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|
Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation
The logical continuation is 6...Bg7.
Black might be tempted to play the trap 6...Ng4??, intending to chop off White's dark-squared Bishop, which would strengthen the Black Bishop soon arriving at g7. But this is a beginner's mistake, it loses horribly to 7.Bb5+:
- 7...Nd7 8.Qxg4 wins a Knight
- 7...Bd7 8.Qxg4 also wins the Knight, since the Bishop on d7 is pinned
- 7...Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Bxc6+, forking the King and Rook and winning the exchange and a pawn.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3
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- Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0-8050-3409-9.