The Chess Developments series provides state-of-the-art coverage of chess openings. It focuses on critical lines, current trends, powerful new ideas and cutting-edge theory. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to increase their opening knowledge and understanding, and to expand and enhance their opening repertoires.
In this book, David Vigorito examines the most important and instructive Sicilian Dragon games in recent years, concentrating exclusively on the Rauzer Attack (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,d6; 3.d4,cxd4; 4.Nxd4,Nf6; 5.Nc3,g6; 6.Be3,Bg7; 7.f3). He maintains that the pace of change in the Classical and Levenfish systems is slow so that existing works provide adequate coverage of those variations.
He outlines the key ideas and presents critical analysis in what is a razor-sharp defence to 1.e4. The book is in two parts: part one covers 9.Bc4, whilst part two examines 9. 0-0-0, and 9.g4. Using 45 key games from recent play Vigorito provides the reader with the latest analysis and an explanation of current thinking in the Dragon.
David Vigorito is an International Master from the United States who is well-known for his opening expertise. His work is always full of innovative ideasand his lucid explanations of the key plans and tactics will benefit all players. His previous books have received great praise and he is rapidly becoming one of the world's leading chess writers.
Published 2011, softback, 320 pages.Sample pages (pdf)