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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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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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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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Cambridge Spring still sound?
Hi chess friends. I am playing the semislav but I fear the Botvinnik and the antimoscow variations, so I am planning to face Bg5 with the Cambridge Spring. But I am concerned because very few people p...

Started 10/16/06 at 23:58:47 by Pingudon
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By: Dji
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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
10 7406 Last Post 10/03/10 at 20:04:35
By: Markovich
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Cambridge Springs
I have a reasonable book by Gambit on the Cambridge-Springs. This defence looks like an alternative to the very complex and theoretical Bg5 semi-slav.
However, if after Nbd7 by black, white plays...

Started 05/17/05 at 14:05:13 by Fernando Semprun
9 4105 Last Post 05/23/05 at 22:04:13
By: TopNotch
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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
10 4809 Last Post 06/17/20 at 06:46:23
By: doefmat
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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
3 731 Last Post 02/05/21 at 16:17:44
By: FreeRepublic
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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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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
0 2155 Last Post 10/19/14 at 10:58:23
By: RdC
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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
5 6422 Last Post 10/27/11 at 17:21:01
By: derdudea
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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
1 1710 Last Post 10/14/17 at 17:27:40
By: BadDays
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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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26 26367 Last Post 01/15/12 at 08:07:46
By: Gilchrist is a legend
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Chess Explained : The Queen's Gambit Declined
By Rizzitano
What do you think of this book ?
Does it deal adequately with Ragozin and Vienna variation ?
Would you recommend it on these lines ?

Started 09/17/07 at 16:13:17 by bulgroz
8 4318 Last Post 11/11/07 at 13:20:11
By: lnn2
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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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Coverage of Ragozin variation ?
I couldn't find any coverage of the Ragozin variation (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4) in the d4 d5 section, nor in the Nimzo section.
What is the current assessment of the varia...

Started 09/25/04 at 02:19:40 by hicetnunc
4 3401 Last Post 01/05/05 at 14:15:36
By: Markovich
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D55 on
Has anyone seen this on Ruslan's sight?  ??? Also, does anyone know the current state of
1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bxf6 (which is included under D55)?

Started 05/23/05 at 14:43:55 by Billy Cember (Ex Member)
2 1757 Last Post 05/24/05 at 14:22:46
By: Billy Cember - Ex Member
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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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34 23242 Last Post 02/16/15 at 16:39:22
By: kylemeister
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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
2 2422 Last Post 01/06/16 at 14:41:34
By: TN
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