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01 Killer Dragon Introduction

02 1st Model Game Dorrington - Williams

03 2nd Model Game Karpov - Korchnoi

04 1st Dragon Concept - Exchange Sacrifice on c3 Part 1

05 2nd Dragon Concept - Exchange Sacrifice on c3 Part 2

06 3rd Dragon Concept - Dragon Bishops

07 4th Dragon Concept - The ...d5 Break

08 5th Dragon Concept - The ...e5 Break Part 1

09 6th Dragon Concept - The ...e5 Break Part 2

10 1st Defensive Concept

11 2nd Defensive Concept

12 3rd Defensive Concept

13 Yugoslav Attack Chinese Dragon - Introduction

14 Chinese Dragon 1st Model Game Borner - Pavlovic

15 Chinese Dragon: Theory A 11.Bb3

16 Chinese Dragon: Theory B 11.h4 b5

17 Chinese Dragon: Theory C 11.Nd5

18 Chinese Dragon: Theory D Other 11th Moves

19 Yugoslav Attack Soltis Variation 1st Model Game

20 Soltis Variation Theory A 13.Kb1

21 Soltis Variation Theory B 14.f4

22 Soltis Variation Theory C 14.g4 Part 1

23 Soltis Variation Theory C 14.g4 Part 2

24 Soltis Variation Theory D 14.Kb1

25 Soltis Variation Other Possibilities

26 Yugoslav Attack with 9.0-0-0 - Introduction

27 9.0-0-0 Theory A: White Grabs a Pawn

28 9.0-0-0 Theory B: 10.h4

29 9.0-0-0 Theory C: 10.Kb1

30 9.0-0-0 Theory D: 10.Qe1

31 9.0-0-0 Theory E: The Main Line

32 9.0-0-0 Bd7 The Gamblers Choice! 1st Introductory Game

33 9.0-0-0 Bd7 The Gamblers Choice! 2nd Introductory Game

34 The Gamblers Choice! Theory A

35 9.g4 1st Introductory Game

36 9.g4 2nd Introductory Game

37 9.g4 Theory A

38 9.g4 Theory B

39 Other White Systems - 1st Game

40 Other White Systems - 2nd Game

41 Conclusion

01 Introduction

03 6.Bc4 Introduction

04 1st Model Game McShane - Hansen

05 2nd Model Game McShane - Tiviakov

06 6.Bc4 Theory

07 Classical Dragon Introduction

08 1st Model Game Svidler - Carlsen

09 2nd Model Game Morozevich - Ivanchuk

10 Theory A Be2 and Be3

11 Theory B Be2 with Nb3

12 An Early g3 Introduction

13 1st Model Game Adams - Kramnik

14 2nd Model Game Kudrin - Rachels

15 Theory A Capture on d4

16 Theory B White Plays Nde2

17 Levenfish Attack 5.f4 Introduction

18 1st Model Game Andersson - Garcia

19 Levenfish Attack Theory

20 Other Possibilities Introduction

21 Bonus Game Smith - Tiviakov

22 Bonus Game Shirov - Topalov

23 Bonus Game An Early g4

24 Accelerated Dragadorf Introduction

25 The Problem with the Standard Dragadorf

26 1st Model Game Wei Ye - Wang Hao

27 2nd Model Game Heinatz - Williams

28 3rd Model Game Shirov - Williams

29 4th Model Game Lupulescu - Williams

30 5th Model Game McDonald - Ward

31 6th Model Game Williams - Cebalo

32 Introduction to 8.a4

33 1st Model Game Bologan - Meyer

34 2nd Model Game Soto Paez - Guseinov

35 8.a4 Theory

36 Introduction to 8.Qd2 Bb7 9.a4

37 1st Model Game Timmermans - Ward

38 2nd Model Game Haznedaroglu - Gunnarsson

39 8.Qd2 Bb7 9.a4 Theory

40 White Avoids a4 with 0-0-0 Introduction

41 1st Model Game Inarkiev - Khalifman

42 2nd Model Game Fier - Bisby

43 White Avoids a4 with 0-0-0 Theory

44 1st Model Game de Firmian - Hodgson

45 2nd Model Game Trygstad - Sakaev

46 3rd Model Game Areshchenko - Korobov

47 Conclusion

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The Dragon variation is considered to be one of the sharpest openings in chess. Made popular due to its aggressive nature, it is little wonder that the Dragon has attracted the likes of world number one Magnus Carlsen as one of its enthusiasts.

