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How playable is the QGD Exchange for black?
In particular has anyone tried Illingworth's line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.e3 Be7 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.f3 g6 ?
Can this be used as the main respon...

Started 02/13/20 at 15:16:30 by stockhausen
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118 23357 Last Post 01/20/23 at 01:59:10
By: FreeRepublic
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Exchange Variation; Glenn Flear's ...Bb4
I'm looking at Flear's suggestion 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Bb4!? from Dangerous Weapons: Queen's Gambit after I realized that if this works, the Ragozin 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4....

Started 06/17/09 at 20:38:19 by Stigma
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18 9410 Last Post 12/10/22 at 21:14:14
By: FreeRepublic
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5..Nf6 Tarrasch
Hi,
Aside from the general "revolution" of going ..cxd4 ..Bc5, Carlsen/Dubov played a different fresh / old-but-perhaps-not-as-bad-as-once-thought line in the World Rapid/Blitz, namely 5..Nf6.<br...

Started 01/30/20 at 07:19:03 by IsaVulpes
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11 3680 Last Post 11/02/22 at 19:41:51
By: FreeRepublic
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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: FreeRepublic
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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
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By: FreeRepublic
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Von hennig schara gambit
Can this gambit be avoided by playing 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nf3 c5  4 cxd5 cxd4  5 Nxd4?  In this case is there a transposition into the Tarrasch or does black have better options?

Started 03/05/12 at 10:49:09 by snakebite
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By: FreeRepublic
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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
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By: FreeRepublic
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Does the Bf4 QGD have a generally accepted name ?
Ntirlis Playing 1 d4 d5 has chapters 2a & 2b on "Bf4 QGD". He gives line to tabiya on p 73 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bf4 My copy has misprint '4 Nc3'. Chapter 2a is a disjointed discourse ...

Started 04/20/22 at 21:10:06 by ernie
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By: Nernstian59
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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
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By: FreeRepublic
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Alatortsev variation
Is there a good resource on the Alatortsev more recent than the book by Janjgava ? I've played 3..., Nf6 as well but find most positions I get there a little passive, the Alatortsev seems more interes...

Started 04/11/21 at 09:22:41 by Laramonet
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By: Straggler
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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
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By: FreeRepublic
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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
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By: FreeRepublic
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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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By: IsaVulpes
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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
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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
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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 2720 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
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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
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Making the Exchange QGD work for Black
I've been playing the QGD for a few years now with reasonable results. Against the exchange I typically go 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 following Cox's excellent book on the QGD. Her...

Started 07/20/16 at 22:52:24 by lapusneanul
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By: RdC
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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
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