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Pros and cons of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3...d5 ?
I have never played the QGD with Black. I was looking at the Benoni via 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3...c5 and wondered if this could also aply to the QGD. Are there (top-)players who use this move-order to get ...

Started 02/15/18 at 09:53:36 by TD
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By: Stigma
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Art of the Tarrasch Defence - Alexei Bezgodov
I have been adding the Tarrasch Defence to my repertoire as an alternative to my KID.
Anyone got this book and what do you think of it?

Started 11/29/17 at 20:52:59 by JEH
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By: proustiskeen
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Dangerous pawn sacrifice
I played the following game in correspondence chess as black and my opponent's 10. b4 looks very dangerous in my eyes. I managed to hold a draw but I'm not sure I played correct. Are there any improve...

Started 02/05/17 at 08:25:45 by Toshak
7 1074 Last Post 12/15/17 at 19:45:44
By: Toshak
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The Tarrasch in Black and White
Do you think that White has a route to an advantage against the Tarrasch (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5)? If so, which line in particular? When I first studied this opening many years ago I tho...

Started 11/22/09 at 07:51:53 by TN
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Challenging 5.Bf4 from 4...Nbd7 QGD move-order
In another thread I created regarding a query about the name of the 7...Nbd7 variation of the QGD, I mentioned in passing the line in the title of this thread, I'm interested to discuss this in more d...

Started 02/29/16 at 02:38:38 by Methodchess
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By: FreeRepublic
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Making the Exchange QGD work for Black
I've been playing the QGD for a few years now with reasonable results. Against the exchange I typically go 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 following Cox's excellent book on the QGD. Her...

Started 07/20/16 at 23:52:24 by lapusneanul
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By: FreeRepublic
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Rare idea at move 4
Against Spanish GM David Anton both Nakamura and Adams tried the rare 4. .. a6 as in 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 or transpositions.
It's a move played by Staunton against St Amand, bu...

Started 02/02/17 at 14:36:58 by RdC
2 922 Last Post 04/24/17 at 17:03:24
By: TonyRo
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5. Bf4 with ...c5
I noticed this game from today; one might wonder what to make of it.  Some background:  the classical ...c5 has been under something of a cloud in recent years.   The ...Re8/...e5/...Nd4 idea goes bac...

Started 10/06/15 at 21:40:48 by kylemeister
2 1333 Last Post 04/23/17 at 18:00:50
By: kylemeister
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6.dxc5 Nf6!? in the Tarrasch
Hey guys.
I always found the 6.dxc5 line in the Tarrasch (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5!) to be slightly annoying.
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Started 10/16/16 at 19:26:29 by Tauromachie
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By: Tauromachie
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..h6/..Nh5 in the QGD Exchange
I thought I'd start a new thread to discuss ..h6 in the QGD Exchange Variation with ..Nh5.  For now, limiting the discussion to the main lines where White plays Qc2 (rather than get involved in the di...

Started 08/14/16 at 23:35:11 by LeeRoth
2 1308 Last Post 10/05/16 at 02:40:13
By: MNb
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I would like to hear your opinions on the following line:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nge2 Nd7 8.Ng3 (8.g4 is played more often, but there Black has foun...

Started 08/07/11 at 21:11:36 by huibui
2 1909 Last Post 08/13/16 at 14:53:47
By: Laramonet
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QGD vs. Lower Rated Players??
The QGD is a great opening, however, White does have a couple of reallly boring and drawish lines against it involving Bd3 in the exchange variation to trade off Black's f5-Bishop. For example:
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Enter New Game"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "22"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3

Started 05/03/16 at 19:23:27 by NegiRefutes
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By: MNb
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The Hammer/Carlsen Idea in the Short QGD
I just noticed the following game played at Norway Chess:

This seems an important game that should be covered on the site, what do you think?

Started 04/28/16 at 01:42:18 by TN
3 1449 Last Post 05/03/16 at 13:45:22
By: GabrielGale
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Von hennig schara gambit
Can this gambit be avoided by playing 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nf3 c5  4 cxd5 cxd4  5 Nxd4?  In this case is there a transposition into the Tarrasch or does black have better options?

Started 03/05/12 at 10:49:09 by snakebite
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By: jdcannon
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Advice for a convert to black in Alartortsev
Has anyone any advice from experience on the black side of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 ed 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qc2 as to which variation to explore ? Janjgava gives 6..., g6 and 6..., Bd6 but seems to favour...

Started 07/14/15 at 20:19:35 by Laramonet
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By: Laramonet
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von henning schara gambit
Hello everybody!
What do you think about the Von Henning-Schara gambit?
do you think the gambit is sound?
what current theory says about it?
is it dangerous in club level?

Started 09/24/10 at 18:33:59 by Menake Halonot
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By: snakebite
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D36 QGD exchange with 13.f3 Ng6 in Schandorff book
Schandorff Playing 1.d5 The Queens Gambit page 28-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 O-O 9. Nge2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. f3 Ng6.
Schandorff writes...

Started 05/25/15 at 16:31:08 by erasmus_b_dragon
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By: erasmus_b_dragon
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B-f4 in queens gambit
Hi all, any recommendations on books or videos to learn bf4 in the queens gam.bit? Also for those who played it what is your opinion on it? I am thinking of playing d4 again but wanted something diffe...

Started 12/04/13 at 21:06:21 by Mtal
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By: Flashman
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11....QB6???!!!! In Tarrasch
Hi got a question about the Tarrasch in the following line"
1d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 d4 7. Na4 Bxc5 8.Nxc5 Qa5 9.Qd2 Qxc5 10a3 Nge7  11. b4 now usual is 11...Qb6.  My ...

Started 08/14/14 at 04:46:20 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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