov Nielsen-Hodges Nunn-Karlsson Nunn-Miles . ..A 21 . . ..Tseshkovsky Matanovic-Tal .R-Rachels .. . .. 26 Kudrin. ... .. . 15 . 30 . .49 .. · · · 60 · . .. .. .. . . . ... . · · · 45 ... .' Makarichev.•. . . . .5 •. .. 24 .. Lekander-Osterling Lennox-Levy . .. . · . .. . 17 · . .4 Carlier-Soos .40.Taborov • .. . . . Ljubojevlc-Miles .• 31 Rajkovic-Marjanovic .... • • • • • • . . 61 · 41 11 14 .26 .20 Sax-Georgiev. 13 Pogats-Schneider....-Poli ... · . .Taborov .. .. . Kupreichik. 22 ... .... ... . . .. .Tal . 64 Karpov-Sznaplk .. . . .. • 34 .. . .. . . I .47 Grabczewskl-Gaslorowskl Gurevich... . . 16 . 8 Adams-Shirov .... 12 · . . . Chaplinski.33 . . . .. • • . . . 59 .. .. . ..... .65 White Adams-Shirov . . Fleck-Miles Fritz-Henley Fritz-Hodges . Nunn-Van der Tuuk Karpov-Velimirovic .. . .. ..TaJ . . •.. 52 Makarichev....•... . 3 Kupreichik. . .. ..•.... .....

.Be3 0-0 9..Bg2 0-0 9..0-0 .Bg2 0-09.CBU251 pp #5 (9.•..Bg7 8.Bc4 13 Sicilian Dragon Jansa Variation 6.•.--------------------Index or Power Play! Positions 1.0-0 Be6- .g3 Fianchetto Variation 6 Bg7 7..h3 0-0 [7 Nc6 8..CBU251 pp #6)] 8.Bb3 a6 9..Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bg2 0-0 8..0-0 b5 CBU251pp#7 ••..Qxd4 Bg7 9..Bg5 16 Rauzer Variation 6 Nc6 [6 Bg7 7.Nf3 d6 3.Nde2 [7..0-0 CBU251 pp #4 •••... 6.Bg2 Nxd4 8. 6..Nc3 g6 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 77 CBU251 pp #2.Bb3 .d4 cxd4 4.0-0 Nbd7 CBU251pp #1] 7.••..0-0 0-0 . 7.e4 c5 2.Nb3 Bg7 8..CBU251 pp #3] 7••.

ReBCBU251 pp #2B] .CBU251pp #19.e5 Nd7 9. [7....e5 Nh5 B.Nxc6 [7..0f3 ...•••..CBU251 pp #14] [9.••.CBU251 pp # 17) 10..0d2 ...Kh1 Be6 (9.CBU251 pp #13) 9..bxe69.Na5 . 10.•• 25 34 [10 .CBU251 pp #21) 10.Nbd7 .e6 (9..0-0 0-0 B.e5 Nd5 .f4 ac8 CBU251pp #26 ••••.Na5 .Kh1 CBU251pp #23)] 6 Nc6 [6 Nbd7 7. fxe6 10.Nb3 Ne6 (B.f4 OeB CBU251 pp #1B (10.Be2 Classical Variation 6.78 The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 6.Bb5 Bd7 B....Bg5 Be6 (9.f4 .Qd2 Bg7 CBU251pp #15 .CBU251 pp #25] 7..Bxe6 Bxe6 (B.••.bxe3 OeB .•••.e5 dxe5 10.Be3 Nf6 11..Be3 [7..Bg7 7.Nc6 8.CBU251 pp #22 (10.Nb3 7.CBU251 pp #27) 10..••••.• 10..CBU251pp #24] 9 Be6 [9 a5 .CBU251 pp #20).CBU251 pp # 11) 9 .••.••Bg7 7.••Bg77.exd6 exd6 10.CBU251pp #12] 7.f4 Levenflsh Attack 6...Bb3 CBU251 pp #10) 6..a5 .ReB .bxc6 8.. B) 9...Bb5 + Bd7 CBU251 pp #8 •••••••..Bb5 + Bd79.a5 ..fxe5 Ne4 ...CBU251 pp #9] 19 8.Be4 NbS B.Nxe6 Bxe3 + 11.Nbd7 CBU251 pp #16): A) 9.0-0 0-0 9.

9.h5 Nxh5 17.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Qd3 b5 16..f3 0-0 B.Oa5 11.. CBU250pp/86 refers to Game no.h4 CBU251 pp #32.gxh5 a4 18.BgS [13.Bxf7 + CBU2S1pp #43 •.Rhe1 a5 16.bxc3 .Qxh6 Rxc3 15.Kb1 Nc4 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 17. 65 6 . .h5 Nxh5 15.Nd5 ..The Dragon! (CBU 251pp) 79 6...Bxc4 Rxc4 18.Bc4 [9.f4 Nc4 15.g4 [15...Bb3 NeS 12.Bh6 Bxh6 (13.CBU251 pp #37] 13•••RcS 14..Nxd4 10.e5 .hxg4 16.Bxd4 Be6 CBU251pp #30) 10.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Bg7 7.exd5 Nxd5 11.CBU251 pp #34] 13.0-0-0 d5 (9.f4 Nc417.Nc4 14...CBU251 pp #31] 9•.gxhS [16.•Bd7 10..e5 CBU251 pp #38.Bd5 e6 CBU251pp #42] 16•.cbf file In ChessBase University publication CBU250pp.h5 Nxh5 16..Bb3 Rfc8 12... 10..Kb1 [14. 86 in the . 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 CBU251 pp #35..g4 hxg4 15.0-0-0 RcB [10.h4 hS [12 ..CBU251 pp #36) 14.CBU251 pp #40] 1S•••aS [15.a4 17.CBU251 pp #39] Please note the following nomenclature that will become standard in all future Power Play! publications: CBU250pp #34 Indicates a Power Play! Position in ChessBase University publication CBU250pp..CBU251pp #29.Be3 Yugoslav Attack 14•••bS 1S. 13.Qd2 Nc6 9.Nc4 13.0b8 CBU251 pp #33] 11.g4 Nf6 ..Nd5 CBU251pp #41] 16.•••••.Bxg7 Kxg7 .g4 Be6 .Nxc6 bxc6 ...

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