How deep should I memorize lines of the Sicilian Dragon? 1400s USCF The Dragon seems to resonate with me the most, after looking at all the variations. Do I need to get a book on it, or can I get by by just watching YouTube videos, looking at games, and experience?
There's a guy on Youtube, that has like 20-25 minute videos on each of the four main variations of the Sicilian Dragon? Example video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDRoBnL1gRg
Can I get by on just watching his videos, just playing it (and checking where I deviated afterwards), and playing through master games of the opening? First memorize the main variations like 10-15 moves in, and then as I gain experience, learn the sidelines?