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Sicilian, Dragon, Classical (B73)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6 6 Be3 Bg7
7 Be2 Nc6 8 O-O

Number of games in database: 557
Years covered: 1883 to 2017
Overall record:
   White wins 30.5%
   Black wins 35.5%
   Draws 33.9%

Popularity graph, by decade

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With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Wolfgang Unzicker  10 games
Efim Geller  6 games
Gata Kamsky  5 games
Karl Gilg  10 games
Oscar Chajes  5 games
Salo Landau  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Foltys vs Golombek, 1947
Unzicker vs S Conquest, 1986
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987
Lasker vs Ragozin, 1936
M Brody vs Pillsbury, 1900
O Bernstein vs Botvinnik, 1946
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 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Englisch vs Bird 1-059 1883 LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. Mackenzie vs Bird 1-034 1883 LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. A Schottlaender vs Bird 1-075 1883 NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. K Leffmann vs Bird ½-½63 1883 NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. J Minckwitz vs E Schallopp  1-045 1885 HamburgB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch 0-133 1889 NurnbergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. D G Baird vs Max Weiss 1-0113 1889 USA-06.Congress New York (24-2)B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. Englisch vs Max Weiss ½-½32 1890 Kolisch MemorialB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. Showalter vs Lipschutz  0-161 1892 US Championship matchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. H Voigt vs Lasker 0-182 1892 Philadelphia simB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. A Ponce vs Lasker 0-136 1893 Havana m3B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
12. Taubenhaus vs Lasker 0-137 1893 New YorkB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. Albin vs Pillsbury 1-061 1893 13, New YorkB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. Showalter vs E Delmar ½-½47 1893 1st City Chess Club TournamentB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. T Physick vs W Wayte  1-031 1894 tt City CC vsB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. Schlechter vs K De Weydlich  0-162 1894 9th DSB Kongress, LeipzigB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
17. E Delmar vs W P Shipley 1-054 1896 Franklin CC vs Manhattan CCB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. A Hodges vs D S Robinson  1-040 1897 Franklin Chess Club v Manhattan Chess Club Telegraph MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. A Zinkl vs Schlechter 0-147 1897 BerlinB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
20. Lipschutz vs D S Robinson  1-048 1899 New York v Pennsylvania Interstate Teams MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. J Kotrc vs Maroczy  0-166 1899 Kolisch mem 9900B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
22. T F Lawrence vs H Voigt  0-142 1900 5th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. E O Jones vs W Ward  0-144 1900 LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
24. L Van Vliet vs W Ward  ½-½58 1900 LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
25. M Brody vs Lasker  0-154 1900 ParisB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-24-05  mind: One of the benefits of this opening is that:white creates a good defensive position and at the same time,the pieces are well developed.
Feb-26-06  gebminds: Yes, but the line leads to more boring and less active play. the intentions behind the Yugoslav Attack (moves f3, Bc4 and Qd2 by white)are completely isolated from the picture. I play the dragon often, and find that in classical variations, the games are usually a draw.
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  WannaBe: Have to study this opening... And possibly all it's side variations.

Gonna be a looooong project.

Mar-26-17  WTHarvey: Here's a collection of 41 characteristic puzzles from the B73 Classical Dragon: Find the winning move.
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