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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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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 2501 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 2710 Last Post 04/23/17 at 17:00:50
By: kylemeister
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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 2812 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 5761 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 2963 Last Post 05/03/16 at 12:45:22
By: GabrielGale
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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
7 7318 Last Post 08/09/15 at 14:28:43
By: jdcannon
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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 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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von henning schara gambit
Hello everybody!
What do you think about the Von Henning-Schara gambit?
do you think the gambit is sound?
what current theory says about it?
is it dangerous in club level?

Started 09/24/10 at 17:33:59 by Menake Halonot
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By: snakebite
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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 2238 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 7402 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
0 2130 Last Post 08/14/14 at 03:46:19
By: Zatara
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D34: Tarrasch 17...Ba3 still playable?
Hello everyone,
I lately picked up the Tarrasch defence and encountered some serious (?) problems in one of the lines proposed by Aagaard and Ntirlis in GM Rep 10. I know that there is a thread a...

Started 06/28/14 at 18:41:35 by Pale Horse, Pale Rider
4 4424 Last Post 06/29/14 at 22:45:18
By: Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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Tarrasch defence: MBM
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 12061 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 6043 Last Post 07/18/13 at 06:17:39
By: Vass
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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 7924 Last Post 04/25/13 at 20:26:31
By: tony37
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QGD Exchange - accelerated Short variation 5...Bf5
Hey Chesspub
i'm currently studying the QGD from black's point of view and am interested in Nigel Short's variation in the Exchange variation.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5
Here the S...

Started 09/16/12 at 10:25:00 by Padschah
14 14818 Last Post 12/06/12 at 22:31:59
By: fling
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Interesting Gambit novelty against the Tarrasch
I had a nasty gambit novelty played against me in the Tarrasch defence. It's in the dangerous 6. dxc5! line for white, and the move is 10. b4 !?
It appears to be a novelty. Does anyone have a gam...

Started 09/07/12 at 08:27:08 by JEH
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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 2514 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 4896 Last Post 11/29/11 at 17:14:13
By: LeeRoth
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