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Hi guys!
In truth the last few weeks haven't been that exciting on the Dragon front so I have used that time to revisit a few old lines including some Hyper Accelerated and Accelerated lines.

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Of course all the game are still recent encounters, and in total I have for you:

Haslinger-Abu Sufian: A 9 0-0-0 d5 line in which it would have been interesting to see what the talented young English IM had up his sleeve by way of an improvement after 14 Qc5:











had Black continued 14...Qf4+, but alas Black didn't put him to the test.

Swiercz-Mikrut: Another Yugoslav Attack 9 0-0-0 d5 line of old featuring a typically imbalanced endgame. Lessons to be learned and entertaining viewing too!

Kulaots-Ernst: The Swedish IM was a Dragon hero of mine when I was young but he would do well to keep tabs on this site if he doesn't want to come unstuck in the subtle topic that is the move order in the Chinese Dragon:











Readers beware, please don't follow in his footsteps!

Li Chao-Sande Edreira: Revenge for White and a warning for Black in this interesting Hyper-Accelerated line. Casual play not recommended!

Pinero Prieto-Gonzalez Garcia: Introducing for the first (and possibly last!) time 4 Be3:











Some tricks for the tactical repertoire!

Zapata-Almeida Saenz: We're talking the 7 Bc4 Accelerated Dragon and although I am biased, this line doesn't hold any real interest for me and I honestly can't see why it would hold any appeal to any Dragon player. White's a bit better. Full stop!

Hope 2008 is treating you well. Bye for now, Chris

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