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Killer Dragon
with GM Simon Williams. Produced by Ginger GM.

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Product Information

  • 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

Description

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

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.

Watch: Killer Dragon with Grandmaster Simon Williams - DVD 1

Watch: Killer Dragon with Grandmaster Simon Williams - DVD 2

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

Warning: DVD not suitable for the fainthearted!

Contents

Killer Dragon – DVD 1

Part 1 - DVD Introduction
  • 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
Part 3 - Yugoslav Attack with 9.0-0-0
  • 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

Killer Dragon – DVD 2

Part 1: Quieter Systems
  • 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!? – 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!?
Part 2: The Accelerated Dragadorf
  • 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