GM Eugene Perelshteyn shares a cool trap in the Maroczy Bind when white plays 7.f3 setup. The idea involves an unusual knight just with …Nh5 and a queen sac for 3 minors. Catch your opponents off-guard!
Dismantle White’s Bc4 in the Accelerated Dragon!
White’s plan of attacking on the kingside with moves like Bc4, f4, and f5 can be difficult to deal with in the accelerated dragon. GM Eugene Perelshteyn showcases a beautiful game in which Black completely dismantles White’s kingside attack by getting initiative on the whole board!
Accelerated Dragon 3. Qxd4, 7. Qb3
Recently, the 7. Qb3 line has gained popularity in the 4. Qxd4 variation of the Accelerated Dragon. Normally, white goes for 7. Qe4, but Qb3 is actually a tricky move. Instead of Nb6 as against Qe4, here the correct response for black is to go Nc7-e6. In this video, GM Perelshteyn explains how to face both 8. Bc4 and 8. Bf4.