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What do QGA players do against 1.d4 2.Nf3 or 1.c4?
- If Black plays the KID, then Black can play Nf6, g6, Bg7, O-O, d6 against everything.
- If Black plays the QGD, then Black can play d5, e6, Nf6, Be7, O-O against everything.<b...

Started 05/25/23 at 19:20:01 by Marc Benford
9 1968 Last Post 06/26/24 at 18:10:00
By: katar
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QGA Mannheim variation (4.Qa4)
    Been looking at this as am a Catalan player, was wondering about the reply Bd7
1) d4 d5 2. c4 dxc 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Qa4 Bd7 5.Qxc4
Burgess does not even mention this move in his chapter on th...

Started 01/25/17 at 03:43:06 by helmet
1 3136 Last Post 03/10/17 at 17:29:25
By: fjd
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Delaying ...c5
The main thing putting me off the QGA is the boring dxc5 endgame variation, but recently I saw some games by Evgeny Postny as black, where instead of 5... c5, he played a6/b5/Bb7/Nbd7 and only then .....

Started 12/11/16 at 16:59:43 by Monocle
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By: LeeRoth
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2..dxc4 3.Nf3 c6 4. e3 Be6
Or 2...dxc4 3.e3 Be6 4.Nf3 c6
Watson's Strategic Chess Opening for White says
5.Qc2 b5 6.b3 cxb3 7.axb3 "gives white obvious compensation in terms of centre, c-file pressure, and and free and r...
But bl

Started 10/03/14 at 03:39:33 by erasmus_b_dragon
7 6485 Last Post 10/04/14 at 16:22:07
By: tony37
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Sam Collins DVD on QGA
I bought this DVD this week. It is interesting enough, looks like a low-maintenance repertoire that leads to solid positions (if slightly passive at times). According to Collins, he had been put off b...

Started 06/05/12 at 07:59:00 by gwnn
6 11638 Last Post 08/14/12 at 21:01:28
By: slates
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QGA Piece Sac is it playable still?
Has anyone studied this or seen analysis by GMs on this position. It must highly theoretical, I'm just curious on the current state of theory here. Is black okay?

here is the game a friend showed me yesterday. 
[pgn][Event "Linares"]
[Site "Linares"]
[Date "1993.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "5"]

Started 05/21/12 at 15:57:28 by Reverse
2 4394 Last Post 05/21/12 at 20:36:11
By: Reverse
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Help with a QGA variation I ran into
Play went like this 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 Nc6 4.Be3 Nf6 5.f3 e5 6.d5 Nb4 7.Bxc4 
and now the move that really shocked me was Nxe4. I held it together for 12 more moves but my opponents pos...

Started 04/02/11 at 09:49:22 by up and comer
11 11489 Last Post 04/04/11 at 18:13:41
By: Smyslov_Fan
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QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
I just noticed this recent DVD On Chess4less. I would appreciate some feedback from anyone who has seen this product.

Started 02/16/10 at 12:41:51 by Antillian
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By: asmund
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New QGA Chessbase DVD
Does anyone have the scoop on this new offering?  I was wandering if the lines would mesh well with Rizzatano's QGA work?

Started 03/31/10 at 16:14:02 by buno382
10 9716 Last Post 04/10/10 at 01:40:48
By: buno382
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looking for an alternative to Avrukh's QGA
I have been studying 7.Bb3 ala "GM Repertoire - 1.d4 by Avrukh (2008)".
I find the suggested lines to be very theoretical (although also interesting), often involving material sacrific...

Started 02/15/10 at 10:20:56 by HoemberChess
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By: HoemberChess
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Martin's QGA DVD he's locked in the Studio too?
Just saw
and also at, this new DVD by Martin. Given he's making FritzTrainers AND still making Foxy O...

Started 01/05/10 at 11:45:23 by ghenghisclown
0 2198 Last Post 01/05/10 at 11:45:22
By: ghenghisclown
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An obvious solution to Avrukh's QGA not mentioned
I was searching for a solution to Avrukh's recomendations against the QGA and the solution was not hard to find at all! 
In Raetsky's Staring Out book the main line given in the "theoritical" sec...

Started 11/16/09 at 14:00:48 by Ametanoitos
4 4666 Last Post 12/05/09 at 02:52:24
By: Markovich
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Book for black in QGA?
Can you recommend me a starting book for the QGA?. 
In my club nobody plays it because they say that white is better in all lines so i wanna try it with black. Is it good for a player between 180...

Started 10/31/09 at 05:53:56 by peon4rey
4 4808 Last Post 11/02/09 at 03:59:33
By: peon4rey
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QGA with 4. Nc3
When going through my white repertoire I came across this possibility:
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3
The line can easily transpose to something else (after 4...c6, 4...Nc6 or 4...e6)...

Started 07/21/09 at 08:34:01 by Meat
4 3062 Last Post 07/22/09 at 01:50:02
By: MNb
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Help! QGA 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 in CBM #??? Theory
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 dxc4 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bxc4 e6 6.h3 Bh5 7.Qb3 Bxf3 8.gxf3 Nbd7 
(or 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.gxf3 Nbd7)
Where can I found a coverage of this line? (for Black)
I have a book (QGA by Sakaev+Semko...

Started 07/13/09 at 17:35:21 by HoemberChess
0 1721 Last Post 07/13/09 at 17:35:20
By: HoemberChess
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some QGA analysis
I was comparing Avrukh's QGA treatment with Rizzitano's, and I noticed that Avrukh completely omits one of Rizzitano's major ideas after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.0-0 a6 7.Bb3 b5...

Started 12/31/08 at 17:26:54 by Markovich
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22 16546 Last Post 05/30/09 at 00:02:30
By: Smyslov_Fan
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QGA - sidelines against Classical system
I was thinking of including QGA to my black repertoire. 
I like the resulting positions because white can easily make a mistake if he doesn't know his stuff, but was wondering if any of you know ...

Started 03/28/09 at 19:13:00 by Miki
0 1604 Last Post 03/28/09 at 19:12:59
By: Miki
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QGA again D27
I read with interest the posts in : ''QGA some analysis'' below. It seems 7.Bb3 is giving black an headache. I myself have lost a nice one, recently,  to it : 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4...

Started 03/11/09 at 05:22:08 by star1
3 2715 Last Post 03/12/09 at 11:45:38
By: MarinFan
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QGA Move order Issue
I am beginning to play the white side of the lines recommended in "Playing the queen's gambit".  I quite like the 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxc4 position.
Against the Indian defe...

Started 03/09/09 at 04:46:16 by Eclectico
2 2146 Last Post 03/09/09 at 12:36:37
By: Alluren
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Shulman's line in the QGA
      I wonder why. Cadogan's book by Neishtadt on the QGA, 1997 does give a winning line for white : 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.0-0 a6 7.e4 (ECO D27) when the accepta...

Started 03/05/09 at 20:57:17 by star1
3 2343 Last Post 03/05/09 at 21:59:27
By: kylemeister
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