The Accelerated Dragon (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos

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The Accelerated Dragon in the Sicilian Defense – GM Damian Lemos

The Accelerated Dragon in the Sicilian Defense – GM Damian Lemos

The Accelerated Dragon – Lemos Deep Dive


The Accelerated Dragon is a great choice for players who want an aggressive opening they can play against a number of White set-ups. Know what you’re doing and you have fast development, great activity and a tough to crack position.

In this 8 hour Deep Dive course, GM Damian Lemos builds up your knowledge of this powerful opening weapon, starting with the main ideas and delving into the hidden nuances which will allow you to claim the full point against 1.e4 players.

GM Lemos covers all of White’s main options, pinpoints all the things to watch out for, gives his most trusted suggestions and shows how they play out in practice by analyzing memorable model games.

With players like Carlsen, Kasparov, Ivanchuk and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave adopting this opening, you’re in an excellent company and can enjoy being a master of one of the most exciting opening options available to Black.

About the Author:

Damian Lemos is a grandmaster from Argentina with a top rating of 2559 Elo.

In his lessons, Damian works closely with students to first identify the flaws and weaknesses in their games so that they can be properly evaluated and corrected.

By developing specifically-tailored training regimens for every one of his students, Grandmaster Lemos is able to achieve results that other chess coaches dream of.

How is this course going to help me?

The Accelerated Dragon in the Sicilian Defense – GM Damian Lemos

The Accelerated Dragon – Initial Position

The super-sharp Sicilian Accelerated Dragon is the ultimate antidote to 1.e4 – it’s easy to learn and allows Black to play for the advantage immediatelywithout risk and without mind-boggling memorization of lines.

The idea behind this opening is that, instead of playing …d6 then the freeing move …d5 later, Black finds a clever way to develop effectively then hit White with …d5 in one move.

Now, GM Damian Lemos has deconstructed this deadly system, laying bare all the move-order tricks, all the positional strategies and each of the most crushing attacks!

If you’ve ever said things like “I don’t play the Sicilian Defense, it’s too sharp, too much theory”, this is a chance to strengthen your repertoire with cutting-edge analysis that’s also:

Positional in nature: The piece paths and structures are so remarkably similar you’ll soon be finding the best moves intuitively (you’ll recognize that you’re winning before your opponents know they’ve made a mistake!)

Still sharp enough to crush your opponents: “Need to know” plans mean most players will make a ton of tiny errors, while you sit there grinning, ready to shock them with one of the numerous attacking plans GM Lemos reveals.)

Easy enough to learn in a weekend: GM Lemos puts the short into “shortcut” by giving you a global response (a killer system with …d5!) against sidelines, plus super-simple mainline plans (up-to-date and ready to win games in your next tournament!)

Here’s what you’ll learn with this course:

Smart move orders stop White’s “Anti-Sicilian” ideas in their tracks (cuts out 80% of your opening headaches by completely side-stepping them!)

Learn killer attacks that start with shocking, counter-intuitive moves like Li Chao’s 18…h5!!

Establish long-term positional domination with Anish Giri’s bone-crushing 29…Rxd4!! exchange sac which devastated a helpless Ivanchuk!

To help you master the material, you also get the complete PGN database of course content for review, a PDF summary of every learning point and challenging puzzles

This is the ultimate antidote to 1.e4 – rapid development, great activity, clear plans and full of potential pitfalls for White!

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2 reviews for The Accelerated Dragon (Lemos Deep Dive) – GM Damian Lemos

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    gavrila petrisor (verified owner)

    A really great job! Congratulations! I have bought this “curse”. Worth every penny!!! I didn’t play sicilian until 3 years ago because I knew is a lot of stuff to study…and to be honest, I’m a lazy person…. But, because in the Chinese zodiac I’m a Dragon, a fire one, I decided to try it. I have studied many books and I’ve seen plenty of video about how to play the dragon and I won many games with my new opening. But, when I played against better players, I had an unpleasant surprise. I was just crushed with the feared Yugoslav Attack. Bad for me….and I decided not to play again this opening… One day, someone told me that the accelerated dragon is a special opening against those who play the Yugoslav attack and they realize that something is wrong when it’s too late and the game is lost. I searched the internet and found some lessons, but I just had a revelation when I discovered this project made by an excellent teacher, Damian Lemos. I watched the three free parts about Damian’s accelerated dragon opening, and I immediately decided to buy the deep dive DVD. It’s something that any Sicilian dragon player must have in his collection. In fact, given Damian’s titanic work on this DVD, I think it’s more than enough and you do not even need another DVD about this fascinating opening. Thousands of thanks Damian !!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun (verified owner)

    Shaun S. – January 24, 2019

    What could be better than combining the Pirc with the Accelerated Dragon? Two defenses with very similar themes which would help ease my opening workload. A big attraction of this opening is GM Simon William’s (the Ginger GM) endorsement of it. I like playing attacking chess and if an attacking GM like Simon Williams suggests it then I know to take a look at it. The opening is a very good one. I like the Deep Dive series for their soundness and modern, professional presentation. Along with the 80/20 and Master Method courses, they seldom disappoint. Unfortunately, there is a drawback to choosing to play an opening like the Accelerated Dragon, Najdorf or Taimanov. A big drawback for me is all the theory I have to learn to play against the Anti-Sicilians. I myself have started playing the Alapin against the Sicilian. If you are looking for a variation of the Sicilian Defense that offers you an exciting game with good attacking chances then I fully endorse this Deep Dive course. In my experience with the Sicilian, I have found the Accelerated Dragon and the Najdorf (see the 80/20 section on this website) gave me very good results. You will need to brush up on the Anti-Sicilians though. Maybe GM Damian Lemos will put together a Deep Dive or somebody else will create 80/20 course on this subject.

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