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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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Be2, Bxf6, cxd in Tartakower
I find the Tartakower defence annoying when I, as White, take immediately on d5 after ...b6. I see the latest from the top-GMs, with most success for White, is to play 8.Be2, and then, after Bb7, to t...

Started 01/06/24 at 10:58:52 by Frankly
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Carlsen spoke of 'The Berlin of 1.d4?'
Yesterday Carlsen spoke of 'the berlin vs 1.d4' in the Champion Chess Tour final vs Wesley So. What line is this exactly? I didn't see all the games.

Started 12/17/23 at 10:26:50 by doefmat
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Ragozin/Manhattan 5.Bg5 Nbd7
Hey, do any of you guys have "The Ragozin Complex" by Barsky and knows if he covers 5...Nbd7 in it? This Line seems to not get much attention in general, do you know why?

Started 05/13/20 at 13:55:39 by mxstoe
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Is the QGD Orthodox still allive?
Right now I play the Semi-Slav using Shankland's course where he goes for the Cambridge Springs against Bg5 instead of the Botvinnik/Moscow sharp stuff. I'm around 1500
I was wondering if I could...

Started 05/20/22 at 10:44:51 by doefmat
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New option for black (D50)
I ran across the game Benjamin-Nabaty, a speed game played in December 2020. It was selected and annotated by GM Glenn Flear for ChessPublishing. The opening sequence is one that I have never seen bef...

Started 01/12/22 at 23:11:05 by FreeRepublic
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Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna
I recently bought an older book in electronic format:
It comes in both PGN and CBV formats. A kin...

Started 07/24/21 at 21:29:21 by FreeRepublic
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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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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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Poll: Queen's Gambit for Black
Perhaps black is spoiled for choices. After 4...Be7, black must prepare for both Bg5 and Bf4 systems. However each choice leaves white with choices in turn. Feel free to share your reasoning if you li...

Started 09/09/21 at 15:40:06 by FreeRepublic
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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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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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Poll: Vienna or Ragozin
After the moves 1d4 Nf6 2c4 e6 3Nf3 d5 4Nc3 Bb4 5Bg5, black can play 5...dxc, the Vienna variation, or 5...h6, the Ragozin variation. How would you play
5...dxc Vienna
5...h6 Ragozin

Started 08/06/21 at 21:29:35 by FreeRepublic
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Tartakower against 5. Bf4?
The theory on 5. Bf4 mostly focuses on either the 6...Nbd7 or 6...c5 lines. Pardon my ignorance but why isn't the tartakower setup (1. d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0-0 6.e3 b6) played more ...

Started 02/04/05 at 08:30:09 by lnn2
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Ntirlis Playing 1 d4 d5 Why no Indian move order?
Slightly over half of Nikolaos Ntirlis excellent book is about the QGD ( 9 chapters, 184 out of 335 pages ). Yet in these chapters he only discusses the move order 1 d4 d5 .
In four databases exa...

Started 07/17/20 at 03:58:44 by ernie
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Cambridge Springs 7Bxf6
Can someone point me to what the recent theory is on 7 Bxf6 in the Cambridge Springs please? GM Shankland recommends this system for black in his recent chessable course but doesnt cover this line whi...

Started 05/19/20 at 06:45:24 by Krudos
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Lasker Variation -Sam Collins DVD
Not sure why ChessBase don't actual release date their DVD's; so can anyone tell when Sam Collins' DVD on the QGD-Lasker Variation was released?

Started 08/04/20 at 20:04:43 by MW
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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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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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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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