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QGD Exchange game
I played a QGD exchange game last Friday, and felt that I had got a good position, but I was never able to make anything of it. I went for what I thought was a very typical minority attack, leaving bl...

Started 09/19/05 at 17:54:02 by kevinludwig
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By: Smyslov_Fan
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Wanting QGD Exchange Variation and playing Nc3/Nf3
Hello All:
I would like to get into the QGD Exchange Variation as White but in the past I have played Nf3 before Nc3. My understanding is that I cannot guarantee I will get into the Exchange Vari...

Started 04/21/06 at 22:07:56 by Gerry1970
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23 8893 Last Post 05/29/07 at 16:23:33
By: ErictheRed
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Rare tarrasch variation
Recently my friend played a rare Tarrasch variation:
1.d4d5 2.c4e6 3.Nf3Nf6 4.Nc3c5 5.cxd5exd 6g3Nc6 7.Bg2Bg4!?
How good is the last move.I subscribe to chesspublishing, but nothing was ment...

Started 05/27/07 at 19:57:52 by Valiantangel
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By: Markovich
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the exchange variation.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Qc2 Nbd7
I was wondering what are the plans after Nf3 and Nge2 in this line. Can someone tell me? And which one should be preferred?

Started 03/29/07 at 09:37:33 by sssthepro
4 2389 Last Post 03/30/07 at 05:40:43
By: lnn2
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Exchange in "Starting Out: QGD", Neil McDonald
Hello All:
Believe there are 37 pages on the Exchange Variation in this book. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could tell me how many pages cover this with Nf3 (instead of Nge2).

Started 03/16/07 at 22:03:38 by Gerry1970
1 1290 Last Post 03/17/07 at 16:13:58
By: dsanchez
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5 Bf4 system
In the QGD 5 Bf4 system, I have Sadler's book and Janjgava's "Queen's Gambit & Catalan for Black" and will get the Dautov 5 Bf4 CD from Chessbase, but these are all from 2000-2001.
Is there anyt...

Started 04/13/05 at 21:03:11 by cma6
13 5020 Last Post 10/31/06 at 12:43:49
By: Keano
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QGD with 6 ...  c5 ?
After 1. d4 d5 2. c2 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 0-0 6. Nf3 c5, what then?
This 6 ... c5 is not mentioned in any opening books so is it just a blunder? However I can't found a clear refutation...

Started 07/18/06 at 18:03:28 by CheckMate
1 1559 Last Post 07/18/06 at 20:05:45
By: kylemeister
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Tarrasch is tougher than believed
UndecidedHi, I've been following the Tarrasch discussion along several threads. I had the occasion of testing it during the late seventies and early eighties with one specialist on the line, FM Carlos Cran...

Started 07/15/06 at 16:33:50 by Klaus Junge
1 1915 Last Post 07/17/06 at 19:48:15
By: Markovich
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Tarrasch with 5. e4
My post concerns a seemingly little-used gambit line in the tarrasch, namely 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cd ed 5. e4. White seems to get a good position in most lines, is there anything I'm missing...

Started 07/18/03 at 14:26:24 by CraigEvans
10 4435 Last Post 07/03/06 at 04:16:48
By: BladezII
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Semi-Tarrasch ?
Anybody any idea where I might get hold of some good information (typical plans and pitfalls) about this opening ? It seems as if there is absolutely no literature available (?!)...

Started 03/23/05 at 05:25:52 by elspringer
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By: Keano
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Exploiting Non-Book Moves in Von Henning - Schara
I recently started playing around with the Henning - Schara Gambit in the QGD Tarrasch Defense.  Sort of like playing around with matches.  I trotted it out for the first time OTB this weekend and pro...

Started 03/26/06 at 14:23:35 by dsanchez
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By: dsanchez
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...Bd6 vs Exchange QGD
Some time before the server went wonky (perhaps a couple of months ago, if I recall correctly), there was a thread about playing ...Bd6 against the Exchange QGD, which included some games by strong pl...

Started 12/08/05 at 10:07:44 by edgy
3 2379 Last Post 03/01/06 at 22:43:18
By: geo5
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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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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 3004 Last Post 06/22/05 at 17:24:52
By: Paddy
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Ideal Black Opening
... has been found : The Semi-Tarrasch.  Not a single book on it, and good stats  (from NewInChess Online) :
  40 white win(s)
  42 black win(s)
  35 draw(s)
White score: 49.1% ...

Started 06/02/05 at 09:48:36 by elspringer
9 3368 Last Post 06/13/05 at 04:16:11
By: Willempie
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A viabl way to avoid the exchange QGD?
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Nd7 6.xd5 cxd5
What is everyones opinion on black in this position. Nd7 is obviously not the optimal spot for the knight here but on the other hand ...<br...

Started 04/05/05 at 15:06:20 by Arthur I (Guest)
2 1645 Last Post 04/05/05 at 20:34:25
By: M.Nb (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 2033 Last Post 02/16/05 at 14:07:34
By: Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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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 2341 Last Post 01/05/05 at 23:08:56
By: John Cox (Guest)
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QGD 5. Bf4 Nh5?!!
While playing the 5. Bf4 QGD, I keep running into  1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bf4 Nh5?!!
This knight move looks stupid but is there a concrete way to take advantage of it? 6. Be5 ...

Started 01/04/05 at 10:20:27 by lnn2
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By: lnn2
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QGD Alatortsev Var. with 5 Bf4
After 1 d4 d5; 2 c4 e6; 3 Nc3 Be7; 4 cxd exd; 5 Bf4
  can anyone recommend up-to-date theoretical book or CDs which cover this line, especially for W.
In this Alatortsev Variation, Bl seek...

Started 10/14/04 at 22:10:25 by cma6
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