When playing as White, if you do not want to enter sharp opening systems, you would do better to fight against the Dragon by castling short. These specific variations are the theme of Rogozenko‘s CD Dragon 1. White castles short and basically does not try to achieve an opening advantage. But the character of the positions is completely different from when White castles queenside and often does not fall in with Black’s plans. The author himself came to this painful conclusion the first time he played the Dragon; the annotations to this game alone cast much light on the opening.
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