Hyper Accelerated Dragon: Sicilian Defense

The Hyper Accelerated Dragon starts with the moves 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6. Black looks to make an early play for Bg7 while avoiding the move d6 that is played in the Dragon variation.

While this does keep white from playing the most aggressive variation, it still allows them to play the Maróczy Bind which can be troublesome for black.

If you want to learn more variations in the Sicilian Defense you can check those out at our website .


  1. good !! nice to see your face…just continue !! 🙂

  2. 8:52 why won't white's knight take black's knight at c4? It opens queen, but if black takes queen, white's knight takes black's queen. White will have 2 knights, whereas black loses a knight

  3. I just lost earlier to a Hyperaccelerated dragon, fianchetto variation earlier, so here I am, planning my revenge

  4. 100 Good, clear analysis of the Accelerated Dragon Sicilian Defense. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  5. 💯question, after the en passant you play Be6 but what is white takes e7 then?

  6. Thank you so much the video was really helpful.100

  7. You said white taking the knight on c6 opens up the square to get the black lightsquare bishop involved into the game but you hovered the black lightsquare bishop over the a6 square which is covered by the white lightsquare bishop??? Can someone explain more how to exploit this mistake by white?

  8. İf ibplay this mfs always play bishop to f6 and it's done

  9. queen takes d5 variation video please
    every player did this when i played hyper accelerated dragon

  10. Every time I play a game, Im gonna shout, "Don't underestimate me, you just activate my Hyper accelerated dragon ultra maximum speed! Get ready. To lose!"
    Proceed to play ultra fast.
    The goal isnt to win, but to look as cool as possible and blunder my opponent to resign from the sheer terror.

  11. Would be awesome to see the other variations you mention

  12. I'd put stockfish 15.1 vs the 25 core maximum engine and they have played this opening

  13. 100, nice to see your face you handsome devil

  14. 100. Thanks mate this was great explanation was great

  15. Nicely done. Looking forward to more videos. 100

  16. For lower rated players there is a small trap in the Qxd4 line that black can go for in the event queen retreats to c3. So 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nf6 5. e5 Nc6 6. Qc3. Here black can play e6. The threat is to play Bb4 pinning queen and winning it for the cost of the knight on f6 and the bishop. You'd be surprised how many players blunder this under 1200. The exact same thing exists with colors reversed in the english reverse sicilian queen captures line.

  17. Thanks for the video! What is if after 4.Nxd4 black plays…Nf6 instead of …Bg7 to sidestep the Maroczy bind? This is suggested by GM Perelsheyn in Chessable. Is this still a HAD?

  18. Trying to learn this black opening and wondering if I should be worried about dragon trap from white?

  19. Bit late to this party but wanted a video on this opening and you popped up. Really cool to put a face to the iconic voice! You taught me all my openings when I started playing 8 years ago. 100!

  20. 100. I have been playing the modern defense. Then I noticed some of my weaknesses, I tried to avoid that. I didn't know I was already playing the accelerated dragon. And now, I am trying to expand my theory in this line. And this video helped so much. Hope I remember them in the actual game. LOL

  21. 100% probably four times haha. I always come back to this video for a reference anytime I attempt to play the hyper-accelerated dragon. Thank you. 🙏🏻🤘🏻

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