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
< Chess Opening Theory  1. e4  1...c5  2. Nf3  2...d6  3. d4  3...cxd4  4. Nxd4  4...Nf6  5. Nc3  5...g6Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation  



Position in ForsythEdwards Notation(FEN)
rnbqkb1r/pp2pp1p/3p1np1/8/3NP3/2N1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R 
Sicilian Defence, Dragon VariationEdit
The logical continuation is 6...Bg7.
Black might be tempted to play 6...Ng4, intending to chop off White's darksquared Bishop, which would strengthen the Black Bishop soon arriving at g7. But this is a beginner's mistake, it loses horribly to 7.Bb5+:
 7...Nd7 8.Qxg4 wins a Knight
 7...Bd7 8.Qxg4 also wins the Knight, since the Bishop on d7 is pinned
 7...Nc6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Bxc6+, forking King and Rook
Theory tableEdit
For explanation of theory tables see theory table and for notation see algebraic notation.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3
... Bg7 
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ReferencesEdit
 Batsford Chess Openings 2 (1989, 1994). Garry Kasparov, Raymond Keene. ISBN 0805034099.