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QGD Mainline
QGD Mainline
Ragozin , Vienna, Cambridge Springs, Lasker, Tartakower [D38-39 & D50-69]
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80 1237 Last Post 04/08/24 at 22:06:39
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
QGD Intro
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Tarrasch & Semi-Tarrasch, Exchange Variation, 5 Bf4 [D30-37 & D41-42]
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110 2121 Last Post 04/11/24 at 15:43:38
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By: FreeRepublic
QGA
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Queen's Gambit Accepted [D20-D29]
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76 715 Last Post 04/13/24 at 20:20:05
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By: katar
Slav
Slav
Main Slav Defence [D16-19], Slow Slav [D11-12], Exchange [D13-14] Chebanenko [D10 & D15]
Moderators: proustiskeen, Jupp53
191 2410 Last Post 03/24/23 at 16:46:29
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
Semi-Slav
Semi-Slav
Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
Moderators: proustiskeen, Jupp53
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By: cathexis
Catalan
Catalan
Catalan Opening [E01-09]
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79 1066 Last Post 10/10/23 at 19:32:48
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By: FreeRepublic
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 1469 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?
https://www.debestezet.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5316

Started 03/26/22 at 09:54:27 by TD
2 1732 Last Post 05/18/22 at 18:42:43
By: fluffy
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Re: QGD Тartakower databse by Marin
@Mods
Better to change the title into Roman alphabet.
@ forumites
Its an EIL paradigm here - English as an International Language.
Just about everyone manages this, and it’s good i...

Started 05/25/19 at 06:09:47 by Bibs
6 4186 Last Post 06/16/19 at 21:56:54
By: Stigma
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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 3064 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
2 2633 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 5982 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 2324 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 6720 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 3512 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 5983 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 10231 Last Post 09/30/18 at 22:42:15
By: kylemeister
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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 4358 Last Post 07/27/18 at 18:26:23
By: barnaby
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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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15 12843 Last Post 05/09/18 at 21:41:18
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 3337 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 fjd
4 4600 Last Post 12/04/17 at 17:30:00
By: kylemeister
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Interesting novelty on move 5 in the acc. Ragozin
So, maybe someone is interested in this little idea I came up with. Have fun! Smiley

Started 06/07/17 at 21:05:30 by CarriedbyGg
3 3894 Last Post 06/07/17 at 21:31:17
By: fjd
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NO Coverage of 4. e3 Triangle Slav
I might be missing something, but I wasn't able to find any games on Chesspublishing covering 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3! And then Black goes for a Stonewall setup (...Bd6, ... f5). As this is ...

Started 02/02/17 at 18:52:52 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
6 5193 Last Post 04/17/17 at 09:58:09
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