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Sicilian, Dragon, Classical (B73)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6 6 Be3 Bg7
7 Be2 Nc6 8 O-O

Number of games in database: 701
Years covered: 1883 to 2021
Overall record:
   White wins 31.2%
   Black wins 35.8%
   Draws 33.0%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Wolfgang Unzicker  12 games
Edmar Mednis  6 games
Efim Geller  6 games
Karl Gilg  10 games
Salo Landau  5 games
Oscar Chajes  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Foltys vs Golombek, 1947
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Wiedersich, 1993
M Brody vs Pillsbury, 1900
Lasker vs Ragozin, 1936
Smyslov vs Geller, 1974
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 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 701  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Englisch vs Bird 1-0591883LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. Mackenzie vs Bird 1-0341883LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. A Schottlaender vs Bird 1-0751883NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. C Leffmann vs Bird ½-½631883NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. J Minckwitz vs E Schallopp  1-0451885HamburgB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch 0-1421887Nuernberg mB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch 0-1331889NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. D G Baird vs M Weiss 1-011318896th American Chess CongressB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. Englisch vs M Weiss ½-½321890Kolisch MemorialB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. Showalter vs Lipschutz 0-1611892US Championship matchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. H Voigt vs Lasker 0-1821892Match seriesB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. A Ponce vs Lasker 0-1361893MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. Taubenhaus vs Lasker 0-1371893New YorkB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. Albin vs Pillsbury 1-0611893New YorkB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. Showalter vs E Delmar ½-½4718931st City Chess Club TournamentB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. T Physick vs W Wayte  1-0311894tt City CC vsB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. Schlechter vs K De Weydlich 0-16218949th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. E Delmar vs W P Shipley 1-0541896Manhattan CC - Franklin CCB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. A Hodges vs D S Robinson  1-0401897Franklin CC v Manhattan CC Telegraph MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. A Zinkl vs Schlechter 0-1471897BerlinB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. Lipschutz vs D S Robinson  1-0481899New York v Pennsylvania Interstate Teams MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. J Kotrc vs Maroczy 0-1661899Kolisch mem 9900B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. T F Lawrence vs H Voigt  0-14219005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
24. E O Jones vs W Ward  0-1441900LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
25. L Van Vliet vs W Ward  ½-½581900LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-05  mind: One of the benefits of this opening is that:white creates a good defensive position and at the same time,the pieces are well developed.
Feb-26-06  gebminds: Yes, but the line leads to more boring and less active play. the intentions behind the Yugoslav Attack (moves f3, Bc4 and Qd2 by white)are completely isolated from the picture. I play the dragon often, and find that in classical variations, the games are usually a draw.
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  WannaBe: Have to study this opening... And possibly all it's side variations.

Gonna be a looooong project.

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  WTHarvey: Here's a collection of 41 characteristic puzzles from the B73 Classical Dragon: Find the winning move.

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