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QGA - Smyslov Variation: Why not more popular
Hi out there
I've played an OTB-game vs the QGA / Smyslov Variation some time ago (notation below). I'm still thinking about the opening and I wonder why it is not more popular. The score in my d...

Started 12/01/08 at 21:06:03 by knightmare
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By: knightmare
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QGA books help
Ello, I'm currently a Benko player, and have been for a while. I just keep encountering problems with the Re1 and moreso with Rb1 lines, not to mention all these declined variations that I have to kno...

Started 11/03/07 at 15:54:47 by JonHecht
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By: GabrielGale
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What do QGA players play against  1.c4 ?
We know that  1.c4 paractically cant escape the QGD after the move  1...e6. (they can if they really want   Smiley   )
Can the same move order be used by the QGA player ?
Lets see  :  1. c4 e6 2...

Started 03/13/08 at 14:04:55 by kalle99
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By: dRr0x0rZZ
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3.e3 versus the QGA
What do you think of the 3.e3 system against the Queen's Gambit Accepted? I noticed that a number of Grandmasters use it, but mainly as a method of transposing to the main line QGA with 3....

Started 04/13/08 at 08:46:03 by Chevalier
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By: Bonsai
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QGA - Line is not in "How to Beat d4" :(
Hi, I have a question
Gligoric-Portisch 1-0 1971 QGA line 14.a5!?  is not in Rizzitano book Sad
What should Black play now?

Started 04/20/07 at 12:17:08 by Dzambus
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By: shalgo
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Sadler's Sacrifice in 3.e4 Nc6 variation
After examining Rizzitano's proposed repertoire against 3.e4 and looking for alternatives I was following Semkov and Sakaevs 3...Nc6, where I remember a game Illescas-Sadler Linares 1995 that black wo...

Started 12/24/07 at 18:02:19 by Fernando Semprun
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By: Semko
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QGA Classical:  Does White have an advantage?
I have been playing the main lines of the Classical QGA  for many years and yet am never quite happy with my positions.  My results are great, but I can't credit the opening.
Here's the main lin...

Started 01/05/08 at 17:50:48 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Dji
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3 e4 against the QGA?
I was wondering what people thing about e4 against the QGA? Is it a good try as white? I used to play nf3 against the QGA, but was thinking of switching. In Blitz it works pretty good. Seems like I ju...

Started 01/02/08 at 02:53:32 by Darthmambo
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By: Bibs
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Unsound pawn sacrifice in QGA?
I recently had a few games in a particular line and lost all of them Sad
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 c5 5. Qe2 cxd4 6.exd4 Nc6 7.0-0 Nxd4!?
I dunno. Of course, White has a big developm...

Started 11/13/07 at 00:12:49 by sssthepro
12 5543 Last Post 11/24/07 at 12:46:28
By: Semkov(Guest) (Guest)
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QGA 4. Nc3 Gambit
1. d4 d5  2. c4 dxc4  3. Nf3 Nf6  4. Nc3  This gambit has always looked very strong to me.  There is an interesting analysis in Rizitano's book, How to Beat 1. d4 (what a title!) of this important lin...

Started 04/03/06 at 03:05:58 by Markovich
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Looking for chess models on QGA 3.e4
Smiley Hello !
Who are the leading exponents of QGA 3.e4 variation as white ?

Started 05/17/03 at 05:50:53 by hicetnunc
11 6532 Last Post 06/19/07 at 21:23:44
By: Semko
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New QGA book (Raetsky)
Has anyone seen the new Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Accepted book yet?  It looks as though it's just come out (BCM website) but is probably not in the hands of many people yet - I wonder if the auth...

Started 09/22/06 at 08:06:04 by slates
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By: MarinFan
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QGA: Suggestions for lines to learn as White
Hello All:
Working my way through my openings!
Looking for suggestions as White against QGA. I don't mind playing Isolani positions.
Would it help if I indicate which lines I play as W...

Started 05/18/07 at 20:39:20 by Gerry1970
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By: Semko
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QGA—Linares (3...c5)
At Linares in 1993, a whole batch of top level games went: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 c5 4.d5 Nf6 5.Nc3 b5 6.Bf4 Qa5.
Is this line still worth trotting out?  Does it have any merit or surprise value?...

Started 12/13/06 at 01:11:45 by HgMan
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By: Antillian
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delaying Nf6 in the QGA
Why is it that the move order 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 e6 4.e3 c5 5.Bxc4 a6 is played a lot to avoid the Furman variation, but why not also to get something else instead of all that Bb3 stuff? E.g. why...

Started 12/10/06 at 23:40:34 by Bonsai
1 1847 Last Post 12/11/06 at 13:05:01
By: MarinFan
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QGA - Godes defence
I recently noticed an interesting off-beat line in the QGA 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nd7!? (which isn't mentioned by Ruslan btw, so maybe a quick look at it in the next update please?)
Glenn Flear ...

Started 11/29/06 at 12:17:04 by TalJechin
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By: TalJechin
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Queen Gambit Accepted
1.d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5.e4 b5 6. e5 Nd5 7.Ng5!? is supose to be a rare move but scores very well in my database there an antidote i didn't know anything about or this mov...

Started 11/12/05 at 09:19:03 by piefr1 (Guest)
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By: slates
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QGA early ...c5 line
I am curious - what is the current status of this line:
1.d4 d5
2.c4 dxc4
3.Nf3 c5!?
The big test used to be 4.d5 but I remember Seirawan playing this with some success - has the d...

Started 04/04/06 at 13:55:29 by French fan(Guest) (Guest)
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By: French Fan(Guest) (Guest)
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Most promising line against QGA?
Opinions please. Smiley
Palliser's recommendation of the Furman variation is unsatisfactory for me at the moment, because of one very natural sequence which I've had many times now:
1. d4 d5 2....

Started 05/03/05 at 04:11:49 by lnn2
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By: lnn2
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Stats on Furman variation of QGA
Hi everyone,
I recently bought Rizzitano's book "How to Beat 1d4", and I was looking through the variations of the QGA (the base of his suggested repertoire).  Generally, when I look at a new rep...

Started 11/21/05 at 23:32:30 by Scott Rex (Guest)
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