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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 4.cd 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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11....QB6???!!!! In Tarrasch
Hi got a question about the Tarrasch in the following line"
1d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 d4 7. Na4 Bxc5 8.Nxc5 Qa5 9.Qd2 Qxc5 10a3 Nge7  11. b4 now usual is 11...Qb6.  My ...

Started 08/14/14 at 03:46:20 by Zatara
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By: Zatara
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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 1116 Last Post 06/25/11 at 01:48:49
By: zepled37
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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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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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By: cma6
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Tarrasch main line with 9.Bg5 c4
Hi,
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 2031 Last Post 11/28/03 at 18:32:59
By: Anders
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Unusual lines in the Exchange QGD
After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Qc2 h6 7.Bh4, the moves 7...g6 and 7...Be6 both look interesting. I'm curious as to why neither of them are commonly played - in the rare cases s...

Started 06/03/19 at 16:33:09 by stockhausen
1 1014 Last Post 06/03/19 at 18:18:20
By: tony37
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Repertoire question
As Black I play the QGD with the moves 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6
After 4 Bg5 Be7 5 Nf3 Nbd7 etc. I get positions I'm quite happy playing.
However after 4 Nf3 Be7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3 I'm not over...

Started 07/04/18 at 17:21:36 by najdorfslayer
1 1396 Last Post 07/04/18 at 19:01:21
By: mn
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Tarrasch defence - GM Repertoire 10
Aagaard and Ntirlis base their Tarrasch defence repertoire for a good deal on the little move ...h6!?
In chapter 5 they propose 9.Bg5 c4 10.Ne5 Be6 11.f4 h6! and claim that after 12.Bh4 Ng4 the l...

Started 02/22/12 at 08:25:13 by Sisyphus
1 2538 Last Post 02/22/12 at 08:34:21
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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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 2285 Last Post 10/21/11 at 06:24:53
By: Smyslov_Fan
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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 1652 Last Post 11/27/09 at 11:09:09
By: TN
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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 1491 Last Post 09/03/09 at 18:32:23
By: Antillian
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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 2228 Last Post 10/20/08 at 17:12:30
By: wcywing
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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).
Than...

Started 03/16/07 at 22:03:38 by Gerry1970
1 1310 Last Post 03/17/07 at 16:13:58
By: dsanchez
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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 1587 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 1937 Last Post 07/17/06 at 19:48:15
By: Markovich
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Semitarrasch (with 6.g3/6.e3/6.e4) ECO D41
Hello,
        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 2088 Last Post 03/27/03 at 10:57:23
By: GMRuslanScherbakov
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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 2582 Last Post 08/06/18 at 16:37:11
By: abrahampayton
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Rare idea at move 4
Against Spanish GM David Anton both Nakamura and Adams tried the rare 4. .. a6 as in 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 a6 or transpositions.
It's a move played by Staunton against St Amand, bu...

Started 02/02/17 at 14:36:58 by RdC
2 2539 Last Post 04/24/17 at 16:03:24
By: TonyRo
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