Chess Openings: How to Play the Dragon & Acc. Dragon!

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IM Rensch “concedes” his “2-Minute Openings Drill” claim for something more reasonable: Tournament Openings you need to know in under 5 Minutes! Today he covers two openings in one shot. Learn to “breathe fire” with your Dragon Bishop!


  1. Hey is there a flip board option for ? and is it available for regular players?

  2. just to change the subject: I want to know the name of this combination for black: 1. d4 Nf6 2. (some other move allowing:) Nc6. It immediately gives black advantage in development. I have used it with some success as it is unexpected. I want to research it further. Can anyone help?

  3. May somebody tell me why the white knight never takes c6, because that always happens to me in tournaments D:

  4. @melovepeas you are so right. It forces a pawn move. Why not?????

  5. I don't understand why he flipped the board and still focused the majority of his discussion on white's strategy…

  6. from the very start, go for g7 very fastly and fianchetto the f8 bishop and c5 for the hyper accelerated Dragon sicilian

  7. uh…Danny…after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6?! 6.Nxc6 bc 7.e5 Nd5? 8.Nxd5 cd 9.Qxd5 Rb8, isn't 10.e6! really good for White, on account of 10…de (or fe) 11.Qe5! forking the rooks? (btw I'm Mainline_Novelty on, I've been on The Big Show 6 times :P)

  8. but in exchange for avoiding the Ross. he has the 3.d4 cd 4.Qxd4 line to worry about (which IMO is more dangerous of a line than the Ross.)

  9. Hi, i like the dragon, but i keep meeting the c3 Sicilian (alapin) how can black play against this and still get an aggressive tactical game?

  10. It's known as the "Two Knights Tango". IM Palliser has a book on it ("Tango")

  11. Maybe I will play one of the Dragons. Thank you so much for this great analysis!

  12. Great video, fascinating opening with hours and hours of study. Yugoslav attack, soltis variation and Chinese dragon just to name a few sound Dragon openings. Then more hours of study who knows I might be able to play some off beat lines to confuse my opponent!

  13. White is dragon opening and black is acc. dragon? am i right?

  14. White is dragon opening and black is acc.dragon? or the opposite?

  15. no black is both, accelerated it just an accelareted version

  16. the accelerated dragon and the hyper accelerated dragon are almost same

  17. yo, whassup everybody! Not the way to start a bid but i'll take it

  18. danny is a great video maker, looking forward to the next bullet brawl!

  19. what if 1. e4 c5 2. nf3 d6 3.bb5+ then what do i do?

  20. This is the most listenable video by this presenter to date. It is not the speed at which he talks but the fact that he does not hyper-qualify every point until you want to fall asleep and does not repeat himself ad nauseum.

  21. 8min 44s. "Bishop b3 to avoid tactical tricks." What tactical tricks are possible if white leaves his bishop on c4?

  22. Loved this explanation! Thank you so much!

  23. Yaw. I wish one can thumb down more than once, like 3,412 times. Yaw…

  24. An easy way for black to win that works for both beginner and advanced (mainline for advanced for me)

  25. What does he mean by “tactical tricks”

  26. Great video! Nice to see there is a lot of good stuff in the archive. Nice description of the motivations behind the moves

  27. Excellently explained for what to do, and what not because of potential consequences.

  28. Ain’t nobody can slay the dragon. Not even me, and I’m retarded. (c" ತ,_ತ)

  29. Great video. Short and to the point. Best thing is telling us what the overarching objective is. Subscribed 🙏

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