Grandmaster and Sicilian Dragon expert Simon Williams recommends a new way of playing this famous opening. Concentrating on his favourite Dragadorf Variation, (1.e4,c5; 2.Nf3,d6; 3.d4,cxd4; 4.Nxd4,Nf6; 5.Nc3,g6; 6.Be3,Bg7; 7.f3,a6!?) Williams constructs a cutting-edge repertoire for Black, one which is ideal for the modern Dragon player.Sample pages (pdf)
In the introduction Williams explains the key tactical and positional ideas for both players and highlights crucial themes such as the importance of move orders. The main chapters contain 62 fully annotated, illustrative games which show Black's ideas in action against all of White's main attacking options, including the Rauzer and Classical systems. Williams also devotes a chapter to the Accelerated Dragadorf (6..a6!?) which is an interesting and little-explored alternative to the standard Dragadorf. This revolutionary repertoire book is packed with exciting games and original analysis.
Simon Williams is an English Grandmaster who is acclaimed for his dynamic and spontaneous attacking style. He has represented his country at both junior and senior level, and has enjoyed numerous tournament successes.
Published 2009, softback, 224 pages.