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Poll: QGD Exchange Variation
Do you guys know if there is any ChessPublishing coverage of the line with h6 and Ne8 in QGD, Exchange Variation?
Tks in advance!

Started 04/10/24 at 17:47:12 by Cmarcolino
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By: FreeRepublic
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Belated Recognition
There are many books and articles on the Queen's Gambit Declined Exchange variation. Viewed from the Black side, I find it endlessly fascinating. It's strong enough that Black is strongly challenged. ...

Started 02/20/24 at 01:43:14 by FreeRepublic
3 498 Last Post 02/21/24 at 08:42:53
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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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
12 2153 Last Post 04/25/22 at 00:58:59
By: Nernstian59
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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 6305 Last Post 03/28/18 at 16:15:34
By: FreeRepublic
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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 5800 Last Post 12/15/17 at 19:45:44
By: Toshak
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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 3367 Last Post 04/24/17 at 16:03:24
By: TonyRo
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..h6/..Nh5 in the QGD Exchange
I thought I'd start a new thread to discuss ..h6 in the QGD Exchange Variation with ..Nh5.  For now, limiting the discussion to the main lines where White plays Qc2 (rather than get involved in the di...

Started 08/14/16 at 22:35:11 by LeeRoth
2 3640 Last Post 10/05/16 at 01:40:13
By: MNb
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QGD vs. Lower Rated Players??
The QGD is a great opening, however, White does have a couple of reallly boring and drawish lines against it involving Bd3 in the exchange variation to trade off Black's f5-Bishop. For example:
[pgn][Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Enter New Game"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[PlyCount "22"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3

Started 05/03/16 at 18:23:27 by NegiRefutes (Ex Member)
14 8243 Last Post 05/11/16 at 14:22:18
By: MNb
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The Hammer/Carlsen Idea in the Short QGD
I just noticed the following game played at Norway Chess:

This seems an important game that should be covered on the site, what do you think?

Started 04/28/16 at 00:42:18 by TN
3 3821 Last Post 05/03/16 at 12:45:22
By: GabrielGale
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Advice for a convert to black in Alartortsev
Has anyone any advice from experience on the black side of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cd ed 5.Bf4 c6 6.Qc2 as to which variation to explore ? Janjgava gives 6..., g6 and 6..., Bd6 but seems to favour...

Started 07/14/15 at 19:19:35 by Laramonet
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By: Laramonet
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D36 QGD exchange with 13.f3 Ng6 in Schandorff book
Schandorff Playing 1.d5 The Queens Gambit page 28-29
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. Qc2 Be7 7. e3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 O-O 9. Nge2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. f3 Ng6.
Schandorff writes...

Started 05/25/15 at 15:31:08 by erasmus_b_dragon
2 2842 Last Post 05/25/15 at 16:31:37
By: erasmus_b_dragon
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B-f4 in queens gambit
Hi all, any recommendations on books or videos to learn bf4 in the queens gam.bit? Also for those who played it what is your opinion on it? I am thinking of playing d4 again but wanted something diffe...

Started 12/04/13 at 21:06:21 by Mtal
10 9121 Last Post 05/08/15 at 07:27:23
By: Flashman
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11....QB6???!!!! In Tarrasch
Hi got a question about the Tarrasch in the following line"
1d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 d4 7. Na4 Bxc5 8.Nxc5 Qa5 9.Qd2 Qxc5 10a3 Nge7  11. b4 now usual is 11...Qb6.  My ...

Started 08/14/14 at 03:46:20 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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Tarrasch defence: MBM
http://www.everymanchess.com/extract/Tarrasch%20MBM%20extract.pdf
The excerpt seems nice! It will probably give little improvement on the GM Repertoire book but it should give some support for no...

Started 10/21/13 at 12:05:09 by gwnn
10 14162 Last Post 03/18/14 at 08:27:34
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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QGD 5 Bf4 a6!?
In the never-ending quest for something in the 5 Bf4 lines I haven't seen much on 5...a6. It looks like a good move to me, but my analysis powers are not equal to many on the forum. Nor have I found d...

Started 06/26/13 at 21:04:35 by Arnaudov
9 7974 Last Post 07/18/13 at 06:17:39
By: Vass
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Svidler-Kramnik
Their game today in the first round of the Candidates started
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 .
Many players would automatically play 4. ..exd5, but research discovers a fair numb...

Started 03/15/13 at 20:31:27 by RdC
12 10342 Last Post 04/25/13 at 20:26:31
By: tony37
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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 3054 Last Post 02/22/12 at 08:34:21
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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QGD Exchange Question
After the moves 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nc3 Nf6  4 Bg5 Nbd7  5 cxd5 exd5  6 e3 c6  7 Qc2 I've faced 7...h6.  On principle I don't think that this is such a good idea as it weakens g6 and prevents Nf8-g6 a...

Started 11/29/11 at 13:15:29 by snakebite
7 6386 Last Post 11/29/11 at 17:14:13
By: LeeRoth
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D36: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation:
Hi im about 2100 in elo and trying to improve my opening repetoire.
i was wondering if anyone now any good books that include alot of info on:
D36: Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variati...

Started 03/20/09 at 03:23:44 by sas
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