The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (The Henley Method)

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                    [description] => <h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Master Method Series #32</span></h2>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">The Deadly Sicilian Dragon: Destroy The Maroczy Bind with the Henley Method</span></h2>
[caption id="attachment_437413" align="alignright" width="528"]<img class="wp-image-437413" title="The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ron-henley-Method-600x334.jpg" alt="The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)" width="528" height="294" /> GM Ron Henley[/caption]

Looking to spice up your chess opening repertoire and get more wins as Black? Play the Sicilian Dragon!

This is an opening for warriors, those who like to battle looking to take home the spoils.

And there’s no better person to teach you how to emerge victorious than American GM Ron Henley.

If you’re a Sicilian Dragon player, the Maroczy Bind is terrifying!

In fact, many players quit playing the Dragon just so they don’t have to face it.

<em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Should you stop firing up the Dragon? Nope.</span></strong></em>

There’s a smart technique to exploit the hidden weaknesses of this peculiar setup and break free from its positional clasp, ultimately launching a crushing counterattack on White.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Hint: it involves a weird knight move!</span>
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Author:</span></h2>
[caption id="attachment_2590" align="alignright" width="200"]<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/GM-Ron-W.-Henley1.jpg"><img class="wp-image-2590" title="The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/GM-Ron-W.-Henley1.jpg" alt="The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)" width="200" height="287" /></a> GM Ron W. Henley[/caption]

Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

Ron Henley also trained 7-times US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Is this course for me?</span></h2>
If there’s one opening that ranks top for its razor-sharp lines and mind-boggling complications, it’s the Sicilian Dragon. If you like aggression, this is the line for you.

What opening did Kasparov turn to against Anand in their World Championship match in 1995? You guessed it – the Dragon, scoring 3 out of 4 as Black!

In this staggering 24 hour course, GM Henley goes in-depth on the various Accelerated Dragon setups, covering the evolution of the opening from the 1800s to Magnus Carlsen.

You learn the strategic and tactical themes for both sides, the strongest GM-backed lines, a ton of killer attacks and a few sneaky traps to ensnare your opponents in too!

<span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Here are some of the things that you will learn in this course:</span>
<ul style="list-style-type: square;">
 	<li>Burn bookish 1.e4 players with fireballs.</li>
 	<li>Grasp this highly complex variation inside out and take 1.e4 players out of their books for a journey to hell where only the strong survives. And in most cases, it’s the Black.</li>
</ul>
<ul style="list-style-type: square;">
 	<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Not for equality but for advantage. </strong></span>Follow the footsteps of Fischer and Kasparov, and fight for a combative position where Black gains solid chances of retaliation in the center and on the queenside. One slight mistake might result in White’s doom.</li>
 	<li><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bust the Yugoslav attack. </strong></span>Forget the h-pawn and fire up your force along the long diagonal with the g-7 Bishop, sending the rest of your army to demolish the White king. <em>Yugoslav busted!</em></li>
</ul>
If you are looking for a fiery opening against White that asks for positional superiority and tactical sense, the <em>Dragon</em> is waiting for you.

Want to unleash your Dragon from this strong bind and start spitting fire on White?

The Deadly Sicilian Dragon works perfectly as both a complete training course and as an invaluable reference guide.

<em><strong>Enjoy this awesome course on The Deadly Sicilian Dragon!</strong></em>
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I play the Sicilian Dragon a lot and this course by GM Henley taught me nuances about the opening which I had never known about! The Dragon is a very complex opening and although heavily analyzed, there are still variations which can be tricky which can lead to disaster for the Black player if he is not careful. This course gives you a thorough understanding of almost every set-up one could face while playing this opening. One of the best courses I've seen about the Dragon!

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01/03/2019
Sean Gao

I really enjoyed how this cour

I really enjoyed how this course taught me to play the accelerated dragon. For example, I played against the dragon myself using the Yugoslav attack, but now as an Accelerated dragon player I can punish white player who think they continued using their Yugoslav setup. The reason I did not rate this as perfect is because in one of the Roman Dzindzichashvili videos he tells people that the Breyer Variation had it flaws and I did not know what was going on. Also maybe I just haven't gotten to the right part in the course yet, but I also would have preferred if Ron W Henley taught us how to counter the Rossolimo and the 4. Qxd4.


Overview

Master Method Series #32

The Deadly Sicilian Dragon: Destroy The Maroczy Bind with the Henley Method

The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)
GM Ron Henley

Looking to spice up your chess opening repertoire and get more wins as Black? Play the Sicilian Dragon!

This is an opening for warriors, those who like to battle looking to take home the spoils.

And there’s no better person to teach you how to emerge victorious than American GM Ron Henley.

If you’re a Sicilian Dragon player, the Maroczy Bind is terrifying!

In fact, many players quit playing the Dragon just so they don’t have to face it.

Should you stop firing up the Dragon? Nope.

There’s a smart technique to exploit the hidden weaknesses of this peculiar setup and break free from its positional clasp, ultimately launching a crushing counterattack on White.

Hint: it involves a weird knight move!

About the Author:

The Deadly Sicilian Dragon (the Henley Method)
GM Ron W. Henley

Ron Henley (born December 5, 1956, in Houston, Texas) is an American chess grandmaster, writer, narrator, and producer of chess videos.

Henley obtained the International Master title in 1980 and the Grandmaster title in 1982. He also appeared on the cover of Chess Life in 1982, representing the United States.

Aside from being a strong player in his own right, GM Henley acted as second, analyst and trainer for former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov in many of his matches in the 1990s.

Ron Henley also trained 7-times US Women’s Champion, GM Irina Krush.

Is this course for me?

If there’s one opening that ranks top for its razor-sharp lines and mind-boggling complications, it’s the Sicilian Dragon. If you like aggression, this is the line for you.

What opening did Kasparov turn to against Anand in their World Championship match in 1995? You guessed it – the Dragon, scoring 3 out of 4 as Black!

In this staggering 24 hour course, GM Henley goes in-depth on the various Accelerated Dragon setups, covering the evolution of the opening from the 1800s to Magnus Carlsen.

You learn the strategic and tactical themes for both sides, the strongest GM-backed lines, a ton of killer attacks and a few sneaky traps to ensnare your opponents in too!

Here are some of the things that you will learn in this course:

  • Burn bookish 1.e4 players with fireballs.
  • Grasp this highly complex variation inside out and take 1.e4 players out of their books for a journey to hell where only the strong survives. And in most cases, it’s the Black.
  • Not for equality but for advantage. Follow the footsteps of Fischer and Kasparov, and fight for a combative position where Black gains solid chances of retaliation in the center and on the queenside. One slight mistake might result in White’s doom.
  • Bust the Yugoslav attack. Forget the h-pawn and fire up your force along the long diagonal with the g-7 Bishop, sending the rest of your army to demolish the White king. Yugoslav busted!

If you are looking for a fiery opening against White that asks for positional superiority and tactical sense, the Dragon is waiting for you.

Want to unleash your Dragon from this strong bind and start spitting fire on White?

The Deadly Sicilian Dragon works perfectly as both a complete training course and as an invaluable reference guide.

Enjoy this awesome course on The Deadly Sicilian Dragon!


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Chapter List

Introduction

Chapter 1: The 7 Elements of Chess

  1. Overview 
  2. Material 
  3. Force
  4. Relative value
  5. Time 
  6. Pawns and structure 
  7. Color control 
  8. King safety

Chapter 2: Dragon Sicilians

  1. Dragon Sicilians overview 
  2. History and Evolution

Chapter 3: Anti-Yugoslav Attack

  1. White systems with Be3, Qd2 or f3 
  2. Anti-Yugoslav Attack 
  3. White plays Nb3 
  4. White plays Bc4 
  5. Other 8th moves 
  6. Instructive games 
  7. White plays Qxd4 

Chapter 4: Classical variations

  1. Overview of the Classical
  2. White plays Nde2 
  3. Early c3 
  4. White exchanges on c6 

Chapter 5: The Maroczy Bind

  1. Introducing the Maroczy 
  2. Early history 
  3. Russian school of chess 
  4. American school of chess 
  5. Mozart of chess 
  6. Breyer variation 
  7. Breyer, 9…e5 
  8. Breyer, 10.Bd3 
  9. Breyer, other 10th moves