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QGD Mainline
QGD Mainline
Ragozin , Vienna, Cambridge Springs, Lasker, Tartakower [D38-39 & D50-69]
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80 1240 Last Post 07/11/24 at 02:35:20
In: Re: Is the QGD Orthodox s...
By: Nernstian59
QGD Intro
QGD Intro
Tarrasch & Semi-Tarrasch, Exchange Variation, 5 Bf4 [D30-37 & D41-42]
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110 2142 Last Post 06/27/24 at 22:02:28
In: Re: New Tarrasch Defense...
By: FreeRepublic
Queen's Gambit Accepted [D20-D29]
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77 729 Last Post 06/26/24 at 18:10:00
In: Re: What do QGA players d...
By: katar
Main Slav Defence [D16-19], Slow Slav [D11-12], Exchange [D13-14] Chebanenko [D10 & D15]
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191 2410 Last Post 03/24/23 at 16:46:29
In: Re: QGA Accelerated ...dx...
By: an ordinary chessplayer
Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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184 2017 Last Post 07/11/24 at 03:02:11
In: Re: The Modernized Semi-S...
By: Nernstian59
Catalan Opening [E01-09]
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80 1071 Last Post 07/03/24 at 15:11:39
In: Re: NC3 catalan
By: browniesbane
1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. d4 d5 2. c4
Slav, QGA, QGD, Catalan, etc. [D06-66 & E01-09] with GM Nigel Davies
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Slav exchange
Hi all, Is there any books or videos that give good coverage of the slav exchange for black? I been thinking of playing the semi-slav actually and I like the slav move order but I'm kinda afraid of th...

Started 06/03/22 at 19:07:31 by Mtal
4 1677 Last Post 09/29/22 at 12:39:10
By: Kerangali
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Countering the Queen's Gambit
Does anyone have Countering the Queen's Gambit by Prusikin from New In Chess? Any thoughts?

Started 03/26/22 at 09:54:27 by TD
2 1866 Last Post 05/18/22 at 18:42:43
By: fluffy
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Sources on the Qc2 Anti Meran for White
Hey, question is in the title Smiley

Started 10/12/20 at 20:03:48 by mxstoe
0 1384 Last Post 10/12/20 at 20:03:48
By: mxstoe
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QGD Exchange Carlsbard Structure with g5
In Antonsen - Burmakin 1/2-1/2 2014 Chesspub game annotated by Max Illingworth, he notes, "1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 h6 7. Bh4 Be6 8. e3 Nbd7 that 9. Bd3 is met with 9...

Started 10/04/20 at 05:58:40 by trw
3 2015 Last Post 10/04/20 at 08:12:29
By: trw
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Chigorin Exchange Variation - 10.Nxc6!?
Hi Everyone,
while assembling my black repertoire vs. 1.d4, which contains the Chigorin Defense, I stumbled upon a possibility for White that I could not find equality against. It is in the Excha...

Started 02/26/20 at 05:51:58 by Kyuken
2 2378 Last Post 02/28/20 at 20:24:40
By: Kyuken
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Welcome GM Robert Hungaski!
I am really pleased to announce that GM Robert Hungaski is taking over the 1 d4 d5 2 c4 section. He is a professional chess player (Grand Master since 2013) and coach (FIDE Senior Trainer) from the Un...

Started 12/19/19 at 12:51:13 by GMTonyKosten
3 3044 Last Post 12/24/19 at 19:19:32
By: scvchess
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Books advocating the main line Slav for White?
Are there any fairly recent books - I mean actual paper books: not DVDs, videos, Chesstable products or similar - analyzing the main line Slav from White's perspective? I mean, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 N...

Started 12/21/19 at 10:14:21 by grandpatzer
9 4718 Last Post 12/23/19 at 18:40:22
By: semper_fidelis
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Nf3 without Nc3, queen's gambit exchanged line
Are there well known articles on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.cxd4 exd4 5.Bg5.
This isn't technically the exchange variation since white hasn't played Nc3, but are there any well known discussions...

