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Semi-Tarrasch
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 1471 Last Post 09/03/09 at 18:32:23
By: Antillian
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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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15 6717 Last Post 06/18/09 at 22:05:56
By: CraigEvans
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Hennig Schara Gambit
Does anyone have any experience with this opening?
I was looking to play it, seems very active and difficult to play against.
I am only graded about 2000 so not too fussed if it is not 100%...

Started 05/08/09 at 20:08:16 by najdorfslayer
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17 9914 Last Post 05/21/09 at 05:12:28
By: Stefan Buecker
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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 1763 Last Post 02/16/09 at 16:28:43
By: Chess_Addict
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A straightforward equalizer in the QGD Exchange?
MNb - Dubois
ICCF WS/H/143
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Nge2 Re8 9.Qc2 c6 10.O-O Nf8 11.f3 Nh5 12.Bxe7 Rxe7 13.e4 dxe4 14.fxe4 Bg4 15.Rad1 Ne6 16.Bc4...

Started 11/23/08 at 22:52:29 by MNb
5 2466 Last Post 11/29/08 at 14:27:03
By: Kowl
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3/Nf3 c6 4.cxd5!?
The QGD Exchange against the Triangle setup seems like a popular way for White to avoid the Noteboom and the Semi-Slav etc. But can Black take advantage of this particular move order, or is it best to...

Started 11/23/08 at 16:34:18 by Paul Cumbers
3 2126 Last Post 11/24/08 at 19:42:52
By: LeeRoth
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Tarrasch Defence - ChessBase DVD - Nigel Davies
Just starting a new thread on the latest Fritztrainer DVD. Has anyone got it? First impressions? I'll pick up my copy in the next week or so, I think the Tarrasch is very underestimated.

Started 10/05/08 at 09:06:36 by winawer77
1 2206 Last Post 10/20/08 at 17:12:30
By: wcywing
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Exchange variation QGD
How is the current theoretical status of the exchange variation of the queen gambit declined (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc4 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5)?In some older books i have read that it was problematic for black. ...

Started 08/13/08 at 13:20:05 by Zatox
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33 12473 Last Post 08/26/08 at 10:58:58
By: Dink Heckler
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QGE
Am I missing something or are there really no in-depth books about the Queen's Gambit Exchange (QGE) variation? Sadler's Queen's gambit book has some discussion and Cox (1.d4) and Dunnington (Attackin...

Started 05/19/08 at 06:24:04 by Bonsai
9 3324 Last Post 05/25/08 at 16:28:35
By: drkodos
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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 1699 Last Post 05/14/08 at 12:53:33
By: Justinhorton
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Tarrasch Defence
I want to start to play a new and solid opening with black.I thought that the Tarrasch Defence is a good option,because black has often an isolated pawn ,but has many attaking chances and because of t...

Started 09/29/07 at 15:28:11 by Udav18
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By: Fernando Semprun
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Alatortsev coverage
I'd like to request some Alatortsev coverage.  It looks to me like there are only three annotated games with 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4, and no games that cover 5...Nf6.  Perhaps an u...

Started 02/03/08 at 16:30:41 by ErictheRed
7 2733 Last Post 02/15/08 at 05:13:58
By: DoubledPawns
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Carlsbad pawn structure
I think I recall having seen a book on this topic exclusively, but it seems to have vanished from the chess shops...
Anyone who knows it ? And what do you think of it ? (I try to get to know open...

Started 01/23/07 at 14:29:19 by nyoke
5 4917 Last Post 02/04/08 at 00:09:57
By: Dragan Glas
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Book: Carlsbad Pawn Structure (Leininger)
Greetings,
I was wondering has anyone bought/gone through this old-ish book?
http://www.amazon.com/Middlegame-Strategy-Robert-Leininger/dp/1886846073
How well does the author (a US NM) deal with hi...

Started 02/01/08 at 01:30:54 by Dragan Glas
2 2407 Last Post 02/02/08 at 23:11:27
By: Dragan Glas
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Semi-Tarrasch
What is the current status of the Semi-Tarrasch?  I keep hearing references to it being "much maligned," etc., but with little suggestion that it is in trouble.  It's always struck me as being very so...

Started 05/15/06 at 17:58:55 by HgMan
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By: HgMan
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Help understanding a D32 Tarrasch line
Hello All:
I need help understanding line D32/8 in the e3-Tarrasch that goes like this:
1. d4 d5
2. c4 e6
3. Nc3 c5
4. cxd5 exd5
5. e3 Nf6
6. Nf3 Nc6
7. dxc5 Bx...

Started 11/30/07 at 14:40:36 by Gerry1970
7 3120 Last Post 12/02/07 at 17:34:48
By: Girkassa
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Bf4 in QGD
Hi everyone,
Hope this message finds you all well.  I have been playing the QGD a lot lately with good success.  However, the Bf4 line is KILLING ME.  I feel like I have to play perfectly to grov...

Started 11/13/07 at 07:49:04 by smrex13
13 5603 Last Post 12/02/07 at 15:09:23
By: alumbrado
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Tarrasch Line
I have a question about one Tarrasch Line. After

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Nc3 0-0 9.Bg5 c4!? (9...cxd4 is the mainline)

This is an in...

Started 11/28/07 at 05:13:18 by sssthepro
14 4675 Last Post 11/29/07 at 11:42:08
By: Willempie
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QGD Exchange with an early ..h6
If this works, the diagram will be a theoretical position in the QGD Exchange, reached after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Qc2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 h6 9.Bh4 0-0 10.Nge2 Re8 11.f3<br ...

Started 07/02/07 at 23:13:41 by LeeRoth
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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Move order in QGD Ex Variation
I like to play exchange variation in queen's gambit, but sometime i have to face 1.d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. nf3 nf6 4. cd5 n:d5.
What is the best plan now for white?
And, above all, when is good fo...

Started 07/22/05 at 03:30:33 by Max
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By: Dji
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