The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 is a solid defense, enabling Black to go for a long term struggle for the full point. Due to its clear strategic conception, the learning player is able familiarize himself with its objectives in a logical way which is something of a rare exception in the Sicilian Defense with its excessively analysed tactical sequences. That´s why this opening is very popular above all with positional players. The extensive treatment is divided into three parts. First the different opening variations are presented in 15 chapters, each of which containing the relevant sample games. The complete database includes more than 8.000 games from which no less than 150 have been annotated by the authors themselves. After this introduction to theory, the middlegame part dwells on the strategic facets of the opening. In the concluding test part, you can finally check the freshly acquired knowledge in 20 games with 57 training questions sweating against the clock.
In addition to the sequence of moves 2...d6 and 5...g6, which lead to the normal Dragon, Black can also try the Accelerated Dragon. The idea is to reach, after 2...Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6, a position in which …d7-d5 can be played in a single move. A concession is made in this move order: White can play 5.c4 and set up the socalled Maroczy Structure, which gives him very good control of the squares d5 and b5.=> More products: Accelerated Dragon