Latest Updates:
  Sub-Boards in '1. d4 d5 2. c4' Topics Posts Last Post
QGD Mainline
QGD Mainline
Ragozin , Vienna, Cambridge Springs, Lasker, Tartakower [D38-39 & D50-69]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
68 1031 Last Post 05/24/19 at 00:45:19
In: Re: Why do people still a...
By: BeeCaves
QGD Intro
QGD Intro
Tarrasch & Semi-Tarrasch, Exchange Variation, 5 Bf4 [D30-37 & D41-42]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
104 1913 Last Post 01/07/20 at 22:01:00
In: Re: Who do you play the T...
By: Syzygy
Queen's Gambit Accepted [D20-D29]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
72 680 Last Post 12/05/19 at 13:45:04
In: Re: Why isn't the QGA mor...
By: H-HH
Main Slav Defence [D16-19], Slow Slav [D11-12], Exchange [D13-14] Chebanenko [D10 & D15]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
186 2334 Last Post 07/27/19 at 19:57:28
In: Re: slav with f3
By: kevinfat
Semi-Slav  (1 Viewing)
Meran Defence [D47-49], Anti-Meran [D45-46], Botvinnik [D44], Moscow [D43], Triangle [D30-31]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
172 1864 Last Post 07/11/19 at 18:48:47
In: Re: Shabalov line
By: ManuelMo
Catalan Opening [E01-09]
Moderators: proustiskeen, TN
73 1012 Last Post 12/10/19 at 08:53:10
In: Re: Taking advantage of d...
By: ham204
1. d4 d5 2. c4 1. d4 d5 2. c4
Slav, QGA, QGD, Catalan, etc. [D06-66 & E01-09] with GM Robert Hungaski
(Moderators: proustiskeen, TN)
Topics: 229
Posts: 3474
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
There are no actions to perform.
Subject / Started By Replies Views Last Post Sort (Z-A)
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
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
« Pages 1 2 3 4 5 all »
62 53580 Last Post 12/29/19 at 15:05:28
By: Jonathan Tait
Normal Topic
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4
Where is the best detailed coverage of this line, possibly in printed form (book)? I often struggle as White vs this apparently nonsensical (but tricky, IMHO) line...

Started 08/17/19 at 07:38:38 by grandpatzer
6 1021 Last Post 12/24/19 at 19:24:21
By: scvchess
Normal Topic
Welcome GM Robert Hungaski!
I am really pleased to announce that GM Robert Hungaski is taking over the 1 d4 d5 2 c4 section. He is a professional chess player (Grand Master since 2013) and coach (FIDE Senior Trainer) from the Un...

Started 12/19/19 at 12:51:13 by GMTonyKosten
3 379 Last Post 12/24/19 at 19:19:32
By: scvchess
Normal Topic
Books advocating the main line Slav for White?
Are there any fairly recent books - I mean actual paper books: not DVDs, videos, Chesstable products or similar - analyzing the main line Slav from White's perspective? I mean, 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 N...

Started 12/21/19 at 10:14:21 by grandpatzer
9 490 Last Post 12/23/19 at 18:40:22
By: semper_fidelis
Normal Topic
Modern Triangle by Semkov
ChessStars has some new books listed as future plans, for example
The Modern Triangle by Semko Semkov
expected in February
In his younger years Semkov has played the Triangle a lot
so he´s cer...

Started 12/21/19 at 13:29:51 by tracke
0 265 Last Post 12/21/19 at 13:29:51
By: tracke
Normal Topic
Nf3 without Nc3, queen's gambit exchanged line
Are there well known articles on 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.cxd4 exd4 5.Bg5.
This isn't technically the exchange variation since white hasn't played Nc3, but are there any well known discussions...

Started 11/24/19 at 21:55:52 by kevinfat
7 644 Last Post 12/20/19 at 19:55:38
By: stockhausen
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
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
« Pages 1 2 all »
25 10948 Last Post 10/28/19 at 23:41:02
By: ReneDescartes
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Lifetime Repertoires: The Nimzo-Ragozin
IM Christof Sielecki and FM Daniel Barrish have a joint repertoire up on Chessable, a general work against 1. d4 and 1. Nf3.
Main choices are the Nimzo and the Ragozin.
There are 2 related S...

Started 10/17/19 at 12:44:00 by JFugre
10 1086 Last Post 10/18/19 at 18:17:06
By: Syzygy
Normal Topic
Opening Repertoire the Queen's Gambit - Lemos
Opening Repertoire the Queen's Gambit - Lemos
This book was published a few days ago by Everyman. Is it actually a repertoire book (as the title suggests) or else (nowadays one cannot be sure of ...

Started 08/17/19 at 07:20:14 by grandpatzer
1 758 Last Post 10/14/19 at 05:11:34
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
No update in 1.d4 d5 2.c4 section
since April! Isn't this one of the most played and most important opening sections?

Started 06/28/19 at 15:25:25 by sanaz
« Pages 1 2 all »
22 6806 Last Post 08/23/19 at 14:50:33
By: GMTonyKosten
Normal Topic
Hi all,
I was thinking of trying the Catalan. I do not know much about it and an sure my opponents probably will not either. I was wondering what's the play like. I know I seen a few Kramnik game...

Started 07/18/19 at 16:21:18 by Mtal
2 833 Last Post 07/25/19 at 01:12:58
By: sanaz
Normal Topic
Re: QGD Тartakower databse by Marin
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 1942 Last Post 06/16/19 at 21:56:54
By: Stigma
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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
11 2705 Last Post 05/01/19 at 23:37:20
By: FreeRepublic
Normal Topic
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 1501 Last Post 03/17/19 at 06:58:52
By: TN
Normal Topic
Classical Slav Mainline: 7...Dc7 or 7...Cb6 ¿
I have been debating for years which one to play here:

* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *

Started 02/04/19 at 02:28:29 by Leon_Trotsky
2 1527 Last Post 02/04/19 at 18:13:50
By: ErictheRed
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
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 3203 Last Post 12/30/18 at 10:54:06
By: Laramonet
Normal Topic
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 1541 Last Post 12/21/18 at 14:38:12
By: Laramonet
Normal Topic
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 5010 Last Post 11/14/18 at 20:39:30
By: Laramonet
Normal Topic
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 1996 Last Post 11/08/18 at 17:40:20
By: FreeRepublic
Normal Topic
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 3381 Last Post 10/29/18 at 21:03:00
By: Leon_Trotsky
Pages Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 12
There are no actions to perform.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Locked Topic Sticky Locked Topic
Moved Topic Moved Topic
Global Announcement Global Announcement
Locked Global Announcement Locked Global Announcement
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies)
Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies) Very Hot Topic (More than 25 Replies)
You can view Topics in this Board.

You cannot post replies to Topics in this Board.
You cannot start new Topics in this Board.
You cannot post Attachments in this Board.
You cannot start Polls in this Board.
  ‹ Board Index   Top