Accelerated Dragon Trick

Here’s Igor and Gleb again demonstrating a well known trick from a Fischer – Reshevsky encounter. This appeared on my Tricks and Traps I DVD though I now regret not using a fake accent during my presentation.

The Accelerated Dragon (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6) is actually a great choice at club level, mainly because White’s Pavlovian response is to play 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 O-O 8.Qd2 allowing the excellent 8…d5!.



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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: