Hyper Accelerated Dragon Mastermind with GM Bryan Smith

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GM Bryan Smith created a complete 10-hour Mastermind Chess Course on the Hyper Accelerated Dragon, where he reveals his entire preparation with Black on this shortcut opening!

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Looking for a powerful, attacking, ‘low-maintenance’ weapon against 1.e4?

Get all the benefits of playing the Sicilian Defense while preventing the most dangerous counters without spending half of your lifetime memorizing the theory!

The Hyper Accelerated Dragon (1.e4 c5 Nf3 g6) is your secret weapon!

Black has multiple strong setups available while restricting White’s most dangerous responses including the Yugoslav Attack, Rossolimo, and the Moscow Variation.

Play a more favorable version of ‘modified’ Maroczy Bind, leading to very different types of positions… and White better know what they are doing, or the game will end with a quick 0-1.

Reviews From Customers

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Just What I Was Looking For”

I have bought other courses about the Accelerated Dragon, but this one is just what I was looking for, dealing with the Hyper Accelerated version of it, and going into some offbeat lines like Bg7 as an answer to 3. d4 or 4… Qb6 instead of transposing to a normal Maroczy bind. There is also some coverage of traditional lines, but these other interesting ideas are the meat and potatoes of this course. GM Bryan Smith performance is great and explains very well the main ideas and reasons after each movement. One of the best courses I have bought, money well spent.” – David G. (Switzerland) – Verified buyer – 28 Feb 2021

About the Author:

Bryan Smith is an American Grandmaster and chess coach. GM Smith has won many international tournaments including Limpedea Cup (Romania), Citta di Erba (Italy), Easter International (Serbia), Philadelphia International, National Chess Congress, US Masters, etc.

Grandmaster Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup.

hyper accelerated dragon3 280x280 1Here is what Hyper Accelerated Dragon is All About:

  • Beating 2500-rated in Style. Learn the powerful attacking setup that works wonders with opposite-side castling.
  • Destroying a 2100 FIDE in 7 moves! Bryan Smith demonstrates what happens if White is not familiar with the Hyper Accelerated move order.
  • Beating a Chess Master with Ease. A practical guide to saccing a pawn, gaining the initiative, and harassing the White’s queen to build a game-winning attack.
  • Hyper Accelerated Dragon is a “low maintenance” opening, unlike other variations such as Classical Dragon or Najdorf. No need to constantly update the theory.

What’s Included?

Complete set of PGNs

Downloadable, complete set of PGNs of everything covered so that you can analyze it at your own pace and convenience. A must-have treasure chest for any serious player.

7 Model Games

GM Bryan Smith demonstrates 7 meticulously analyzed Model Games, sharing GM Analysis, important plans, principles, and ideas to make sure you can start applying your new Hyper Accelerated Dragon preparation in a matter of days!

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Access to Practicum

Train the important attacking motifs with a set of specifically designed tasks and challenges. The practical part is an important element of the course.

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Running Time

10+ hours


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Content Outline

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Hyper Accelerated Dragon
CHAPTER 2: Various Moves
CHAPTER 3: 4.dxc5
CHAPTER 4: 4.d5
CHAPTER 5: 4.c4 Qb6 5.Nc3
CHAPTER 6: 4.c4 Qb6 5.dxc5 Part 1
CHAPTER 7: 4.c4 Qb6 5.dxc5 Part 2
CHAPTER 8: 4…Qa5+ 5.Bd2
CHAPTER 9: 4…Qa5+ 5.Nc3
CHAPTER 10: 4.c3 6.exd5
CHAPTER 11: 4.c3 6.e5
CHAPTER 12: Classical Variations
CHAPTER 13: 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5
CHAPTER 14: Yugoslav
CHAPTER 15: 3…cxd4 4.Qxd4
CHAPTER 16: Model Games