Understanding the Accelerated Dragon!! | Open Sicilian | GM Naroditsky’s Theory Speed Run

00:00 Grünfeld is Busted?!?
02:55 intro
03:03 First Move
03:10 Game
24:11 Analysis
39:23 Example Game
41:52 Back to the Game

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185 Comments

  1. I love how you just get on with the chess and don't bother with all the, "look at me, I'm clever" stuff… Thanks for a real lesson

  2. These videos are solid gooold. Thanks for sharing so much knowledge!

  3. It's dumb not to stuudy theory, and the people who blindly parrot "Openings don't matter till rank 2000" are doing just that parroting. If you ask them to explain their statement, they can't. You can study theory day 1 of chess. I couldn't get past rank 400 having never played chess ever, before the age of 42,I'm 43 now, and I couldn't maintain 500 elo. I played for a couple months, watched youtube videos, then I purchased actual courses. I studied and learned the first 2 moves, then the next, and kept adding onto what I had memorized, while doing that I learned the ideas of the openings. Most importantly studying openings got me two very important things to speed up my learning that I couldn't have done without buying courses. 1. It stopped me from making new player mistakes as much, like chasing bishops weakening my pawn structure. 2. It got me consistent positions on the board because my play was consistent, and at certain levels people play surprisingly consistent, and as you rank up the play changes but will always remain consistent with about 2 variations of what people do 90 percent of the time. This means I didn't have to think if my pieces were safe after a while in the openings, in certain positions I just knew what to play and what was safe, and what was going to happen. I'm around 1200 now and just crushing 1100 ranked players with ease. Openings 100 percent matter, and studying theory and learning the general ideas will only help you.So thanks Daniel for actually saying that, I've gotten into arguments online over this, and even posted a comment on chess.com regarding people sayinig this, because it just is untrue, no one can explain that statement, and it's just 100 percent false. If you don't study anything, what ends up happening is you make the same mistakes over and over, and instead of developing good habbits, you are actually developing terrible habbits which are harder to break later. If you study from teh get go or as early as possible you can focus on good habbits and not have to fix your bad habbits later.

  4. I am pretty sure you had a check mate in 3 at 22:20 just by chasing the king with your queen since the rock and pawn of your opponent were in the way of the king

  5. Me studies opening theory gets called a cheater😂😂😂 for moving quickly at 1300

  6. Yea, this is how I want to play chess now. You're my new favorite youtuber Dannyboi. You get a sub today.

  7. ACCELERETED DRAGON VS YUGOSLAV ATACK[[6.BISHOP E3]]…BUT WHY QUEEN D2 AN NOT PAWN F3 WHITE WTF…….

  8. You are a born teacher. One among the few. Thank you very much!!!

  9. I love the opening of the English, Indian King, Defense and Sicilian, and your explanation is wonderful. I want advice about what you mentioned earlier

  10. Great crash course on the accelerated!

  11. Danya’s arrow-drawing in this game was abysmal. Maybe he was drunk but idk no excuses. Chess was amazing though

  12. As a 1300 rapid player thats been playing for like two years im at that point of crossing from beginner to intermediate and I actually like studying theory. The problem I have is at my level we are out of it in most games by like move 5 and then it feels like all the study was for nothing. And I know if my opponents didnt play theory it means the played a less optimal move, but I cant see how to capitalize on that most of the time. What I feel like would be really helpful at my level is a lesson on how to punish non-theory plays in the opening that are not obvious blunders.

  13. Isn't the accelearated dragon even more dubious than the dragon ? No?

  14. When the Bishop and queen are in battery, they are pointing at a6 threatening to exchange dark square bishops or win an exchange. Daniel didn't cover that. How does one handle Ba6 in that position?

  15. "When you're on your own in a Sicilian, bad things tend to happen".

  16. 23:58 I'd like to call this the "3D Checkmate": Discovered Double Dovetail Checkmate

  17. I cannot be the only that enjoys studying theory… right?it's really not that bad, it's enjoyable, actually. The challenge for me, is to remember it lol

  18. Why do you use subtitles? They cover half of the board…

  19. radicalize you extreme ideologies with regards to opening theory!

  20. Fianchettoed bishop and knight combo. Great pattern to remember Ng4 Bh6 as black or Ng5 Bh4 as white. Brilliant.

  21. @30:44 So is g4 a good restricting move? I know it will need two defenders after d6 where the e5 pawn becomes shakey for white.

  22. Thank you for this great content! I took away a lot from this.

  23. I have trouble believing the idea that players that are not in say, at least the top ten percent, wouldn’t benefit far more by practicing tactics then by studying theory. I’m a top 1% chess player, and i normally play the hippo with Black. That works just fine for players weaker than me. 0 theory. Now if I’m playing someone at my level, yes, theory is important, but players hang stuff left and right that aren’t in at least the top ten percent of chess players (and that’s very conservative). I like studying opening theory because it’s fun, but if your main goal is to improve, it’s hard to believe that anything could compare to raising your strength than practicing tactics.

  24. Me who started learning theory at 737 ELO:

  25. at 33:21, after castles, can black play the move Bh6 and trade the dark squared bishop?

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