Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian

We have been looking at the Sicilian Dragon this week, with an examination of the opening’s basics and also a selection Dragon checkmates. Today we are delving into the new course – Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian – to find out what Grandmaster Anish Giri recommends against the potentially deadly Yugoslav Attack. Can he make the Dragon as […]

Chess Opening Basics: The Sicilian Dragon

What is the Sicilian Dragon? The Sicilian Dragon is one of the sharpest and most popular of all variations of the Sicilian Defense. Amongst its practitioners throughout history, there are illustrious names like Bent Larsen, Anthony Miles, and Kiril Georgiev. In recent times GMs Vladimir Malakhov and Gawain Jones have been some of its most […]

The Checkmating Dragons

It is Checkmate Monday once more and today we present a selection of checkmating Dragons. The Sicilian Dragon is one of the sharpest and most interesting chess openings of all and we are about to see a revival of the fire-breathing beast. Therefore, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the power of […]