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The dragon variation is a variation of the Sicilian Defense. It is a very aggressive opening. With 5…g6, Black aims to Fianchetto the kingside bishop to g7 and castle kingside.


Yugoslav Attack Lines[]

The most popular continuation is 6.Be3. Black usually responds with …Bg7. Ng4?? cannot be played due to Bb5+!, and Nf6 is sometimes played too. White almost always plays f3, beginning the Yugoslav Attack. 7.f3 supports white’s e-pawn and also prevents Ng4, while also helping to expand with g4. Black can either play 7. …O-O or …Nf6