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QGA 3. e4 e5 4. Nf3 responses
There are two responses that I am considering, one is the immediate 4. ...exd4 and the other is to first give a check with 4. ...Bb4+ and then maybe play exd4. The engines prefer the immediate exd4.<b...

Started 10/02/18 at 19:00:07 by VGA
9 2485 Last Post 06/03/20 at 02:04:26
By: TNich
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Why isn't the QGA more popular?
Hi ChessForum,
I am really wondering why the QGA is not more popular.
Theorically it seems to be in good shape and the theory to learn, compared to other defenses, is relatively small.

Started 09/22/16 at 19:52:21 by mrbenoni
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By: H-HH
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3 Nf3 a6
Are there any theoretical problems with the line [1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4] 3 Nf3 a6 - ? I've begun looking at it, and it seems like a rather attractive solution to Black's problems:
A) 4 e3 - by far th...

Started 03/10/17 at 22:55:45 by mn
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By: mn
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QGA 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4
I spent some time analysing an interesting sideline in the QGA: 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4. Avrukh avoids it by suggesting 3.e3, and iirc he mentions that he didn't find a white advantage after some ...

Started 05/15/11 at 10:29:22 by huibui
8 6818 Last Post 07/14/17 at 05:22:24
By: exigentsky
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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 2026 Last Post 03/10/17 at 17:29:25
By: mn
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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
7 3676 Last Post 12/23/16 at 00:00:20
By: LeeRoth
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 g6!?
Hi all,
I entered the above in the search window and QGA Smyslov and Smyslov but could not get anything good.  I remember seeing something about it?!?!?  Anyway what do people think?  Is there so...

Started 11/13/15 at 03:14:58 by Zatara
2 2503 Last Post 11/13/15 at 04:03:55
By: kylemeister
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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 4382 Last Post 10/04/14 at 16:22:07
By: tony37
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New idea in the QGA
There's a remarkable game by the French GM Edouard from the 4NCL last weekend. Against Jon Hammer, he took the pawn on c4 and then defended it with an immediate b5. That's something we all learned yea...

Started 05/10/14 at 22:11:39 by RdC
3 4899 Last Post 05/11/14 at 14:59:28
By: TalJechin
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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 9217 Last Post 08/14/12 at 21:01:28
By: slates
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QGA move-ordering?
I would like to play the QGA with the following variations:
1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 Nf3 (3 e4 Nf6 or Nc6; 3 e3 e5) Nf6 4 e3 Bg4
The question is: what if white delays c4? In particular:
1 d4...

Started 08/12/12 at 17:45:26 by gwnn
7 6144 Last Post 08/14/12 at 17:13:33
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 3091 Last Post 05/21/12 at 20:36:11
By: Reverse
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Are you really prepared for the QGA
This opening really seems to be ideal for amateur play(sub 2400 elo), which is 99% of the chess community. When I say Ideal I am implying that it seems that many white players just aren't prepared for...

Started 12/01/11 at 19:18:14 by Reverse
4 5127 Last Post 12/02/11 at 14:28:36
By: Reverse
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Smyslov Variation, QGA
I wonder if this variation of the QGA has ever attracted anyone's attention here besides my own.  1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 g6 5.Bxc4 Bg7 with the idea ...Nfd7, ...Nb6.  It's rather Gruenfeld-l...

Started 02/03/09 at 19:33:42 by Markovich
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29 23126 Last Post 07/08/11 at 17:25:41
By: IMJohnCox
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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 7603 Last Post 04/04/11 at 18:13:41
By: Smyslov_Fan
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QGA move order issue
I've been relying on a White QG repertoire like those presented by Ward and Schandorff in their books: Nc3 before Nf3 to allow critical forms of the QGD Exchange, and 3.e4!? against the QGA.
Now ...

Started 10/13/10 at 17:32:09 by Stigma
5 5353 Last Post 10/14/10 at 13:34:12
By: Stigma
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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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22 18832 Last Post 10/04/10 at 20:38:31
By: asmund
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Avoiding IQP in the QGA
In the classical line 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 a6 6. 0-0 c5 7.a4 Nc6 8. Qe2 cxd4 9. Rd1 black usually plays ...Be7 when 10. exd4 gives white an isolated pawn and space advantage...

Started 06/02/10 at 18:01:38 by H-HH
3 3911 Last Post 06/02/10 at 18:19:36
By: kylemeister
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I keep getting slaughtered in early stages QGA
As white my main opening is d4 followed by c4. Normally this works well for me, as most people play the tarrasch, slav, semi-slav, etc.. but it seems like I'm getting roasted against the QGA early on ...

Started 05/21/10 at 06:51:52 by up and comer
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By: kylemeister
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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 7379 Last Post 04/10/10 at 01:40:48
By: buno382
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