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Semitarrasch (with 6.g3/6.e3/6.e4) ECO D41
        I 'm interested in that GM Scherbakov  could indicate the state of the theory in this old opening. I have not seen games analyzed in your site yet. It would be interesting know you...

Started 03/15/03 at 20:21:30 by Fratenben
1 2072 Last Post 03/27/03 at 10:57:23
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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Tarrasch main line with 9.Bg5 c4
I have been trying to learn/play the Black side of the Tarrasch as I think it often leads to active play. The drawback of the Tarrasch appears mostly when white employs the Rubinstein set-up,...

Started 11/28/03 at 18:33:00 by Anders
0 2013 Last Post 11/28/03 at 18:32:59
By: Anders
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Early Bf5 in the Queen's Gambit
Hi all,
lately I played a game starting 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Bf5
I was very surprised and eventually lost the game. Does anybody know how to get at least a sm...

Started 08/08/03 at 10:22:37 by Bentissimo
6 3898 Last Post 12/28/03 at 08:36:08
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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D35 QGD Exchange Variation with 6...Qb6
Hi I went through the Exchange variation notes and wondered if 6.. Qb6 could be touched on a little. I was reviewing that variation and while its reputation is questionable, it seems to have good shar...

Started 11/21/03 at 15:27:19 by geo5
5 2757 Last Post 12/28/03 at 19:23:38
By: geo5
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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 2450 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 4323 Last Post 05/22/04 at 02:38:43
By: Max
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QGD Exchange Variation
Any opinions are where we stand theoretically from White point of view in the following two stem positions:
   A)  1) d4, d5; 2 c4, e6; 3 Nc3, Nf6; 4 cxd, exd; 5 Bg5, c6; 6 Qc2, Be7; 7 e3, Nbd7; ...

Started 07/18/04 at 08:46:16 by cma6
7 3515 Last Post 10/11/04 at 22:37:45
By: cma6
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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
0 1777 Last Post 10/14/04 at 22:10:24
By: cma6
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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
0 1100 Last Post 01/04/05 at 10:20:26
By: lnn2
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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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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 2035 Last Post 02/16/05 at 14:07:34
By: Paul Hopwood (Guest)
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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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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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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 3005 Last Post 06/22/05 at 17:24:52
By: Paddy
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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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30 11804 Last Post 11/19/05 at 03:10:57
By: BladezII
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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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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
2 2193 Last Post 03/27/06 at 18:40:57
By: dsanchez
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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
9 5653 Last Post 06/13/06 at 15:54:52
By: Keano
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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 4448 Last Post 07/03/06 at 04:16:48
By: BladezII
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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 1917 Last Post 07/17/06 at 19:48:15
By: Markovich
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