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Davidflude
17-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Attached is a dragon I played in an ICCF fixed openings tournament. Event: WSTT/4/08/3 - Sicilian Dragon, B70-9
Site: ICCF
Date: 2008.06.25
Round: ?
White: Poli, Giuseppe
Black: Flude, David A
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B77
WhiteElo: 2495
BlackElo: 2136
Annotator: Flude,David
PlyCount: 70
EventDate: 2008.??.??

{This game was played in an ICCF fixed openings tournament.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {Up to this point the moves were compulsory.}
6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 h5 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. Bb3 Na5
{This move is much more flexible than the usual Ne5. Black can exhange the
knight for the bishop on b3 or transpose back into the lines with Ne5 by
playing Nc4 depending on how white plays.} 13. Bg5 Rc5 14. g4 hxg4 15. h5 Nxh5
16. Nd5 Nxb3+ 17. Nxb3 Rxd5 18. exd5 gxf3 {Black has three pawns for the
exchange but he is going to give back material to halt white's attack.} 19. Bh6
e5 20. dxe6 Bxe6 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Rdg1 Rh8 23. Nd4 Qf6 24. Rf1 Bd5 25. Nxf3
Bxf3 26. Rh3 Ng3 27. Rxg3 Be4 28. Rgg1 Qe5 29. Qf2 f5 30. Qxa7 Rc8 31. Rf2 (31.
c3 Rxc3+ 32. bxc3 Qxc3+ 33. Kd1 {draws by perpetual check}) 31... Qc5 {
I found it really difficult to decide as to whether to swap queens.} 32. Qxc5
Rxc5 33. c3 Kf6 34. Rh2 f4 35. Rh8 g5 1/2-1/2

Capablanca-Fan
20-09-2008, 10:06 PM
Attached is a dragon I played in an ICCF fixed openings tournament. Event: WSTT/4/08/3 - Sicilian Dragon, B70-9
Site: ICCF
Date: 2008.06.25
Round: ?
White: Poli, Giuseppe
Black: Flude, David A
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B77
WhiteElo: 2495
BlackElo: 2136
Annotator: Flude,David
PlyCount: 70
EventDate: 2008.??.??

{This game was played in an ICCF fixed openings tournament.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6
3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 {Up to this point the moves were compulsory.}
6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 h5 11. O-O-O Rc8 12. Bb3 Na5
{This move is much more flexible than the usual Ne5. Black can exhange the
knight for the bishop on b3 or transpose back into the lines with Ne5 by
playing Nc4 depending on how white plays.} 13. Bg5 Rc5 14. g4 hxg4 15. h5 Nxh5
16. Nd5 Nxb3+ 17. Nxb3 Rxd5 18. exd5 gxf3 {Black has three pawns for the
exchange but he is going to give back material to halt white's attack.} 19. Bh6
e5 20. dxe6 Bxe6 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Rdg1 Rh8 23. Nd4 Qf6 24. Rf1 Bd5 25. Nxf3
Bxf3 26. Rh3 Ng3 27. Rxg3 Be4 28. Rgg1 Qe5 29. Qf2 f5 30. Qxa7 Rc8 31. Rf2 (31.
c3 Rxc3+ 32. bxc3 Qxc3+ 33. Kd1 {draws by perpetual check}) 31... Qc5 {
I found it really difficult to decide as to whether to swap queens.} 32. Qxc5
Rxc5 33. c3 Kf6 34. Rh2 f4 35. Rh8 g5 1/2-1/2
Very good. One doesn't normally think of a Dragon as a drawing line, and even less against someone >350 points higher.