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Ragozin , Vienna, Cambridge Springs, Lasker, Tartakower [D38-39 & D50-69]
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In: QGD Vienna Variation 6.Bx...
By: stockhausen
QGD Intro
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Tarrasch & Semi-Tarrasch, Exchange Variation, 5 Bf4 [D30-37 & D41-42]
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In: Re: Best book on d4 sidel...
By: Pawnpusher
QGA
QGA
Queen's Gambit Accepted [D20-D29]
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72 679 Last Post 10/07/18 at 21:52:57
In: Re: QGA 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 r...
By: VGA
Slav
Slav
Main Slav Defence [D16-19], Slow Slav [D11-12], Exchange [D13-14] Chebanenko [D10 & D15]
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By: Pingudon
Semi-Slav
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Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
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In: Re: Kramnik’s 5...c5 in t...
By: ErictheRed
Catalan
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Catalan Opening [E01-09]
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By: kylemeister
1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. d4 d5 2. c4
Slav, QGA, QGD, Catalan, etc. [D06-66 & E01-09] with GM Max Illingworth
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State of theory in Cambridge Springs
I was thinking of playing this, perhaps via Nimzo move order if White tries 3. Cf3. But I barely see this in elite tournaments. My only source is the 2002 Panczyk/Ilczuk book. Is the opening still rel...

Started 04/09/19 at 07:43:23 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: RdC
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Chigorin - still in good shape?
One week ago I played a game against the chigorin-system; I assumed with the help of avrukh this system is in trouble and was surprised about black´s possibilities:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 [3....

Started 05/06/11 at 13:31:47 by gewgaw
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By: kevinludwig
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4 Bf4
In the sequence 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4, it appears possible to play the Nimzo/Ragozin idea of 4. .. Bb4. It's not terribly popular, but there doesn't seem anything wrong with it.

Started 02/21/19 at 00:39:32 by RdC
2 395 Last Post 03/17/19 at 06:58:52
By: TN
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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
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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 1528 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
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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
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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
4 738 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
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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 3411 Last Post 09/30/18 at 22:42:15
By: kylemeister
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Queen's Gambit book by Lemos
Apologies if this is common knowledge, but I've just noticed that next month (or January in the US) Everyman are publishing a Queen's Gambit repertoire book for White by Damian Lemos. What interests m...

Started 10/10/16 at 22:38:59 by Straggler
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By: Leon_Trotsky
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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 2845 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 1976 Last Post 07/27/18 at 18:26:23
By: barnaby
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The Exchange Queen's Gambit for Black by Károlyi
http://chessbookshop.com/katalog_detail.asp?ant=False&kodknihy=7999&page=1&id=&l....
The Exchange Queen's Gambit for Black new Black repertoire book by Károlyi. I suppose this is connected to Semi-Tarra...

Started 06/30/18 at 00:34:52 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: MNb
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Kornev's QGD
Another new Kornev book, it seems, providing a full repertoire to d4, c4.
Quick overview of lines (stolen from the Forward Chess preview):
Exchange variation with 4...Nxd5.
Bf4 variatio...

Started 03/04/18 at 10:32:09 by gillbod
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By: MarinFan
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Drawbacks of 2.Nf3 move order?
Hello Everyone,
I seem to have rather poor results against the QGA simply because I don`t see it often, and thus find myself struggling to remember some of the sharp variations when it actually ...

Started 12/13/17 at 00:30:53 by BigTy
2 1498 Last Post 12/13/17 at 21:27:13
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 dxc4!?
I've started a new thread to continue the (slightly off-topic) discussion on this line from the "Playing 1 d4 d5" thread.
TonyRo wrote on 11/26/17 at 16:42:46:
I have been playing 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxc4 for a long time and quite lik...

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Started 11/26/17 at 21:51:13 by mn
4 2014 Last Post 12/04/17 at 17:30:00
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