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Learn to Play the Queens Gambit
Has anyone purchased this new book by Karpov and Kalinichenko and if so what are your thoughts on it?

Started 09/15/18 at 19:55:47 by MW
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By: MW
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QG Exchange after 3.cxd5!?
Because I am not a regular 1.d4 player I was wondering what the downside is of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.cxd5 instead of 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5. I saw that last night at my local club, but it is almost never played...

Started 09/09/18 at 15:43:12 by TD
8 512 Last Post 09/10/18 at 19:39:37
By: MW
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Alatortsev
Hello!
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
5 2909 Last Post 08/23/18 at 06:13:37
By: MNb
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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: RdC
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The Tarrasch Defence by Erwin l'Ami (2018)
Looks like ChessBase released a new FritzTrainer on the Tarrasch Defence by GM Erwin I'Ami! Interestingly, the mainline he is choosing to drill into is the 9...c4 variation. The contents outline is be...

Started 08/05/18 at 16:35:53 by abrahampayton
2 798 Last Post 08/06/18 at 17:37:11
By: abrahampayton
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Repertoire question
As Black I play the QGD with the moves 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6
After 4 Bg5 Be7 5 Nf3 Nbd7 etc. I get positions I'm quite happy playing.
However after 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3 I'm not over...

Started 07/04/18 at 18:21:36 by najdorfslayer
1 475 Last Post 07/04/18 at 20:01:21
By: mn
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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
9 1851 Last Post 03/28/18 at 17:15:34
By: FreeRepublic
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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.
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Anyone got this book and what do you think of it?

Started 11/29/17 at 20:52:59 by JEH
11 3443 Last Post 03/02/18 at 12:49:05
By: tapchess
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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 2191 Last Post 12/15/17 at 19:45:44
By: Toshak
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The Tarrasch in Black and White
Hello,
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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By: JEH
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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
5 2356 Last Post 12/06/17 at 21:44:39
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 1512 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 1880 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
3 2197 Last Post 10/17/16 at 10:14:22
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 1820 Last Post 10/05/16 at 02:40:13
By: MNb
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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 (Ex Member)
14 3919 Last Post 05/11/16 at 15:22:18
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 2207 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
7 5652 Last Post 08/09/15 at 15:28:43
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 4.cd 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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