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I've just been thinking.
Because the main objective of the sicillian dragon is to concentrate an attack at c3, is it still effective if white castles kingside and not queenside?
The books I've read usually pit the dragon against the yugoslav attack which involves white castling queenside.
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dont think so your king would be very open:
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mmm, bit of a tricky one then as the dragon is usually reached before white has decided which way to castle. Bit of a gamble perhaps?
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Some exchange sacs in the dragon still occur when white castles short to win the e-pawn and cement that knight on to e4.....when white castles short it seems to be a more positional game where black doesn't really have to concentrate on c3 AS much.......
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While I don't necessarily agree with your statement "the main objective of the sicillian dragon is to concentrate an attack at c3", even with White castling kingisde, the battle line are still drawn such that White will play on the kingside and Black on the queenside. Of course, Black has to be a bit careful since while a successful queenside attack is nice, a successful White kingside attack is fatal. White usually adopts an e4,f4, Be2, Be3, O-O type of setup commonly seen in many Sicilians, playing either for e5 or f5. Black, in turn either tries to counter in the center with the usual ...d5 or else tries to mix things up on the queenside to get White's attention.