British Championship: Ledger – Jones

For the sake of completeness, here’s that game that Gawain Jones won to get him into the play off. Playing the Sicilian Dragon is a complex issue; on the one hand there’s a lot of theory, on the other hand White’s attempts to gain an edge involve him in going through hell.

Actually I had a conversation about this back in 1981 with arch Dragonite Jonathan Mestel. He seemed to think that one did not need theoretical knowledge to play the Dragon, at least not to the level that is generally claimed. But then that was a long time ago…