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Pert on the Ragozin - new book from QualityChess
Hi guys, I am very excited with the new book on the Ragozin it's going to be on the market on 21th December. By Nicholas Pert for Quality Chess.
There is an excerpt available on their website, wh...

Started 11/24/16 at 10:40:00 by CanadianClub
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By: TN
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Ragozin by Ramirez
Just a heads up that this product is now available to buy via chessbase:
According to my database Ramirez has never played the Ragozi...

Started 03/31/15 at 19:27:05 by LostTactic
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Ragozin Repertoire trick to avoid QG Exchange
So, what is a Ragozin player to do if he wants to avoid the QG exchange? I have been playing the NID move order (Nf6, e6, Bb4). I play an early d5 in response to Nf3, Qc2 or e3 aiming to minimize repe...

Started 05/14/14 at 18:15:18 by Noofangled
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By: MarinFan
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Queen's Gambit... exchange and black is lost!
All the books of opening theory suggest exchange variation against the QGD (so it must be very strong and easy to play) . Super GM begin their games as if they are going to play Nimzo and only once 3....

Started 12/10/16 at 18:12:32 by Pingudon
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Barsky on Ragozin
New in chess has announced a new book (acc. to amazon)
The Ragozin Complex   by Vladi...

Started 06/10/11 at 12:36:27 by tracke
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By: Arnaudov
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QGD: 3...Nf6 vs 3...Be7
I heard from many sources, like Seirawan commenting in Sinquefield Cup and NM Dereque Kelley in one of his youtube videos, suggesting that after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3, 3...Be7 is more accurate than [b]3...Nf

Started 10/03/16 at 15:52:21 by zytsang
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Omit 5...h6 in the Tartakower?
Is there any drawback to playing 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 b6? I don't think I've ever come across this line before without ...h6, and I was wondering if there was a problem w...

Started 07/11/16 at 07:21:00 by BobbyDigital80
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Does 7...Nbd7 in the QGD have a name?
I mean in the position where Black normally chooses between 7...Ne4 (Lasker) or 7...b6 (Tartakower/TMB system).
The closest I have come to finding a name is in Matthew Sadler's QGD book where he...

Started 02/28/16 at 23:49:10 by Methodchess
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Early c5 in Tartakower
The opening of today's game in Qatar by Kramnik caught my eye. Actually he played it last year in Qatar as well and a handful of his elite colleagues have been giving it a try.
With the first ga...

Started 12/24/15 at 13:43:46 by RdC
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By: TN
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Andreikin-Kramnik, World Cup R3
Anyone else check out this game?
[Event "FIDE World Chess Cup"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2015.09.17"]
[Round "19"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Kramnik...|/pgn]
I am not an expert in the QGD by any means, but 9...c5!? seems kind of unusual, but interesting. At the very least I thought Kramnik's position was quite appealing after 16...Qc6.
According to my understanding from the White side, 10.dxc5 should be tried. I wonder what Kramnik's idea was here? I analyzed quite a few ...d4 ideas after 10...Nc6, but nothing seemed to totally work. Black does have a lot of ways to head into 2B vs. 2N positions down a pawn, but I'm not sure about any of them.
Will post more when I get home from work and have access to a database and computer.  Grin

Started 09/17/15 at 19:18:29 by TonyRo
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By: nocteus
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D56: Computer's 7...a6 in QGD Orthodox Variation.
Hi, I've recently run into the position that can arise after the following moves several times in correspondence games:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.e3 a6?/?!

[pgn]1.d4 d5 2

Started 08/12/11 at 01:14:33 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: kylemeister
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Cambridge Springs style trap
I'm sure most of us are aware of the dangers of the normal placing of a Bishop on d3 in the Cambridge Springs and some of us have even set the trap with the Black pieces.
In the 2014 World Junior...

Started 10/19/14 at 11:58:23 by RdC
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Can you play for win with QGD (Tartakower etc.)
After several years of trying offbeat lines, I am planning to pick up a standard line which doesn't require regular "theory study" to stay alive in open tournaments. I am an IT professional with aroun...

Started 12/13/11 at 02:56:22 by saubhikr
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How to combat the Lasker Variation?
I hate admitting this, but the Lasker Variation (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nc3 h6 6.Bh4 Ne4) is giving me a terrible headache.
I read the commentary to the Topalov-Anand world cha...

Started 01/05/11 at 18:35:43 by Smyslov_Fan
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26 10241 Last Post 10/27/11 at 19:11:47
By: Daniel
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Cambridge springs/ QGD / Semi-Slav sideline
I´m preparing to play the 5.Bg5 Semi-Slav and here Black can play
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 which converts into the QGD-Cambridge-Springs system. Amateur players (let´s say b...

Started 10/22/11 at 12:44:42 by derdudea
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Cambridge Springs Defense
Is this still viable? Anyone know who the top players are who play this on a regular basis? Any theory changing novelties in the past few years?
The only point of reference I have on this line i...

Started 03/29/11 at 06:14:37 by Reverse
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By: kylemeister
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Queen's Gambit Declined move order question
I have seen two move orders for reaching the Orthodox QGD
a) 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nc3 Nf6  4 Nc3 Be7  5 Bg5 h6
b) 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nc3 Nf6  4 Nc3 Be7  5 Bg5 00  6 e3 h6
Can anybody ex...

Started 06/25/11 at 09:51:02 by snakebite
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By: Keano
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I still remember a defence called Tartakower!
Long, long ago I bought a book about the slav. I tried it because I wanted to surprise my friends... everyone played the Tartakower. Fischer, Spassky, Kortchnoi, Petrosian played it a lot. Sometimes w...

Started 12/22/09 at 21:55:29 by Pingudon
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The Ragozin QGD
You know, I like these forums a lot, but there doen't seem to be a great deal of variety of openings discussed (for instance, here it's mainly Slavs).  Anyway, I'd like to know if there're any new ide...

Started 02/19/06 at 21:14:26 by ErictheRed
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By: Holbox
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Lasker variation-esc line vs the catalan
I just began playing the lasker variation of the QGD. What line is similar in style to the lasker that could be played against the catalan?

Started 02/14/11 at 19:27:04 by Reverse
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