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Winning With the Sicilian Dragon 2: A Complete Repertoire Against 1 e4 for the Attacking Player

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Few would dispute that the razor-sharp Sicilian Dragon is one of the most exciting openings known to chess theory. In 1995 it gained the ultimate seal of approval when world champion Garry Kasparov used it as a principal weapon to defeat Viswanathan Anand. Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2 provides a complete repertoire for Black in the Open Sicilian and even offers some advice in the Anti-Sicilians. Chris Ward's first edition of Winning With The Dragon became an instant hit and is still a best seller. After ...
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Overview

Few would dispute that the razor-sharp Sicilian Dragon is one of the most exciting openings known to chess theory. In 1995 it gained the ultimate seal of approval when world champion Garry Kasparov used it as a principal weapon to defeat Viswanathan Anand. Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2 provides a complete repertoire for Black in the Open Sicilian and even offers some advice in the Anti-Sicilians. Chris Ward's first edition of Winning With The Dragon became an instant hit and is still a best seller. After winning the British Championship title and becoming a Grandmaster, however, Chris Ward felt that the time had come for the long-awaited sequel.

Winning with the Sicilian Dragon 2 picks up where the first edition left off, featuring yet more stunning encounters and fascinating ideas, but with the same approach as the first edition. The focus is on principles, explained by means of visual practical examples. A common-sense approach is given on how to handle the opening without the need to memorize countless variations -- particularly appealing to club players. Grandmaster Chris Ward has specialised in the Dragon for as long as he can remember and continues to study and play his favourite defence. He promises that this book is even better than the last. However, that is for you, the reader, to decide...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713482362
  • Publisher: Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Series: Batsford Chess Books Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 5
1 Introducing the Dragon 7
2 Important Dragon Concepts 9
3 Early Deviations 23
4 Yugoslav Attack: Introduction 36
5 Yugoslav Attack 9 [Bishop]c4 44
6 Yugoslav Attack 9 g4 86
7 Yugoslav Attack 9 0-0-0 107
8 The Classical Dragon 143
9 6 [Bishop]c4 172
10 The g3 system 188
11 Levenfish Attack 6 f4 202
12 Tips in the Anti-Sicilians 211
Index of Complete Games 219
Index of Variations 221
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