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Ragozin , Vienna, Cambridge Springs, Lasker, Tartakower [D38-39 & D50-69]
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68 1031 Last Post 05/24/19 at 00:45:19
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By: BeeCaves
QGD Intro
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Tarrasch & Semi-Tarrasch, Exchange Variation, 5 Bf4 [D30-37 & D41-42]
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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
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Main Slav Defence [D16-19], Slow Slav [D11-12], Exchange [D13-14] Chebanenko [D10 & D15]
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186 2334 Last Post 07/27/19 at 19:57:28
In: Re: slav with f3
By: kevinfat
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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172 1864 Last Post 07/11/19 at 18:48:47
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Catalan
Catalan
Catalan Opening [E01-09]
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73 1011 Last Post 07/26/19 at 09:10:19
In: Re: (Anti-)Catalan with c...
By: stockhausen
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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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: Scarblac
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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
1 418 Last Post Yesterday at 05:11:34
By: VGA
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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
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22 5297 Last Post 08/23/19 at 14:50:33
By: GMTonyKosten
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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
5 587 Last Post 08/18/19 at 06:48:33
By: whatteaux
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Catalan
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
2 561 Last Post 07/25/19 at 01:12:58
By: sanaz
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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 Leon_Trotsky
6 1574 Last Post 06/16/19 at 21:56:54
By: Stigma
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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
11 2169 Last Post 05/01/19 at 23:37:20
By: FreeRepublic
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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 1254 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 2757 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 1320 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 4629 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 1657 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 2954 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 5148 Last Post 09/30/18 at 22:42:15
By: kylemeister
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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 3941 Last Post 08/03/18 at 02:00:17
By: CourtneyGrant
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