Chess Opening Theory/1. e4/1...d6/2. d4/2...Nf6/3. Nc3/3...g6/4. f4/4...Bg7/5. Nf3/5...c5

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Austrian Attack:Dragon
a b c d e f g h
8 a8 b8 c8 d8 e8 f8 g8 h8 8
7 a7 b7 c7 d7 e7 f7 g7 h7 7
6 a6 b6 c6 d6 e6 f6 g6 h6 6
5 a5 b5 c5 d5 e5 f5 g5 h5 5
4 a4 b4 c4 d4 e4 f4 g4 h4 4
3 a3 b3 c3 d3 e3 f3 g3 h3 3
2 a2 b2 c2 d2 e2 f2 g2 h2 2
1 a1 b1 c1 d1 e1 f1 g1 h1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation(FEN)

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Austrian Attack: Dragon[edit]

5...c5[edit]

Black strikes at the center before White can make a move with it. His move may seem antipositional, as after 6.dxc5 dxc5 7.Qxd8+ Kxd8 8.Be3 b6 9.0-0-0+ Bd7 gives White an excellent game, due to Black's uncastled king and poor pawn position. However, Black can get a favorable pawn structure by using a tactical trick. The reason for the variation's nickname is for the excellent pawn structure that Black can get out of it, the Sicilian Dragon.

Theory table[edit]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5
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6. Bb5+
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6. dxc5
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6. d5
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References[edit]

  • Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.