# Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...c5/2. Nf3/2...d6/3. d4/3...cxd4/4. Nxd4/4...Nf6/5. Nc3/5...g6/6. Be3/6...Bg7

< Chess Opening Theory‎ | 1. e4‎ | 1...c5‎ | 2. Nf3‎ | 2...d6‎ | 3. d4‎ | 3...cxd4‎ | 4. Nxd4‎ | 4...Nf6‎ | 5. Nc3‎ | 5...g6‎ | 6. Be3
Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation
 a b c d e f g h 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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# Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation

White now has the option of attempting to castle on the queen side, or to castle on the king side. A queen side castle will lead to temporary safety away from black's developed pieces on the kingside. A king side castle will cause both sides to simultaneously attack and defend on the cramped king side of the board.

Regardless of white's decision, black will likely castle on the following move.

## Theory table

For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7

7 8
Yugoslav Attack f3
O-O
Qd2
Nc6
+=
Be2
Nc6
O-O
O-O
=
Qd2

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