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Hi everyone!

I have to say guys that although there is only one replacement and five new games this month it is definitely a case of quality rather than quantity as I have invested an awful lot of time in the annotations and answers/requests to the mail in the Grab Bag. It is also very late as I write this but I wanted to get it posted ASAP. Although I was leading the British Championship after the first week, suddenly everything went really hazy in the last 5 games. I did however get 2 ½ out of 3 in the Dragon (it would have been 100% if I'd not spent the last round feeling sorry for myself!) and all those games are annotated exclusively here.

Download PGN of August '05 Dragon Sicilian games

To conclude then, this month we have:

Lastin - Savchenko: Annotations updated thanks to subscriber input.

Pert - Storey: More Hyper-Accelerated Dragon action with a greedy line under the spotlight:

To take or not?

Pert - Ward: Nothing short of a disaster for White in a Maroczy Bind.

You won't see me complaining though!

Ashton - Ward: Another outing in the critical line of the Dragondorf, from a Najdorf move order!

Don't miss out on the crazy ending.

Jessel - Ward: Why I don't think that 10 Kb1 (after 9 0-0-0 d5):

is looking up to much.

Comet B50-Fritz 8: Our thanks to Tommy J Curry AKA 'Teyko' for finding 24...c5!? and then submitting his analysis for you all to scrutinise on the forum:

Yes, I do keep an eye out on what goes on there and well thanks to all of the subscribers that added to the thread.

Don't forget to check out this month's Grab Bag.

Best wishes,


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