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Valt Borsony vs Albert Laustsen
2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956) (correspondence), Jan-01
Sicilian Defense: Dragon Variation. General (B70)  ·  1-0

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May-15-03  massive designer: THIS A real nice trap ha the Night is lost anyway
May-16-03  sleepkid: I wouldn't call this a trap. It's just a blunder by black. The knight has no business going on such a sortie at this stage in this opening.
May-16-03  abulkasim: was wondering why Black did not play 6. d4 forcing white to 6...Nf3 and thus gaining tempo? The Knight obviously wasnt going to do anything g5.
May-16-03  actual: the best move is 6..Bg7. In the dragon variation the dark square bishop is developed on the long diagonal and black will try to keep the diagonal open in order to exert pressure with his bishop...there are many tactical "tricks" in this variation to be aware of...black in this game intended to either trade off white's dark sq bishop for his knight (which would turn blacks bishop headed to g7 into a beast) or force white to lose a tempo...black missed Bb5+ (the knights only defender will either be blocked or pinned)...The mainline yugoslav attack to the dragon continues 6...Bg7 7. f3 to prevent black from playing Ng4
May-11-04  Sadgrinner: <abulkasim> I believe you meant to ask: 'why didn't black play 6. ...e5 forcing white to 7. Nf3?'

All I have to offer is that 6. ...Bg7 seems like the natural follow-up to 5. ...g6, and 6. ...e5 would close off the a1-h8 diagonal, hurting a later black fianchetto.

<Actual> may be correct - if you look at this sequence in the opening explorer, there are no games with 6. ...e5. I'd be interested in knowing why. Can Crafty v18.12 help any?

May-11-04  Dudley: The move ...e5 is not usually seen at any point in the Dragon variation because it weakens both d6 and f6, since black has already weakened his position with g6. In general, ...e5 or ...e6 belong in other sicilian lines such as the Schevenigan or Boleshevsky (sp?) The liberating move that black aims for in the dragon is ...d5.
May-11-04  Dudley: The game itself shows the tactical refutation of Ng4 played too early in the Sicilian-I bet Bill Wall has played this one. If you play the open Sicilian as white, you will have a chance to pull this one off sooner or later.
Nov-29-04  isolatedpawn: Premature 6...Ng4. Sealed the victory for White!!!
Nov-29-04  Shams: do the notes to the game indicate that this blunder occurred in a World Championship Correspondence match?????
Nov-29-04  sneaky pete: <Shams> 2nd WC correspondence (15 player) tournament 1956/59, won by Ragozin. Laustsen finished last. Think of it the positive way: 6... Ng4?? saved him a lot of postage.
Dec-07-05  Chopin: That's what happens when you don't develop your pieces.
Mar-19-06  DeepBlade: This is a common mistake in the Dragon var. since the pin wins a piece. This is why the Yugoslav attack has f3 in its line, to keep the Knight off the g4 square.
Feb-15-09  swarmoflocusts: "This is why the Yugoslav attack has f3 in its line, to keep the Knight off the g4 square."

The point is that white doesn't have to play that until black has either played Nc6 or castled (or, I supposed, played Bg7, so he can play Kf8 after the check, although I never liked that for black.)

Feb-01-12
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  Benzol: <sleepkid> <I wouldn't call this a trap. It's just a blunder by black>

Don't think you could say he was in time pressure. This was a correspondence game!?

Mar-30-18
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  Korora: 6. ... Ng4?? "I just don't know what went wrong!"
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