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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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By: kylemeister
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Cambridge Springs style trap
I'm sure most of us are aware of the dangers of the normal placing of a Bishop on d3 in the Cambridge Springs and some of us have even set the trap with the Black pieces.
In the 2014 World Junior...

Started 10/19/14 at 10:58:23 by RdC
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By: RdC
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Can you play for win with QGD (Tartakower etc.)
After several years of trying offbeat lines, I am planning to pick up a standard line which doesn't require regular "theory study" to stay alive in open tournaments. I am an IT professional with aroun...

Started 12/13/11 at 02:56:22 by saubhikr
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By: Gilchrist is a legend
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How to combat the Lasker Variation?
I hate admitting this, but the Lasker Variation (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nc3 h6 6.Bh4 Ne4) is giving me a terrible headache.
I read the commentary to the Topalov-Anand world cha...

Started 01/05/11 at 18:35:43 by Smyslov_Fan
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By: Daniel
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Cambridge springs/ QGD / Semi-Slav sideline
I´m preparing to play the 5.Bg5 Semi-Slav and here Black can play
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 which converts into the QGD-Cambridge-Springs system. Amateur players (let´s say b...

Started 10/22/11 at 11:44:42 by derdudea
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By: derdudea
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Queen's Gambit Declined move order question
I have seen two move orders for reaching the Orthodox QGD
a) 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nc3 Nf6  4 Nc3 Be7  5 Bg5 h6
b) 1 d4 d5  2 c4 e6  3 Nc3 Nf6  4 Nc3 Be7  5 Bg5 00  6 e3 h6
Can anybody ex...

Started 06/25/11 at 08:51:02 by snakebite
4 4723 Last Post 08/06/11 at 20:11:47
By: Keano
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I still remember a defence called Tartakower!
Long, long ago I bought a book about the slav. I tried it because I wanted to surprise my friends... everyone played the Tartakower. Fischer, Spassky, Kortchnoi, Petrosian played it a lot. Sometimes w...

Started 12/22/09 at 21:55:29 by Pingudon
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By: MNb
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The Ragozin QGD
You know, I like these forums a lot, but there doen't seem to be a great deal of variety of openings discussed (for instance, here it's mainly Slavs).  Anyway, I'd like to know if there're any new ide...

Started 02/19/06 at 21:14:26 by ErictheRed
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By: Holbox
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Lasker variation-esc line vs the catalan
I just began playing the lasker variation of the QGD. What line is similar in style to the lasker that could be played against the catalan?

Started 02/14/11 at 19:27:04 by Reverse
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By: TN
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Anyway to get White advantage in this line?
1.d4 d5
2.c4 e6
3.Nf3 Nf6
4.Bg5 Be7
5.e3 h6
6.Bh4 Nbd7
7.Nc3 dxc4(?! I always thought that it is bad to allow White to develop his bishop in 1 move)
8.Bxc4 a6

Started 12/26/10 at 14:45:07 by sssthepro
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By: sssthepro
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cambridge springs
My next opponent plays cambridge springs; nowadays it´s played quite seldom, so I´m not familiar with the current theory, for example NCO evaluates this line between "=" and unclear.
--> any hint...

Started 09/28/10 at 19:36:51 by gewgaw
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By: Markovich
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What do you think of the Tartakower?
Hi friends: I did a review of the Tartakower D58 in my data base of more than 3 million games. I put an ELO of 2000 to 2500 and it gives the following: 1-0 30%-- 1/2  52%-- 0-1 18% . It has been used ...

Started 06/07/10 at 17:42:56 by Pingudon
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By: kylemeister
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1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5
It seems as though 6...Nbd7 has become the most common or fashionable response at this point, but there appear to be three other options that...

Started 04/06/10 at 23:28:38 by HgMan
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By: fanat
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NIC 8.g4 Competition Chat Thread
Chat here! Smiley

Started 09/26/09 at 01:04:18 by GMTonyKosten
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60 46780 Last Post 11/23/09 at 17:15:32
By: gewgaw
Hot Topic (More than 10 Replies) 10th Anniversary Theory Comp
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the start of we have decided to hold another theoretical competition, along the lines of Stefan Buecker's previous ones on the For...

Started 09/26/09 at 00:54:44 by GMTonyKosten
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By: GMTonyKosten
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recourses for QGD Vienna
can someone point me to some material on the QGD Vienna variation?  I've got Lalic QGD: Bg5 systems  form 2000 but I would like some more recent sources.
Thanks in advance!

Started 01/31/09 at 20:29:22 by Schaakhamster
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By: najdorfslayer
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Tartakower Coverage
I was checking my database of ChessPub games and the most recent games within the QGD Tartakower was Mamedyarov-Lputian 2004 and Sturua-Lputian 2002 (!)  Two games in 7 years? Huh
This cannot be ...

Started 09/16/08 at 07:26:10 by Nietzsche
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By: slates
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Ragozin for white: Carlsen & Dreev play Qa4+
I was just looking up alternatives to the move order:
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cd5
and came across the relatively rare 5.Qa4!?  I had thought such an approach was hamfisted, but I saw Dreev and Carl...

Started 08/29/09 at 14:34:31 by Smyslov_Fan
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