The Accelerated Dragon is an exciting way to meet 1 e4. By stationing the Bishop on g7, Black hopes to breathe fire on the White queenside. In Part One of a two DVD series, IM Andrew Martin covers the most popular White counter among Grandmasters, the Maroczy Bind. He gives two ways for Black to meet this strong system, one sharp, one solid. Take your pick! 1) Classical Variation 2) Lines with Nxc6 3) The Pseudo-Yugoslav attack. The conclusion is reached that Black is in fine shape against all of these ideas. In 2010, The Accelerated Dragon remains an excellent counter to 1 e4.