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New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Okay - noticed that Russell Enterprises is publishing a new book, "Fight 1.d4 with the Tarrasch! A Complete Black Repertoire vs. 1.d4", by Vassilios Kotronias.
From the website: "A Complete Figh...

Started 09/12/19 at 19:02:52 by abrahampayton
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By: LeeRoth
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The Tarrasch Defence by Erwin l'Ami (2018)
Looks like ChessBase released a new FritzTrainer on the Tarrasch Defence by GM Erwin I'Ami! Interestingly, the mainline he is choosing to drill into is the 9...c4 variation. The contents outline is be...

Started 08/05/18 at 15:35:53 by abrahampayton
2 2528 Last Post 08/06/18 at 16:37:11
By: abrahampayton
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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
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By: Anders
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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 6046 Last Post 07/18/13 at 06:17:39
By: Vass
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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)
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By: M.Nb (Guest)
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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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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
4 2861 Last Post 08/08/10 at 12:03:32
By: BlunderKing
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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 3326 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 1700 Last Post 05/14/08 at 12:53:33
By: Justinhorton
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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 1560 Last Post 07/18/06 at 20:05:45
By: kylemeister
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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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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 1764 Last Post 02/16/09 at 16:28:43
By: Chess_Addict
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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 5035 Last Post 10/31/06 at 12:43:49
By: Keano
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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 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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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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Question about a Tarrasch position with Bb5
I have a question about the following position:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5
5.Nf3 Nc6 6.e3 Nf6 7.Bb5 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bd7
9.O-O Bd6 10.Nf3 a6
The book from Ntirlis/Aagard says...

Started 10/07/19 at 08:42:24 by doefmat
4 933 Last Post 10/08/19 at 11:54:04
By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Best book on d4 sidelines for QGD Tarrasch player?
I'm switching to the QGD Tarrasch and plan to use the Aagard book. I read everywhere that the Tarrasch can be played against almost everything but e4.
I read some old topics and Ntirlis keep men...

Started 04/10/19 at 12:25:14 by doefmat
6 1427 Last Post 04/11/19 at 21:27:56
By: Pawnpusher
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Book: Carlsbad Pawn Structure (Leininger)
I was wondering has anyone bought/gone through this old-ish book?
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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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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