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Why do people still avoid the Exchange QGD?
In top level games the vast majority of QGD games are arising via the Nimzo move order or 3...Be7, while in the rare cases 3...Nf6 is played, white players nearly exclusively play the Exchange Variati...

Started 05/15/19 at 21:10:13 by stockhausen
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By: BeeCaves
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QGD mainline sources for white?
Hello everyone,
It seems like all the recent repertoire books are for black, whereas authors from the white side always recommend the exchange variation or the Catalan.
I'm interested in pla...

Started 05/14/19 at 22:45:47 by BigTy
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By: katar
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Panczyk/Ilczuk on QGD Vienna
Everyman has announced a new book for Summer 2018:
Queen´s Gambit Declined : Vienna   by Panczyk/Ilczuk
~400 pages , 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 Bb4 5 Bg5 dc4
Nice cover: https://www.everymanch...

Started 03/19/18 at 14:50:20 by tracke
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By: FreeRepublic
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QGD Vienna Variation 6.Bxc4 question, 8...Bd6
How is black doing in the line 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bxc4 Nxe4 7.O-O Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bd6 ? Does black equalise here? I've looked at some of the positions and it looks interesting...

Started 02/03/19 at 21:52:05 by stockhausen
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By: stockhausen
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Pert on the Ragozin - new book from QualityChess
Hi guys, I am very excited with the new book on the Ragozin it's going to be on the market on 21th December. By Nicholas Pert for Quality Chess.
There is an excerpt available on their website, wh...

Started 11/24/16 at 10:40:00 by CanadianClub
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By: tony37
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Cambridge Springs - Panczyk and Ilczuk
In their book, Panczyk and Ilczuk favour the line 7.Nd2 bxc4 because they consider 7...Bb4 8.Qc2 O-O 9.Be2 e5 10.dxe5 Ne4 11.Ncxe4 good for White (p.161).
However, in the ChessPub ebook on the QG...

Started 02/21/08 at 22:01:28 by Justinhorton
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By: FreeRepublic
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QGD vs Ragozin
QC recently released two books that feature 1. d4 d5, Playing the Ragozin (via the "accelerated" move order) and Playing 1.d4 d5. The latter has received a great deal of attention, but the Ragozin boo...

Started 12/23/17 at 19:37:09 by Marcellus
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By: LeeRoth
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Cambridge Springs Defense
Is this still viable? Anyone know who the top players are who play this on a regular basis? Any theory changing novelties in the past few years?
The only point of reference I have on this line i...

Started 03/29/11 at 05:14:37 by Reverse
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By: FreeRepublic
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Can we have some coverage of this variation
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 dxc4.
It's not covered in any of the updates or the pdf ebooks.

Started 10/14/17 at 16:12:28 by befuddled
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By: BadDays
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The complete Ragozin by Cornette
There is a new book on the Ragozin by Matthieu Cornette/Chess evolution. Can anyone already compare it to the recent QC book by Pert?
Differences I've spotted from the excerpt:
- Cornette gi...

Started 06/20/17 at 11:11:49 by califax
2 3138 Last Post 09/04/17 at 10:45:40
By: CanadianClub
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Ragozin by Ramirez
Just a heads up that this product is now available to buy via chessbase:
According to my database Ramirez has never played the Ragozi...

Started 03/31/15 at 18:27:05 by LostTactic
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By: MarinFan
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Ragozin Repertoire trick to avoid QG Exchange
So, what is a Ragozin player to do if he wants to avoid the QG exchange? I have been playing the NID move order (Nf6, e6, Bb4). I play an early d5 in response to Nf3, Qc2 or e3 aiming to minimize repe...

Started 05/14/14 at 17:15:18 by Noofangled
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By: MarinFan
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Queen's Gambit... exchange and black is lost!
All the books of opening theory suggest exchange variation against the QGD (so it must be very strong and easy to play) . Super GM begin their games as if they are going to play Nimzo and only once 3....

Started 12/10/16 at 18:12:32 by Pingudon
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By: GMTonyKosten
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Barsky on Ragozin
New in chess has announced a new book (acc. to amazon)
The Ragozin Complex   by Vladi...

Started 06/10/11 at 11:36:27 by tracke
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By: Arnaudov
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QGD: 3...Nf6 vs 3...Be7
I heard from many sources, like Seirawan commenting in Sinquefield Cup and NM Dereque Kelley in one of his youtube videos, suggesting that after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3, 3...Be7 is more accurate than [b]3...Nf

Started 10/03/16 at 14:52:21 by zytsang
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Omit 5...h6 in the Tartakower?
Is there any drawback to playing 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 b6? I don't think I've ever come across this line before without ...h6, and I was wondering if there was a problem w...

Started 07/11/16 at 06:21:00 by BobbyDigital80
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By: MNb
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Does 7...Nbd7 in the QGD have a name?
I mean in the position where Black normally chooses between 7...Ne4 (Lasker) or 7...b6 (Tartakower/TMB system).
The closest I have come to finding a name is in Matthew Sadler's QGD book where he...

Started 02/28/16 at 23:49:10 by Methodchess
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By: Methodchess
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Early c5 in Tartakower
The opening of today's game in Qatar by Kramnik caught my eye. Actually he played it last year in Qatar as well and a handful of his elite colleagues have been giving it a try.
With the first ga...

Started 12/24/15 at 13:43:46 by RdC
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By: TN
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Andreikin-Kramnik, World Cup R3
Anyone else check out this game?
[Event "FIDE World Chess Cup"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2015.09.17"]
[Round "19"]
[White "Andreikin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Kramnik...|/pgn]
I am not an expert in the QGD by any means, but 9...c5!? seems kind of unusual, but interesting. At the very least I thought Kramnik's position was quite appealing after 16...Qc6.
According to my understanding from the White side, 10.dxc5 should be tried. I wonder what Kramnik's idea was here? I analyzed quite a few ...d4 ideas after 10...Nc6, but nothing seemed to totally work. Black does have a lot of ways to head into 2B vs. 2N positions down a pawn, but I'm not sure about any of them.
Will post more when I get home from work and have access to a database and computer.  Grin

Started 09/17/15 at 18:18:29 by TonyRo
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By: nocteus
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D56: Computer's 7...a6 in QGD Orthodox Variation.
Hi, I've recently run into the position that can arise after the following moves several times in correspondence games:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 h6 6.Bh4 O-O 7.e3 a6?/?!

[pgn]1.d4 d5 2

Started 08/12/11 at 00:14:33 by Smyslov_Fan
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