The Sicilian Accelerated Dragon (1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 g6) is one of the most exciting and enduring openings known to the modern chessplayer. After decades of use, the razor-sharp move has recently had a strong revival, and this book brings together previously inaccessible new material on the opening. The authors examine all significant developments within all of the lines that encompass the Accelerated Dragon, including the intriguing Hyper-Accelerated Dragon and the obscure Semi-Accelerated Dragon. Numerous new ideas and improvement of existing theory (as well as many places of original analysis) make this essential for both Black and White players wishing to arm themselves in competitive play.
Carsten Hansen is a Danish player (currently living in New Jersey) and a Fide Master, noted for the thoroughness of his research. He is the author of a number of books on chess openings, including the original 1998 classic Accelerated Dragon (ISBN 0 7134 7986 8), also published by Batsford. Peter Heine Nielsen is Denmark's highest-rated player and four-times Danish Champion. Both authors live in Denmark.