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Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation, Yugoslav Attack

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Yugoslav Attack
a b c d e f g h
8                 8
7                 7
6                 6
5                 5
4                 4
3                 3
2                 2
1                 1
a b c d e f g h
Position in Forsyth-Edwards Notation (FEN)
Moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O
Parent: Sicilian Dragon

The Yugoslav Attack continues with 7...O-O. In the Yugoslav, Black castles kingside while White castles queenside, leading to an opposite-side-castling game where speed is important. Black often pushes on the queenside with a5 and b5 and continues advancing those pawns, while White plays g4 and h4 and continues advancing those pawns. The fianchettoed bishop on g7 is a key piece in Black's attack on the kingside and what makes the Dragon the Dragon.

White's most popular continuation is 8. Qd2, preparing for a queenside castle.

Second is 8. Bc4, which often transposes to the main line.

Theory Table

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For explanation of theory tables, see theory table and for notation, see algebraic notation.

8 9 10
Main Line (towards Old Line) Qd2

Nc6

Bc4

Bd7

O-O-O

Rc8

Panov Variation ...

...

g4

Be6

O-O-O

Nxd4

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