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1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bg5
Most people habitually play 4. Nc3 here allowing a wide range of possible defenses including the Semi-Slav, Ragozin and Vienna as well as classical lines after 4 ... Be7. The move 4. Bg5 seems more re...

Started 05/07/08 at 16:33:28 by CheckMate
3 1653 Last Post 05/14/08 at 12:53:33
By: Justinhorton
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5.Bf4 QGD
Hi guys,
I just gave a quick look at the last update by Ruslan regarding the 5.Bf4 QGD. He focuses on the position resultin from 5. Bf4 0-0 6.e3 c5 7.dc5 Bc5 8.cd5 Nd5 9.Nd5 ed5. My question is: ...

Started 02/12/09 at 12:33:45 by Chess_Addict
2 1730 Last Post 02/16/09 at 16:28:43
By: Chess_Addict
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Thanks to Ruslan for his excellent September, 2009 update devoted exclusively to this subject.  Covering many key games, not only recent ones, this material by itself excels the treatments of this sys...

Started 09/03/09 at 12:01:23 by Markovich
1 1440 Last Post 09/03/09 at 18:32:23
By: Antillian
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Keilhack: Tarrasch
does anybody knows, where i can buy this book? Or is someone interested to sell his copy?
Best regards,

Started 08/05/10 at 22:56:30 by BlunderKing
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By: BlunderKing
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1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.c4
After the move-order 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4,
I am planning to play 2..c5 as Black,
although I don't normally answer 1.d4 with 1..d5. /*I reach the position only with the white pieces.*/
I know ...

Started 11/27/09 at 09:18:28 by HoemberChess
1 1599 Last Post 11/27/09 at 11:09:09
By: TN
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ICC video on IQP
FYI:  For Tarrasch Defense players
John Watson has a video on isolated pawns on ICC.  Looks like there will be multiple installments.

Started 06/25/11 at 01:48:50 by zepled37
0 1082 Last Post 06/25/11 at 01:48:49
By: zepled37
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Best line in the Main Line QGD Exchange Variation?
What is the best line to play against White's 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3? I was reading the new Everyman book on the QGD, and I did not feel very comfortable with 6...Bf...

Started 10/20/11 at 20:32:41 by Gilchrist is a legend
1 2245 Last Post 10/21/11 at 06:24:53
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 5951 Last Post 07/18/13 at 06:17:39
By: Vass
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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 7317 Last Post 05/08/15 at 07:27:23
By: Flashman
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The Queens Gambit Reversed
Can someone give the most critical line after 1. d4 d5 3. Nf3 c5 ?
My own feelings is that everything except 3. c4 or possibly 3. dxc5 are pretty harmless (at least if you believe that the Colle,...

Started 09/29/05 at 14:26:22 by CheckMate (Guest)
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By: BladezII
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A weird gambit in the Tarrasch
Hello there!
Being primarily an e4 player, I try to alternate with 1.c4 without embarking on too much d4 theory, and in this respect 1.c4 e6 proves rather challenging.
After 1.c4 e6 2.Nc..., I saw a we

Started 06/04/09 at 14:27:14 by zoo (Ex Member)
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By: CraigEvans
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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 14608 Last Post 12/06/12 at 22:31:59
By: fling
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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
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By: erasmus_b_dragon
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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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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 5638 Last Post 05/11/16 at 14:22:18
By: MNb
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QGD 4 e3
1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 e3
What is to be recommended here?  Perhaps a Tarrasch setup with c5 is the best option? 
I'm disappointed that this move is not covered by the e-books.  Sad  Not...

Started 04/08/04 at 21:23:21 by nexirae
6 2394 Last Post 04/24/04 at 06:52:00
By: Peter Kitchen (Guest)
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Tarrasch defense or.......?
I'm looking for a defense against 1. d4. I like closed  strategical games so i'm trying to find something similar to Caro-Kann, which is my defense agaist 1. e4.
First i plated king's indian defe...

Started 05/09/04 at 02:19:20 by Max
9 4219 Last Post 05/22/04 at 02:38:43
By: Max
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QGD Exchange - pig ignorant question
So the game starts 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 cxd5 exd5 5 Bg5 Be7 6 e3 00 7 Bd3. Now Black plays 7...h6. Am I meant to take that knight? Well, say I don't, and the game goes on 8 Bh4 b6. Now 9 Nf3 Bb...

Started 11/11/04 at 19:57:56 by John Cox (Guest)
6 2954 Last Post 06/22/05 at 17:24:52
By: Paddy
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QGE - Second pig ignorant question
Everyone knows that after 1 d4 d5 c4 e6 3 Nf3 Nf6 White can't get a proper QGE because Black can develop his queen's bishop to f5, right?
So how does Black do this exactly? Say it goes 4 cxd5 exd...

Started 12/17/04 at 15:23:36 by John Cox (Guest)
5 2298 Last Post 01/05/05 at 23:08:56
By: John Cox (Guest)
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what's up with the Tarrasch???
Hi everyone!
In my quest to find a non-mainstream defense to d4 that is still sound and yet active, the tarrasch (and the classical dutch, and the benoni...) sprung to my mind! But, it is not wid...

Started 01/17/05 at 07:32:02 by krugman
3 2001 Last Post 02/16/05 at 14:07:34
By: Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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