[Event "dragon: Chapter 2"] [Site "https://lichess.org/study/loigaV1k/LAwubiot"] [Result "*"] [UTCDate "2020.05.22"] [UTCTime "05:01:04"] [Variant "Standard"] [ECO "B77"] [Opening "Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack"] [Annotator "https://lichess.org/@/realhercules"] [Source "https://lichess.org/study/loigaV1k/LAwubiot"] [Orientation "white"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 Rc8 11. Bb3 h5 12. O-O-O Ne5 { We've reached the main position where Black plays ...h7-h5, preventing White from playing h4-h5. } { [%csl Gc4][%cal Ge5c4] } 13. Bg5 { Moving the bishop to an active square and preparing kingside operations. Of course, White has many ways to conduct the attack: he can also continue with the ultra-aggressive 13 g4 or 13 Bh6, or play a preparatory defensive move such as 13 Kbl. } 13... Rc5 { As well as pressure down the c-file, the rook can also be used for defensive purposes on the fourth rank. } 14. g4!? { White goes 'all in'. } 14... hxg4 15. Bxf6 { A fundamental mistake. White eliminates a black defender but now there will be no way of getting rid of Black's powerful 'Dragon bishop'. WARNING: Be very wary of exchanging the dark-squared bishop for a knight in the Dragon. Unless this leads to something concrete, this is rarely a good idea (this applies to both White and Black). Further sacrificing with 15 h5, leading to massive complications, is the way forward. } 15... Bxf6 16. h5 { Refusing to open the h-file. } 16... g5! 17. Nd5 Rxd5 { Another example of an effective exchange sacrifice. White's powerful knight is eliminated from the board. } 18. exd5 gxf3 19. c3 g4 { White's attack has reached a dead end on the kingside. Slowly but surely, Black takes over the operation. } 20. Kb1 Qb6 21. Bc2 Nc4 22. Qc1 Rc8 23. Nf5 Na3+ 24. Ka1 Rxc3 25. Nxe7+ Kf8 { White resigns. Black mates after 26 bxc3 Bxc3+, while White's position collapses after 26 Rh2 f2. } *