9. 0-0-0

The following line covers what I regard as the most critical line of the whole Dragon. At first I was quite concerned that black can’t hold after 10…e5, because Nielsen believes that 14. Kb1 poses problems and the line recommended by Jones in his book had a hole, but Carlsen-Jones from the Tata Steel Tournament 2018 shows what looks like an equalizer.

Play it safe!