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...Bg7/7. f3/7...O-O/8. Qd2/8...Nc6/9. Bc4/9...Bd7/10. O-O-O/10...Rc8

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Sicilian Defense, Dragon, Old Line

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Sicilian Defense, Dragon, Old Line
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)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8
Parent: Sicilian Dragon

Black takes advantage of the half-open c-file they received in the Open Sicilian, and aims at the hanging c4-bishop. As Nxd4 Qxd4 Ng4! takes advantage of the overworked White queen and Black is attacking both bishops at once, White typically moves the bishop to safety with Bb3, keeping an eye on the Black king.

Theory Table

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

11 12 13
Old Line Bb3






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