# 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

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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)

rnbqkb1r/pp2pp1p/3p1np1/8/3NP3/2N1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R

# 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.

## 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
+=
Ng4?? +/-