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 In chess you have to think about a good opening when you start your game…I don’t know many openings…and know that’s one weak point which I have to work on seriously…most of the time I like to play how I feel! but will always start with my Knights/King-Queen-pawns… and if I can play the Dragon…I’m happy…..and you don’t know about the Dragon?….you can look at the image below and follow THIS LINK too!

Click on THIS LINK and it will take you to Wikichess…you can play through different openings and see what percentage of players playing white/black plays a specific opening…interesting…
More HERE on chess openings….really a good site to visit!

On the image you can see the Dragon-Variation…of the Sicilian opening….
On this link HERE you can read more about the Sicilian/Dragon, which is one of my favourites…

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Smyslov in 2002

Please Click HERE to play through a game of Smyslov V. – Denker A. played in
Moscow, 1946. They played a Sicilian Opening.
Click HERE for more Sicilian openings! You do get different variations on the Sicilian.

If you click HERE you can read on Wikipedia about the Sicilian Defence! I like the Dragon -variation = see the 2nd small image in this  post = because of the white Knights’ formation…! It looks beautiful….hehehe…

Vasily Vasiliyevich Smyslov was born March 24, 1921, in Moscow and is a Russian chess grandmaster, and was World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958. He was a Candidate for the World Chess Championship on eight occasions (1948, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1983, and 1985). Smyslov was twice Soviet Champion (1949, 1955), and his total of 17 Chess Olympiad medals won is an all-time record. In five European Team Championships, Smyslov won ten gold medals.
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HERE more about Smyslov and if you scroll down on this link, you will find more chess games of him.
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DRAGON-variation on the next image.
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