Ultra-Aggressive Sicilian Dragon, Yugoslav Attack – Chess Openings Explained

Jonathan Schrantz activates the R.O.G. 4000 to choose the topic for this week: the Sicilian Dragon! See two games featuring the Yugoslav Attack, the Dragon’s “ultimate test.”

Sergey Karjakin vs Teimour Radjabov, FIDE Grand Prix (2008): B78 Sicilian, dragon, Yugoslav attack, 10.O-O-O
Magnus Carlsen vs Teimour Radjabov, Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final (2008): B78 Sicilian, dragon, Yugoslav attack, 10.O-O-O


  1. the audience was definitely on something.

  2. Really enjoyable! It took me about two hours to go through it but i think I understood most of it! Tyvm πŸ™‚

  3. Very annoying when the lecturers interact with the audience

  4. 42:31 Am I missing something and this move was not a blunder? Because the knight is hanging now and black can just take it. Its only defender the Knight on C3 is tied up preventing check mate (Qxa3, pxa3, Rxa3?)

  5. So in the second game where white won why didn't black press with Rook takes pawn at B2. It's what looks like a guaranteed checkmate in a couple moves.

  6. This video is not only informative but god damn hilarious. Subbing instantly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  7. Please do kings Indian defence strategies and tactics both for middle and endgame

  8. 18:08 Nc4! from black wins a whole knight after Nxc8 Nxd2+ Kc1 Rxc8 Kxd2 Bxd4,
    (or) it gains the initiative after Nc4! Bxc4 Rxc4 Ne2.

  9. props to the ROG 4000 drawing the dragon raargh

  10. Correction – 10:40 this is simply an exchange, no advantage gained for White. After cxb5 and Qxd5+, black moves bishop Be6 and rook is defended.

  11. backk at some unreeber move number when black was threatening rook-rook-queen checkmate and white answered with a3, if the black bishop takes the e knight, could you look rxb2? with the knight's protector off the board and c2 still closed, it seems like there is a mate there. (and thank you for your awesome videos)

  12. Can we have Reti? This is an exciting opening…

  13. I’m suprised you managed to get Chris Evans for this video.


  15. 18.00, the move behind black lack of fear is: knight x f3, sacrificing the quality and a pawn have a massive initiative and a powerful passed pawn

  16. 21:45 – a strange and unusual variation, although it can be used for blitz. πŸ™‚

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  18. At 8:22 If white moves Bishop too b4 and pushes the pawn that’s checkmate

  19. 38:00 Nd4 by white is mate in 3 for black… Qxa2 Kxa2 Ra6 Qa5 Rxa5#

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  21. Seeking assistance with beginner Sicilian Dragon vs the Yugoslav attack. God bless

  22. I stumbled across this video and my first thought was "wow he sounds super nervous for some reason compared to how smooth and confident he normally is" and only then did I realize that this was 7 years ago and that it's a different channel. It's crazy how time changes people. He's my favorite teacher!

  23. Jonathan – what software do you use to make these videos?

  24. 3 minutes in and you haven't started covering am opening. How are you getting retention on these videos?

  25. Chinese Dragon still very interesting to this day

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