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The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon

367 pages, paperback, CarstenChess, 2018.

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In 1998, the authors set out to demonstrate the viability of the Accelerated Dragon as a weapon for Black, not fearing the Maroczy Bind or any other set-up White can come up with. In the intervening years, the opening has been apart of the opening repertoires of world top players such as Carlsen, Ivanchuk, and numerous other top grandmasters. Even though the material is now older, it is still very instructive and will enhance anyone's general understanding of chess and, specifically, of the Accelarated Dragon. This book contains all the original material of the first edition with some additional main games as weil a couple of entirely new segments.

Peter Heine Nielsen is by now a familiar name chess circles. having been the main coach in six successful World Championship matches for World Champions Vishwanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen, he has won FIDE Trainer Commission's Coach of the Year award in 2016 and a top grandmaster in his own right, with a peak rating of 2700.

Carsten Hansen is a FIDE Master & FIDE Trainer who has authored 27 chess books on all phases of the game as weil as being a regular contributor to New In Chess Yearbook and a columnist for American Chess Magazine and the Danish quarterly Skakbladet.

Language English
Author Hansen, Carsten
Nielsen, Peter Heine
Publisher CarstenChess
Medium Book
Weight 600 g
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.8 cm
Pages 367
ISBN-13 978-1717852953
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

003 Bibliography, Abbreviations & Dedication

004 Foreword to the 20th Anniversary Edition

006 Preface

007 Introduction

010 20 Years of Developments

013 1 Maroczy Bind: 7...Ng4 System

040 2 Maroczy Bind: Double Fianchetto System

055 3 Classical Maroczy: Introduction and Early Deviations

075 4 Classical Maroczy: White Exchanges the Dark-Squared Bishops

086 5 Classical Maroczy: White A voids the Exchange of the Dark-Squared Bishops

117 6 Maroczy Bind: Systems with an Early Nh6!?

122 7 Maroczy Bind: 6.Nb3 and 6.Nc2

135 8 Maroczy Bind: Gurgenidze Variation

189 9 Classical with Be2

200 10 Main Lines with 7.Bc4 Qa5

235 11 Main Lines with 7.Bc4 0-0

261 12 Lines in which White Captures with Nxc6

283 13 Semi-Accelerated Dragon

290 14 Hyper-Accelerated Dragon

303 15 Guide to Transpositions

309 16 Bent Larsen & The Accelerated Dragon

362 Index of Main Games

365 Index of Opponents - Larsen Chapter

366 Index of Variations

The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon