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David Koval vs G Berman
corr (1985) (correspondence)
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. Yugoslav Attack (B77)  ·  0-1

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Sep-26-06  siilarsi: It is said that in some (extreme) variations of the Sicilian Dragon, the Dragon Bishop is more powerful than the white Queen.

The Yugoslav Attack is supposed to counter this, but in this game white choses not to exchange bishops and from then on makes a series of bad moves allowing black to have the full arsenal of his pieces attacking the white king.

And without white having any serious counterplay, against the Sicilian Dragon, his demise is certain and quick.

Mar-13-07
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  tpstar: "Be very wary of exchanging the dark-square Bishop for a Knight in the Dragon. Unless this leads to something concrete, this is rarely a good idea (this applies to both White and Black)." - John Emms, "Starting Out: The Sicilian"

After 12. 0-0-0 Ne5 Opening Explorer the database suggests 13. Bh6 as White's most successful continuation, whereas 13. g4 scores well for Black.

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