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Chess Developments: The Sicilian Dragon


320 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2011

From the series »Chess Developments«

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Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends - concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.

The Sicilian Dragon is undeniably one of the most popular and eagerly discussed chess openings. The main lines lead to tremendously complex positions in which both sides attack freely. One slip could be fatal, and a deep knowledge and understanding of the opening is often a decisive advantage. In this book David Vigorito focuses on all the critical Yugoslav Attack lines, examining the most important and instructive games in recent years and highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Vigorito is well-known for his opening expertise and his lucid explanations of the main plans and tactics will benefit all players.

  • Essential coverage of the key Sicilian Dragon lines
  • Packed with new ideas and critical analysis
  • User-friendly design to help readers absorb information

David Vigorito is an International Master from the United States. His previous books have received great praise and he is now firmly established as one of the world's leading chess writers.

More Information
Weight 480 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15,2 cm
Height 22,9 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2011
Author David Vigorito
Series Chess Developments
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781857446753
Pages 320
Binding paperback

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

007Part I: 9 Bc4 Bd7
009 1. Soltis Variation: 10 0-0-0 Rc8 11 Bb3 Ne5 12 h4 h5

058 2. Modern Variation: 10 0-0-0 Rc8 11 Bb3 Ne5 12 Kb1

089 3. Topalov Variation: 10 0-0-0 Rc8 11 Bb3 Nxd4

116 4. Chinese Variation: 10 0-0-0 Rb8

141 5. Accelerated Variation: 10 Bb3 Nxd4 11 Bxd4 b5

165Part II: 9 0-0-0 and 9 g4

167 6. 9 0-0-0 d5 10 exd5

206 7. 9 0-0-0 d5 10 Qe1

225 8. 9 0-0-0 d5 10 Kb1

255 9. 9 0-0-0 Nxd4 and 9...Bd7

288 10. 9 g4

309 Index of Variations

318 Index of Complete Games

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