The first DVD in this two-part series focuses mainly on the sharpest lines of the Dragon Variation, namely the Yugoslav Attack. However, alternative lines are also given for those players wishing to shy away from the reams of theory associated with this opening.

The second DVD in this two-part series focuses on the Dragadorf variation whereby never seen before ideas are presented. The classical lines of the Dragon are also explored.

Follow Ginger GM supremo, Grandmaster Simon Williams, as he systematically explains the ideas behind this electrifying opening.

**Warning: DVD not suitable for the fainthearted!**

- 1: Introduction
- 2: 1st Model Game
*Dorrington - Williams, 2004* - 3: 2nd Model Game
*Karpov - Korchnoi, 1974* - 4: 1st Dragon Concept - The exchange sacrifice on c3 part 1
- 5: 2nd Dragon Concept - The exchange sacrifice on c3 part 2
- 6: 3rd Dragon Concept - The power of Blacks bishops
- 7: 4th Dragon Concept - The ...d5 break
- 8: 5th Dragon Concept - The ...e5 break Part 1
- 9: 6th Dragon Concept - The ...e5 break Part 2
- 10: 1st Defensive Concept - Meeting h5 with ...g5
- 11: 2nd Defensive Concept - Meeting hxg6 with fxg6
- 12: 3rd Defensive Concept - ...e6
- Part 2 - The Yugoslav Attack with 9.Bc4
- 13: Introduction
- 14: 1st Model Game
*Borner - Pavlovic, 2010* - 15: Theory A: 11.Bb3
- 16: Theory B: 11.h4 b5!?
- 17: Theory C: 11.Nd5
- 18: Theory D: Other 11th move possibilities for White
- 19: The Soltis Variation - 1st Model Game
- 20: The Soltis Variation - Theory A 13.Kb1
- 21: The Soltis Variation - Theory B 14.f4
- 22: The Soltis Variation - Theory C 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.f4 Part 1
- 23: The Soltis Variation - Theory C 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.f4 Part 2
- 24: The Soltis Variation - Theory D 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.Kb1
- 25: Other Black possibilities

- 26: Introductory Game
*Carlsen - Nisipeanu, 2010* - 27: Theory A: 9.0-0-0 d5 White grabs a pawn
- 28: Theory B: 9.0-0-0 d5 Less critical lines
- 29: Theory C: 9.0-0-0 d5 10.Kb1 Rc8
- 30: Theory D: 9.0-0-0 d5 10.Qe1
- 31: Theory E: 9.0-0-0 d5 Main Line
- 32: The Gamblers Choice 9.0-0-0 Bd7 1st Introductory Game
- 33: The Gamblers Choice 9.0-0-0 Bd7 2nd Introductory Game
- 34: The Gamblers Choice 9.0-0-0 Bd7 Theory
- Part 3 - Yugoslav Attack with 9.g4
- 35: 9.g4 1st Introductory Game
- 36: 9.g4 2nd Introductory Game
- 37: 9.g4 Theory A
- 38: 9.g4 Theory B 9...Bxg4
- Part 4 - Other White Systems with Queenside Castling
- 39: 1st Introductory Game
- 40: 2nd Introductory Game
- 41: DVD Conclusion

- 1: Introduction
- 2: Move Order
- 3: 6 Bc4: Introduction
- 4: 6 Bc4: 1st Model Game:
*L.McShane vs S.Hansen, 1999* - 5: 6 Bc4: 2nd Model Game:
*L.McShane vs S.Tiviakov, 2004* - 6: 6 Bc4: Theory
- 7: The Classical Dragon: Introduction and Move Order
- 8: The Classical Dragon: 1st Model Game:
*P.Svidler vs M.Carlsen, 2010* - 9: The Classical Dragon: 2nd Model Game:
*A.Morozevich vs V.Ivanchuk, 2008* - 10: The Classical Dragon: Theory A: Be2 and Be3
- 11: The Classical Dragon: Theory B: Be2 with a later Nb3 and Bg5: The Karpov System
- 12: An Early g3: Introduction
- 13: An Early g3: 1st Model Game:
*M.Adams vs V.Kramnik, 1998* - 14: An Early g3: 2nd Model Game:
*S.Kudrin vs S.Rachels, 1989* - 15: An Early g3: Theory A: White allows Black to capture the knight on d4
- 16: An Early g3: Theory B: White removes the knight from the centre: Nde2
- 17: The Levenfish Attack: 5 f4: Introduction
- 18: The Levenfish Attack: 5 f4: 1st Model Game:
*U.Andersson vs R.Garcia, 1972* - 19: The Levenfish Attack: 5 f4: Theory
- 20: Any other possibilities: Introduction
- 21: 1st Bonus Dragon Game: 5 Nd5!? â€“ The Smith Gambit!
*A.Smith vs S.Tiviakov, 2001* - 22: 2nd Bonus Dragon Game: Be2 instead of f3:
*A.Shirov vs V.Topalov, 1996* - 23: 3rd Bonus Dragon Game: White plays an early g4!?

- 24: The Accelerated Dragadorf: Introduction and Basic Concepts
- 25: The Problem with the standard Dragadorf:
*A.Bezgodov vs D.Chuprov, 2006* - 26: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 1st Model Game:
*Y.Wei vs Wang Hao, 2010.* - 27: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 2nd Model Game:
*T.Heinatz vs S.Williams, 2009.* - 28: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 3rd Model Game:
*A.Shirov vs S.Williams, 2004* - 29: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 4th Model Game:
*C.Lupulescu vs S.Williams, 2007* - 30: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 5th Model Game:
*N.McDonald vs C.Ward, 2009* - 31: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 6th Model Game:
*S.Williams vs M.Cebalo, 2010* - 32: The Accelerated Dragadorf: Introduction to 8 a4
- 33: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 a4: 1st Model Game:
*V.Bologan vs F.Meyer, 2010* - 34: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 a4: 2nd Model Game:
*O.Soto Paez vs G.Guseinov, 2010* - 35: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 a4: Theory
- 36: The Accelerated Dragadorf: Introduction to 8 Qd2 Bb7 9 a4
- 37: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 Qd2 Bb7 9 a4: 1st Model Game:
*I.Timmermans vs C.Ward, 2008* - 38: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 Qd2 Bb7 9 a4: 2nd Model Game:
*K.Haznedaroglu vs J.Gunnarsson, 2009* - 39: The Accelerated Dragadorf: 8 Qd2 Bb7 9 a4: Theory
- 40: The Accelerated Dragadorf: White Avoids Playing a4 but castles queenside: Introduction
- 41: The Accelerated Dragadorf: White Avoids Playing a4 but castles queenside: 1st Model Game:
*E.Inarkiev vs A.Khalifman, 2005* - 42: The Accelerated Dragadorf: White Avoids Playing a4 but castles queenside: 2nd Model Game:
*A.Fier vs D.Bisby, 2011* - 43: The Accelerated Dragadorf: White Avoids Playing a4 but castles queenside: Theory
- 44: Black Employs the Dragadorf setup: 1st Model Game:
*N.De Firmian vs J.Hodgson, 1997* - 45: Black Employs the Dragadorf setup: 2nd Model Game:
*K.Trygstad vs K.Sakaev, 2010* - 46: Black Employs the Dragadorf setup: 3rd Model Game:
*A.Areshchenko vs A.Korobov, 2010* - 47: Conclusion
- 48: End Credits

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**Format:**DVD / download (mp4 files)**Running Time:**DVD 1 - 6 hours 30 minutes, DVD 2 - 6 hours 30 minutes**System Requirements:**This DVD will run on all platforms - PC, MAC, games consoles and set top boxes. 625 PAL**File Size:**DVD 1 - 1.7 GB, DVD 2 - 1.5 GB**PGN Files:**Included

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