Started 11/24/19 at 21:55:52 by kevinfat
7 4280 Last Post 12/20/19 at 19:55:38
By: stockhausen
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QGA databank by Hungaski
Released few days ago. One of the few QGA resources these days.
I know that Hungaski plays a lot in Argentina, but he is officiall...

Started 12/05/19 at 22:16:14 by Leon_Trotsky
1 2393 Last Post 12/16/19 at 02:49:47
By: scvchess
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Opening Repertoire the Queen's Gambit - Lemos
Opening Repertoire the Queen's Gambit - Lemos
This book was published a few days ago by Everyman. Is it actually a repertoire book (as the title suggests) or else (nowadays one cannot be sure of ...

Started 08/17/19 at 07:20:14 by grandpatzer
1 2872 Last Post 10/14/19 at 05:11:34
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Classical Slav Mainline: 7...Dc7 or 7...Cb6 ¿
I have been debating for years which one to play here:

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Started 02/04/19 at 02:28:29 by Leon_Trotsky
2 2681 Last Post 02/04/19 at 18:13:50
By: ErictheRed
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Why are playing the Big Boys like this?
The elite players against d4 usually play like Nimzo move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 but if white play Nf3 then 3.d5. With this move order they just avoid the exchange variation witg Nge2. All the rest se...

Started 09/29/18 at 10:36:51 by Pingudon
11 6108 Last Post 12/30/18 at 10:54:06
By: Laramonet
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Grooten - Understanding before Moving: Part 2
Hi All,
Has anyone seen this ? It's on Queen's Gambit structures. the sample pages remind me of the series I think was called Read and Play on the French, King's Indian etc.

Started 12/21/18 at 14:38:12 by Laramonet
0 2362 Last Post 12/21/18 at 14:38:12
By: Laramonet
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Playing The Queen’s Gambit Declined
On Quality Chess forum I noticed that Nikos Ntirlis is finishing his book on QGD, a Black repertoire.
Nikos, can you please answer following:
– this will be a GM Guide format for Black based...

Started 01/07/17 at 11:14:03 by rossia
4 6803 Last Post 11/14/18 at 20:39:30
By: Laramonet
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Idea in 5 Bf4 system
In a recent game, after 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Be7 7. Qc2 O-O, I was faced with 8. Ng5. 
The main idea being that 8. .. h6 is met with 9. h4. That might be Black...

Started 11/08/18 at 00:52:26 by RdC
4 3598 Last Post 11/08/18 at 17:40:20
By: FreeRepublic
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Nimzo/QID player avoiding Catalán
I was thinking over how a Nimzo/QID player plays 1. d4 Cf6 2. c4 e6. They are covered after 3. Cc3 Ab4 a Nimzo, 3. Cf3 b6, the QID. If 3. g3, then in addition to transposing to a Tarrasch main line, I...

Started 08/10/18 at 22:00:01 by Leon_Trotsky
8 6104 Last Post 10/29/18 at 21:03:00
By: Leon_Trotsky
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Karolyi on Semi-Tarrasch
Yesterday distributor Niggemann has announced:
Play the Semi-Tarrasch! - Part 1 by Tibor Karolyi
Chess Evolution ;  224 pages ; € 25 ; May 15th 2018
(up to date release including games from Candida...

Started 05/05/18 at 10:58:39 by tracke
13 10464 Last Post 09/30/18 at 22:42:15
By: kylemeister
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The QGD Move by Move, by Nigel Davies
I wanted to invite comments on this book and throw out a couple of things I'm curious about:
(1)  I was aware of a game Sjugirov-Yusupov from 2014 which went 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd ed...

Started 10/16/17 at 17:39:49 by kylemeister
4 5719 Last Post 08/03/18 at 02:00:17
By: CourtneyGrant
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Info D06 symmetrical (Austrian Defense)
I am looking for any information on the symmetrical defense (1. d4 d5 2. c4 c5). It is probably not really sound but I would nevertheless like to learn a little bit more about it from black's perspect...

Started 02/01/15 at 16:07:58 by prieber
4 4446 Last Post 07/27/18 at 18:26:23
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