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New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Okay - noticed that Russell Enterprises is publishing a new book, "Fight 1.d4 with the Tarrasch! A Complete Black Repertoire vs. 1.d4", by Vassilios Kotronias.
From the website: "A Complete Figh...

Started 09/12/19 at 19:02:52 by abrahampayton
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By: scvchess
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Who do you play the Tarrasch against?
Hi,
I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this opening, as it's rather unique nature of being a one-size-fits-all approach (working against 1.Nf3 & 1.c4 as well), mixed with dynamic play (unli...

Started 12/31/19 at 14:51:48 by IsaVulpes
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24 1542 Last Post 01/07/20 at 22:01:00
By: Syzygy
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6.dxc5 Nf6!? in the Tarrasch
Hey guys.
I always found the 6.dxc5 line in the Tarrasch (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5!) to be slightly annoying.
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Started 10/16/16 at 18:26:29 by Tauromachie
8 3342 Last Post 12/28/19 at 21:33:34
By: fling
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Question about a Tarrasch position with Bb5
I have a question about the following position:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5
5.Nf3 Nc6 6.e3 Nf6 7.Bb5 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bd7
9.O-O Bd6 10.Nf3 a6
The book from Ntirlis/Aagard says...

Started 10/07/19 at 08:42:24 by doefmat
4 539 Last Post 10/08/19 at 11:54:04
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Dubov's 7...cxd Tarrasch
What did you all think about his approach against Nakamura in the gran prix?  I have a soft spot for the Tarrasch and this would certainly cut down on theory since it deviates relatively early from th...

Started 05/23/19 at 19:38:25 by Smaug
8 2145 Last Post 09/30/19 at 12:11:13
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Unusual lines in the Exchange QGD
After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Qc2 h6 7.Bh4, the moves 7...g6 and 7...Be6 both look interesting. I'm curious as to why neither of them are commonly played - in the rare cases s...

Started 06/03/19 at 16:33:09 by stockhausen
1 716 Last Post 06/03/19 at 18:18:20
By: tony37
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Best book on d4 sidelines for QGD Tarrasch player?
I'm switching to the QGD Tarrasch and plan to use the Aagard book. I read everywhere that the Tarrasch can be played against almost everything but e4.
I read some old topics and Ntirlis keep men...

Started 04/10/19 at 12:25:14 by doefmat
6 1019 Last Post 04/11/19 at 21:27:56
By: Pawnpusher
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Learn to Play the Queens Gambit
Has anyone purchased this new book by Karpov and Kalinichenko and if so what are your thoughts on it?

Started 09/15/18 at 18:55:47 by MW
5 1894 Last Post 09/16/18 at 19:25:54
By: MW
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QG Exchange after 3.cxd5!?
Because I am not a regular 1.d4 player I was wondering what the downside is of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.cxd5 instead of 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5. I saw that last night at my local club, but it is almost never played...

Started 09/09/18 at 14:43:12 by TD
8 1654 Last Post 09/10/18 at 18:39:37
By: MW
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Alatortsev
Hello!
I would like to hear your opinions on the following line:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nge2 Nd7 8.Ng3 (8.g4 is played more often, but there Black has foun...

Started 08/07/11 at 20:11:36 by huibui
5 3934 Last Post 08/23/18 at 05:13:37
By: MNb
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The Tarrasch Defence by Erwin l'Ami (2018)
Looks like ChessBase released a new FritzTrainer on the Tarrasch Defence by GM Erwin I'Ami! Interestingly, the mainline he is choosing to drill into is the 9...c4 variation. The contents outline is be...

Started 08/05/18 at 15:35:53 by abrahampayton
2 2012 Last Post 08/06/18 at 16:37:11
By: abrahampayton
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Repertoire question
As Black I play the QGD with the moves 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6
After 4 Bg5 Be7 5 Nf3 Nbd7 etc. I get positions I'm quite happy playing.
However after 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3 I'm not over...

Started 07/04/18 at 17:21:36 by najdorfslayer
1 1113 Last Post 07/04/18 at 19:01:21
By: mn
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Pros and cons of 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3...d5 ?
I have never played the QGD with Black. I was looking at the Benoni via 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3...c5 and wondered if this could also aply to the QGD. Are there (top-)players who use this move-order to get ...

Started 02/15/18 at 09:53:36 by TD
9 3220 Last Post 03/28/18 at 16:15:34
By: FreeRepublic
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Art of the Tarrasch Defence - Alexei Bezgodov
I have been adding the Tarrasch Defence to my repertoire as an alternative to my KID.
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Anyone got this book and what do you think of it?

Started 11/29/17 at 20:52:59 by JEH
11 6254 Last Post 03/02/18 at 12:49:05
By: tapchess
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Dangerous pawn sacrifice
I played the following game in correspondence chess as black and my opponent's 10. b4 looks very dangerous in my eyes. I managed to hold a draw but I'm not sure I played correct. Are there any improve...

Started 02/05/17 at 08:25:45 by Toshak
7 3490 Last Post 12/15/17 at 19:45:44
By: Toshak
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Challenging 5.Bf4 from 4...Nbd7 QGD move-order
In another thread I created regarding a query about the name of the 7...Nbd7 variation of the QGD, I mentioned in passing the line in the title of this thread, I'm interested to discuss this in more d...

Started 02/29/16 at 02:38:38 by Methodchess
5 3710 Last Post 12/06/17 at 21:44:39
By: FreeRepublic
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Rare idea at move 4
Against Spanish GM David Anton both Nakamura and Adams tried the rare 4. .. a6 as in 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 or transpositions.
It's a move played by Staunton against St Amand, bu...

Started 02/02/17 at 14:36:58 by RdC
2 2194 Last Post 04/24/17 at 16:03:24
By: TonyRo
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5. Bf4 with ...c5
I noticed this game from today; one might wonder what to make of it.  Some background:  the classical ...c5 has been under something of a cloud in recent years.   The ...Re8/...e5/...Nd4 idea goes bac...

Started 10/06/15 at 20:40:48 by kylemeister
2 2545 Last Post 04/23/17 at 17:00:50
By: kylemeister
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Tarrasch defence - GM Repertoire 10
Aagaard and Ntirlis base their Tarrasch defence repertoire for a good deal on the little move ...h6!?
In chapter 5 they propose 9.Bg5 c4 10.Ne5 Be6 11.f4 h6! and claim that after 12.Bh4 Ng4 the l...

Started 02/22/12 at 08:25:13 by Sisyphus
1 2398 Last Post 02/22/12 at 08:34:21
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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