Dragon − Yugoslav Attack [B79]
Written by GM Chris Ward
You have arrived at the real deal; the cutting edge of contemporary chess opening
theory. For years this aggressive system, countering an equally bold defence has been
scrutinised by Masters and Amateurs alike. Even those that could never even reach the
positions in practical play have spent hours of enjoyment analysing the almost unlimited
resources at the disposal of both White and Black. Hopefully you will discover some truths
here, but do not let that stop you working on things for yourself. In fact quite the opposite.
I am not so arrogant as to believe that I possess all the answers. I have many ideas;
some of which are probably good and some of which probably aren't! Compared to the
other sections of this web site, you will no doubt observe in the early stages of this project's
development, that there is at present a lower percentage of annotations here. First of all I
believe it is because (and this is not meant to detract from my other sections) 'generalised
waffle' is not so applicable here. In games where one slip can mean the end, variations are
all important. Furthermore it is inevitable that in future months the Yugoslav Attack is
where most attention is going to be focused. This is where you, the subscriber come into it.
If there is a line or unannotated game here that particularly takes your fancy or a question
that relates to one, then please feel free to utilise the 'feedback function'. In time then, full
annotations will be provided to these games, as well as other theoretically important ones
that will undoubtedly surface.
A word of warning though. Whilst the comparatively recent introductions of wicked
computer analysis modules has made cut−throat lines even more precise, I am a only a
human! Assessments of critical variations have constantly been changing and the