To start with then we have:
McDonald - Ward which features some complex variations and some of my views on favourable transpositions to the standard Dragadorf. Frankly I don't know what all the fuss is about!
On to the normal Dragon and the Yugoslav Attack, and reflecting its apparent recent increase in popularity I start with a 9 g4 encounter:
Well, actually Pogonina - Dzagnidze was strictly speaking 8 g4, and that only seemed to cloud the issue as it didn't really transpose to a normal line at all.
In contrast Olafson - Perunavic was a 9 0-0-0 Bd7 10 g4 system which continues to make regular appearances and yet apparently many a White player over-estimates the concept of 13 Nd5:
This game should serve as a lesson.
My thanks go to forum contributor 'chessmoby' for posting a very entertaining game between two computer engines. Unsurprisingly no real blunders were made in this game, and as it was in one of the main lines of the Soltis variation I couldn't resist annotating Fritz 6-Shredder
Regular subscribers will know that for a while the 9 Bc4 with ...Qc7 line was rather popular, with no real refutation forthcoming:
In Chirila - Jianu the critical line is finally tackled, with one of the leading exponents demonstrating the resources available to the second player.
Finally away from the Yugoslav Attack Sikula - Polzin is an old style Classical variation. White gets to park a knight on d5, set up a bind and work with a space advantage, but this game and associated notes show that Black has plenty of opportunities to try and mix things up.
Hope you are all well.
Best wishes, Chris